Druk International Film Festival (DIFF) is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Annual Screening & Awards Show Event in the land of natural paradise Paro in Bhutan.

The sole purpose of DIFF is to celebrate the joy of creation in the lap of nature. DIFF showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling.

Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Druk International Film Festival (DIFF), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
DIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the DIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive an award or a certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.


1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

2. The film submitted to the DIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges’ panels for each season.

3. A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.

4. The DIFF is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival within India only. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.



Nozomu Namba

Thank you very much for choosing my film for the New Director Award. Was it screened at your monthly screening events?
I eagerly await the screening at the gala!

Melvin Pattern

One of the best film festivals so far . Communication and quality is absolutely phenomenal. Very professional people at the festival and they take in good quality films .
Thank you so much feel so proud my film got the best director award . Will be sending more films soon .

Chin Fook On @ Robert

A festival that close to heart..
Professional, great communications & hospitality..

Cheers for this festival!

Aguinaldo Flor

We are so happy and so honored to participate in the festival with Onyx film. It’s a great experience to get the award at this great festival. I hope we will see more Brazilian films attending the DIFF. My gratitude to the Jury and I must recommend Druk International Film Festival to all filmmakers.

Raghunath N B

Thank you Druk International Film Festival, you have great communication, hospitality, quality and value! Thanks once again for selecting our film “Nisabdham’ as a monthly winner in best film for women category.

Michael Lasoff

An honor that our film “Angels of Dust” was the monthly winner as best narrative feature. Wishing you continued success with your film festival.

AJ Dean

Thank you Druk International Film Festival, you have great communication, hospitality, quality and value!

Danny Hayden

  • Festival that shows great voting excellence! Thanks for voting me Best Actor for The Dark Caller!! 😃 And communication was solid too. We are very honored to have been part of your great online event!

Junfeng Li

I’m so grateful to the festival for picking my film.

Steve Mackay

Fantastic Festival for us picking up a winners awards and 2 x honorable mentions! woohoo!

Kevin Schewe

It was an amazing honor for “Bad Love Tigers” Screenplay to win the Outstanding Achievement Award for Feature Script at the DIFF! The communication, hospitality and networking with the DIFF Team was spectacular!! I look forward to coming back in the future. Keep up the excellent work and the ways that you are encouraging imagination and creativity!!!

Derya Deniz

I got my first Award from Druk Festival. Thank you for having my documentary to your festival…

kevin short

All round very good experience. Good communication and thrilled to have been awarded by this festival. Recommendations and thanks to all.

Dhananjay Bhawalekar

Very good festival.. nice communication nice films in festival curated best

Karin Balog

A wonderful and progressive festival with a wide range of topics in their programming, truly internationally oriented. Very happy to be part of this with my film: Menti Minda Mothertongue.

Karin Balog

Marina Sasina

Great festival with friendly team! I am very happy to be the winner in the category Short Script.

Marina Sasina


Great film festival. The Golden Dragon Laurel makes me feel special. Thank you for choosing my work as a winner.


Kristina Gjems

Greetings from Norway. We are so happy to be part of your wonderful festival and honoured to receive a n award for our short film. Thank you!

Kristina Gjems

John Dawson

Nice festival and the kept me in the loop with good communications. This is a festival that you will want to be in. A big thank to you and all the other festivals in India that have had me and my films. More people from America should enter their films in festivals held in India.

John Dawson

Andrzej Dudziński

Fantastic festival! It was a pleasure to be part of it. I like this festival. I highly recommend it to everyone. One of the best film festivals.

Andrzej Dudziński