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.

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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.