The Kalinga Global Film Festival is organized as an annual event of School of Film & Media Sciences, KIIT Deemed University from 2015, the year of its establishment, with an objective to inculcate awareness for the art of cinema amongst the masses of all ages. The 5th edition of Kalinga Global Film Festival will have a global standards and repute, to attract the best in  Film both Celluloid and Digital to the culturally rich city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. In addition to screening films, KGFF would like to create a platform for discussions, networking, as well as organizing film events and workshops that will give film lovers a chance and an opportunity to be exposed to the best of world cinema.



Odisha is one of the 29 States of India, located in the Eastern coast of India. It is surrounded by the States of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south and south-west. Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 miles) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east. It’s the 9th largest State by area, and 11th by population. Odia (formerly known as Oriya) is the official and most widely-Spoken language of the state.

Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. The city has a history of over 3,000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty (around the 2nd century BC) which had its capital at Sisupalgarh, nearby. Bhubaneswar derived its name from Tribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Three World (Tribhuban), which refers to Shiva. Bhubaneswar has been known by names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Chakra Kshetra, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari (“City of Temples”). It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India.

Puri is one of the 12 heritage cities of India situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Jagannath Puri named after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple. It is one of the four Pilgrimage sites for Indian Hindus. Ratha Yatra is the most important festival which are attended by millions of people all over the World. Sand art and Applique art are some of the important crafts of the city.
Konark is a medium town in the Puri district in the State of Odisha, India. It lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, 65 kilometers from the capital of the state, Bhubaneswar. It is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, designed as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, Surya, with twelve pairs of ornamented wheels pulled by seven horses,built during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is a World Heritage Site. Konark is also home to an annual dance festival called Konark Dance Festival, devoted to classical Indian dance forms, including the traditional classical dance of Odisha, “the Odissi”.


Film Submission Deadlines:

Early Bird Deadline: 26th july, 2020

Regular deadline: 17th August, 2020

Late deadline: 5th September, 2020

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