DIFF opened up to submissions and, once again this year, the festival received an overwhelming number of films—the majority made by first-time filmmakers. This made us realise the importance of providing a platform to showcase these new voices. Although some of these films are challenged by the lack of resources, the stories they tell are fresh and important, and explore new territories—geographically, socially, culturally and psychologically. They represent the exciting voices of the next generation. In response, DIFF is instituting an Audience Award for the Best First Film to encourage and promote Indian Shorts.
How to vote? Only pass holders can vote for the DIFF Audience Award. Pass holders will receive a voting form on their registered email address. Please note you can only vote once.