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Waterfront Festival of International Films Lavasa

The  festival is organized and presented by Film industry and Arts professionals  at the famed Hill City of Lavasa set in picturesque Sahyadri hills of Maharashtra, India, the Waterfront Festival of International Films and offers a flavourful palette of films that routinely attracts cineastes from all over the world. The first edition of the festival will feature more than 100 films  and awards in a range of competitive categories -- including Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best International Film, and Best Short Film. 

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About the Festival

The 2020 - 21 Film Festival will be launched on Virtual platform considering the Covid Virus but eventually once this sutuation is under control. We  shall feature the finest films from all countries. Once we are able to have a physical festival, we shall do our best to showcase a world class festival in Lavasa.On the awards’ night select film makers will enjoy complimentary local hospitality, an intimate and friendly atmosphere conducive to networking with some of the most gifted artists of today, and eye-opening industry and prominent personnel at the most prestigious venue in Lavasa. 

The submissions have commenced on 15 December 2020.

About the Festival

An International film festival in Lavasa would primarily fill two primary gaps – that of having an International Film Festival in an ideal location that is most befitting for the development of the creative industry and that of giving people in the region access to a wide variety of cinema.

Lavasa, India is a highly visible tourist destination across the world and has to have a film technology & business culture that is not visible to the world in terms of being an ideal location. At the same time, Lavasa is already emerging as attractive destination for National and International film makers establishing credits of a number of high end films and advertisements which have been successfully shot in the mesmerizing hill city of Lavasa. An International film festival in Lavasa could therefore help synergize all the advantageous opportunities and over a period of time, work as a catalyst to convert the city into a prime focus of global cinema – be in terms of viewing, making or celebrating.

Vision Statement

Waterfront Festival of International Films strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe a film as a creative art form that has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience.

Mission Statement -

Waterfront Festival of International Films whose mission will be to cultivate and promote the creativity of films through education and cross-cultural awareness and demonstration.


 -The objectives of Waterfront Festival of International Films through its film festivals, workshops and indulgence are dedicated to nurturing and encouraging new film making talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema and providing audiences with a unique opportunity to engage in an appreciation of and a conversation about the art of cinema as it is represented around the world.

 The niche objective however will be to develop Lavasa as the most attractive destination for the International Film Festival Community as well as establish a global cinema in content development.