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DEAF LEADERS FOUNDATION (DLF) started organizing INDIA INTERNATIONAL DEAF FILM FESTIVAL (IIDFF) since 2010. But the 6th edition of IIDFF promises to be bigger & better. It is dedicated to showcase the best of International & Indian Deaf Films to the movie buzz city of New Delhi, India on February 1st to 3rd 2019.

The Competition category for DEAF Films that was implemented in IIDFF to encourage DEAF Film makers a strong presence. The various sections under which the films are categorized for screening in IIDFF are DEAF Films in International Cinema, Country Focus, and Retrospective.

The festival’s presence is felt on the web, social network sites, TV and FM radio apart from the print medium. The curtain-raiser events like press meets, opening and closing ceremonies, gala cultural shows, DEAF Film Forum Panel Discussions, Exclusive ‘Red Carpet’ evening screenings for an invited audience etc., all studded with film celebrities from international, national and popular regional cinema who will dazzle in the film festival.

The financial assistance supported by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting through Directorate of Film Festival, New Delhi.

IIDFF is a completely deaf-led and volunteer-run not-for-profit community event in units with DEAF LEADERS Foundation , a trusts -registered NGO. We depend entirely on donations and our volunteers.

With the help of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, and the generous support of our international partner, UK Deaffest , Hong Kong Deaf Film Festival, TSWY International Film Festival - USA, Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival, Irain Disabilities Film Festival. IIDFF is proud to place New Delhi and India on the world map alongside other well-known deaf-led film festivals.