GIFLIF | The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival
GIFLIF is India’s first Film and Literature Festival. It features Film screenings, music, poetry, plays, discussions, workshops, kavi sammelan, poetry slam.
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Gulzar Live at GIFLIF

Gulzar sahab recites poems from his book “Suspected Poems” at The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF). He also describes why the name “Suspected Poems” was chosen.

Javed Akhtar in conversation

Javed Sahab shares his philosophy of life by sharing real-life experiences and reciting some of his favorite poems.

Majnu Ka Teela ft. Raj Shekhar (full concert)

Majnu Ka Teela is a beautiful poetic rendition on guitar. Poetries range from being romantic to being revolutionary, from being sarcastic to being honest.

Ruskin Bond | Lone Fox Dancing

Padma Bhushan Ruskin Bond​, the master-storyteller, came to The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF) – Bhopal Chapter, carrying along fond anecdotes, old poems and many tales from his own life.

GIFLIF Winner Films Mashup

GIFLIF for its 2016 film screening selected 9 of the best films in different genres of animation, documentary, experimental, feature and short film….

Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe

Kabir, over centuries, has been inspiring people through his dohas.
Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe beautifully captures the essence of Kabir’s dohas and sings them through.”.

About Us



The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF) is India’s first Film and Literature Festival. Literature, film screening, music, poetry, plays, discussions, film-making workshops, stand-up amorphous (a new form of stand up wherein the whole idea is to promote independent artists – poet, comedian, magician, painter, musician etc) is what GIFLIF is all about. The idea is to involve and entertain an audience with unique sessions, extravaganzas and provide them with 3 days of intellectual stimulation.


GIFLIF has 2 successfully running chapters – Gurgaon and Bhopal. 2 editions have been conducted in Gurgaon and 1 in Bhopal. While GIFLIF invites eminent personalities from the stream of film and literature for various sessions, book readings, discussions and extravaganzas, it also conducts contests to promote upcoming artists. As of now, GIFLIF runs 2 contests:


1. Slam Poetry contest: A poetry contest is conducted and best poets get a chance to recite their piece of art at the main event. Winners also receive a cash prize.

2. Film contest: In our endeavour to promote independent film-makers we open global film entries for different genres such as animation, short films, documentary, feature and experimental (for submission visit from July to October every year. Selecting best films is the key responsibility of our Jury Chief Padma Shri AK Bir and his team. Selected films are screened during both the chapters – Gurgaon as well as Bhopal.


Winner film-makers also get a cash prize.



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