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About TIFA

The Teen Indie Film Awards (TIFA), hosted by RV University, Bengaluru is a unique film festival initiative ‘of the students, by the students, and for student filmmakers’, to recognise and celebrate excellence and creativity in film productions by school and university students from across the world.

The second TIFA 2023 Awards Ceremony was conducted on 30 May 2023, celebrating over 10 student winners from five continents. The four-day film festival featured experimental cinema workshops, masterclasses by filmmakers and eminent film journalists, film book launches and cinema-themed panel discussions.

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Award Winners – TIFA 2023

  • Best Film

    Meiyu Song

    “Huzi” (China)

  • Best Director

    Konstantin Reber

    “Take Five” (Switzerland)

  • Best Actor

    Yashas Banakar

    “Teenage Short Film” (India)

  • Best Story

    Adya Reddy Yedulla

    “Kanasu” (India)

  • Best Technical Achievement

    Sumedh K

    “Anatma”, India

  • Best Film Essay & Documentary

    KK Rath

    “Celebration Of Life” (India)

  • Best Ensemble

    Yoel Rodríguez

    “Far From Home” (Spain)

  • Best Experimental Film

    Kamya Sandeep Subramanya

    “The Carousel” (India)

Nominations

  • Best Story Award

    Supernova (Niam H Collins Ireland)
    Behind The Tents (Maya Baudrand North America )
    Fence (Maryam Rezaei Iran)
    American Dream (Renee Shi North America)
    My Day in Kiev (Elina Myshanych Ukraine)
    Shanka Garbha (Shraddha K Hiremath India)
  • Best Technical Achievement Award

    Ri (Mountains) (Stanzin Idezes India)
    Supernova (Niam H Collins Ireland)
    Lullaby Blues (Ethan Jeffrey Canada)
    Khaali (Biswajyoti Sahoo India)
    American Dream (Renee Shi North America)
    Hello, Again (Shivika Gulati India)
  • Best Costume/Styling

    Lullaby Blues (Ethan Jeffrey Canada)
    An Ideal Student (Sanobar Bari India)
    Ri (Mountains) (Stanzin Idezes India)
    Hello, Again (Shivika Gulati India)
    Fallen Angel (Chandan Guruprasad India)
    Park Sketch (Ningrin Andrew India)
  • Best Ensemble

    Lullaby Blues (Ethan Jeffrey Canada)
    Hello, Again (Shivika Gulati India)
    Supernova Niam (H Collins Ireland)
    A Mango Dystopia (Vishal V India)
    Fence (Maryam Rezaei Iran)
    Park Sketch (Ningrin Andrew India)
  • Best Director

    Supernova (Niam H Collins Ireland)
    Behind The Tents (Maya Baudrand North America)
    The Cemetary Road (Yashas R India)
    Ri (Mountains) (Stanzin Idezes India)
    My Day in Kiev (Elina Myshanych Ukraine)
    A Mango Dystopia (Vishal V India)
  • Best Film

    Hello, Again (Shivika Gulati India)
    Supernova (Niam H Collins Ireland)
    Fence (Maryam Rezaei Iran)
    Park Sketch (Ningrin Andrew India)
    Behind The Tents (Maya Baudrand North America)
    My Day in Kiev (Elina Myshanych Ukraine)
    The Cemetery Road (Yashas R India)
    Shanka Garbha (Shraddha K Hiremath India)
    Ri (Mountains) (Stanzin Idezes India)
    American Dream (Renee Shi North America)

Jury Members

  • Rahul Desai

    Writer, Film Critic, Film Companion

  • IAN FENTON

    Senior Lecturer in Film & Television, School of Arts and Creative Industries, Teesside University, UK

  • Tiakumzuk Aier

    Actor, Writer, Filmmaker and Director Dreamz Unlimited, Nagaland

  • Charru Sharma

    Founder and Festival Director, YathaKatha International Film andLiterature Festival, Mumbai

  • Rupali Gatti

    Visual Development (VD) Artist, Environment Designer and Production Designer

  • Rashmi Nambiar

    Content Creator and Strategist Pocket FM l| Star India l Storytel l The Neelesh Misra Show

Speakers

  • Rahul Desai

    Writer, Film Critic, Film Companion

  • Dr Anuradha Chatterjee

    Dean School of Design, RV University

  • Rohan Dutta

    Founder-Ceo, Rohan School of Music

  • Evan Tims

    Climate fiction writer, researcher

  • Ranjan De

    Program Head of Communication Design, School of Design and Innovation, RV University

  • Tarini Manchanda

    Visual anthropologist documentary Filmmaker

  • Charru Sharma

    Founder and Festival Director, YathaKatha International Film andLiterature Festival, Mumbai

  • Rupali Gatti

    Visual Development (VD) Artist, Environment Designer and Production Designer

  • Tiakumzuk Aier

    Actor, Writer, Filmmaker and Director Dreamz Unlimited, Nagaland

  • Rashmi Nambiar

    Content Creator and Strategist Pocket FM l, Star India, Storytel, The Neelesh Misra Show

Meet the team

TIFA is led by a diverse set of students ranging from the Schools of Liberal Arts, Design, Business, Engineering, and BTech.
Our dedicated group is working constantly to ensure that TIFA is a grand success!

Our organizers are:

  • Pawan S Raj

    Festival Director

  • Humaira Sheikh

    General Secretary

  • Kartikeya Khatri

    Treasurer

  • Adya R

    Content Curation

  • Kamya S

    PR, Media and Communication

  • Ankur TS

    Branding, Marketing and Outreach

  • Krishnapriya

    Event Management

  • Vaishnav S

    Event Management

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