NEWS FLASH

watch Lifft India is proud to announce that it has selected a short film screenplay titled The Re-Bell submitted by Ms. Supriya Parulekar to be filmed by Mr. Riju Bajaj under the banner RBME.


World Theatre Day on 27th march 2018 was celebrated by ITI at UNESCO Hall in Paris Where Mr. Ram Gopal Bajaj read out the message to the world. Mr. Bajaj is the first Indian to have been invited to read out the message in person.


Mr. Ram Gopal Bajaj has been conferred with Sangeet Natak Academy fellow by the President of India on 17th january 2018. Mr. Bajaj is also the head of jury for Lifft India Filmotsav 2018.


The Second Edition of Lifft India Filmotsav-World Cine Fest, Lonavla will be held from 6th to 10th of December 2018 at Fariyas Resort, Lonavla.


Lifft India Filmotsav will be travelling with the best of its films bouquet and Lifft India Award winning films of 2017 to check posts Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Bhopal, Raipur, Lucknow, Guwahati & Hyderabad. The dates for the travel check posts will be announced on 1st January 2018. The travelling fest will be known as Lifft India kaarvaan [Caravan].


Lifft India expresses gratitude for having received charitable support from Ms. Tanuja Mukerjee, Rashna (Cooper’s), Dr. Anjana Shah (Shraddha Hospital), Major J.K Vasdani, Mr. Fernandes, Nandini Chandraratnam, Ashok Gupta (Om Nursery), Swaroop Sood.


Lifft india Filmotsav 2017-World Cine Fest successfully concluded its first edition on 5th sept 2017 with Lifft India Awards 2017 at Regal Banquet Fariyas Resort, Lonavla.


Lifft India joins hands with Sohan Thakur Casting for providing a platform and guiding new and young actors from across the globe to get audition calls.


Lifft India is happy to join hands with Cinestaan.com as it’s Official Website Partner for promoting the world cine fest and the cultural activities through it’s exclusive online media partnership.


Lifft India is proud to announce it’s association with Mirror Story, a publication house which excels in promoting new writers. With Mirror Story, Authors, Film Script Writers, Play writes, Poets, Novelists can explore the ease of publishing their books. This is a small step by Lifft India to bridge the gap between the new age writers and a publication house. Lifft India promises to provide a platform for new book launches under it’s Literature section.


Lifft India shall exhibit paintings of Shibani Sehgal, Rahul Chaudhury and still photographs of the master photographer Fawzan Husain under the ‘Frame’ section of Lifft India Filmotsav.  


Lifft India is proud to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by adopting seven garbage bins that have been placed at various vantage points in Lonavla bearing electrically lit Lifft India Filmotsav Posters.


LIFFT INDIA is privileged to be supported by Ms. Shibani Sehgal by permitting to use her impressive paintings for the banners, posters and publicity of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2017 and LIFFT INDIA AWARDS 2017. Shibani is among the new generation of painters having a very unique style of pencil art and colour paintings.


LIFFT INDIA is obliged to receive gracious support of Indian Film & Television Directors Association IFTDA.


LIFFT INDIA is proud to have Vista India Digitek Pvt Ltd as official content supporter and collaborator to help promote/ market the films on digital platform. Vista India is a Netflix Preferred vendor & leading aggregator for film marketing.


A bouquet of Feature Films, Children’s Films, Short films, Web Films, Ad films, Music videos, Tele Films, Web Series, Green Films and Documentaries spiced with interactive conversation session with film makers will enthral the audience at Fariyas Resort Lonavla. Fariyas Resort is pride of Lonavla and an iconic five star Hotel in Lonavla. We are thankful to Fariyas Resorts for having sponsored the venue for Lifft India 2017 and supporting as Hospitality partner. The visitors for Lifft India 2017 can avail special discounts from Fariyas Resort for accomodation/food & beverage.  


Lifft India has also established awards in the name of Khemchand Prakash Award for Best Music, Renu Saluja Award for Best Editing, Ismail Merchant Award for Best Producer, Sameer Chanda Award for Best Production Design, Om Puri Award for Best Actor as part of LIFFT INDIA Awards. Lifft India has also included an award for Best Film Journalist. There are over 40 Awards categories for Lifft India 2017 Filmotsav. 


LIFFT INDIA AWARDS & FILMOTSAV start with recognizing and felicitating Mr. Ismail Merchant with Life Time Achievement LIFFT INDIA Award 2017 [posthumous] for his overall contribution to world cinema. The award shall be presented to Mr. Ismail Merchant on 1st sept 2017 during the opening ceremony. LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav will also showcase Retrospective of Ismail’s films.


Lifft India 2017 Filmotsav is dedicated to Late Shri Om Puri for his immense contribution to Indian cinema. LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav will also showcase Retrospective of Om’s films.


LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2017 will screen more than 75 officially selected films between 1st sept – 5th sept. 


Entry and Submission of Films under all categories for the first edition of  LIFFT INDIA Awards & Filmotsav 2017 opened on 1st April 2017. Last date for submission was 15th July 2017. 


LIFFT INDIA and LIFFT INDIA Awards & Filmotsav, a world cine fest {not for profit} is established and owned by Mr. Riju Bajaj under the banner of “M/s Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment” [RBME]. Dr. Anamika Sharma is the CEO of Lifft India.


LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV- World Cine Fest is an international festival of literature, illusion, film, frame, television & theatre to be held annually in Lonavla, a tourist destination of India near Mumbai. LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV will also travel to other cities around the world with the bouquet of its best and award winning films to help films reach out to larger and diverse audience.