The year 2023 was a zero year for Lifft India Filmotsav & Awards.

The 6th edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST-2022 concluded with Lifft India Awards 2022 declaration on 25th Dec 2022.The fest was held online without live/virtual screenings of films

The 5th edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST-2021 concluded with Lifft India Awards 2021 declaration on 25th Dec 2021.The fest was held online without live/virtual screenings of films.

The 4th edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST-2020 concluded with Lifft India Awards 2020 declaration on 25th & 26th Dec 2020.The fest was held online without live/virtual screenings of films due to Covid-19 pandemic. The fest conducted over 60 Q&A sessions with filmmakers from around the world. The fest received films from over 50 countries

The 3rd edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST 2019 concluded on 16th Dec 2019 at Fariyas Resort, Lonavla. Over 250 films were screened along with live performances of plays, music, dance and book readings. over 50 various Lifft India Awards were distributed to respective film makers and actors who participated in the fest. Lifft India also hosted a talent hunt show in conjunction with Soul Craft Creations. The festival was attended by Lonavla nagar adhakshya Shrimati Surekha Jadhav

The 3rd edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST 2019 will be held from 12th Dec to 16th Dec 2019 at Fariyas Resort, Lonavla. Film and Theatre lovers can book their Free delegate passes online via

The Lifft India Filmotsav-World Cine Fest 2018 concluded with Lifft India Awards on 10th Dec 2018. The festival also marked the launch of LIFFT INDIA FASHION. A special fashion show was hosted featuring original designs of the Fab designer Mr. Mumtaz Khan. The show stopper was Anirudh Tanwar of Rajma Chawal fame.

The Second Edition of ‘Literature Information, Film Frame Television & Theatre India’ LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV – WORLD CINE FEST 2018 & LIFFT INDIA AWARDS starts with felicitating RAHUL RAWAIL with Life Time Achievement LIFFT INDIA Award 2018 for his overall contribution to International Cinema. The award shall be presented on 6th Dec 2018 during the opening ceremony at Fariyas Resort, Lonavla.

Opening Ceremony on 6th Dec will be celebrated with Opening film – A Game Called Relationship directed by Mr. Vivek Sharma. The screening will start at 7pm. Closing Film – ‘Evening Shadows’ directed by Sridhar Rangayan followed by Lifft India Awards 2018 distribution will mark the closing ceremony on the 10th Dec at 6pm. The festival is held exclusive at Fariyas Resort,Lonavla. LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 has received films from over 45 countries in various languages with English subtitles. From 235 officially selected films only 120 films will be screened due to time availability. Most of these films are incidentally by first time directors and are looking for marketing avenues. Lifft India Filmotsav has proven itself to be the new platform for young and new talent in the entertainment industry.

Lifft India Repertory was launched on 1st sept 2018 to continue making films based on scripts received from writers across the globe. The Lifft India team includes all its volunteers with film background especially actors. The first short film presnted by Lifft India Repertory is FALLEN IN LOVE featuring Jenifer John, Sahaitya Sahay, Sumit Bhardwaj, Simmi and Mithi.

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. The film was premiered in Mumbai on 22nd july 2018 at The View and launched on youtube simultaneously. The premiere was attended by Mr. Naseeruddin Shah, Ms.Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajendra Gupta, Anjum Rizvi, Imaad Shah, Inaamul Haq, Purnendu Shekhar, Atul Tiwary, Vivek Sharma, Shakhar Sen, Suhail Tatari, Leena Yadav, Kunicka Sadanand, Sudhanshu Kumar along with the cast and crew of the film. The film is now available for public viewing on LIFFT INDIA youtube channel 

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 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.