7th Art Independent International Film Festival is envisaged by the multiple international award-winning filmmaker Venu Nair. It is the creative combination of great filmmakers, artists, local film lovers, friendships, and talents from across the world that lead to the 7th Art Independent International Film Festival. The goal is to bring the diversity of films to the cultural heartland of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

The 7th AIIFF Experience

Our mandate is to seek out the best in film, believing that you don’t have to have a big budget to make a great movie. We’re a monthly festival that showcases feature films and documentaries across genres. Unlike other festivals, entries do not battle against each other. Instead, films will compete with themselves and are judged based on a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly.

The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each season at the University of Kerala Student’s Centre auditorium at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. All our screening events will remain postponed due to prevailing restrictions and will be scheduled for the first safe opportunity, once this situation is over.

Every season, the selected works will be screened and the winners will be awarded digital laurel, certificate, and trophy. The BEST OF THE BEST of every season from July 2021 to August 2022 will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN CONCH AWARD. The winner shall be bestowed with the award at the gala event at Lenin Cinemas at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city on 5th and 6th September. All the annual award winning films put together shall receive prize money worth 1,00,000 INR. Each winning film shall also receive a trophy and a citation as well.