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South Asia Short Film Competition
Ooty Film Festival (OFF) is produced and presented by Ooty Film Society (OFS) which is based out of beautiful mountains of Ooty. Ooty Film Society (OFS) is a registered nonprofit organization located in The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, India.
Our story began in 2016, when we received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Bangalore to curate a film festival based on art and artists. We were so excited to conceive and execute a brand new Film Festival in an unconventional location where film infrastructure like theaters and film going populations is non-existent. But this absence of support system gave us a reason why we need to create a film festival in the beautiful mountains of The Nilgiris.
After the huge success of the first edition, we decided to take it further to make it into an annual event.
And now we are in the second edition – to be better and bigger
OFF is conceived with the following goals:
To educate and expose the Indian audience and next generation to the worldwide classical and contemporary cinema
To encourage and celebrate filmmaking in India.
To inspire young Indians to enter the art of filmmaking.
To educate Indians on the art of filmmaking and visual literacy.
To raise awareness and to provide public access to these film treasures.
To boost the local economy through Art Tourism.