About us


Quoting from Lonely Planet, Bombay, Bambai or Mumbai, is full of dreamers and hard-working labourers, starlets and Bollywood diva, artists and gangsters, millionaires and mafia and lots and lots of people. If it has Asia’s largest slum, it also gave Danny Boyle his Oscar with Slumdog Millionaire. If the city appears to be one of the most materialistic places on earth, it also has a complex personality with hidden depths as Mumbai's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music, and theatres. It is like Manhattan. There's a certain pace, a social life and the thrill of a professional life. Mumbai is also India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicentre and a pulse point of everything good. Yes! That’s Mumbai for you!!


The mission of Café Irani Chaii International Film Festival is to support and develop the artistic appreciation and growth of independent films as well as to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of film making. Same time, we at CICIFF is committed to making screenings and festival events accessible to all attendees.

Passionately Created, Intelligently Designed and Endlessly Inspiring, that’s Café Irani Chaii International Film Festival for you that believe in the power of original Cinema. Regardless of Genre or Screen Size, CICIFF is all set to sow the seeds of the most influential film movement in the festival circuit with new ideas to reveal new worlds and fire up your passions, vision and soul. That’s CICIFF for you!

To be held in Mumbai - the film making mecca of India and Bollywood, we are continually looking for ways to make your festival experience as easy and relaxed as possible and all the much more fun with a star studded affair! Come to CICIFF for an enriching experience to keep your film making passion going & growing.