Uttar Pradesh’s Premier Film Festival - The Ayodhya Film Festival was founded under the aegis of ‘Awam ka Cinema’ to showcase the beauty of Ayodhya and Uttar Pradesh to Film Industries across the world. With an aim to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content, the three day AYOFF 2021 festival is slated to happen from November 27-28, 2021.
Awam Ka Cinema began its journey in 2006 from Ayodhya, in remembrance of the sacrifice of Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan and Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil, "Awam ka Cinema" which in literal sense means “The People’s Cinema” is organised by the contribution of 'Awam' and for the 'Awam' only. A Non-Profitable organization, Awam ka Cinema (The People’s cinema) is an attempt to spread awareness, action and bring a wave of change in society through films as well. With a prime focus on social-reforms, the 15th Ayodhya Film Festival which is a part of ‘Awam Ka Cinema’, is Uttar Pradesh’ first & the biggest Film Festival held in Ayodhya.
Founded to showcase UP as a leader in contemporary film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content, the three day Ayodhya Film Festival is intended to connect the film fans and movies goers from Ayodhya with the world. A “Free for All” film festival to enjoy films from various countries including the country's own languages, the films will be organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers.
AyoFF will also be a vital showcase for indie short film makers as well as documentary film makers, music video creators and web series makers with a mission to give filmmakers a precious, affordable platform to showcase their talent to a true audience as well as jurors. Although the festival prefers to screen newer films, all submissions will be considered. The festival will consider any film in any genre. From the entertaining to the educational, inspirational to thought-provoking, comedic to ironic, AyoFF is the place to showcase your films to the widest possible live audience.
Awam ka Cinema has so far not only successfully organized the film festival at Ayodhya but has been at the forefront to take the concept of Film Festivals in many other big and small places, with main focus on rural areas and smaller towns. Some of the successfully organized film festivals include the Delhi Film Festival, Jaipur Film Festival, Mau Film Festival, Auriya Film Festival, Bijnor Film Festival, Kargil Film Festival, Jammu Film Festival, Azamgarh Film Festival, Barhaj Film Festival, Chauri Chaura Film Festival, Kanpur Film Festival, Kaithi Film Festival, etc.