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Bring Your Own Film Festival aims to showcase all films from all creative artists


raised of  6,00,000 goal




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  • BYOFF Dehradun!

    by Byoff Puri on April, 23 2018



    Bring Your Own Film Festival (BYOFF) is in its 15th year! And after the its success in its home town Puri, Orissa, we are taking it to other cities across India, the first stop being the glorious city of Dehradun.

    This is not a screened festival. Anyone who has made any film in any form can turn up and show their film. There are no juries, no awards and no selection criteria! And above all this is a one of its kind, truly independent film festival which has survived for the past 15 years on human goodwill and generosity.

    With the help of friends, volunteers and cinema students, the first ever edition of BYOFF Dehradun will be held at The Orchard, Haridwar Road, Dehradun from sunset till midnight on 27th, 28th and 29th April. We cordially invite you to come and celebrate cinema with us in all its independent and free spirited glory.

    BYOFF Dehradun will see film screenings, cinema addas and a casual cinema workshop for those interested. It will also host a small section of international films that were screened at the parent festival at Puri this year.

    Do come and share the word! It will be a festival worth remembering and hopefully, we will be able to continue hosting BYOFF in Dehradun for years to come.

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  • We Are in The Papers!

    by Byoff Puri on February, 16 2018



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About the Fundraiser

Bring Your Own Film Festival has been running on the stubborn zeal of cinema lovers for the past 14 years.

With the rise in digital film consumption, truly independent spaces for film screening, viewing, appreciation and collaboration have lessened. BYOFF is an attempt at community film viewing revival peppered  with a dream of seeing creative collaborations.

As a nomad traveling to art spaces, I stumbled upon BYOFF in 2014. It has been a regular pilgrimage ever since. The people, the beach, the pink house and the films have been spectacular, surprising and even disappointing at times; a full circle of emotions packed in a 5 day festival.

Increasing costs and decreasing interest from cinema creators has made BYOFF struggle for its existence. But as all struggles go, this one promises to strengthen our resolve in hosting a truly independent film festival sans corporate sponsors and political lobbying.


BYOFF needs your help.

Please help this unique film festival on the beach raise funds for its 15th edition, BYOFF 2018.

The money raised would be used to purchase 1 projector, sponsor 10 film/art students, pay for sound & screen setup, provide filming & editing support for the Masterclass and Make Your First Film (MYOFF) initiatives. Please visit for details about our money spends.






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