About us

Welcome to 4th edition of the Lakecity International Film Festival (LCIFF) 2019 – Central India's biggest film festival in Gwalior. Launched in 2013 with a short film festival before turning it into a full-fledged film festival, LCIFF is counted amongst the highly respected film festivals in India for the indie film makers. Having gained a fantastic reputation with filmmakers returning again to showcase their new films, LCIFF is widely appreciated for its screenings at 4 different auditoriums (2 for features & 2 for short films), fabulous programming and excellent networking opportunities.

With an aim to become an internationally-recognized festival that provides a space for film makers to believe in their content without worrying about the commercial exploits, the Lake City International Film Festival remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe. Through its programs, the festival seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film makers from Madhya Pradesh and everywhere in India as well around the globe, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

Promoted and organized by Eon Filmswith the support of Om Films, Qrius Films, Vivid Ways and various Film Forums, the festival features a sizeable number of films from more than 25+ countries. The momentum has caught on and film makers have already started making plans to be there at the festival and make it a grand success. The LCIFF strives to:
  • Grow a movement to exhibit and expand the art form of filmmaking
  • Find and acknowledge innovative storytelling
  • Give short film an identity differentiating it from classical big screen and modern transmedia platforms
  • Cultivate the careers of film directors, producers and screenwriters working in the short indie film sector
  • Increase diversity and collaboration in film productions
  • Create local projections and installations that feature international content
  • Continually build audience for feature films, short films, PSA films and documentaries
  • Expand awareness to local film happenings
  • Connect local filmmakers and industry professionals
  • Identify MP and especially Gwalior as an epicenter for contemporary storytelling and film making as it has a rich cultural heritage with innumerable monuments, exquisitely carved temples, forts and palaces, etc.
In the process, LCIFF hopes to be a dedicated contributor to the cultural arts, economy and education, through a highly effective strategic partnership model. LCIFF will be introducing unique programs not only during its 2-day period, but will also have year-round programming through fellowships and workshops to keep the spirit of film making alive. Breaking free from stereotypes and bringing it into theaters, classrooms, businesses, and even organizations throughout the state.

About Gwalior City:
Well connected with air, rail and roads, Gwalior is famous for its dramatic and dominant hilltop fort, which Mughal emperor Babur reputedly described as the pearl of Indian fortresses. Making an interesting stop en route to some of the better-known destinations including the elaborate Jai Vilas Palace, Man Mandir Palace, Teli Ka Mandir, Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum, Sun Temple, Tigra Dam, Samadhi of Rani Lakshmi Bai, Mausoleums of Mohammed Ghaus & Tansen, Madhav National Park, Gopachal Parvat that houses huge rock-cut Jain statues depicting the glory of Jainism in Gwalior`s History and so on. Combining scenic beauty, historicity and a multi-faceted profile, Gwalior also holds a major and a special position in the Indian classical music, art and literature as is a well acknowledged place of art, associated with historic as well as contemporary evidence.