The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival, GIFLIF, is Asia’s first film and literature festival. The inaugural edition was launched in Gurugram in December 2015. With over 1800 film entries from 108 countries and 16 sessions that focused on the numerous facets of film-making such as screen-writing, direction, lyrics and the journey of the artists, GIFLIF was much appreciated by the audience of 7,000.
Since its inception, GIFLIF has been undertaking exceptional efforts for encouraging the young, budding poets in each city it visits. In the process, it has come in touch with thousands of poets from all corners of the country and has given its stage to over 150 poets.
As a part of the curtain raiser each year, GIFLIF curates a Poetry Contest, combining the local flavors of the host city. Among its most successful events has been Poetry on Wheels during the Gurgaon edition – where GIFLIF was recognized by the Golden Book of World Records for conducting the first ever poetry congregation in a running train.