Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF)
The third edition of DIFF will showcase approximately 24 full-length feature films and documentaries, and a selection of short animation films, selected from the best of contemporary independent cinema, from the 30th of October to the 2nd of November, in McLeodGanj. The 2014 edition of the festival will count with 12 filmmakers from India and abroad, film critics, and industry and media personnel, to attend the festival and participate in Q&A sessions. This year's festival will mark the start of the DIFF Film Fellows Programme, in which a selected number of young filmmakers from the Indian Himalayan regions will be selected to come to the festivals attend film screenings, master classes and workshops, and engage in one-on-one mentoring sessions with established filmmakers on 13 -14 June 2015. DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media trust, established by filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan region.
International Shimla Summer festival Himachal Pradesh (ISFF)
Shimla Summer Festival was first celebrated in 1960 and since then it has become an annual affair that celebrates the culture and folk art of Shimla. The summer festival would be held from June 1, 2015 to June 9, 2015. In fact one of the best times to visit Shimla is during Shimla Summer Festival which is celebrated every year in May/June to welcome the arrival of summer in this picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The festival is an amalgamation of some of the best talents in the country from different walks of life. The spirited festivities and celebrations during Shimla Summer Festival include performances by renowned singers, musicians, artists and local folks. The star attraction of the festival is the performance given by artists coming from different parts of the country.
India to Host 2015 Paragliding World Cup (Bir Billing Himachal Pradesh)
Himachal Pradesh is a hill state and is a home of God and Goddess. State is surrounded with lot of trees, and big mountains. There are many places for visiting like-Temples, Natural Beauty, Lakes etc and many adventures to do like: Paragliding in Bir Billing, Trekking In Himachal, Camping in Bir Billing, Fishing in Barot, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, River Crossing, Mounting Biking etc. Himachal Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma, who who is also Chairman of the Billing Paragliding Association, informed that this would be for the first time in the history of the country that the world cup would be organized in the country. The World Cup would be held from October 24, 2015 to October 31, 2015 next year in which around 150 top ranked pilots of the world would participate, besides 500 free flying pilots. He said it is a great achievement for the hill state to host the first ever Paragliding World Cup in the country.#advtsSrvcs