About Festival

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Short Films,Horror, Midnight, Animation, Experimental, Documentary, Texas Films, International, LGBTQ, Sisterhood, Features and Shorts!

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Kolhapur Film Festival is a mission is to engage and inspire the community by screening films without discrimination, creating new films, teaching the art of filmmaking, and networking with fellow filmmakers.

We provide an International platform that showcases all kinds of work from filmmakers, visual artists and musicians while providing educational opportunities during the festival.

The Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Kolhapur Film Festival (CSMKFF) is for filmmakers and film lovers alike to be entertained, educated and inspired. KNSFF celebrates independent film and recognizes and pays tribute to accomplished artists on both sides of the camera in the international, national and regional film community. We provide filmmakers, producers, directors, writers and actors an environment to collaborate, present their work, and interact with each other and with film audiences. Our priorities are to showcase the most challenging and topically relevant documentaries each year and provide a platform for Others filmmakers.

Vision and Mission :

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Kolhapur Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the festival seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film, media, and theatre artists from the all over the World, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

We believe that a story driven by an individual, authentic voice can awaken new ideas that have the power to delight and entertain, push creative boundaries, spark new levels of empathy and understanding, and even lead to social change. We support independent storytellers and advance the impact of their work in the world.

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Kolhapur Film Festival  is conducting a innovative international short film festival and invites participation from aspiring and upcoming independent filmmakers. A unique short film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers. We celebrate the work of these artists by sharing their films in a city that triumphs originality, creativity and the weird.

We aim at facilitating the spreading of ideas and awareness on social issues through film. CSMKFF provides a great opportunity for people to discover the best material from the contemporary independent short film scene, a place for exchanging ideas and networking or simply a treat for a great night out.


Featuring great talent and special guests from the film industry, Shorts On Tap is striving to promote short film­making. Coming to you from across a wide range of genres and styles and in the most inclusive way: from narrative to experimental; documentaries to animation and also music videos. We always deliver a varied, eclectic, dynamic show and we facilitate an engaged, vibrant and yet totally relaxed dialogue between film­makers and audience members.

Cre8ive Events Management

Crea8ive Event Management is a one of the leading event management companies in India has been instrumental in planning and executing some of the most prestigious and large scale events for clients. Cre8ive Event management involves planning, organizing and execution of live events, Our Company is one of the most sought after one banqueting facilities in the city.

Regardless of the scale of the event, we are trusted with end to end ownership by our clients, both in India and overseas as we understand the nuances involved and bring to you exceptional quality and reliability of services. It is our constant endeavour to understand the sensitivities, attitude, taste and security needs of our client so as to deliver an experience that is bigger, better and more opulent than can be envisaged.

Crea8ive Event Management design and production team creates an inimitable and holistic branding experience that resonates with the organizers as well as people attending long after the event culminates. Cre8ive EM boasts of some of the most creative minds in the industry that can be trusted to churn out innovative ideas and branding experiences that incorporate both client messaging and consumer objectives.


Cre8ive Event planners par excellence, Cre8ive Events over the years has established itself firmly in the world of event management. Innovating and pushing boundaries to challenge ourselves with each event is the mantra we live and work by. We work with some of the best designers and stylists in the industry to conceptualize outcome based strategies that have a lasting impact on all stakeholders.

About Kolhapur City :

The history of Kolhapur can be tracked back to the Satavahan empire era. In the modern times, Kolhapur has played a significant role in the politics of Maharashtra state. The city is famous of Kolhapur SAAJ (necklace with traditional pattern), jaggery ,Kolhapur chappal (traditional leather sandal) and wrestling. Kolhapur is also famous for it non-veg food recipes (Marathi: Kolhapuri pandhara rassa, tambadaa rassa) and unique spices.
Kolhapur is on the Pune-Miraj-Kolhapur section of the Central Railway. The railway station is named after Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj (Search in the railway or IRCTC website as "C Shahumharaj T" station code- KOP,instead of city name Kolhapur, else you will not find it) It is well connected with all the important cities in India. Mahalakshmi, Koyna and Sahyadri express connect Mumbai to Kolhapur and they run daily. Miraj is the nearmost major railway station and is well connected to important cities in india. From Kolhapur Railway Station, there are daily trains for Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Tirupati, while weekly trains also run for Delhi, Ahmedabad and Dhanbad.


  • Mahalaxmi Temple:- The puranas, have listed 108 sites where Shakti (the goddess of power) is manifested. Amongst these, the Karveer area (the area where the present town of Kolhapur is located), is of special significance. This is one of the six abodes of Shakti, where one can achieve both fulfillment of desires as well as salvation from them.

  • New Palace:- Recidence and a museum about memories of The Great Lokraja Shahuji Maharaj

  • Rankala Lake:- About 6-8 km from CBS and Railway Station.

  • Shivaji University:- A gateway of higher education of international level to regional masses but surrounded by rich nature.

  • Temlabai Mandir:- Temblai hill is a famous spot in Kolhapur. There is a temple of Goddess "Temlabai" and other small temple on this Hill. In every Ashadha the religious ceremony of pouring water on the steps of the Mandir is celebrated on a grand scale. There is a Yamai Mandir also on this hill. A statue of Shivaji Maharaj is raised by the Devasthan Committee. A huge Idol of "Ganpati" is situated at the center of the hill-top. A small garden is developed for visitors. Every year during the month of "Shravan" a one day celebration known as "Tryamboli Yatra" takes place


  • Kolhapuri Chappals

  • Sarees

  • Kolhapuri Saaj. One of the best place to buy Kolhapuri Saaj and other antique jewellery is Karekar Jewellers( Rajarampuri ).

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