The first edition of the festival was a grand success. Several esteemed artists and film makers from the Indian film industry like Shyam Benegal, Naseeruddin Shah, Ketan Mehta, Govind Nihalani, Sudhir Mishra, Anant Mahadevan, Deepa Sahi, Rajit Kapoor and many more graced the event. Veteran filmmaker Govind Nihalani was presented the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by ace filmmaker Shyam Benegal. Other than the internationally acclaimed films like Pyaasa, Tamas, Ardh Satya, Drohkaal many commendable short films and documentaries were also screened in the festival. Interactive question and answer sessions were conducted and moderated by eminent personalities on various aspects of cinema and filmmaking.