a festival of arts
with Embassy of India Bern & Soorya India Festivals


15th International Kalamela will be conducted on 19th and 20th of May 2018.

Ms.Sigourney Weaver, the famous Hollywood star (Avatar, Ghostbusters, Alien etc.) inaugurated the Kick - off ceremony of 15th Keli International Kalamela on 6th January 2018 by accepting the first registration.


Martin Prakkat, who won the “Best Director” award in Kerala State Film awards 2015 for his movie “Charlie” will judge the Short film and Photography competition through remote judging process.

In Dance and Music events, famous dance teachers from Kerala and other European countries will be arranged for more state of the art judgement.


15th International Kalamela - the largest Pravasi Youth Festival held outside India, organized by KELI Switzerland - is scheduled for 19th and 20th May 2018 in Zurich Switzerland.

The contestants coming from different parts of the world will be competing in dance, music, fine arts and media events. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of all the events will be awarded certificates and trophies. In addition to that, special awards like Soorya India Kalathilakam or Kalaprathiba Trophy and Certificate for the best performing female or male artist, Fr. Abel Memorial Trophy and Certificate for the overall champion in non-dance events, KELI Kalaratna Trophy and Certificate for the overall champion in dance events and Janapriya Awards for media events (Photography, Short film and Open Painting) are to be won. Moreover, the first prize winner of the short film event will be presented with cash award of 25000 INR or equal sum in Swiss Francs.

Global Shortfilm Competition

On public demand, the acclaimed Kalamela short film competition becomes truly Global in 2018. Creative talents can participate from anywhere in the world. It is NOT mandatory for the participants of the short film competition to be present at the Kalamela venue.

For All Young Artists

Keli International Kalamela has turned out to be the International Event for all young artists who want to test their ability against other talented counterparts in most of the known forms of Indian Arts.

When Keli is getting ready to host this most acclaimed and prestigious event outside India, hundreds of most talented artists will travel from different parts of the world to contest in fifteen different disciplines in four different age groups.

Festival Of Indian Arts

After the scintillating successes of previous years, preparations are underway to organize yet another Mega Mela on 19th and 20th of May 2018 for our young artists hailing not only from Pravasi backgrounds, but also for anyone who has learned the rich art forms India has to offer.

In its pursuit towards universality, Keli is lifting the pravasi barriers in all the age group, for any versatile artists, who may qualify to compete in this prestigious event

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to bring together all the talented young performers and artists of Indian classical dances and other art forms from all over the world and to provide them with a genuine platform for cultural and artistic development.

Our Mission is to contribute immensely to safeguard and nurture our centuries old rich culture and traditions through investing in its various forms and faces. We would like to be known as Guardians of Indian Art and Culture..

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