Kinship Video (KIVI) face database


The KIVI database consists of video sequences of 503 individuals forming a total of 355 positive kin pairs from 211 families. For creating the proposed KIVI database, popular celebrity families are selected. The ground truth is annotated manually by validating the kinship information from the Internet. For each subject in the database, there is one corresponding video. The average video duration is 18.78 seconds with average frame rate of 26.79 frames per second (fps). The total number of still frames in the database is over 250,000. The database includes seven kin-relations. The database contains videos with variations in illumination, pose, occlusion, ethnicity, and expression collected from the Internet. The database has multi-ethnic kin pairs of Asian, Caucasian, and African-American ethnicity.


The database can be downloaded from the following link:

Kinship Video (KIVI) face database (40.6 KB) (CRC32: C46A9B71, MD5: 9CB19A900F8056C6950CCEB56C26198C)

To obtain the password for the compressed file, email the duly filled license agreement to with the subject line "License agreement for Kinship Video (KIVI)"
NOTE: The license agreement has to be signed by someone having the legal authority to sign on behalf of the institute, such as the head of the institution or registrar. If a license agreement is signed by someone else, it will not be processed further.

This database is available only for research and educational purpose and not for any commercial use. If you use the database in any publications or reports, you must refer to the following papers:

  • N. Kohli, D. Yadav, M. Vatsa, R. Singh and A. Noore, "Supervised Mixed Norm Autoencoder for Kinship Verification in Unconstrained Videos," in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2018.