Rules & Regulations

  • Any budding filmmaker from and outside India is eligible to submit a film for this festival.
  • Films completed in 2022 and 2023 are eligible for submission.
  • All film submissions will require to fill the Entry Form.
  • The film can be in any language of the world. But it must be properly subtitled in English.
  • The two-day festival will screen only selected short films in each competition category.
  • Entry Fee will be as follows:
    • Films from India: INR 500 (non-refundable) for one entry
    • Films from outside India: INR 1000 (non-refundable) for one entry
  • The entry fee should be paid through Easebuzz payment gateway
  • A producer or a director can submit their film/s to the festival. One applicant cannot submit more than two entries. However a film/ media school can submit upto 10 entries per school.
  • The decision of the selectors and the jury will be final. It cannot be challenged by the makers. The festival reserves the right to change/ modify any guidelines according to the situation.
  • Only the applicants of the shortlisted films will be notified via email. Additional submission material will be communicated to them at the time notification if any.
  • The director and the screenplay writer of the shortlisted films will be provided with accommodation and food facilities by the festival. However, the travel and other expenses will be borne by the makers themselves.
  • Once a film is officially selected for the competition, it cannot be withdrawn from the festival.
  • Films received after the given deadlines, will NOT be considered for the festival selection.
  • Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
  • All the films selected for the festival should use the festival logo in the beginning of their films for later screenings. The logo will be provided by the festival.

Submission Guidelines

  • The uploaded film should be an HD file (Resolution 1920 × 1080) with stereo sound.
  • With the entry form the following documents should also be submitted in soft copy only: one high quality poster of the film, 3 stills from the film and 3 production stills, one passport-size photo of the director and screenplay writer.
  • Submission Deadline: December 20, 2023
  • Notification to the selected filmmakers: December 30, 2023

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Submission Deadline:
December 20, 2023

Notification to the selected filmmakers:
December 30, 2023

Festival Dates:
January 27 & 28, 2024

Where & When?

January 27 & 28, 2024
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi,
Pune - 412115
Maharashtra, India.