FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please refer to the Submission Process for all details regarding the application submissions and eligibility criteria.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED FOR MY film submission?
You will need the following:
- A short biography about who you/your team are. Please list any previous work details.
- Title of your Story
- The film should be provided in Full HD resolution (1920x1080)
- Please note that your submitted short film should be created within the last year of the date of the competition (2nd Feb) and that the short film is not previously published on any social media or video hosting site. Failure to comply with this rule will disqualify you from the competition.
WHAT are the TOPICS?
How to submit my short film for the contest?
Upload your short film on Google Drive and share the link with us during the online registration process.
HOW MANY short films CAN I submit?
You should not submit more than one film per submission. You may create a fresh submission for your second film.
HOW MUCH IS THE APPLICATION FEE?
This is a one-time non-refundable fee of Rs. 500/- for students or group of students. Rs. 1000/- for professionals, group of professionals, individuals or organizations.
CAN THE APPLICATION FEE OF THE CONTEST BE EXEMPTED IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES?
No. The above-mentioned fee is a one -time fee for the entire contest, per submission, no exceptions.
I have made Ad films/ Short Films/ Documentaries in the past. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. Anyone is eligible to apply as long as they believe that they have a story to tell, even if they haven't made any films before. Please note that your submitted short film should be created within the last year of the date of the competition (2nd Feb) and that the short film is not previously published on any social media channel or video hosting site. Failure to comply with this rule will disqualify you from the competition.
I AM PLANNING to make REGIONAL LANGUAGE FILM AND DIALOGUE IS IN THE SAME LANGUAGE. HOW DO I APPLY?
Your film can be in any language, but English subtitles are compulsory.
CAN I DROP OFF or post MY SUBMISSION AT YOUR OFFICE?
No, the entire application process is online for your convenience. No physical submissions will be entertained.
WHAT IF my film duration is more than 7 minutes?
We will not accept any that are over 7-8 minutes. You can trim your film to fit our guidelines.
can I use effects and animation in my FILM?
Yes, you can.
can i use my mobile camera to make my short film
Yes. But remember to record and submit in Full HD (1920x1080).
If these FAQs do not answer your queries, please write to us. We will NOT accept phone calls. We request you to respect our policies, rules and regulations. All your queries will be answered through email and through whatsapp.