Festival Invites all film makers, in International (World Cinema) Section: Indian section(Feature Films) and Competition Section.
The festival aims to showcase the best of the latest World and Indian Cinema through this competition section. To encourage filmmakers, Festival also aims to present innovative works done by various film makers.
Awards & Prizes
The Awards aim to encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical brilliance and competitive excellence and social relevance contributing to the society.
Best Director (Debut)
Best Sound/Original Score
Best Film (Feature/ Short/ Documentary/ Animation)
Winners will get an official winning certificate along with winning trophy; and all the film-makers whom film was screened at festival, will get an official selection certificate.
Rules & Terms:
The festival aims to showcase the best of the latest World and Indian Cinema through this competition section. To encourage filmmakers, Festival also aims to present innovative works done by various film makers. This section includes feature film, short film, animation film, music video and documentary films.
The feature films must have been produced between January 1st, 2012 to April 30th, 2015.
The short Film/ Animation/ Music Video/ Documentary must have been produced after 30th April 2011.
General Rules & Regulations:
1) Festival will accept those films in the “Competition Section” which are premiered in other festivals, however if any film is released theatrically, via satellite or internet, will not be accepted in the “Competition Section”. These films can be sent for “Indian Section or International Section”.
2) Film categories include all feature film, short film, documentary, animation film and music videos and experimental features. Festival entries are open to all films regardless of origin, content and genre.
A) To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be 1 minute and less than 30 minutes in duration
B) Non- fiction, documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes
C) Animation/ Experimental films in competition section must not exceed duration of more than 20 minutes.
D) Feature Films in competition section must be above 75 minutes
If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section.
Official selections include all films selected to be screened during the festival. Special presentations include films invited by SAIFF to fortify our program. The films in competition represent the official selections chosen by our selection committee to go through the award jury process.
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