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Terms & Conditions :

  • The film must have been completed after 1 January 2018 to be eligible for 2018 IIFF.
  • Total running time of film must be between 75- 150 minutes in length.
  • The film can be in any language but all non-English films must have English sub-titles.
  • Two DCP of the film need to be submitted along with the entry.
  • DCP should be marked with the Film title & present contact details.
  • Multiple entries can be submitted, Each film is considered as a new entry.
  • IIFF retains the rights to use the films & material for our library & promotional purposes.
  • Films once selected & submitted for final screening can not be withdrawn.
  • Broacher, photographs, etc. and a synopsis of the film shall be submitted.
  • Transportation and insurance costs of all materials from the source country to the IIFF Office is the complete responsibility of the the applicant.
  • The IIFF will not be responsible for anything till that reaches our office.
  • The IIFF is not responsible for late, lost, damaged material due to any reasons.
  • The IIFF committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit DCPs without any physical / quality defects.
  • By entering the IIFF Festival, all participants agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its judges which are final and binding in all matters.
  • IIFF reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and sector is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.
  • The IIFF will have the right to screen on non-commercial basis. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period.
  • Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The IIFF reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed.
  • Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.


  • You can pay by- - to the (Paypal Account –
  • The Registration fee ( Administrative & Screening Charges) shall be as follows.
  • Films produced in India – Rs 3500.00 ( Rs. Three Thousand Five Hundred Only)
  • Films produced abroad - US $ 50.00 ( Fifty US Dollars)
  • Mode of Payment - by Cheque or Demand Draft or by NEFT or by Net banking-
  • Account Name – Vikas India Trust
  • Account No – 624005015680
  • IFSC Code – ICIC0006240
  • Bank - ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • Branch - Bhandarkar Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Submission Guidelines :

  • The festival will accept full HD- DCPs only. Trailers, promos will not be considered.
  • If the film is not online, then two DCP properly labelled with Title, Director/Producer, production year, format, duration, contact details shall be mailed to the IIFF office.
  • If the entries / submissions from abroad, packages shall be labelled as “ For Film Festival Only, Not for Commercial Purpose”.
  • All DCP shall be tested before sending, any submission material will not be returned.

Eligibility Conditions :

For Eligibility, all entries must fulfill following requirements.

  • All films must be in their original languages but with English Subtitles.
  • IIFF Selection Committees all decisions will be final.
  • For any disputes, the decision of the Dispute Settlement Committee is final.
  • The films can not be withdrawn after selection for screening.
  • Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your film.
  • By entering the Festival, the entrant agrees that the IIFF will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your film.
  • The entrants may also run the risk of being prosecuted as per the Indian Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Media Law for any offence or infringement. Racial, religious and regional discrimination shall not be portrayed in any part of the film being submitted.