>>The short film must have been completed After 1st January 2019.
>>Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. The DVDs must be in .MP4 or .MOV format. The Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD.
>>The film can be Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Fiction, Nonfiction, Music Video or Animation. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, but the film must be available on DVD presentation or preview purpose.
>>Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.
>>The language of film can be in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Kumauni or Garhwali.
>>Censor Certificate is not mandatory but NOC is required.
>>Two DVD’s need to be submitted along with the entry. Each Preview DVD should be labeled with the Title, Running-time, Contact E-mail and Phone number.
>>Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description/Poster, should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.
>>IFF 2018 organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library.
>>Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over.
>>The publicity material (Promo, Trailer, Brochure , Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry. Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.
>>Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
>>The Festival will not pay any custom duty or registration to the Custom department at the Indian aviation authority; if the parcel is returned to the applicant because of that the festival organization will not be held liable for any such circumstances.