Short Films provides creative freedom to filmmakers to create a world of their own and let their audiences discover what lies underneath. 
Layer by layer it is a journey to discover and open doors to fresh narratives and new thinking.

Team Size         : 7-25 (including all performers and technical team) 
Age Limit          : Upto 30 years old 
Language          : Any language but subtitled to English
Round(s)           : 2 (Audition and Finals)


The teams need to make a short film in their preferred language, Subtitled to English and share the link at the time of registration.
Time limit: 5-8 minutes.


Topic will be given during the inauguration ceremony of ITH
Teams will have to shoot a short film at the venue within 48 hours.(If the short film is made in any traditional languages, It should be subtitled to English)
Time limit      : 5-8 minutes 

Judging Criteria:

Acting, Direction, Screenplay and overall impact.
All the performers and technical team shall be nominated for the Awards.

General Rules:
  • The decision of the judges will be final.
  • Usage of props is allowed. These have to be brought by the teams themselves but the organizers hold the decision whether to allow it or not at the venue
  • The participating team shall have to use their own equipment for film shooting and editing.
  • No accompanists will be provided by ITH.
  • Shooting can be done only at the venue.
  • The completed short film must be submitted before 48 hours once the topic is given.
  • Submission should be made through a CD in mp4 format only
  • Teams must follow the Time Limits.
  • Obscenity of any kind is not allowed and will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Copyright of the work lies with Indywood team


  • Films must be original work of the team and must not infringe third-party's rights. 
  • Must be suitable for publication and not contain obscene or indecent material. 
  • Must not contain obscene or pornographic material; may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity.
  • Must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity.
  • Must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations, and may not contain any copyrighted elements not owned by the team.
  • Films containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the ITH team, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

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Script Writer
Music Director
DOP (Director Of Photography)
Art Director
Production Controller
VFX Designer
Casting Director
Location Manager
Sound Designer (SFX)
Hair & Makeup
Sound Engineer
Screen play
Background Score