Short Film Competition

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1. Theme of Short Film

“ Any theme is applicable ”

2. Contest/ Show timelines

1st Round (Prelims)

  • Call for Online Entries: 1st March 2018
  • 1st Round Auditions: 1st August- 5th August 2018
  • Publishing of Short List ( Best 50): 6th August 2018

2nd Round (Semi-finals)

  • Audience Poll/Online Voting: 10th August – 10th September 2018 (Credit Score: 50)
  • Jury Screening : 12th September – 23rd September (Credit Score: 50)
  • Based on combined Credit Scores of Audience Poll & Jury Screening, Top 25 will be selected to final round.

3rd Round (Finals)

  • The Finalist team will be provided with a theme related to “Indywood Film Carnival-18, 4th Edition”, during the opening ceremony of Indywood Talent Hunt-18 on Dec 1st at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
  • Team has to create a Short Film on the given theme and submit it on the final day of the Carnival, Dec 4th.
  • Film will be screened during allotted timings (will be provided later) at allotted locations (will be provided later) at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.

3. Submission Fees

  • The Submission fee for the contest is INR 1000 (If period of submission is between Feb 1st to April 9th) – Offer Prize
  • The Submission fee for the contest is INR 1500 (If period of submission is between April 10th to July 31st)

4. Duration

  • Total running time must be less than 20 Minutes in length, excluding front and back credits. Minimum running time is 1 Minute.

5. Awards

  • A prize money of INR 1,00,000 for the winning team.
  • An opening into the entertainment industry.
  • The winning Documentary Video will be displayed at the Indywood film Carnival-4thEdition, 2018 to be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad as well as promoted through Indywood TV.

6. How to apply?

  • Those contestants that reside in different cities of India, can fill online in the sign up form available for the respective event on the website,
  • Applicants must fill in all the required details and also upload content showcasing the reason/talent for their selection.
  • The entries will be shortlisted by ITC/ITH Jury Committee and only selected candidates will be eligible for Online Voting/ Audience Poll Round.
  • Only Films completed from 1st January 2017 till 31st July 2018 are eligible for entry into the competitions.
  • If the Film is not in English, then it must have hard coded English subtitles.
  • Participant Age limit is 18. No Minimum age limit.
  • In the event of a video being withdrawn, ITC will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.
  • A fee is required upon submission. For payment structures, see elsewhere on ITC site. Please ensure your Film is ready to send to us at the time of entry.
  • One entry fee per category. The same Film can be entered into one or more categories, if it matches the category theme, but each category requires an entry fee.
  • Exclusively the participant shall pay all fees in relation to the uploading or transportation of submissions from their place of origin to the address of ITC. ITC will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials i.e. DVDs, posters, photos, etc.
  • If music or additional Film material used in your Film is not original, then permission from source must be obtained. The responsibility for this rests entirely with the Film maker. Failure to obtain clearance could result in your Film being withdrawn from the competition. In this event, ITC will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.
  • The submission of a Film to the competition will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the Competitions rules.
  • Enclosures including Film Stills (min. 2 no’s), Vertical Film Posters (min. 2 no’s), Director’s Pictures, Director’s bio–Filmography and a short synopsis must be sent to

7. Deadlines

  • The deadline for all entries is 6:00 pm IST on July 31st, 2018.

8. Notifications

  • Successful entries will be acknowledged via E-mail/Submission Platforms by Aug 6th, 2018.

9. Selection Process

  • Entries will be previewed by Pre-Selection Committee and the shortlisted videos (Best 50) will be forwarded for the Online Voting/Audience Polling Round & Jury Screening (Semi Finals).
  • The best 25 shortlisted movies from the Semi-Finals round will be forwarded to the Finals during Indywood Talent Hunt-18 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
  • The decision of the selection committees and the jury will be final & binding on all and will not be subject to discussion.

10. Rights of ITC/ITH Authorities

  • ITC/ITH Authorities reserve the right to accept or not to accept any Films on any ground including the likelihood of the Film offending the feelings of any state, religion, country or on the grounds such as racism and religion.
  • Decisions of the ITC/ITH Authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final & binding on all parties.

11. Copyright

  • It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted video.
  • ITC/ITH will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted Film. ITC reserves the right to disqualify any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.

12. Jury

  • The Jury for ITC/ITH will consist of a Chairman along with not less than two and not more than eight members. The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting.
  • Jury will determine the winning Films and will be composed of individuals selected by the ITC/ITH Authorities. The decision of Jury will be final and binding to all
  • The Jury has the right to withhold an award in any category where no entries, in the Jury’s view, meet its standards for award/recognition.
  • The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries.
  • No person in any way connected with the production or commercial exploitation of a competitive entry will be a member of the jury.
  • All members of the jury will refrain from releasing any articles or reviews to the press concerning the video submitted for their judgement until after jury’s decision have been formally announced at the closing function.

13. Archive

  • The Films once submitted for selection as well as digital tapes/media sent for the final screening will be retained for the Festival Archive. Also, CDs/DVDs containing photographs & publicity material received will not be returned.

14. Transportation

  • Cost of transportation of tapes/media and all related documents, publicity materials to the ITC/ITH Office shall be borne by the entrant

15. General

  • A Film can be submitted for multiple award categories.
  • Films may be entered by any organization/agency or by an individual Film Producer/Director who holds the copyright or with consent letter from the producer. There is no restriction on number of entries.
  • ITC is under no obligation to provide comments or feedback's regarding the submitted Film to applicant or any other representative of the submitted Film.
  • For promotional/publicity purposes, clippings from any Film entered in the festival may be shown on the National/International Television/Local network/Internet etc.
  • Submissions with incorrect/inadequate/illegible/ambiguous particulars will not be considered.

16. Disclaimer

  • All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the ITC shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts and forums in Kerala.


Registration Fees : 1000 INR

Prize Amount :10000 INR

Duration:20 minutes

Team event :NO

Number of rounds :3

Coordinator in chargeAshiklal Pyarilal

Phone number :+91 9539009076

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