The festival features top films from the world’s filmmakers as well as introduces new, talent from around the world. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams.

The certificates are given in the following categories:

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST INDIAN SHORT FILM
BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
BEST THRILLER SHORT FILM
BEST WOMEN'S SHORT FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINAMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITOR
BEST SOUND DESIGN
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
BEST INDIA FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
BEST POSTER
BEST TRAILER
BEST SHORT SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY
BEST FEATURE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - SHORT FILMS
INDIAN COMPETITION - SHORT FILMS
CRIME SHORT
ROMANTIC SHORT
COMEDY SHORT
TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS
PERFORMING ARTS (ANY LENGTH)
BEST EDITING (FICTION & DOCUMENTARY)
DRONE FILMS (ANY LENGTH)
WEB AND NEW MEDIA (ANY LENGTH)
MOBILE FILM (ANY LENGTH)
YOUNG FILMMAKER (UNDER 18) (ANY LENGTH)
DEBUT FILMMAKER (1ST OR 2ND FILM)
LGBT FILM (ANY LENGTH)
FAMILY / CHILDREN'S FILMS (ANY LENGTH)
EDUCATIONAL FILMS (ANY LENGTH)
FILMS ON DISABILITY ISSUE (ANY LENGTH)
FILMS ON RELIGION (ANY LENGTH)
FILMS ON NATURE / ENVIRONMENT / WILDLIFE (ANY LENGTH)
TRAVEL FILMS (ANY LENGTH)
SILENT FILM (ANY LENGTH)
ONE MINUTE FILM
POST-MODERN FILMS (ANY LENGTH)
FREE SPEECH (ANY LENGTH)
TELEVISION / PILOT PROGRAM OR SERIES (ANY LENGTH)
COMMERCIAL / ADVERTISEMENT
TRAILER/TEASER (5 MINUTES OR LESS)
FILM / VIDEO POSTER
PHOTOGRAPHY (PHOTOS FROM FILM SET INCLUDED)
AMATEUR FILM
BEST VFX ARTIST
BEST PRODUCER
SELFIE VIDEO

Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.

By submitting your film into competition in the 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

2.11.17 FILM AWARDS is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS is not a guarantee of selection.

All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.

We treat every filmmaker equally.

Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

2. The 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS reserves the right to refuse entries.

3. The 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

4. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.

5. A nominee will be privately screened for the 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

7. 2.11.17 FILM AWARDS may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

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  • Thank You 2 11 17 IFF! It was great to be named Best Screenplay at the festival. I hope to work with Bollywood to produce this script or one of my other projects. If someone knows Shahrukh Kahn, get him a copy of my award-winning script, Zenny's Picasso!

    July 2022
  • This festival is a big opportunity for film professionals, film lovers, producers to network and get honoured by their work. I am pleased to receive a «honorable mention» by the judges for the animated film LOVELY RITA. Thank you!

    July 2022
  • I was very pleased when my film "She He It" was chosen for this amazing festival I look forward to entering my next project, when it is finished.

    July 2022
  • Thanks alot for a great festival!

    July 2022
  • David Davidson

    I was happy to be selected and elated when awarded in three categories. One of the festival’s to look for to have your work recognized.

    July 2022