Vintage Film Foundation Present
3rd Vintage International Film Festival 2020

Considering the historical and ancient background in the field of cinema from this cultural city like Kolhapur, the Vintage International Film Festival came into existence. New artists entering this field of cinema can get a huge platform through short films and documentaries, so these artists need exposure to the film industry through such platforms but looking for future perspectives they don’t get a proper platform to showcase their talent. This talent mustn’t be restricted to their local level, so we are providing them a chance to showcase it to the international level.
This historic city has given birth to many famous and prestigious artists like Baburao Painter, V. Shantaram, Master Vinayak, Master Vithhal, Bhalji Pendharkar, etc., who have great contribution in Marathi as well as World cinema, who are still rising and becoming successful. By looking forward to these artists as an idol, new upcoming youth of Kolhapur are chasing their dreams.
Here 3rd Vintage International Film Festival gives them a chance to showcase their efforts at the international level to express their ideas, thoughts, innovations in front of national and international artists and audiences.
Similarly, we have decided to organize a workshop to provide exposure and knowledge about minute details, techniques about film making to groom the new artist.

Short Film Section
• Best Short Film - International - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• Best Short Film - National - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• Best Short Film 2nd - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• 2 Special Jury Awards

Documentary Film Section
• Best Documentary Film - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• 2 Special Jury Award

Music Video Section
• Best Music Video - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• Special Jury Award

Feature Film Section
•. Best Feature Film
•. 2nd Best Feature Film

Creative Awards
• Best Director
• Best Cinematography
• Best Editing
• Best Screenplay
• Best Sound
• Best Music Director
• Best Actor Male
• Best Actor Female
• Best Child Artist

Rules & Regulations

• Short Films- International / National / Maharashtra Special
• Documentary Films
• Music Video
• Feature Film
• Documentary Feature

1. The film must have been completed after 1 January 2011.
2. Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if the film is not screened due to a problem with the DVD/Online Screener.
3. Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.
4. The short film can be in any language or genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.
5. 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 for preview purpose for a technical committee, selection committee, and jury panel
6. 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,
Submit films via a private online link through Vimeo, Google Drive, or We Transfer, etc. scanned entry form & fee payment details at
7. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVDs, synopsis/description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.

8. Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however, the festival director reserves the right to disqualify any film on certain grounds.
9. By submitting films to Vintage International Film Festival-2019, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of the film.
10. Short films/Documentary/ Music Video that is submitted must be the entrant's original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties, the entrant agrees that the Vintage International Film Festival will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.
11. For promotional or 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.
12. 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.
13. Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
14. The competition is open for professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers.
15. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The Vintage International Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed.
16. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Joel Tauber

    Many thanks to the Vintage International Film Festival for screening The Sharing Project and for awarding the film "Best International Documentary Film" in 2019. It was a pleasure working with the festival on the screening, and I would relish the opportunity to work with the Vintage Internal Film Festival in the future as well. I wasn't able to attend the festival in 2019, and I very much hope to have the opportunity to attend the festival and experience it in person next time!

    June 2020
  • an honor to be part of VIFF with 2 music-videos (the blue room & IDNTT) unfortunately we could not attend the festival personally, but the organisation & communication was great & loving, hope to be there next time!

    November 2019
  • Greate Festival. Communication and networking are great. Thank you for considering our work worth enough to appreciate.

    October 2019
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival so far, thank you so much for having us!

    August 2019
  • Gopal Shivakoti

    Wonderful film festival. Communications, quality, and networking are great. It' a pity I couldn't come this year. Maybe it will be possible for me in the Future.

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you