PLEASE NOTE: THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT ORGANISE AND OR REIMBURSE ANY TRAVEL / ACCOMMODATION FOR FILM MAKERS AND OR THEIR ARTISTS TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL.

Serving as Uttar Pradesh’s Premier Film Festival happening in Ayodhya for last 16 years, the Ayodhya Film Festival (AyoFF) was founded uner the aegis of ‘Awam ka Cinema’ to showcase the beauty of Ayodhya and Uttar Pradesh to Film Industry across the world. With an aim to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content, the two-day AYOFF 2023 festival is slated to happen on October 13-14, 2023.

Intending to connect the film fans and movies goers from Ayodhya with the world, AyoFF will be a “Free for All” film festival to enjoy films from various countries and will be a vital showcase for indie film makers to showcase their talent to a true audience as well as jurors. This festival encourages filmmakers from all countries to enter the Film Competition where we will be screening new Indian and International feature-length films, high-quality short films, documentaries, music videos, and web series as well as conduct talks with industry special guests.

Although the festival prefers to screen newer films, all submissions will be considered. The festival will consider any film in any genre. From the entertaining to the educational, inspirational to thought-provoking, comedic to ironic, AYOFF is the place to showcase your films to the widest possible live audience.

So if you’re a feature film filmmaker or a filmmaker that creates innovative short films - whether they’re drama, comedy, animated, documentary (e.g. observational, travel, humanitarian, environmental), or experimental - you're welcome to enter. And yes, we prefer films in any languages. However, films other than English and Hindi should have English subtitles.

LAURELS, DIGITAL CERTIFICATES & TROPHIES FOR WINNERS
RUNNER-UP GETS ONLY LAURELS & DIGITAL CERTIFICATES. HOWEVER THEY CAN PURCHASE THE TROPHY IF THEY WISH TO..
All selected films get the original laurel. Nominees & Finalists get special laurel.

BEST FEATURE FILM (FICTION)
BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
BEST SHORT FILM (FICTION)
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM (FEATURE / SHORT)
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES (FEATURE)
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM (SHORT)
BEST WEB SERIES
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST STORY
BEST EDITOR
SPECIAL JURY MENTION CERTIFICATE
CRITICS CHOICE

Here are the broad outlines of our Rules & Regulations. Every applicant is bound by the rules and if these rules are not respected, we can reject your film out rightly without assigning any reason for the same.

1) Duration:
a) Short films: maximum 30 minutes.
b) Feature films: 70 minutes and more.
c) Documentary films (Feature): 41 minutes and more
d) Documentary films (Short): maximum 40 minutes
e) Music Videos: maximum 20 minutes
f) Web Series: maximum 30 minutes
g) Mobile Film: maximum 20 minutes

2) One film can be entered in multiple categories. It is necessary to pay the entry fee for each category.

3) All Non-English films must be subtitled in English.

4) We will download your movie for our jury and to show in live screening at our event if your film is selected for screening. We don't share your movie. If you do not want your movie to be showed you can send us an email. Only our judges will see your movie for rating for awards.

5) The “Best Film” in Feature / Short / Documentary category will receive a special plaque.

a) The winners get the trophy only if they attend the event. However, all the winners will receive the Digital certificates duly signed by email.

b) The winner (to get the prize) must contact us within 15 days after the notification in case of not being able to attend the event. However, the winner has to pay the courier/ postal charges (which will be intimated accordingly) for sending the trophy to his/her address.

6) All the winners will receive our official Digital certificates duly signed.

7) Entry fees are non-refundable.

8) We prefer movie with trailer (so we can share it with the poster on our web page).

9) The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

10) The applicant agrees to:
a) Have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Festival.
b) Confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the Festival. Furthermore applicant declares to possess all rights to screen your movie.
c) Under NO circumstance, the authorities of Ayodhya Film Festival entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.

11) Submitting the movie the applicant accepts we can share trailer, pictures and posters of the movie with our social page, website, and other media. If the applicant doesn't want, have to send us an email to the same.

12) Most importantly, we do not grant waivers.

13) We will notify the applicants only if the movie is selected and share the official selection as well as winner's list on our website. We also send a notification only to the winners via email as well as through our film platforms.

14) We can withdraw at any time the selection or the award if these rules are not respected.

15) We don't entertain any queries or are answerable about the selection. Our judges are free to decide if a movie is worthy to be selected or not.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Wortam Mashangva

    My first time and the best one! Can't thank enough.

    November 2022
  • SPP Bhaskaran

    What a wonderful festival! Great selection of fascinating, diverse films and great people running the event.
    We are so grateful to have won Best Regional film and Best Actor for our feature film "Visithiran" at the 2022 fest.
    It was an honor to screen our feature film "Visithiran" at the Ayodhya Film Festival. The festival directors were gracious and welcoming, and the selection of films was inspiring. We met some truly wonderful people there, enjoyed Ayodhya Film Festival, and caught up with some good friends too. Hope to attend again next year!

    November 2022
  • NIKITA HATTANGADY

    An excellent festival with high quality films and programming. Our team is honored to have participated in this prestigious event. Highly recommend to all filmmakers to submit!!

    November 2022
  • Goutam Rachiraju

    Going to Ayodhya for the 16th Ayodhya Film Festival is one of the best experience i ever had in my Filmmaking Journey. Their Reception and Hospitality is just amazing. Especially i should thank Filmmaker, Critic and Festival director Mohan Das ji for constantly looking after our comfort till the sendoff from the Festival and for also guiding us with his experiences in filmmaking and filmwatching. And then Festival director and Philanthropist Dr Shah Alam Rana ji for the respect he had given to each and every filmmaker, technician and artist during festival time also enabling us to witness Cultural events of Ayodhya and setting a stage for us to interact with National media.

    Would love to be part of Ayodhya Film Festival whenever i get chance again...😊✨️

    November 2022
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    August 2022