We are proud to open entries for the 3rd edition of the Aravali International Film Festival.

The theme of the festival is CULTURAL DISCOVERY.
Independent filmmakers and all film lovers are welcome to join us in 2 days of exciting events. In addition to live screening of your work, you will also get opportunities for networking, participation in the discussions/seminars and a co-creators' workshop on the sidelines of the main event. We offer celebrations for all who have a passion for film making and for film viewing. We value story/content over budget. If you enjoy and have courage to experiment, here is the place for you to showcase your work.
Event Attractions:
1. Cinema of all genres, any length and budget are welcome from all over the world.
2. Music albums/videos/trailers are also acceptable.
3. Web series/TV Pilot can also be submitted.
4. Students are encouraged to participate and show their talent.
5. A co-creators' workshop for the successful entries. You can get potential partners and financiers in this event.
6. Works in progress are accepted provided the completion takes place before the event.
7. World premieres of the films are a high priority.
8. Selection and screening of the films will be as follows:
a): Official Selection: First Selection list will be named as "Official Selection". These films will get a Certificate of Official Selection.
b): FINALISTS: Second Selection will be from the Official Selection list. The films selected from the first list will be named as "FINALISTS". These films will qualify for screening depending upon requisite technical requirements.
c): SCREENING: Some of the FINALISTS will be selected for Screening.
d): AWARD WINNERS: Award will be announced on the last day of screening in the Award Ceremony.

We have many awards in different categories which will be announced after the screening of the films.

1. Cinema of all genres allowed.
2. No restrictions in length
3. No restriction on the year of making or release
4. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English.
5. English films with English subtitles are encouraged.
6. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere.
7. Films available for viewing on free platforms (like YouTube) can participate but the films will not be considered for screening.
8. Multiple entries are allowed; however, a separate entry must be submitted for each.
9. Entry fees are non-refundable.
10. We will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling and/or venue.
11. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
12. If chosen as an official selection, Aravali International Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at Aravali International Film Festival and all associated screenings and their all media publicity material.
13. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Aravali International Film Festival.
14. Filmmakers/submitters will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival.
15. Films selected for screening maybe required in the DCP format. Filmmakers/submitters will send us the DCP format at their own cost and risk., if required
16. Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, Aravali International Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.
17. The filmmaker holds Aravali International Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, partners, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and volunteers etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry.
18. The filmmaker/submitters certify to have full rights on the film/material submitted to the festival. The filmmaker/submitter will indemnify the organizers of Aravali International Film Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
19. The filmmaker/submitter certifies that the music used especially in the music videos is an original score. If any copyright claim arises especially for the music videos then the filmmaker/submitter will be fully responsible for it.
20. Decisions of the management of the festival will be final and binding to the submitters regarding judgment, selection, screenings, awards, prizes, certificates, laurels, venue, dates, schedule or any other activity related to the event. Filmmakers/submitters certify and undertake to abide by the decision of the festival management.

Overall Rating
  • Sukhdeep Singh

    It was very well organised, even in the midst of the pandemic. The selection of movies was great too.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sukhdeep for your participation. Looking forward to see you in the next season.

  • Sebastien Brumagne

    This is a very difficult year for Film Festivals due to the Covid pandemic, so any relatively lower rating has to be considered in that perspective;. My hat goes out to the organisers for their desire to give films like ours a platform. for still being able to deliver a Festival, for their kindness and enthusiasm. This Festival is only in its second year and shows a lot of promise. Can"t wait to see what it will be like in three years time !!

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sebastien for your kind thoughts and attending the festival in person in such a difficult time. We appreciate your wholehearted participation. It was great meeting you and your colleague Monique. Hope to see you again....Regards, Avnish Rajvanshi

  • Farnaz Ohadi

    I had submitted my animated music video to many many festivals. Aravali has been one of the most organized, enthusiastic and friendly of them all. Thank you sincerely for giving voice to the often unheard voices of immigrants and Iranian Women in particular. I am delighted, honored and humbled for winning the award. I wish your team and your festival every success and hope to one day have the privilege to attend in person.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Farnaz. We also hope to meet you in our next edition.

  • Mark Rose

    This festival was a pleasure to work with and we are honored to have our short film Alaska Long Hunters as a part of it.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mark for your kind words. We are looking forward to your participation in our next edition too.

  • Thank you so much, everyone at Aravali International Film Festival to give us the opportunity to share our work and find an audience in these difficult times. Your dedication is amazing ! Bless you for that !

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mathieu. We are looking forward to your participation in our next edition.