7th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-18 is a movement to recognize & popularize the work of young & experienced filmmakers from across the India & world. The humble journey of BSFF has began in year 2012 to mark the 100 years celebration of Indian cinema & to salute the contribution of the Kannada film industry towards the development of cinema in India. The festival provide platform to aspiring and professional filmmakers for showcasing their talent with networking & marketing opportunities in film industry.

The festival objective is to create short films culture in India, promotion of upcoming filmmakers, developing sources of revenue generation for short films and to make short film making a commercial enterprise. BSFF-12, 13, 14, 15,16 & 17 were great success with huge participation of filmmakers from across the country & abroad.

BSFF-18 aim is to even bigger & better with the participation from filmmakers. This year festival will introduce more workshops & master classes. The Miniboxoffice Film Market will be the highlight for those filmmakers who want to venture into feature film production. The short film contest & festival programming will be the delight to treat.


BSFF-18

Production Awards

Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Special Festival Mention
Honorable Jury Mention
Best Director
Best Ad Film

Creative Awards

Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best VFX

Performance Awards

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Music Awards

Best Original Music
Best Background Music

Certificate of participation will be given to all participants. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

7th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-2018

1. Awards for both professional and students category-

PRODUCTION AWARDS

❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation ❏ Best Documentary ❏ Best Music Video ❏ Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Director
❏ Special Festival Mention ❏ Best Ad Film


CREATIVE AWARDS

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay
❏ Best VFX

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress
❏ Best Supporting Actor ❏ Best Supporting Actress

MUSIC AWARDS

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

COMPANIES/INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS

❏ Best film/Animation production institution (Academic)
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Bangalore, Maharashtra or UP etc]
❏ Best film production house:-
❏ Short/Documentary production house
❏ Ads/Animation production house
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Bangalore, Maharashtra or UP etc]

Award Criteria

Submission for Best Film Production Institution Award (Academic)

• Institution Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two student projects

• List of in-house resources.
• List of award winning productions
• List of alumni working with reputed film banners
• List of institution filmmaking faculty along with specialization & experience.

Submission for Best Film Production House Award

• Company Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two movies produced by company
• List of all movies produced by the company and mention if movies won any awards.
• List of professionals associated with the company (Like Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Producers etc)
• Attach the CV’s of core team members

Certificate of participation will be given to all participants. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

2. Films must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

3. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2015 onwards
Short Film, Documentaries & Animation: up-to 60 min
Music Videos: 2-8 min, Ad Film- any duration

4. Films participated in BSFF-12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 are not eligible for participation in 2018.

5. BSFF-18 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted films by the festival office on 27 May 2018 and late submission entries notification on 31 May 2018.
• Delegate registration to attend BSFF-18. All shortlisted filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony on 10 June 2018 at Bangalore.

6. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

7. Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-18 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

8. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

9. By submitting movie to Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

Overall Rating
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    Andi Imam Prakasa

    Great Film Festival, thank you! Namaste.

    August 2017
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    Joaquim Haickel

    We are very happy to participate in this wonderful festival! Congratulations and thank you!

    June 2017
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    Prithwish Roy

    I am really happy that my short film 'KHELNA' aka 'TOY' was selected and screened in 6th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-17. Though I could not attend the festival, but I have faith in their organizing capacity. They are very communicative and cooperative. It is undoubtedly a very good festival for independent filmmakers.

    June 2017
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    Saeho Oh

    Excellent Festival and very kind.

    June 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Saeho Oh! The filmmakers like you are our source of inspiration.