Happy National Cinema Day !

Submit your films with 60% discount on all categories .


Valid till 10th October ,2022

Black Swan International Film Festival – Kolkata focuses on the unconventional, the innovative, and the true artists of our time. The Festival is created by independent filmmakers, for independent filmmakers, with the sole purpose to showcase and screen new and upcoming talents from all around the world.

Our main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel by accepting all genres, to have the best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give filmmakers a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and cinematic artists. BSIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. BSIFF unites cinematic, cultural, and educational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.

Black Swan International Film Festival (BSIFF) is also an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic movie making but experimental works, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections.

The officially selected project in each month will receive laurel and certificate and the winners will receive customised certificate and laurel and are rated at their respective IMDb pages (if applicable). Also all the monthly winners will automatically be qualified for annual screening and nominated for our the honorary Andre Tarkovsky Memorial Award.

Besides the BEST of the category AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS, which are given in different categories.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Black Swan International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

BSIFF is open to any film, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the BSIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1.The film submitted to the BSIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.
2. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
3. The BSIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
4. A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
5.You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BSIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
6. 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.
7. The BSIFF 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 BSIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
8. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
9. A nominee will be privately screened for the BSIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
10. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
11. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BSIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
12. BSIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

Overall Rating
  • Jason Henderson

    I had an awesome experience with Black Swan Film Fest. i enjoyed the selection process and timely responses.

    September 2022
  • 예린 김

    Thanks for recognizing my first movie! Starting with this film festival, it has won awards at various film festivals. Your eyes are not wrong. I hope the film festival will be more flourishing!

    September 2022
  • By my opinion Black Swan International is an under rated festival. We have submitted to many festivals and we were always treated professionally. High marks all around.

    September 2022
  • Merli V. Guerra

    Wonderful communication throughout, and a very welcoming and supportive staff. Thank you for selecting and awarding our film!

    September 2022
  • Ken Sagoes

    We are deeply honored that our short film “The Secret Weapon: Yesterday IS Today," was included in your festival. The event is well-organized with great communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

    September 2022