We are consistently working hard as a KARMAYOGI to maintain this prestigious name in the Top 100 Best Reviewed & Rated festival...

"KING SHIVAJI" Maharaj (Creativity, Compassion, Courage) - The Great Warrior from the Planet Earth, who fought for the harmonious humanity...

"CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI" International Film Festival's main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel, and 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. CSIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. CSIFF unites cinematic, cultural, educational more over Inspirational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.

About CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI Maharaj - KING SHIVAJI Maharaj:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji

The CSIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. It is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations. It strives to foster the movie art of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema and promoting meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.

The CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the spirit, passion, and skill of the best new filmmakers from around the world for audiences around the world.
We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic movie-making, but works that are experimental, 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.
Filmmakers planning on attending should notify the film festival as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program at the venue where their film will be shown.

"KING SHIVAJI" Maharaj (Creativity, Compassion, Courage) - The Great Warrior from the Planet Earth, who fought for the harmonious humanity... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji

AWARD WINNERS:
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- Special Jury Awards - for various categories (Many Awards*) -
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- King Shivaji Maharaj Global Leadership Prize -
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AWARD WINNER Certification of Excellence - To All Winners

"KING SHIVAJI" Maharaj (Creativity, Compassion, Courage) - The Great Warrior from the Planet Earth, who fought for the harmonious humanity... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji

CSIFF - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival

To participate:

The Festival is open to filmmakers from all over the world.

The Film submitter should be an authorized person or an organization ; Film Director or Film Producer or Production Organization.

You can submit as many films as you wish.

The short films must have been made from the 1st January 2010 till the deadline for registration, and it is not a problem if they have been previously screened, shown on the Internet or in other festivals.
The films may be in Marathi, Hindi, English, or in any other language with English subtitles. For the selection process are not necessary English subtitles but if your film is selected we will ask you English subtitles for the public screening.

The organization can use pieces from the selected films (10% maximum) to promote them and the festival.

Selected short films of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival will become part of "other film festivals organized by us".

Categories mentioned on FilmFreeway website with 'Non-Screening but in Award Competition' will not going to screen, as they are kind of award ceremony competition.

All content mentioned in categories' sub-section is the part of 'Rules and Terms' section.

Our jury's decision is the final decision about selection, there is zero scope of reconsideration or any argument. We share only digital laurels to official selections and certifications to winners through email. We are socially inclined festival so we always give support to many many filmmakers.

Competition Categories:
Short Films
Feature Films
Animated Short Films
Documentaries
Experimental Short Films
Music Videos
Animated Feature films
Ad Films
TV Series
Web Series
Smartphone Shorts
Screenplays
Trailers

Running time:
The short films upto 59 minutes,
The feature films should not be less than 1 hour and more than 4 hours

Format:
All of the submitted films can participate, no matter the format. The screening will be from a 1080p digital file (participants will be informed about the format needed for the screening with time enough).

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • both my trailer and movie poster were Official Selections in their categories, and my poster won a Best Poster award, too. thank you, Chhatrapati Shivaji for the recognition. Japanese war brides everywhere thank you! namaste.

    June 2020
  • Thank you so much for choosing my film’s poster for the feature film “The Debt Of Maximillian” to be a part of your festival and awarding it the Best Movie Poster Award. What a great festival! I will submit future works to this festival again!

    May 2020
  • Great fest ❤️Must submit your films

    May 2020
  • It was a fantastic experience. Thank you for everything!

    April 2020
  • Although we were unable to attend this year, we were honoured to have all three of our films, "Daydream", "Busker" and "My Day" have their Indian Premiere at the 2019 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival! We are very thankful to the Chhatrapati Shivaji team for their support and encouragement. We look forward to their future festivals and hope to participate again in the future.

    February 2020