After successfully organizing Cotton City International Film Festival (CCIFF) 2023 with an Award Ceremony in Mumbai - the Mecca of the Indian Film industry and Bollywood, we at Jagar TV Group along with Sadguru Enterprises have now open submissions for our 2024 edition.

With films screened over two days, CCIFF is an all-inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor indie film makers and provide them a platform to showcase their film making genius and talent and judge the best films across all categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies to the winners are part of the competition in categories are given. A Lifetime Achievement Award is also earmarked to an artiste/film maker of repute from India or overseas.

Apart from films in various competition categories, the Cotton City Film Festival Directorate is also contemplating screening of best films including retrospectives and best of festivals round the year. Special packages like Iran, Azerbaijan, Russian and Turkish films, French short films, films from South East Asia are being organized.

So here’s inviting you to participate in our next grand edition of CCIFF in January 2024. Submit your film and be included in our diverse program, and avail a chance to be one of the winners at CCIFF - a high profile eclectic platform for filmmakers that brings great talent and the industry together, and helps launch careers.

AWARDS
The following Awards are constituted in FOREIGN / INDIAN categories for Feature Films / Short Films / Documentary / Animation & Music Videos & Web

BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST VFX FILM
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE FILM
BEST FILM - LOCAL TALENT
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR
BEST STORY / SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST DEBUT ACTOR
BEST DEBUTANTE ACTRESS
BEST EDITOR
BEST MUSIC
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
CRITICS AWARD
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION OF FEATURE FILMS / SHORT FILMS / FICTION FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES / ANIMATION FILMS / MUSIC VIDEOS./ Web series

 To be eligible for inclusion, Entry form should be completely filled in with all the applicable information. For added publicity and to promote your films on the web, with media and in the Festival program, you can send a press-kit of the film which includes film stills and director’s photograph on a separate CD / DVD as well as its hard copy.
 Participants can send as many entries as he/she likes. However, please submit a separate submission form for each film.
 To be considered for selection in the Opening Film category, the films should not have been presented in any Indian Festival or released on video / telecast / internet. Preference will be given to world premieres for films of high quality value and that carries a good message.
 Selection of Films for the CCIFF will be announced on or after April 30th, 2020. However, the festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
 The festival will not interact with anyone except the submitter and/ or the producer of the film. If any person - be it the actor, writer, director or anyone from the production crew tries to forcibly extract information about the status of the film from the festival authorities, the festival will have absolute rights to DISQUALIFY THE FILM from competition and/ or screening which you may kindly note. At the same time, the festival may take the decision to ban the production house completely from sending entries to the future editions of the festival.
 Open to filmmakers worldwide, all genres and lengths depending on the categories mentioned
 Filmmakers can submit more than one entry to the festival in any category.
 All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles
 Each entry must be a separate submission which includes form and payment for each submission.
 To apply for special categories including Best Film / Best Director / Best Experimental film and the like, Filmmakers have to submit in the main category and only then you will be eligible for the special categories.
 Any entry that comes only in the Special categories will not be eligible unless you have sent your entry in the main category - Shorts / Features / Documentary
 The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.
 Entry fees are payable through FilmFreeway payment systems and are non-refundable.
 The decision of the Festival committee will be final and binding.

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  • Mimi Garrard

    we are honored to be a part of your festival.

    Mimi Garrard

    February 2024
  • Dear Cotton City International Film Festival 2024,

    On behalf of the entire team of the film "Africa, Cradle of Humanity and Modern Civilizations," we would like to express our deep gratitude for the Best Documentary Award. We accept this prestigious distinction with immense pride and joy.

    We are honored to have been selected among so many talented films and passionate directors. This award is recognition of our hard work, dedication, and commitment to shed light on the history and rich heritage of Africa.

    This project is close to our hearts. We wanted to tell an authentic and inspiring story, showcasing Africa's contributions to the history of humanity. This film is the result of intense and passionate collaboration among researchers, historians, filmmakers, and committed actors. We are thrilled to see that our message has been heard and appreciated.

    We would like to express our gratitude to the festival jury for recognizing the value of our work. Your support and encouragement are a source of inspiration that motivates us to continue creating educational, inspiring, and unifying films.

    Finally, we would like to thank the Cotton City International Film Festival 2024 for its exceptional organization and for providing an incredible platform for filmmakers from around the world. Your festival is a true catalyst for independent cinema, and we are honored to have been part of this extraordinary edition.

    Thank you again for the Best Documentary Award. It is an honor and privilege to receive this distinction from such a renowned festival. We hope that our film will continue to touch hearts and open minds, and we look forward to sharing more of our stories with the world.

    With heartfelt gratitude,

    The team of the film "Africa, Cradle of Humanity and Modern Civilizations"

    February 2024
  • Milind R Lanjewar

    I have no idea about this festivsl . Once I had submitted there is no communication from organisers . I have sent email also but no reply .

    January 2023
  • pranav kondapalli

    Hello,
    This is Pranav KB, director of the short film David Bhai. I got a mail saying my film has won the Best short film award. Can I get an trophy or something? I have no information about it too. The communication should have been better.

    January 2023
  • Sanat Ganu

    There was absolutely no communication from the festival after selection. Don't know if the festival even took place on the specified date!

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    We are very sorry for the miscommunication, if any. However, we did send out emails to everyone and we concluded the Award Ceremony in Mumbai with most of the film makers and even renowned Belgian director Rudolf Mestdagh attending the ceremony.
    Let us also inform you that your short film "Shimga" has won the 'Best Short Film' in the runner up category.
    Cheers!!