An International Film Festival
For the World’s Indie Filmmakers.

DICC, Who We Are?
Since ancient times, the Indian Deccan Plateau region has been famous for its rich cinematographic culture and its passion for cinema in all its aspects.
Whether superstars, blockbusters, or innovative and unique indie movies made by today’s independent directors, Deccan cinemas never fail to mesmerize the audience with their masterly cinematic touches and storytelling style.
Deccan International Cine Carnival, DICC, is known as the own film festival for the people of this region. Continually working as the global platform for new and established indie film personalities to showcase their artworks in the competition and get a worldwide audience and recognition, DICC is now counted among one of the most famous film festivals in the world.

• Gateway to Worldwide Recognition
• Interactive Platform for Broad Audience Reach
• 100% Transparency
• Associated With Global Cine Communities
• Media Coverage and Expert Opinion
• Easy-going Film Submission Process
• Festival conducted by International Jury and Critics
• Annual Gala, Trophy, Acknowledgement for the Winners

Deccan International Cine Carnival, DICC not only focuses on recognizing the indie efforts of moviemaking, but we also focus on the educational, learning, and social aspects of cinema to bring more audience engagement to the artworks submitted to the Deccan International Cine Carnival.
Our international Jury members always acknowledge filmmaking’s diversity in spreading cinema’s magic to every corner of the globe.

Our motto is to discover talented filmmakers worldwide and help them expand their project possibilities by recognizing their efforts and helping them to reach out to the global audience.
Being a reputed film festival of the Indian Subcontinent, Deccan International Cine Carnival consists of an international and experienced Jury to evaluate, review, and rate the submitted projects.
We bring the Winning Selections of every Monthly Competition for each category for our Annual Competition to be held in various cities of the Deccan Plateau. In the event, all the winners will participate in the prestigious Honorary Francois Truffaut Award.


1. Documentary Film (Any length)
2. Narrative Feature (Above 30 minutes)
3. Short Film (Less than 30 minutes)
4. Women’s Films (Any length)
5. Experimental Film (Any length)
6. Student Film (Any length)
7. Drone Films (Any length)
8. Web and New Media (Any length)
9. Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / 360° Video Creations (Any length)
10. Animated Film (Any length)
11. Film on Women (Any Length)
12. Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Film (Above 40 minutes)
13. Psychological Thriller (Any Length)
14. Mobile Film (Any length)
15. Young Filmmaker (Under 18) (Any length)
16. Debut Filmmaker (1st or 2nd Film) (Any length)
17. LGBT Film (Any length)
18. Educational Film (Any length)
19. Films on Disability Issue (Any length)
20. Film on Religion (Any length)
21. Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length)
22. Travel Film (Any length)
23. Silent Film (Any length)
24. One Minute Film
25. Postmodern Film (Any length)
26. Free Speech (Any length)
27. Short Script work
28. Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length)
29. Music Video (Any length)
30. Trailer/Teaser (5 minutes or less)
31. Film/Video Poster
32. Photography (Photos from film set included)
33. Treatment / Synopsis
34. Best VFX Artist
35. Crime short
36. Micro short
37. Romantic short
38. Comedy short
39. Selfie video
40. Family / Children Film
41. Feature Film Script
42. Performing Arts
43. Amateur Film
44. Special Category: Best Director (Any Length)
45. Special Category: Best Actor (Fiction) (Any Length)
46. Special Category: Best Supporting Actor (Fiction) (Any length)
47. Special Category: Best Actress (Fiction) (Any Length)
48. Special Category: Best Supporting Actress (Fiction) (Any length)
49. Special Category: Best Sound Designing (Fiction & Documentary) (Any Length)
50. Special Category: Best Cinematography (Fiction & Documentary) (Any Length)
51. Special Category: Best Editing (Fiction & Documentary) (Any Length)
52. Best Producer
53. Best Film Score – Soundtrack
54. Episodic Television

• In the competitions of DICC, a Director/Producer/Individual can submit more than one film in a category and more than one category for a single competition.
• Submitting your film to the DICC does not ensure Official Selection, Winning the Award, or Laurel.
• The DICC requires an official poster or trailer, synopsis, and a link to your film. While submitting, please select the category carefully to avoid disqualification. Although, the DICC Authority reserves the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
• If a submitted film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and the film will be listed on the DICC website under the Official Selection section.
• All types of entry fees are non-refundable. We request you to read all the rules, terms, and regulations to avoid any form of complication in the submission process.
• The Deccan International Cine Carnival reserves the right to refuse any entries for our competition.
• As we have a different panel of judges for each month’s competition, the film submitted to the DICC for a specific month can be re-submitted at any time for another opportunity.
• You agree to assure and hold harmless the DICC from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs of the court) that may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity.
• An applicant’s film will be privately screened to our jury of judges and will not initially be screened to the public.
• A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed after initiating the submission process.
• The Film Festival Body may amend these rules and regulations without prior notice. As per the regulations, every such amendment will be effective immediately. Kindly visit the official website frequently to check for any updates.
• The films made in languages other than English must have an English Subtitle to avoid Submit Rejection.


The Filmmaker recognizes and acknowledges that they will not receive any revenue from the box office proceeds, which the festival will hold to assist cover the overall cost of the festival production. It is important to note that box office receipts never cover the expense of presenting the Feature and Short Film Programs. The Deccan International Cine Carnival (DICC) is a tax-exempt non-profit cultural organization at the federal, state, county, and city levels.
Suppose a film is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival. In that case, all filmmakers understand and agree that they are giving Deccan International Cine Carnival full and unrestricted permission to screen the film/video at the festival’s discretion and to charge an admission fee for the presentation of the digital video program.
For the actual presentation of the video at the festival, the director will attempt to present to The Festival (DICC) a new and pre-checked hard disc/DCP.
All formats and regions are played back on professional Pioneer International playback equipment. Before the public exhibition, all entries are rigorously pre-screened to ensure that the DCP meets professional standards. The Film Festival (DICC) will not be held liable for any technical difficulties that may arise during the display of this film during the actual event.
Despite being selected for screening, the Deccan International Cine Carnival has the right to modify the program dates and times and not screen the video.

Overall Rating
  • manu Krish

    Dear Deccan International Cine Carnival Organizing Committee,

    We, the Gila Island Movie Makers, would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the incredible experience we had at the Deccan International Cine Carnival. Participating in this esteemed event was a privilege and an honor for our team.

    First and foremost, we would like to commend the organizing committee for their exceptional effort in putting together an outstanding festival. The meticulous planning, attention to detail, and seamless execution were evident in every aspect of the event. From the submission process to the quality of screenings and the engaging panel discussions, the Deccan International Cine Carnival truly exceeded our expectations.

    August 2023
  • Bil Richardson

    I want to thank the organizers of the Deccan International Cine Carnival. It was wonderful to be associated with this fine festival and I hope I’m lucky enough to be part of it again. Their organization and communication are excellent. Their dedication to, and love of, film shines through in everything they do. Bil Richardson, winner of over 50 film festival awards, with 40 years of experience in the industry.

    July 2023

  • I love to support people in all imaginable situations.
    Page 29 from the book ! " A course in Miracles "
    I am here only to be truly helpful.
    Thank you for the good experience

    July 2023
  • Borit Yannick

    I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for awarding me the first prize for Best Documentary of the Month at your festival. Participating in your event has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Your festival is truly exceptional, showcasing high-quality films, fostering meaningful dialogue, and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for filmmakers from around the world. I am honored to have been a part of this celebration of cinema and I look forward to continuing to follow and participate in your festival in the future. Thank you once again for this unique opportunity.

    July 2023
  • Our film 'San Francisco Cowboy' won an award at the festival so we are very happy that we are nominated for Francois Truffaut Award. Great festival with good customer care. Thanks

    July 2023