Filmmaking isn’t if you can just strap on a camera onto an actor, and steadicam, and point it at their face, and follow them through the movie, that is not what moviemaking is, that is not what it’s about. It’s not just about getting a performance. It’s also about the psychology of the cinematic moment, and the psychology of the presentation of that, of that window.
- David Fincher

Films do make you feel alive, when you're watching or when you're making, there is something about films which keeps you running. I guess it's the excitement of presenting the world your ideas which you have in mind and also the thrill of criticism and the thrill of satisfaction from the audience which makes you feel alive.

Filmtantra invites all student filmmakers to showcase their films at 'CINEVILLE ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL', for our film making competition 'DRISHYAM'.


1. Win a cash prize of 10K.

2. Winning film will get the prestigious IFI certificate

3. Three winning films will get VIP MUBI account for three months.

3. The selected films will be broadcasted on live TV, on the ShortsTV channel and also get an opportunity to showcase on Airtel Xstream for a week with a viewership of more than 6 million.

4. Winner will get the chance to be a part of a live session with ShortsTV on Instagram sharing their experience.

5. A Special Mention will receive VIP MUBI account for three months.

5.Get feedback from veteran filmmakers

Rules of the competition :

The deadline for submission is 1st April, 2021

1. The length of the film should be 3-20 mins ( credits included)
2. Usage of unauthorized music is not allowed. (The film must contain credits for all music used)
3. Usage of stock footage is not allowed.
4. Films not in Hindi/English must have subtitles.
5. There is no bar on subject matter or profanity, etc. Show us your best and bravest work.
6. Films will be judged based on their storyline, theme, cinematography, music, editing and direction.
7. Only the selected films will be screened at CAFF'21.
8.The film must be made after 1st March 2020.
9. Multiple entries will be subject to disqualification, send us your best work.