The short film festival at Durgapur was started by Solis Institute of Acting & Arts – Durgapur under the ownership of Debolina Modak Sadhu and Tiyasha Movies – Kolkata under the ownership of Kajari Modak. The 1st festival was initially organised in 2016 and was named as “Solis Short Film Festival – Durgapur”. For the last two consecutive years, this event has gathered a huge popularity among the people of Durgapur, Kolkata & various parts of West Bengal & outside. In the 1st festival, total 25-30 numbers of short films were screened in the presence of expert judges from Theatre & Film Industry. In 2nd Short Film Festival – 2017, the event could gathered 45-50 numbers of finely worked short films under various cadres. In that festival, we were blessed by the presence of legendary actor Mr. Chinmay Roy and we had the opportunity to honour him with “Life Time Achievement Award”.
3rd Film Festival was enriched with more than 100 short films in various cadres.
The legendary actor of Tollywood Mr. Biplab Chatterjee was honoured with Life Time Achievement Award.
4th Festival conducted in Jan 2019 gathered more than 130 entries from various parts of the country and few came from outside India. Top 35 entries have been screened in the presence of expert Juries.
5th Festival conducted online in Sep 2020 due to corona pandemic worldwide. Even with all the restrictions of lockdown across the world, our festival could manage to gather more than 130 entries from various parts of the country & more then 40 entries came from outside India. Our team can't be thankful enough for the kind of support you film-makers have shown on us.
With the new hope of Corona Virus Vaccine, we will be organizing this year's festival as a mega event & will be conducted in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Kolkata is a city of cultural heritage having a traditional history of film making. Hope, DISFF Season 6 in 2021 will be as joyful and successful like all the last seasons.
Thanks to all the film makers around the world for such a beautiful collaboration with Durgapur International Short Film Festival.

1. Best Film (Indian) - Winner (Cash Prize : INR 10, 000/-)
2. Best Film (Indian) - 1st Runner Up
3. Best Film (Indian) - 2nd Runner Up
4. Best Director (Indian)
5. Best DOP (Indian)
6. Best Editor (Indian)
7. Best Music /Best Singer (Indian)
8. Best Actor - Male (Indian)
9. Best Actor - Female (Indian)
10. Best Foreign Film -Winner
11. Best Foreign Film- 1st runner up
12. Best Foreign Film - 2nd runner up
13. Best Documentary Film - Indian /Foreign (Cash Prize : INR 10, 000/-)
14. Best Music Video Album - Indian/Foreign (Cash Prize : INR 5, 000/-)

1) Short Film/ Documentary Film Duration: 1 min to 30 min
2) Music Video Album Duration : 1 mints to 6 min
2) Language: Can be in any language but must have English Subtitles (Embedded)
3) Submission/Screening Format: MP4 on DVD
4) One can send more than one entries but each entry should be submitted in a separate envelope with separate entry fee.
5) The short films/ Documentary films/ Music video album submitted in any of the last five seasons of DISFF are not eligible for re-submission.
6) The Festival committee has the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
7) Only the Directors/Producers of the Selected Films will be notified. List of Selected Films and Winners will be published on our official portal & web site.
8) Decision of the Jury regarding film selection will be final. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Cash Prizes, Mementos & Certificates will be awarded to the Top Films /music video album selected by the panel of highly experienced judges as per the details mentioned in Award Section. The other Awardees will only receive Mementos & Certificates. A Certificate of Participation shall be given to all the selected short films/documentary films/music video album

Submit your film with following materials by post or in person at our collection centres.

Check List for Submission:
# Two DVDs of the Film with MP4 film file (Write Film’s and Director’s names on it clearly)
# One A4 size Colour Poster
# Synopsis in English (150 Words)
# Cast & Crew Details
# Director's Bio Data with 2 passport size photos & 1 copy of ID Card (Voter, Aadhar, PAN, Master etc.)
# Submission Fees – Cash (if submitted in person) or Online Transfer ID/Screen Shot (if submitted by post)
# Director/Producer contact details

Online Fee Submission:
A/c Name- Kajari Modak
A/c No- 20014022066
Bank- State Bank of India
Branch- Tollygange New Theatres Branch
Branch Code- 5680
IFS code - SBIN0005680

Tiyasha Movies, 111, Bansdroni Govt. Colony, Kolkata - 700070,
Phone : +91 8697072661/8017713055


Overall Rating
  • Prashaanth Udayaprakash

    Wonderful film festival to be part of and excellent communication from the entire team.. thanks for selecting our film as award winner and motivating us to make many more good films

    September 2021
  • Great fest such a good team behind the competition.
    Keep it coming.

    July 2021
  • Mark Gould

    Wonderful! This festival is organised and communicative. They are genuinely interested in quality films. They have been inclusive and responsive to enquiry.

    July 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    July 2021
  • Pooja Tripathi

    We are really greatful to the festival who gave us a platform to showcase our talent. Our film chayan was considered for best short film and we got best actress nomination as well. thanks a ton fot this.

    July 2021