Every week there are hundreds of short films that are being produced. Most of them settle down for YouTube screening. Every movie producer/director dream of screening their movie in a theatre, but they never get a chance. Festellen is that opportunity, where we bring the best of short film talents on the big screen.

Festellen....The word itself denotes festival of short films. It is a celebration of talents. Through Festellen we try to bring out the finest of new skills in a competitive manner; as without a challenge it’s hard to get a good creation. Hence there is a professional judging panel that is focussed on getting the crème de la crème.
Selection of the movie
Every movie goes through a stringent selection procedure. A panel of randomly selected cine-lovers watch every entry that is sent. They rate each movie for its uniqueness and its power to grip the audience. The top 100 movies are then played to a panel of movie professionals who select a maximum of 50 movies based on their superior technicalities. These movies are finally screened in a HD Theatre of high quality: Bangalore Movies, to a panel of celebrity judges and audience, who select the winners.With almost 1000 entries in three different languages and about 150 winners, Festellen has always stayed true to its intention of inception. Khais Millen, Lijo Thomas and Viyaan Vishnu’s movies won Best short film of the year respectively from 2014 to 2016. Judges also hand out special mention awards for new or best techniques presented in the season.

The entries range from social cause to romance to thriller to comedy. Every award is recognized with a certificate and the best film with a cash award plus a certificate.

Festellen was started solely to support and promote fresh talents who are looking to exhibit their skill on a large screen.

Best Short film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Script
Best Editing
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Special jury Awards
A few awards are decided on the spot, depending on the entries, by the judges.

Terms and Conditions
1. Entry Deadlines: 10th February 2017
There is an entry fee of 1000 INR. It can be paid either online through the payment gateway provided in the application page else it can be deposited in the bank account mentioned.
3. You can submit your entry online through youtube, google drive, drop box or wetransfer. You can also send your movie in Blu-ray format through courier.
4. If you are using any online version to submit the short film (low quality/high quality) then based on the shortlisted short films participants will have to provide us with the BLU-RAY format. In case the participant is not able to provide us with the BLU-RAY, then we will make a BLU-RAY copy for an additional charge of INR750.To make a BLU-RAY copy, the participant will have to provide us with the QuickTime format
5. The candidates who are sending the file by courier, please try to send the BLU-RAY format.
6. The specifications for BLU-RAY include 1920*1080 Resolution with Cinemascope 16:9. Those who are unable to submit BLU-RAY, has to provide us with a QuickTime Format in 1920*1080 Resolution (not MP4).
Best Short Film, Special Jury Mention, Best Director, Special Festival Mention, Best script, Creative Awards, Best Editing, Best cinematographer, Best designer, Performance Awards, Best Actor, Best Actress, Music Awards, Best Original Music.
8. Film must be subtitled in English.
9. Maximum accepted movie duration is 30 MINUTES.
10. The preview will be at CINESQUARE Bangalore with 2K Projection and Dolby Atmos 11.1.
11. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.
12. FESTELLEN committee does not take any type of financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging and Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participants themselves for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.
13. Festellen director reserve the rights to disqualify any film that do not satisfy selection criteria, does not comply with technical formalities or is not fit for general public viewing.
14. By submitting movie to FESTELLEN 2017, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.
15. FESTELLEN committee reserves all rights to accept or decline any short films.
16. Send the BLU-RAY DISC to address mentioned below.
No: 28, Manjunatha Layout, Sacred Hearts Road,
TC Palaya, KR Puram, Bangalore, PIN 560036
17.For any enquiries please contact
00919036800900(Pradeesh Konkoth)
00919847024080(Nitheesh Narayanan)

Overall Rating
  • ivorytusk pictures

    Festellen International Short film Festival was a wonderful experience.
    First time our film was shown in a Theatre itself. The result is on the spot on the same day as the Jury see the films on same day and so decision of Jury will not have any external influence. Only negative was that it was kept on Tuesday when all team mates couldn't join.

    April 2017