Films are really a strong medium to share, yes to share, but what creates a filmmaker is a sense of what to share. Through vantage point we see that entertainment is just the medium to share realm of life with film lovers. If we penetrate the meaning of life sometime we feel that there is no such meaning or purpose to life, yes! Sometime, but we must have to give a great meaning or purpose to life to create it more beautiful for the whole world as a one family, for whole humanity or for our next generation.
GIFFI honours short films of world with a vast array of awards in different categories and genres. Our mission is to discover diverse new voices & to promote the artists’ work through numerous platforms. In each edition, Filmmakers can submit their projects to have them judged by award-winning industry professionals against a high standard of merit and compete with other short filmmakers across the globe.
We really admire your passion and enthusiasm as a filmmaker so with humbleness we invite filmmakers from all across the country to share your great short films into Global Independent Film Festival of India – GIFFI.

There are more than 3 Awards for each categories as mentioned below:
1. Feature Film
2. Short Film
3. Experimental Short Film
4. Horror Short Film
5. Children Short Film
6. Silent Short Film
7. Mobile Short Film
8. Lockdown Short Film
9. Documentary
10. Web Seriies
11. Animated Videos
12. Music Videos
13. Best Director
14. Best Story
15. Best Screenplay
16. Best Editor
17. Best Cinematographer
18. Best Actor
19. Best Actress
20. Best Child Actor

Rules & Terms:
1. Entry fees Non- Refundable.
2. Film Duration –
a) FEATURE FILM: within- 120 mins.
b) SHORT FILM: 01 to 40 mins.
c) DOCUMENTARY: 01 to 50 mins.
d) ANIMATED FILMS: 01 to 40 mins.
e) MUSIC VIDEOS: 01 to 415 mins.
3. The Films can be of any language or of any genre. All non-English films must have English subtitles.
4. YouTube, Google Drive & Vimeo links are accepted. Make sure that the links are not password protected and don't delete the upload till the date of award ceremony of GIFFI 2024.
5. The decision of the festival committee and jury members will be considered final.
6. All information of the festival will be given on the Facebook page, or an attempt will be made to contact by mail.
7. A director or production company may enter more than one category for a short film and may submit more than one film, provided a separate Entry Form and separate Entry Fee accompanies each category and film. The entry form must clearly mark the section/category entered for.
8. Selection of Films/Videos for GIFFI will be done by a panel of committee whose decision will be final. However, Festival authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and section and is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society and for any circumstances festival committee will not be answerable for such decision to any person(s), or company or organization.
9. Cost of courier charge will cover the submitter or Director or Producer, Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the film. For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organizers.
10. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official festival rules and regulations as established herein. The Global Independent Film Festival of India, 2023 reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s names, likeness and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without any objection and claim.
11. Please fill up the Form properly. The entry will not be accepted without proper filled up the Declaration Portion.
12. Entry forms with incorrect/inadequate/illegible/ambiguous particulars will not be considered. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
13. Only officially selected films will be intimated by email. No letters of non-acceptance will be sent. All lists will be available on the Facebook page.
14. Entry Forms should be filled in clearly. Press materials i.e. synopsis (60 words), cast, credit, directors filmography etc. can be sent in separate word file format by email.
15. If selected for the festival the entrant must undertake to provide publicity clippings for the use of the festival.
16. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.

Overall Rating
  • 진 원

    I am so happy and honored that my movie Jump Senior won the award. I will submit another good movie next time. Thank you very much

    March 2024
  • Adriane Wachholz

    thank you soooo much for this great festival !

    January 2024
  • Rituparno Maity

    My animated film "A Drawing of 2070" selected as a winner in this wonderful festival. Thank you so much for the arrangement of this amazing ceremony.

    December 2023
  • than you so much India

    December 2023
  • Well done. Very professional. Thanks for including my film Hope into the film festival. Greatly appreciated 🙂

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much.