We, as Global Indian Film Festival, have a fundamental belief that cinema is beautiful and storytelling is diversely serene. We are at the end of the second decade of the 21st century and we believe that its time that new age experimental story tellers and artists are given their rightfully deserved audience. Our aim through this festival is to reignite the love for cinema which has somewhere been blurred due to the commerce of the trade. After all, DADASAHEB PHALKE did not make the first Indian film, RAJA HARISHCHANDRA with the purpose of earning money. Passion is what drives us, and we are looking to meet and celebrate passion through the medium of cinema.

Welcoming talented film makers from India across the Globe to showcase their narratives, short films, feature films, documentaries, animation, of any genre, any length, any medium of shooting, to come forth and submit your films. If your work has merit and you have passion, we have a platform for you. This festival is a platform to provide an open environment for directors, writers, actors, technicians, film appreciation enthusiasts and anyone who has a zest for cinema. Let’s network and talk about cinema and also let’s vow to bring another new wave through our work.

We will provide a platform for the winning films, showcase it on national television and OTT's for our channel, which reaches to 84 million viewers from across the country.


1) Best Feature Fiction

2) Best Short Fiction

3) Best Documentary

4) Best Animation

5) Best Student Film

6) Best Ad Film

7) Best Music Video

8) Best Quarantine Film


1) Specials- Mumbai Meri Jaan

2) Specials- Bollywood

3) Special Festival Mention, Short

4) Special Festival Mention, Feature

5) Special Jury Mention, Short

6) Special Jury Mention, Feature

7) Special Festival mention, Actor

8) Special Jury Mention, Actor

9) Special Festival mention, Actress

10) Special Jury Mention, Actress

11) Best Pride Film

12) Women Storyteller's Award


1) Best Cinematographer

2) Best Screenplay

3) Best Editing

4) Best Music


1) Best Actor

2) Best Actress

3) Best Child Artist

All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) from January 2020 to present within a running duration of 30 seconds to 180 minutes are eligible for the festival/award/s.

Entries of all films / documentaries (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in Online screener. After nomination please send an Online screener for download.

There shall be 13 categories in the festival/award:
Feature Fiction, Animation Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Fiction, Short Documentary, Short Animation, Student Film (short fiction, short documentary and short animation), Mobile Film, Ad Film, Mumbai Special 10A to 10B, Web Series, Quarantine Film and Pride.

A) To be eligible for Feature Fiction, Animation Feature, Documentary Feature category competition section, a film must be 30(+) minutes to 180(-) minutes.

B) To be eligible for short fiction film, short documentary film, short animation film, and Delhi special (10A to 10B four categories) category competition section, a film must be less than 30 minutes in duration

C) Student film competition section must not exceed a duration of more than 45 minutes.

D) Mobile film competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes.

E) Ad film competition section must not exceed duration of more than 7 minutes.

F) All quarantine films must be shot and edited at home only.

G) All films under Pride must be revolving around the LGBTQ community.

If the language of the film is other than English, it must be dubbed or sub-titled in English.

Films may be entered by any organization, agency, individual producer or director.

Selection of films / videos for GIFF 2022 will be done by a 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 sect or is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.

A complete schedule of top selected films in each category shall be put up on the festival website: 2022.

Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs/BLURAYs/DCP’s related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.

GIFF 2022 would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the Entry and the same will not be returned to the entrants.

Student / Diploma films / videos cannot be considered as Director’s First film.
Censorship will not be applicable to any films / videos entered in the festival.

The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen (maximum 5 screening) in different cities of India on non-commercial basis.

For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period.

Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered.
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 organisers.

All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer, if you are attending GIFF please collect, there will be no charges.)

Anybody can submit one or MORE THAN ONE ENTRY. There is no limit for submission.

Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances, until the Festival is over.

The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 5 screenings per film as per FIAPF Regulations for non-competitive festivals and competitive specialized festivals which allow for a maximum of 5 screenings per film.

Online Preview link for Selection

Online preview links of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of GIFF 2022) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 13th June, 2022. Send an online preview link with a secure password.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.

Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding on all parties.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival!

    December 2023
  • Mimi Garrard

    We are honored to be a part of your festival.

    Mimi Garrard

    December 2023
  • nipon dholua

    Thank you so much GIFF 2023 for selecting, screening & nominated our feature film "Mujhe School Nahi Jaana “ into your most amazing film festival 2023. Thank you for the recognition.
    It is such a great film festival and space for all filmmakers to meet and watch each other's works. GIFF 2023 is best film festival for up and coming filmmakers.

    Thank you to my entire cast and crew that made this project possible.

    December 2023
  • Suneeta Misra

    I kept getting different email messages from the administrators of this festival. First they sent a message saying my film "Crazy Bird Lady" was selected and then the Film freeway website updated it as "selected." Then I got a message saying that the film was not selected. When I forwarded them the previous email they said it was a glitch and it was "selected" again. It would be nice to be consistent in your emails and to send the filmmakers the screening schedule even if they are unable to attend. Thank you and hope to hear from you.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Dear Suneeta,

    As conveyed on mail, your film had been selected and we had sent you a mail regarding the same. The updation glitch was technical, and not from our end. Thank you for being a part of our festival and wishing you all the best for Crazy Bird Lady.

  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!!

    December 2022