Goa Short Film Festival is conducting a innovative international short film festival and invites participation from aspiring and upcoming independent filmmakers. A unique short film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers.

Best Film
Second Best Film
Best Director
Second Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Camera Work
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Creative Concept
Best Animation
Best original Music Score
Best Background Music
Best Poster Design
Best Documentary
Best International Film
Best International Director

Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, filmmakers, and other film industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the Festival organizers.

All films are judged equally based on:
Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)
Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition)
Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)
Image (Focus, color, and lighting)

The short film must have been completed after 1st January 2015.
The film can be Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Fiction, Non - fiction or Animation.The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U - MATIC, DV, DVD, but the film must be available on DVD or in PEN DRIVE or Google Drive Link for presentation or preview purpose.
Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits.There is no minimum running time limitation.
The short film can be in any language or any genre.All non- English films must have English sub- titles for festival presentation.
Censor Certificate is not mandatory for the film screening.
Multiple entries can be submitted,
Goa Short Film Festival organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films,materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain copies of each film as part of our festival library.
Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over.
Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.The Festival will not be responsible or borne to pay if the Courier stuck with the department.