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.
Second Best Film
Second Best Director
Best Camera Work
Best Creative Concept
Best original Music Score
Best Background Music
Best Poster Design
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 2010.
Applicant can send the Film in DVD or in Pen Drive or Google Drive link of the film to firstname.lastname@example.org(Video Format .MP4 or .MOV).
Entries MUST be PAL format only.NTSC is NOT accepted.The DVDs or Pen Drive file must be in .MP4 or .MOV format.The Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD or with the pen Drive or link of your film.
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.
Two DVD’s OR one PEN- DRIVE need to be submitted along with the entry.Each Preview DVD should be labelled with the Title, Running - time, Contact E- mail and Phone number.If applicant is sending film in a PEN DRIVE separate paper need to send with Entry Form mentioning the Title, Running - time, Contact E- mail and Phone number of the application and Producer/ Director of the film.
Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD (OR PEN DRIVE), synopsis / description, should be enclosed.Each film is considered as a new entry.
Goa Short Film Festival organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD 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.
The publicity material (Broacher, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry.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.
Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
The Festival will not pay any custom duty or registration to the Custom department at the Indian aviation authority; if the parcel is returned to the applicant because of that the festival organisation will not be held liable for any such circumstances.