Although bent over,
A pen that stands upright by its writing.

The officially selected project in receives GONA FILM AWARDS laurel.
All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, will be shared on our social media.

The Certificate Awards are given in the following categories:

Best International Feature Film
Best Indian Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Indian Short Film
Best Director
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Musical Theme
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best Animated Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Single Shot Sort Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Poster
Best Trailer
Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.
By submitting your film into competition in the
GONA FILM AWARDS you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

GONA FILM AWARDS is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin.
Submitting your film to the GONA FILM AWARDS is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive a certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

2. The GONA FILM AWARDS reserves the right to refuse entries.

3. The GONA FILM AWARDS will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the GONA FILM AWARDS programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

4. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.

5. A nominee will be privately screened for the GONA FILM AWARDS judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

7. GONA FILM AWARDS may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

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  • Siddharth Thevadason

    Thank You Gona Film Awards., the organizer and the team very supportive and good communication.
    Our Shortfilm Vannam won an award and it's an honour for us. Recommended for new filmmakers.

    September 2021
  • RABINDER PARASHER

    We are beyond thrilled and excited that our Short Film 'Deep Fall' has been declared an Award Winner. We won the 'Best International Short Film' (Special Mention Award), 'Best Director' (Special Jury Award) and 'Best Actor' (Special Jury Award) in the 'International Competition - Short Films' category at 'Gona Film Awards'. On behalf of the entire cast and crew, we would like to thank the entire team of 'Gona Film Awards'. I highly recommend this festival to all Film makers.

    September 2021
  • ambikeshkunnal hotta

    Felt proud as a part of this prestigious International film festival.

    September 2021
  • Fantastic Experience very professional! Communication was very good and very fast.

    September 2021
  • Jagannath Biswas

    Lovely film festival. Beautiful communication. Thanks to the entire festival team and honorable jury members for showing love to my film "Churka Murmu- a story of a forgotten hero" and feeling honoured to have the Winning Award.

    September 2021