•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 presentation for preview purpose for Technical committee, Selection committee and Jury panel.

•Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD format.

•Total running time of short film must be less than 5minutes in length, including front and back credits relating to the movie. There is no minimum running time. Rebirth credit page,should be shown in the film and should be attached at the end of the film and should be there for 7 seconds. Rebirth credits can be over and above 5 minutes of the movie time. Format of credits is given as annexure to this document.

•The short film can be in any languages. All films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.

•Two DVD’s of the film will be needed to be submitted along with the Film Submission Letter. Each Preview DVD should be labeled with the Film title, running-time,contact E-mail and phone numberwith international code.

•Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description, still photographs, press kit should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.

•Rebirth Foundation has right to use the Entries / Sent / 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 library. Rebirth Foundation can also showcase the movies on Website, YouTube, Seminars and other occasions, training programs etc. without any permission of the Producer / Director. The movie screening rights will remain with Rebirth Foundation without any limitations of time, frequency or purpose.

•Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until the festival is over.

•The publicity material (Brochure, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film should be enclosed with the entry. Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.

•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.

1. First Prize
2. First Runner Up
3. Second Runner Up

1. First Prize
2. First Runner Up
3. Second Runner Up

1. First Prize
2. First Runner Up

1. First Prize
2. First Runner Up


Date of submission
•Regular Submission –
15th January 2018 TO 15th March 2018

•Film should be submitted before deadline. The authorities of the Short Film Festival are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.

•Entry Forms / Film Submission Letter 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.

•DVDs submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained after submission. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit DVDs without any physical / quality

•The competition is open for professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers.

•Mailing Address for Submission of Movie :
ReBirth Foundation, C/o. Naresh H. Gandhi.
Address: S No. 692/A/2A, 2nd Floor, Near City Pride Theatre,
Next to Sharada Sahakari Bank,
Pune-Satara Road, Pune-411037.
Office Contact:- 020-24210398 / 8055111711
E –mail:
Contact: +91 – 9767553300
Name of Contact Person : Ms. Shamal N. Gandhi


•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:
o Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)
o Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition)
o Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow) o Image (Focus, color, and lighting)
o Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

•No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.

•The decision of selection committee is final and no correspondence will be entertained. Finalists will be notified by phone and/or email. The Rebirth Short Film Festival will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

•By entering the Rebirth Short Film Festival, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its judges which are final and binding in all matters.

•Selection of films for Rebirth Short Film Festival 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 sector is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.

•The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen 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 and after the festival period.

•Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The Rebirth Short Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

•All Fields should be filed correctly and truly, else the entry will be rejected.
Legal Implications

•Short films that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.

•Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your short film. By entering the Festival, the entrant agrees that the Rebirth Foundation Film Festival will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.