We take the pleasure and great honour to warm invitation to the galaxy of filmmaker to the 6th edition of Haryana International Film Festival 2021 starting from 13th January to 17th January 2021 in Haryana, India. We are hoping for all your blessings and active participation.
HIFF - Haryana International Film Festival is Successful Step towards the International recognition of Haryanvi Culture & Haryanvi Peoples. HIFF will make endeavors towards imparting a novel identity to the world cinema, through conducting film festivals in the cities of Haryana every year. HIFF will try to work on all the technical and academic aspects of cinema. The organization will make attempts to connect the world cinema with the common public and making it a social concern, through conducting various seminars, debates and discussions.
6th Haryana International Film Festival ( HIFF-21 ) , will be one of the biggest Academic and Glamour Film Festival in the World. This Five days Festival will showcase a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, on themes of Hindi and English and other Haryanvii cultures and identities.
In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, film parties, seminars, workshops, Film Bazaar and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.
HIFF 2021
Vision and Mission :
HIFF will provide an opportunity to heighten awareness of Hindi and English and Haryanvi culture and identities to audiences of all cultural backgrounds.
HIFF will present films in their original languages with subtitles in an effort to build cross-cultural bridges.
HIFF 2021 To Create Global platform for Independent Filmmakers & Youth Worldwide Towards Uniting The World & supporting Global Harmony & Peace.
To encourage Film locations exchange, Film Culture & enhance Film Tourism Art , culture & technological exchange between film-makers
The Festival also aims to provide a platform to young Haryanvis to showcase their creativity.
The Vision and Mission of HIFF is guided by an advisory board composed of respected political, business, arts, community and media leaders.

Feature Films :
1. Best Film : Cash Prize ,Trophy & Certificate
2. Best Director: Trophy & Certificate
3. Best Actor: Trophy & Certificate
4. Best Actress: Trophy & Certificate
5. Best Actor (Supporting) : Trophy & Certificate
6. Best Child Artist: Trophy & Certificate
7. Best Music : Trophy & Certificate
8. Best Editor: Trophy & Certificate
9. Best DOP: Trophy & Certificate
10. Best Story : Trophy & Certificate
11. Best Screenplay & Dialogues : Trophy & Certificate
12. Lifetime Achievement Award : Cash Prize, Shawl, Trophy & Certificate

Short/Documentary/Animated Films :
Short Film:
1. Best Short Film : Cash Prize ,Trophy & Certificate
2. Best Director : Trophy & Certificate
3. Best Actor: Trophy & Certificate
4. Best Actress : Trophy & Certificate
5. Best Child Artist : Trophy & Certificate
6. Best Story : Trophy & Certificate
7. Best Editor:Trophy & Certificate
8. Best DOP: Trophy & Certificate
9. Best Film (Social): Trophy & Certificate
10. Best Film (Environmental) : Trophy & Certificate
Documentary Film:
1. Best Documentary : Trophy & Certificate
2. Best Director: Trophy & Certificate
3. Best DOP : Trophy & Certificate
4. Best Voiceover: Trophy & Certificate
Animation Film:
1. Best Animation Film : Trophy & Certificate
2. Best Director: Trophy & Certificate
3. Best Editor : Trophy & Certificate
Haryanvi Feature Film:
1. Best Haryanvi Feature Film : Trophy & Certificate
2. Best Director: Trophy & Certificate
3. Best Actor: Trophy & Certificate
4. Best Actress : Trophy & Certificate
5. Best Actor (Supporting) : Trophy & Certificate
6. Best Actress Supporting) : Trophy & Certificate
7. Best Child Artist : Trophy & Certificate
8. Best Music : Trophy & Certificate
9. Best Editor : Trophy
10. Best DOP : Trophy

FEATURE FILMS / DOCUMETARY FEATURE

( ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL CONTINENTS)

The film should be a Feature Film& the duration of the Film must be not less than 45 minutes.
It should have been released or produced after 1st Jan. 2019.
Films should be in 35mm/70mm/16 mm and in Digital format, also accepted in DVD format in either DVD or PAN Drive or Hard Drive.
DVD’s of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of HIFF) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 30th November, 2020.
DVD’s may also be sent through diplomatic channels. HIFF will Not Return DVD.So please not ask for Return DVD Copy after Festival.
The below Form, duly filled in, separately for each film proposed to be entered should reach the Festival Director by 30th November, 2020.
Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than Hindi/English must have subtitles in English. Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are required, shall not be screened in the Festival.
Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.
Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section.
The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the HIFF –Haryana International Film Festival, Chandigarh India with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.

Correspondence and Shipping Address:

All Correspondence, publicity materials, DVD’s and film prints should be addressed to: Festival Director,

HIFF-Haryana International Film Festival

Sanskriti Society for Art and Cultural Development

12, First Floor, MC Colony, Hisar-125001

Haryana (India)

Ph. 9991489900

Email : – hiffindia@gmail.com

Film Entry Submission Last Date: 30th November, 20120..

SHORT FILMS/DOCUMETARY/ANIMATION

( ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL CONTINENTS)

Duration for competition category: ( 1 minute to 45 minutes)
All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2019 to 15th November, 2020 within a running duration.
Entries of all films / documentaries (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in DVD format.
There shall be Three categories in the festival: short fiction film, documentary film, animation film :
[A] – To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be less than 45 minutes in duration.

[B] – Documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes.

[C] – Animation competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes.

If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category (short fiction film, animation film and documentary film) will be not eligible for Film Festival competition..
If 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.
A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website: around 31st December 2020.
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 and HIFF will Not Return DVD so pls. not ask for Return DVD Copy after Festival.
HIFF 2020 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.
Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered.
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 defects.
All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate.
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.
DVD’s of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of HIFF) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 30th November, 2020.
DVD’s may also be sent through diplomatic channels and HIFF 2021 will Not Return DVD so pls. not ask for Return DVD Copy after Festival.
The Festival Director may also invite films it considers of interest.
The below Form, duly filled in, separately for each film proposed to be entered should reach the Festival Director by 30th November, 2020.
Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than English must have subtitles in English. Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are required, shall not be screened in the Festival.
Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.
For promotion of films entered in the Festival on television, producers/authorised entrants are requested to supply four excerpts of the film(s) entered, each of a maximum duration of three minutes, to the Festival Director. These should be supplied preferably on DVC Pro format or Beta (PAL system) format.
Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section.
Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused after checking of the prints by the Print Checking Unit of the Festival Director.
The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the HIFF – Haryana International Film Festival, Hissar, India with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.
The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.
Correspondence and Shipping Address:

All Correspondence, publicity materials, DVD’s and film prints should be addressed to: Festival Director,

HIFF-Haryana International Film Festival

Sanskriti Society for Art and Cultural Development

12, First Floor, MC Colony, Hisar-125001

Haryana (India)

Ph. 9991489900

Email : – hiffindia@gmail.com

Film Entry Submission Last Date: 30th November, 2020.

HARYANVI FEATURE FILM

Submit Haryanvi Films

( ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM HARYANA & HARYANVI’s)

Haryanvi Feature Film: (The duration of the Film should be more than 45 Minutes)

The Language of the Film under this category must be Haryanvi & it must be sub-titled in English.
Films may be entered by any organization, agency, individual producer or director.
A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website: around 31st Decemebr 2020.
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 and HIFF will Not Return DVD so pls. not ask for Return DVD Copy after Festival.
HIFF 2021 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.

Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered.
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 defects.
All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate.
Anybody can submit one or more than one entry. There is no limit for submission.
Films/Songs/Jokes/Skits once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances, until the Festival is over.
DVD’s of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of HIFF) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later 30th November, 2020.
DVD’s may also be sent through diplomatic channels and HIFF will Not Return DVD so pls. not ask for Return DVD Copy after Festival.
The Festival Director may also invite films it considers of interest.
The below Form, duly filled in, separately for each film proposed to be entered should reach the Festival Director by 30th November, 2020.
Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.
For promotion of films entered in the Festival on television, producers/authorised entrants are requested to supply four excerpts of the film(s) entered, each of a maximum duration of three minutes, to the Festival Director. These should be supplied preferably on DVC Pro format or Beta (PAL system) format.
Classroom and advertising films are also eligible for participation in this section.
Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused after checking of the prints by the Print Checking Unit of the Festival Director.
The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the HIFF – Haryana International Film Festival, Chandigarh, India with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.
The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.

Correspondence and Shipping Address:

All Correspondence, publicity materials, DVD’s and film prints should be addressed to: Festival Director,

HIFF-Haryana International Film Festival

Sanskriti Society for Art and Cultural Development

12, First Floor, MC Colony, Hisar-125001

Haryana (India)

Ph. 9991489900

Email : – hiffindia@gmail.com

Our Bank Details: ….

BANK-UNITED BANK OF INDIA

BANK ADRESS- SECTOR : 13, HISSAR-125001

Bank A/c No: 1546050001359

Branch : U/E Hissar

IFSC Code : UTBI000784

SCREENPLAY/SCRIPT

Rules & Regulations:
1. One person can submit maximum 2 entries. For features: page limit (paper size A4, with one enter space & font (any font) size-12) 2-250 & for Shorts: page limit (A4, with one enter space, font (any font) size-12) 2-80 .
2. Screenplay other than language Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu, Sanskrit, French, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi it should be dubbed or translated in Hindi or English.
3. All entries should be produced/written/recorded after 1st January 2018 are eligible for the competition.
4. Entries will be accepted till final deadline only.
5. In each category there will be top 3 awards. (top 3 winner/s)
6. All selected entry will get participation certificate.
7. After submitting the entry HIFF will not return any submitted material.
8. If in any category HIFF will receive less than 5 submissions, in that condition there will be no competition.
9. The script/screenplay/story should be your fundamental composition (मौलिक रचना). Your entry to any misinformation will be cancelled automatically.
10. Result will be announced during the closing ceremony or after the festival, if entries will be received more than expectation.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.
The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.

Correspondence and Shipping Address:

All Correspondence, publicity materials, DVD’s and film prints should be addressed to: Festival Director,

HIFF-Haryana International Film Festival

Sanskriti Society for Art and Cultural Development

12, First Floor, MC Colony, Hisar-125001

Haryana (India)

Ph. 9991489900

Email : – hiffindia@gmail.com

Our Bank Details: ….

BANK-UNITED BANK OF INDIA

BANK ADRESS- SECTOR : 13, HISSAR-125001

Bank A/c No: 1546050001359

Branch : U/E Hissar

IFSC Code : UTBI000784

Overall Rating
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  • Pedro Jaen R.

    Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    March 2020
  • It was a privilege and I have appreciated to participe to Haryana international film festival. I advice companies and filmmakers to submit their project there. Thanks again and cheers !

    February 2019
  • Terribly management. My film won 2 awards here including best film (jury) but the organisers have just stopped responding to me about delivering the cash prize, trophies and certificates to me. Do not recommend this at all.

    January 2019
  • Jayakumar K

    Thanks for selecting my short film. It is an honour to receive the award for Best DOP.

    January 2019
  • It was great experience to be part of this great festival. Wish you all the luck for further festivals.

    January 2019