HISFF – Haryana International Short Film Festival is an initiative of HIFF ( Haryana International Film Festival which has completed its First edition. HISFF is first attempt towards the International recognition of Young Film Makers who have interested in Film Making .HISFF will make endeavors towards imparting a novel identity to the world cinema, through conducting Short film festivals in the cities of Haryana every year. HISFF 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.

Haryana International Short Film Festival( HISFF ) , Hisar 2017 should be biggest and glamours short film festival. This Four days Festival will showcasea diverse, language independent, selection of the Best Short Films, documentaries and Music Videos 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 and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.

HISFF 2017

Vision and Mission :

HISFF 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 2016 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 Film makers 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.

Awards & Prizes

1. Best Short Film
2. Best Director
3. Best Actor
4. Best Actress
5. Best Story
6. Best Music
7. Best Screenplay
8. Best Editing
9. Best Cinematography
10. Best Music Video
11. Best Singer ( Male)
12. Best Singer ( Female)
13. Best Music in Music Video Category
14. Best Director in Music Video
15. Best Photography
16. Best Concept
17. Award for Socila Awareness

Rules & Terms

Short/Documentary/Animated Films


Duration for competition category: ( 1 minute to 30 minutes )
All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2015 to 28th February 2018 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 30 minutes in duration.

[B] – Documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 30 minutes.

[C] – Animation competition section must not exceed duration of more than 30 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 1st March 2017.
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 HISFF will Not Return DVD so pls. not ask for Return DVD Copy after Festival.
HISFF 2017would 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 HISFF) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 31st Januaryr, 2017.
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 31st January , 2017.
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 HISFF – Haryana International Short Film Festival, 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 Media & Communication Productions,

1129, H.B.C., Sector :4

Hisar -125005 ,Haryana (India)

Ph. 8736010000,7027080009,9255155307

Email : – hisffindia@gmail.com

Film Entry Submission Last Date: 28th February , 2018.

3 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    9wonders Entertainment jugal k. nayak

    I am Glad to be a part of this festival.. thnx Haryana international short film festival..

    April 2017
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    Ravinder Dhaka Telefilms

    HISFF is a great film festival ,Professional Communication, Organizers and team are very nice

    April 2017
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    Ashok Chaudhry

    I talked to the festival director Dharmender Dangi over the phone and thru emails I couldn't go to attend the festival because I was in the USA but my family and friends attended HISFF. The organization, screening,.programs, scheduling, networking were pretty good. I would definitely go next time and recommend this film festival.

    April 2017