We want to take the serious cinema culture to the people. It is also our aim to develop a fundamental understanding of cinema in the next generations. It is our endeavor that, through this, we can organize progressive and democratic cine artists who uphold human values; and explore the possibilities of making more and more films with social consciousness.

Vision
As a unique creative and learning experience, we curate innovative programs that develop artists and leaders, inspiring them to conceive and create powerful works and ideas that are shared with the world. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience. Our principles objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration.

Mission
ICA International Cultural Artifact Film Festival exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. We aspire to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity. Our mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion.

Best Micro Short Film
1st Prize – 5000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – 3000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Short Film
1st Prize – 11,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Large Short Film
1st Prize – 11,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Documentary Film
1st Prize – 11,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Mobile Film
1st Prize – 5,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – 3,000/- INR Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Animation Film
1st Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Music Video
1st Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Advertisement Film
1st Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Female Filmmaker’s Film
1st Prize – 5,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Students Filmmaker’s Film
1st Prize – 5,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best LGBTQ Filmmaker’s Film
1st Prize – 7,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
4th Prize – Certificate
5th Prize – Certificate

Best Film Jury Mentioned
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate

Best Film Jury Mentioned (For Social Awareness)
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate

Public Choice Best Poster Award (based on Likes)
2000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate

Creative Poster Award
2000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate

Best Actor (Male)
1st Prize – Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Actor (Female)
1st Prize – Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Child Actor (Male & Female)
1st Prize – Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate

Best Singer
1st Prize – Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate

Best Director
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Cinematographer
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Editor
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Writer
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Music/Background Music
1st Prize – 3,000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize – Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize – Certificate

Best Sound Design
2000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate

Best VFX Film
2000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate

Best DI
2000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate

Special Category on Indian Constitution
10000/- INR, Trophy & Certificate

Lifetime Achievement Award
11000/- INR & Memento

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Films without English Subtitles (except Hindi, Marathi & English Films), shall not be
considered for selection.
2. Films submitted with watermarks or logos shall be Rejected.
3. Only Trailers or promos cannot be submitted for selection process.
4. Film Download link with password is preferred, DVD or Bluray are also accepted as
hard copies.
5. If submitting hard copies, Two full HD DVDs/Bluray should be sent by courier to the
Festival office Along with a hard copy of this entry form duly filled. DVDs must be
labeled with film title, director Name, duration, phone number and email id on them.
6. Director pic, Poster, Making Stills, Film Synopsis, and Payment Receipt may be
attached in an email.
7. For submissions coming from outside India, the packages must be marked, “For
Festival & Cultural Purpose only, No Commercial value”.
8. ICAFF does not pay screening fees to film makers.
9. ICAFF will not return the Films submitted online or video DVDs during or after the
festival.
10. Censor certificate is not mandatory.
11. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms. Each film is
considered as a new entry.
12. Female Filmmaker Category is Only for those films which are directed by Female
Filmmakers. (Female Directors Photo and Bio needs to send though Email, Without
Documents film will be not Eligible for this Category).
13. If you are submitting in Students Category, Kindly Mail Your Photo and Valid Id Card
of your Institute on icafilmfestival@gmail.com (Valid Id Card is Mandatory) (if the
documents were not valid for Students & Female Filmmakers Category then
filmmaker need to pay the Difference amount )

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. ICAFF reserves the right to showcase the film in ICA Film Festival. (We cannot share
films with any Television, Online Portal, Media Centre, Other Film Festivals or
Person).
2. ICAFF reserves the right to include the film related material in its promotional
activities. (Promo, Trailer, Poster, Making Video and Stills).
3. All Decisions made by the Appointed “Selection Committee” regarding Selections,
screenings, awards at the Festival in entirety will be final. In case of Dispute, decision
of the President is final & Binding to all.
4. The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official logo and the
status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with ICAFF 2020 designs
and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters
and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.
5. A film selected for the festival does not run in competition automatically. A Jury will
select the films which feature in Competition.
6. The Festival shall not bear / reimburse any freight/Courier or other charges in
Foreign or Indian currency.
7. Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.
8. Last date of submissions of Entries is 31/10/2021 and Date of Intimation of Selection
will be 25/11/2021.
9. Only Film Produced from 1 January 2016 till date can be submitted.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Vikhyat Srivastava

    Hi, This is Vikhyat Srivastava,

    Writer | Director | Producer for Muskaan 

    We As a Team are Really Thankful To ICA - International Cultural Artifact Film Festival for the Honours 

    It was Indeed a Great Pleasure To Have Had Been Associated with the Festival

    Lots of Love 
    Team Muskaan 

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You So Much for Your Love and Support.

  • What an amazing festival to be a part of. Thank you for keeping me informed to the end and congrats once again to the winner.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You So Much for Your Love and Support.

  • Thank you very much to ICA-International Cultural Artifact Film Festival to selected my documentary:La amable euforia de la danza as a Semi Finalist.
    This is a great festival.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You So Much for Your Love and Support.

  • marianne george

    Excellent communication and follow-through. Looking forward to 2021 ICAFF!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You So Much for Your Love and Support.

  • A very good festival! Nice contact! Very supportive. Always my pleasure.

    February 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You So Much for Your Love and Support.