Indian World Film Festival is latest addition to Miniboxoffice film festivals family. The Miniboxoffice is an independent film festival organizing company which caters to filmmakers of more than 90 countries through its 8 film festivals round the year. Indian World Film Festival objective is to showcase best of world cinema which boost growth of industry, emerging & experienced talent.

The Indian World Film Festival marks the milestone in cinematic history of Hyderabad, India. The Hyderabad- a culturally rich & heritage city is the hub of Telugu cinema & the destination of many budding filmmakers since past century. The festival is the tribute towards contribution of the Telugu film industry in the development of cinema in India

2nd Indian World Film Festival -18 will provide professional networking & film marketing opportunities to the filmmakers and also introduced them with current trends of cinema. The festival goal is to empower independent filmmakers and dedicated to become world’s finest festival which fosters the growth of independent filmmakers.

With this commitment, I invite all the filmmakers to participate in inaugural year of Indian World Film Festival -18.


Production Awards
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Ad Film
Best Director
Best Debut Director (For Feature Film Only)
Special Festival Mention
Honorable Jury Mention

Creative Awards
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best VFX

Performance Awards
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Music Awards
Best Original Music
Best Background Music

Rules and Regulations:

2nd Indian World Film Festival-2018

1. Awards for both professional and students category-

Production Awards

❏ Best Feature Film ❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation
❏ Best Feature Animation ❏Best Feature Documentary ❏ Short Documentary
❏ Best Music Video ❏ Best Film-Jury ❏ Best Director
❏Special Festival Mention ❏Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Ad Film
❏ Best Debut Director (Feature Only)

Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay ❏ Best VFX

Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress
❏ Best Supporting Actor ❏ Best Supporting Actress

Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

Companies/Institutional Awards

❏ Best film/Animation production institution (Academic)
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]
❏ Best film production house:-
❏ Feature Films production house
❏ Short/Documentary production house
❏ Ads/Animation production house
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]

Award Criteria

Submission for Best Film Production Institution Award (Academic)

• Institution Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two student projects
• List of in-house resources.
• List of award winning productions

• List of alumni working with reputed film banners
• List of institution filmmaking faculty along with specialization & experience.

Submission for Best Film Production House Award

• Company Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two movies produced by company
• List of all movies produced by the company and mention if movies won any awards.
• List of professionals associated with the company (Like Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Producers etc)
• Attach the CV’s of core team members

Certificate of participation + Miniboxoffic Movies Ratings will be given to all entries. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

3. Films must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

4. Films participated in Indian World Film Festival-2017 are not eligible for participation in 2018

5. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

- Year of production: Jan-2015 onwards
- Feature Films/Feature Animation/Feature Documentary: 61 min to 180 min (more than 60 min)
- Short Film/Short Documentary/Short Animation: up-to 60min
- Music Video: up-to 7 min

6. IWFF-18 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on 27 Feb 2018 & shortlisted late entries notification on 03 March 2018.
• Delegate registration to attend IWFF-18. All filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Hyderabad on 18 March 2018.

7. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

8. Indian World Film Festival-18 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and
other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

9. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

10. By submitting movie to Indian World Film Festival-18, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

11. Filmmakers are requested to submit the following through email at .
• Synopsis of the movie.
• Crew & Cast List.
• Biography & Filmography of Film director.
• Photograph of Director.
• Still and Posters of film in JPEG format.

12. Movie Submission-

• Submit movie via private online link through Vimeo, Google drive, YouTube or wetransfer etc, scanned entry form & fee payment details at


• Two sets of DVD along with entry form, fee and others details mentioned in application form at given address


Jyoti Singh
2nd Indian World Film Festival-18
N-003, Plumeria Garden Estate, Omicron-III
Greater Noida-201308, (Delhi NCR) UP, India
Tel: +91 120-4129059, +91 9582320467

Overall Rating
  • This is a professionally organized festival by an experienced team.

    May 2017
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    Bob Bryan

    While I was unable to attend the IWFF in person, I never felt disconnected from the Festival Experience. Every step of the way they (the IWFF Team) kept me up-to-speed on the status of my entry GV29 WOMEN THE POWER PARADIGM. I could not be happier with my experience with IWFF. An 10 rating is not high enough. These folks are 1st class and they love and respect Film and Filmmakers! Thank you IWFF Team for a wonderful experience, you really touched my heart!!! PS They even sent me pictures (stills) of the on-going Festival Event. Amazing!!!

    March 2017