INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL has its roots in the influential filmmaking movement called "Dogme 95." In 1995, Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg initiated Dogme 95 by creating the "Dogme 95 Manifesto" and the "Vows of Chastity." These guidelines emphasized traditional storytelling values, authentic acting, and thematic depth while excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. The movement aimed to empower directors as artists, reclaiming their creative control from the studios.

The fusion of the Dogme movement with its Indian origins gave rise to the name INDOGMA for this festival. It was conceived as an initiative by Mr. Chandan Mehta, an esteemed Indian Film Producer, Director, and owner of Cinemehta Production, along with Mr. Mukesh Gambhir, Director of Radio NGF, Palwal, Faridabad. Their vision was to create an international platform for short and feature filmmakers in India and around the world.

Since its inception in 2018, INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL has grown to become a vibrant celebration of independent cinema, offering opportunities for emerging talents to showcase their work and connect with industry professionals. With a foundation rooted in the spirit of Dogme 95 and a commitment to nurturing creativity, the festival has become a significant event in the film industry.

Join us at INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 as we continue to honor the origins of Dogme 95 and celebrate the diverse voices and storytelling traditions of cinema.

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INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 is thrilled to announce a wide range of awards and prizes in recognition of outstanding achievements in the world of cinema. The festival celebrates excellence across various categories, representing the diverse and vibrant landscape of filmmaking.

The awards and prizes at INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 include:

Best Short Film
Best Short Film (2nd)
Best Short Film (3rd)
Best Story
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Background Music
Best Editing
Best DI / CC (Digital Intermediate / Color Correction)
Best Child Artist (M/F)
Best Poster
Best LGBTQ Movie
Best Documentary
Best Animated Film
Best Regional Film (Language-wise)
Best Music Video
Award for Social Awareness
Award for Women's Empowerment
Best Student Film
Best Web Series
Best Feature Film Indian
Best Feature Film Foreign
Honorable Mention Country Wise

These awards aim to recognize excellence in various aspects of filmmaking, including storytelling, direction, performances, technical craftsmanship, and social impact.

INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 also honors films that create awareness about important social issues and promote women's empowerment. The festival encourages submissions that highlight regional cinema in different languages, fostering cultural diversity and inclusivity.

Be part of this prestigious event and compete for these coveted awards. Submit your film to INDOGMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023 and seize the opportunity to be recognized for your exceptional talent and contributions to the world of cinema.


1. The winners will be honored with a winning certificate and trophy.
2. The film must be subtitled in English if the language is other than English and Hindi.
3. Year of production & accepted movie duration:
Year of production: January 2021 onward.
4. Previously entered Films which is submitted in IFF-2018 to 2022 are not eligible for participation in 2023.
5. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.
6. IFF-24 stages/process:
• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office.
• Delegate registration to attend IFF-24 at Faridabad (NCR). All filmmakers must have registered as delegates to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movie screening & workshops followed by an award ceremony in Faridabad (NCR).
7. Indogma Film Festival does not take any type of 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.
8. Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn under any circumstances, however, the festival director reserves the right to disqualify any film on certain grounds.
9. By submitting the movie to the Indogma Film Festival, the filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility for copyright issues of music, script, and other creative and technical aspects of the film.

Short films/Documentaries/ Music Videos/ Animation/ Web Series/ Feature Films (Indian or International) that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.

Please note that these rules and terms are subject to change, and it is advisable to visit the official Indogma Film Festival website for the most up-to-date information.

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Overall Rating
  • I'm super glad to be a part of the Indogma Film Festival 2023 with my short film 'VYARTH'.
    Thanks for understating the depth and need for the social message that we want to give through "VYARTH".
    It has been an honor to be a part of this incredible film festival.
    May the festival continue to provide filmmakers with a platform that encourages creativity and expressiveness.
    Writer & Director - Vijay Chaugule

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    🎬 Thank you for your heartfelt words, Vijay Chaugule! Your film 'VYARTH' indeed touched many hearts and shed light on important social messages. We're honored to have had your film at the Indogma Film Festival 2023. Wishing you continued success in your future endeavors. Let's keep storytelling alive! 🌟 #IndogmaFilmFestival2023 #VYARTH #FilmmakerSpotlight

  • I am very much delighted that my film got an award . Though I couldn't attend the festival , but the Festival committee has always communicated to me.
    The Festival Director has written one of the best wise review of my film.
    I would love to submit my next film to this festival again.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your heartfelt feedback. We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with the Indogma Film Festival. It was indeed an honor to review and recognize the exceptional quality of your film.

    We understand that attendance isn't always possible, but rest assured, your film resonated strongly with our team and audience alike. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to showcase more of your work in the future.

    Warm regards,

    Chandan Mehta
    Director, Indogma Film Festival

  • My experience with Indogma Film Festival was exciting and I’m so grateful for my winner award for my movie, Walking With God, by Lois Banks.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Lois Banks! We're delighted to hear that you had an exciting experience with the Indogma Film Festival and that "Walking With God" was recognized with a well-deserved award. Your film captivated many, and we look forward to seeing more of your inspiring work in the future. Cheers to your continued success! 🎬🏆

  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" as a Nominee at your festival. I wasn't able to attend the event in person, but was impressed with the clear and frequent communication. I had a good experience overall and will consider submitting future projects to Indogma Film Festival.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with the Indogma Film Festival, even though you couldn't attend in person. Your film 'Enter the Room' truly stood out, and we were thrilled to have it as a nominee. We look forward to seeing more of your incredible work in the future and hope to collaborate again. Best wishes on your film making journey! 🎬🌟

  • Domenico Mongelli

    It's a very interesting and professional festival for indipendent filmaker. Great. I'm proud for the award received.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Domenico Mongelli! We're thrilled to know that you found the Indogma Film Festival to be an enriching experience for independent filmmakers like yourself. Your award in the Best DI/CC category for "BLUEROSE" is a testament to your talent and dedication. We're proud to have recognized your outstanding work. Here's to more achievements and cinematic excellence! 🎥🌟