The entries are open from 16 Oct 21 for the second edition scheduled in Mar 22.

Highlights of First Edition

The first edition which was held from 26-27 Sep 2019 in Jammu was a great success! It was a colourful event (check out the photos!) with huge attendance of local film artists and technicians and cinema lovers. The who's who of Jammu city including Mayor, Top administrators and politicians attended the screenings and prize ceremonies.

There was attendance from Bollywood too. Actors Kashmera Shah, Ayub Khan, Lalit Parimoo, Ayaz Khan and Mushtaq Khan were present.

The screenings were interspersed with Folk Songs and Dances, Workshops on acting and screenwriting, lip smacking local food and lot of tea conversations.

There was a scintillating after party too!

Over 160 entries from 17 countries were received. 37 shortlisted entries from 11 countries were screened over 2 days.

List of Final awardees - First Edition Jammu Film Festival 2019

1. Best Short Film - Love Ishtory

2. Best Documentary - Mountain, Priest, Son

3. Best Short Film (J&K - Native category) - S D

4. Best documentary (J&K - Native category) - Chandeep Singh - The Hero of Jammu

5. Best Director - Under the blade

6. Best Director Female - Casting ouch, Forbidden

7. Best Actor - Still Young, Black Label

8. Best Actor in negative role - Casting ouch

9. Best supporting actor - Casting ouch

10. Best Actress - Forbidden

11. Best supporting actress - Under the blade

12. Best Editor - Savvy?

13. Best Cinematography - Hermit

14. Best Story - Tyler

15. Documentary (second) - The dome of universe

16. Documentary (third) - Projonomo

17. Best Music - The Little Riddle

About Jammu Film Festival
Jammu Film Festival represents the aspirations of the art and cinema loving people of Jammu to put Jammu on the world map of International film festival circuit. This annual film festival is being organized by Vomedh a non-profit organization in the beautiful city of temples, Jammu, India

In modern times, cinema has emerged as a key art form. Jammu and Kashmir has had a special connection with cinema and Bollywood. Bollywood has explored the scenic locations as well as the themes around Jammu and Kashmir for a long time. Jammu and Kashmir, also in turn has contributed a great deal to Indian cinema in terms of artists and technicians. However, the focus of this festival is to improve the connect more specifically between Jammu region and cinema. Jammu has tremendous potential in terms of natural beauty and scenic locations to be explored. The hospitality of the people of Jammu region is unparalleled and would be a key catalyst in helping this industry grow. Moreover, Jammu has immense talent to be tapped.

Jammu film festival is an attempt to provide a platform to bridge this gap between the industry and the resources available in Jammu.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film - Rupees 15,000/-
Best Short Film - Rupees 10,000/-
Best Short Film (Mobile) - Rupees 5000/-
Best Documentary - Rupees 8,000/-
Best Feature Film (J&K - natives category) - Rupees 8,000/-
Best Short Film (J&K - natives category) - Rupees 3,000/-
Best Documentary (J&K - natives category) - Rupees 3000/-

Certificates

Official Festival Selection (for all selections)

Feature Films

• Best Film

• Best Director

• Best Actor

• Best Actress

• Best Editor

Short Films & Short Films (Mobile)

• Best Film

• Best Director

• Best Actor

• Best Actress

• Best Editor

Documentaries

• Best Documentary

• Best Director Documentary

Special Recognition for Local talent (across categories)

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES & TERMS CAREFULLY. Non adherence may lead to rejection without any explanation or communication.
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Second Edition of Jammu Film Festival will be held from March 19-20 in year 2022 in Jammu.
It is organized by Vomedh a very reputed non-profit organization of J&K. Vomedh has been at the fore front of revival of Art, theatre and culture in J&K for over a decade now. Rakesh Roshan Bhat & Rohit Bhat, the founders of Vomedh are the Festival Directors who together have vast experience in Theatre, TV, Films and Cultural events.
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DURATION
Feature Films - over 100 minutes
Short Films & Documentaries - between 10 mins to 40 mins
Short films (mobile) - less than 10 mins

FORMAT: Feature, Documentary and Short Film could be shot on any professional camera (not on mobile). Mobile is allowed only in the category specifically mentioned. English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English. However, exceptions will be considered only for local entries at the discretion of Festival Screening committee
A submission will be considered complete only after the DOWNLOAD IS ENABLED for the film's preview screener.
FESTIVAL SCREENING COMMITTEE:
The screening committee will confidentially screen all the eligible entries for all the categories
This committee reserves every right to exclude submissions which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language.

Entries lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected including the shorts from mobile category. The entries shall be judged on the basis of originality, craft, entertainment, and artistic quality, with least consideration for production cost. The subject and quality of screenplay will also be an important criterion

The short list and the winners would be judged by the empanelled judges for this edition.

FINAL SCREENING:
The entries selected by the screening committee and the judges will only be eligible for final screening at the competition venue. However, the organizers don’t promise the screening of selected entry owing to the non-availability of timeslot or any other unforeseen factor
The final awards would be announced before the closing ceremony of the festival.

PUBLICATION AUTHORIZATION:
All entered films grant the Jammu Film Festival a non-exclusive limited use agreement to use selected portions of submitted films to use the following:
The Film’s title, the Film’s synopsis, photographs, trailers and other Publicity Deliverables, and any of the principal cast members’, director(s)’s, writer(s)’s, producer(s)’s, crew members’ names, voice, biographical information, and/or likeness, in the following media: Jammu Film Festival’s website, Social Media (including Twitter, Instagram, facebook, youtube), the printed festival film guide, the festival mobile app, radio, television and press releases throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without compensation, permission, or notification, solely for the purpose of advertising, publicizing, and promoting the Film Festival and the Film’s screening. for which the entrants are solely responsible.

Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title, and interest in their films and all Intellectual Property. Also, the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners.

The films selected for final screening grants the festival right of up to five (non-commercial) screenings of the film across India and would be able to recommend the film(s) to the other festival(s) for consideration and/or competition or special screening. The sole purpose of these screenings is to promote filmmakers and their work.
We will never show or screen your film without Informing you.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AWARDS: Entrants must agree to acknowledge the official selection or award on the film itself if your work gets selected or wins an award
RETURN OF COPIES: Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers' film archive for cultural, non-commercial, nonprofit festivals and archival screening in the future.

CANCELLATION/REJECTION: The core committee of Jammu Film Festival appointed by Vomedh reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehaviour disturbing the course of the festival and reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration/entry of any Documentary, feature or Short Film or persons or institutions.
If the film has more than one director, the team should nominate one of the directors as a key person for all communication.
Submission will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Feature, Documentary or Short Film on or before the extended submission deadline and will be considered as the final entry.
The original submitter of the selected film will be notified by email by Feb 28, 2022. Please ensure that you have provided us with your correct/valid email. After notification of selection, the film may not be withdrawn from the festival under any circumstance.
We will not be able to offer any feedback to those films not accepted.
The film submission fee is non-refundable.
Results declared by the pre-selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will abide by them. International winners will receive the award amount via online transfer which might take 30 days.
If the submitter is not the filmmaker/producer it is submitter's responsibility to convey the details to the filmmaker/producer/right holder within fifteen days of the email sent by the festival regarding the remittance process.
Failing to communicate might delay the remittance process and after 30 days festival reserves the right to cancel the remittance.
The communication will only happen on the email id provided at the time of submission unless requested to update the email id.
The winners will be informed regarding the additional documents required if any for award remittance, only after receiving the documents the remittance process will start.
International remittance WILL ONLY HAPPEN VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER
For the winners who are not able to attend the festival, the certificates would be couriered to them. The courier fee (domestic / international) would be charged to them separately as applicable
Jammu Film Festival and its management including juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The core committee of Jammu Film Festival appointed by Vomedh reserves the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition. Dates and guidelines subject to change without prior notice.
By submitting your film to Jammu Film Festival you accept the terms and conditions mentioned.
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Overall Rating
Quality
Value
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Networking
  • Vaibhav Kaul

    An outstanding festival with extremely warm and courteous organisers

    January 2020
  • Kudos to the efforts of the Bhat Brothers. Amidst the socio-political instability they've managed to pull off an amazing feat. The communication was great despite the internet restrictions in the state at the time. Given that this was their first year, they deserve double pats on their back. Unfortunately, we couldn't attend the festival in person but I'm quiet sure that their hospitality must've been impeccable. They honored my film 'Black Label' with the award for the 'Best Actor'. Best wishes and looking forward to the future editions of Jammu FIlm Festival. Cheers!

    December 2019
  • Kashmera Shah

    Fab festival. Very good attempt and a very genuine film festival. Can’t wait to go next year

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot for your kind appreciation. We are committed to make it better with every edition. We have a vision to make Jammu Film Festival one of the most engaging, participative and rewarding film festivals in the country. Thanks for being part of the first edition. Looking forward to seeing you in the next edition too.

  • Anoop Oommen

    The most important thing about a film festival is that whether there is live screening or not. Yes, the Jammu film festival 2019 has it - the live screening. It was a wonderful experience, official selection of short films were done by a well-qualified jury. The hospitality and communication arrangements are highly admirable. I have deep appreciation for the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their enthusiasm and active participation in the shows. It is a well organised film festival held at Abhinav theatre Jammu. The aesthetics sense of audience seemed very high. The events were perfectly handled by its director Mr. Rakesh Roshan Bhatt and his dynamic team. I am eagerly looking forward for the forthcoming edition of the festival and glad to recommend it to every film lover.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Anoop for your kind words. It was wonderful having you at Jammu Film Festival. You added a lot of value to Festival with your movie and your presence. Am glad that it was so well received and appreciated by the audience.
    We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next edition.

  • Xaibar Rafiq

    Amazing festival!!! Highly recommended ❤️

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Xaibar!
    Your kind words of appreciation mean a lot to the entire team of Jammu Film Festival. I attribute the success equally to everyone connected with the festival including the filmmakers like you who submitted their films.
    Thanks Again!