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.

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.

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

Awards & Prizes
Best Short Film Rupees 10,000/-
Best Documentary Rupees 8, 000/-
Best Short Film (J&K - natives category) 3,000/-
Best Documentary (J&K - natives category) 3000/-

Certificates

Official Festival Selection (for all selections)

Short Films

• Best Film

• Best Director

• Best Actor

• Best Actress

• Best Editor

Documentaries

• Best Documentary

• Best Director Documentary

Special Recognition for Local talent (across Short films & Documentaries)

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES & TERMS CAREFULLY. Non adherence may lead to rejection without any explanation or communication.
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First Edition of Jammu Film Festival will be held from September 29 – 30, 2019 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: up to 30 Minutes (Short Films & Documentaries)
FORMAT: Documentary or Short Film could be shot on any camera but 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 which include documentaries as well as short films
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.

The Documentaries or Short Films lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected. 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 Documentaries and Short Films 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 documentary or short film 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 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 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 September 10, 2019. 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
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  • 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.

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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!

  • Great festival with wonderful communication!

    Thank you so much for the selection!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Chris!
    We are glad that you liked the communication. we had serious issues with the internet for some reasons. However, we still tried to be prompt.
    Look forward to seeing you again!

  • Javid Farahani

    Dear
    I’m honored to be announced that my short film “Under the Blade” got accepted in such a good festival.
    Thank you very much
    Javid Farahani
    The producer and director of the short film “Under the Blade”

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks you Javid. We are very glad for your association with Jammu Film Festival. Thank you again!