Launched in 2013, the Lakecity International Film Festival (LCIFF) held in Delhi / NCR was founded to showcase the emerging talents and the leaders in contemporary film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content. Serving as a Premier Film Festival, the two day LCIFF 2020 festival is slated to happen in November 2020.

Festival Mission:
Breaking all stereotypes, LCIFF's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor indie film makers. These films will be organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers. LCIFF will also be a vital showcase for indie short film makers as the festival has a PSA Films Category in addition to its competitive sections revolving around a theme and have a strong social message.

>>TROPHIES & CERTIFICATES TO ALL WINNERS<<

>>FEATURE FILM CATEGORY<<

BEST INDIAN FILM
BEST FOREIGN FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST FILM (LOCAL TALENT)
BEST FILM ON NATIONAL ISSUES
P N DAS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST STORY
RENUKA DAS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR
EON FILM AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
MEENAKSHI MAHENDRU MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR FOREIGN / INDIAN
BEST CHILD ARTISTE
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST SOUND
BEST EDITOR
CRITICS AWARD
SPECIAL JURY MENTION

>>SHORT FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES CATEGORY<<

BEST INDIAN FILM - SHORT
BEST FOREIGN FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
BEST FILM (LOCAL TALENT)
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR
ROYAL INN AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST CHILD ARTISTE
BEST DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST EDITOR
CRITICS AWARD
SPECIAL JURY MENTION

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST WEB SERIES

PLEASE NOTE:
THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT ORGANISE AND OR REIMBURSE ANY TRAVEL / ACCOMMODATION FOR FILM MAKERS AND OR THEIR ARTISTS TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION:
The festival will not interact with anyone except the submitter and/ or the producer of the film. If any person - be it the actor, writer, director or any from the production crew tries to forcibly extract information about the status of the film from the festival authorities, the festival will have absolute rights to DISQUALIFY THE FILM from competition and/ or screening which you may kindly note. At the same time, the festival may take the decision to ban the production house completely from sending entries to the next editions of the festival.

The entry form / application will be considered only on receipt of Administrative film submission entry fee as mentioned above.

• Indian Participants can send payments in favour of “Lakecity International Film Festival” payable at Mumbai
Bank Name: The Bharat Co-Operative Bank (Mumbai) Ltd.
Bank A/c. No.: 001012100058714
Account Holder Name: Lakecity International Film Festival
IFSC Code: BCBM0000011

or PAYTM to 9987754342 / Mohan Das

• International Participants have to make payments through Paypal to pplusmag@gmail.com

All entries must be sent to the LCIFF prepaid and insured for your own protection. Entry form, DVD, Synopsis, Posters, Publicity stills and other material should reach Festival office on or before i.e. November 10th, 2020.

3. COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS: (Open to all Directors across the Globe)
Films entered in the FEATURE FILM Section should be more than 70 mins and made / released between 1st April 2015 and 15th June 2020.

4. COMPETITION SHORT FILMS/ DOCUMENTARY / ANIMATION FILMS
Films entered in the Competition Section must have a running length of not more than 45 mins.

5. GENERAL
5.1 Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused by the Festival Director.
5.2 Subtitling is necessary and compulsory for films that are not in English language or in Hindi (Indian Language). Films without subtitles shall not be screened in the Festival.
5.3 The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the Lake City International Film Festival with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
5.4 Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these and all Regulations as specified.
5.5 The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.
5.6 Entrants should inform the Festival Director by November 10th, 2020 about their participation, including the titles of films and the names and addresses of the directors, producers, production companies and world sales companies against each film titles.

NOTE: Festival Director, Programmer, Selection Panel and Jury shall determine selections and / or Award Winners at their sole discretion. LCIFF authorities at any time would not entertain any request pertaining to selection films and / or awards. Decision of the LCIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding to all parties.

The Festival is being organized under the aegis of Lake City International Film Festival by Eon Films, Qrius Films, Plus Publications and FilmCafe and with support from Indian Film Industry and film makers from around the world.

Overall Rating
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  • Ferdinand Lapuz

    Inspite of the confirmation of my payment thru Pay Maya for the shipment of the trophy, I still did not receive it or replies for my follow ups. Can you please advise? Thank you.

    Lake City <lakecity.mp@gmail.com>
    To:
    Ferdinand Lapuz

    Jan. 23 at 4:28 p.m.

    Payment received.

    Thanks and we will send the same to your Philippine address.

    Warm Regards,

    Gargi Bhattacharya
    Festival Coordinator
    LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    607 Hill View Gardens, Vaishali Nagar, Dahisar (East), Mumbai 400068
    M:+91 9987754342 | Whatsapp:+91 9819110817

    February 2020
  • Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend this festival but communication with the organizers via WhatsApp was always solid. They had a lot of challenges to overcome - change of venue, days without wifi - but they pulled things off and it would appear the festival was a success. Thank you for awarding QUEEN OF THE BEACH Best Non-Fiction Feature. The trophy is beautiful!

    February 2020
  • sanjay mathew

    It was a wonderful experience. Very Professional.

    January 2020
  • Rising Star Mani Nasry Won Best Debut Director at LakeCity International Film Festival. Best Festival one can submit too. Thank you again for your hospitality, networking opportunity and creating a valuable film festival.

    Thank you for taking me in.

    Mani Nasry
    www.14FILM.ca
    www.maninasry.com
    www.instagram.com/maninasry

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for such kind words. It serves as an inspiration to our team to work more harder and make it much better in the future..

  • it was the best experience for me.they really have keen eye for good cinema and a lot of experience from world of cinema.i didn't expected out of 250 film from all over the world i will get such responce.i am thankful to lakecity international awards for their special attention for independent cinema.

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Sandeep Anand. We appreciate your kind words and your presence at the festival...