LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an independent monthly based film competition with annual screening. Lake View Film Festival is open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award the true innovative and artistic geniuses of our time. Every independent artist hopes to one day emerge from the underground scene and share their talents with the masses. Hopefully the showcase platform we provide will help facilitate that dream. We’re excited to display a wide range of works from all genres that will have industry pros, filmmakers and filmgoers buzzing.
Every month, Judges will award the best films of each category. Every winner will be given the distinction of an Official Finalist of the annual event in which Judges and Audience will award the best films of each category. The annual event will be place in Kolkata
Venue Detail :
Club Eco Vista by Conclave
Ecospace Business Park, Action Area II, New Town, Calcutta, India

Awards & Prizes

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS
Best Indian Short Film
Best International Short Film
2nd Best Indian Short Film
2nd Best International Short Film
Best One Minute Short Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Indian Feature Film (One Film in three months)
Best International Feature Film (One Film in three months)
Best Student Film
Best Music Video/ Best Music
Best Web Series.​
BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD
BEST Animation Film
Best Experiment Film
Best Horror Film
Best Romantic Film
Best Jury Award

BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARD
Best Director,
Best DOP,
Best Screenwriter
Best Editor

The winner will receive Laurel, Certificate.

Winning films will get a chance to participate in a second selection at the end of the year. If they pass the second selection, we'll screen them at our annual event. Where one film from each category will be awarded. and Received Special Certificate, Trophy, Special Festival Gift.
Depending upon the number of entries for each category and the quality of films submitted, we could also give Special Mentions.

Rules & Terms

1. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 is a monthly based film competition with annual screening open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors. 
2. Submission will be accepted through submission partners. 
3. categories of the festival are
International Short Films: - All Genre of International Short Films with Duration 2 minutes to 15 minutes with opening and closing credit.
Indian Short Films: - All Genre of Indian Short Films with Duration 2 minutes to 15 minutes with opening and closing credit.
International Mid Short Films: - All Genre of International Mid Short Films with Duration 15 minutes to 40 minutes with opening and closing credit.
Indian Mid Short Films: - All Genre of Indian Mid Short Films with Duration 15 minutes to 40 minutes with opening and closing credit.
Student Short Films: - All Genre of Student Short Films with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.
LGBT Films: - All LGBT Films with Duration 1 minutes to 120 minutes with opening and closing credit.
International Feature Films: -  All Genre of International Feature films with Duration 60 minutes to 120 minutes duration with opening and closing credit. The winner of this categories will be announced once in three Month.
Indian Feature Films: - All Genre of Indian Feature films with Duration 60 minutes to 120 minutes duration with opening and closing credit. The winner of this categories will be announced once in three Month.
Music Video: - All Genre of Music Video with 10 Min. Duration Maximum.
Web Series: - All Genre of Indian/International Web Series with One Episode preview only (Prefer the First episode of the Season) other episodes are required on request.
1 Minute Short Film: - All Genre of Indian/ International Short Films with one-minute duration with opening and closing credit. More the one-minute duration films will be disqualified.
AWARDS BY JURY ARE
BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS
Best Indian Short Film
Best International Short Film
2nd Best Indian Short Film
2nd Best International Short Film
Best One Minute Short Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Indian Feature Film (One Film in three months)
Best International Feature Film (One Film in three months)
Best Student Film
Best Music Video/ Best Music
Best Web Series.
BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD
BEST Animation Film
Best Experiment Film
Best Horror Film
Best Romantic Film
Best Jury Award 
BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARD
Best Director,
Best DOP,
Best Screenwriter
Best Editor
The winner will receive Laurel, Certificate.
Depending upon the number of entries for each category and the quality of films submitted, we could also give Special Mentions.
Submitter, Applicant agree with Category and Award terms and rules by submitting the film.
4.Our jury screens the monthly selections PRIVATELY (meaning: it's not a public screening!) and from there we select the winners. Only the winning films will get a chance to participate in a second selection at the end of the year. If they pass the second selection, we'll screen them at our annual event. Where one film from each category will be awarded. 
5. All submissions are final. No refunds are provided. 
6. All genre films will accepted. 
7. Winner films will required HD format of the film on festival demand for screening in annual event through Dropbox or WeTransfer. 
8. All films which are selected / nominated for the competition or Festival, will be informed only by emails & listed on festival web site. 
9. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of festival selection committee will be final. 
10. All non-English foreign language films /regional language Indian films must have English sub-titles. 
11. Festival organizers will not be responsible if film is not screened due film format problem. 
12. Festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds. 
13. Each entry will be accompanied by non-refundable fees. 
15. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & non-commercial purposes. 
16. The excerpts from films send for LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 can be shown on the Indian / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity. 
18. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film 
19. Entrants agree that LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - 17 organizers will not be held liable for any copyright violations by you or your films. 
20. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - 17 reserves the right to not screen any film for any reason it deems valid. 
21. LAKE VIEW  VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - 17 will communicate all details through email communications only, so please give authorizes email and respond to emails asap. No phone call inquires. 
22. Entrance fee is non-refundable. Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment. No refund for non-selected, disqualified films
23. LAKE VIEW  INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - 17 organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants 
24. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes. 
25. Festival Director reserve the right to take all decision about festival 
26. The code of conduct will have to be strictly followed by the entrants; misbehavior will lead to disqualification & legal actions. 
27. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and organizers reserve the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling. 
28. The decision of the management is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
29. Films once entered in fest will not be allowed to be withdrawn. Participation in the LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 implies acceptance of all these rules. 
30. The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained 
31. Agree the above terms & conditions of LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 organizing committee and promise to abide by it. 
32. The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Lake View International Film Festival The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the Lake View Independent Film Festival and make available the print for screening. Under NO circumstance, the authorities of Lake View International Film Festival and Competition will entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.

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    Clare del Rosario

    Amazing festival and staff! I can't wait for the next round of the competition!

    November 2017
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    Michał Szalonek

    Great pleasure to be part of it in 2017 and a great honour to be awarded for our projest " Consolation".

    November 2017
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    Peter Regan

    Am so honored and excited my short "Once Upon a Planet" was accepted to your festival. I wish I had the means to attend personally. Much love from The U.S.A.

    November 2017
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    wechitra films

    First time ever we participated in this festival with our 5 Seconds. I hope to move ahead for the finals so as to showcase our film on your wide platform. Thanks for providing the same and hope to see you soon .

    October 2017
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    SEYED MOJTABA HOSSEINI

    Wonderful festival! Excelent communication. Exact planning.
    Thank you so much for your attending to independent and different films. Your jury choose my film (Panj - 5) as the best experimental film on september. I hope to be one of the Official Finalist of your annual event. Best Wishes

    September 2017