LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an independent film festival. Lake View Film Festival is open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award the truly 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.

Our Judges will award the best films of each category. Every selected film will be given the distinction of an Official selection of the event in which Judges will award the best films of each category. All official Selected films will be screened in the event. The event will be placed in Kolkata.

All Official Selections, Nominees, and Winners will be announced on our website and via social media.

AWARDS BY JURY ARE

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

Best Indian Short Film

Best International Short Film

Best One Minute Short Film

Best LGBT Film

Best Student Film

Best Music Video/ Best Music

Best Web Series.

BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD

Best Documentary Film

Best Animation Film

Best Drama Film

Best Experiment Film

Best Horror Film

Best Romantic Film

Best Jury Award

BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARD

Best Director,

Best DOP,

Best Screenwriter

Best Editor

Best Male Actor

Best Female Actor​

The winner will receive Laurel, Certificate. and Trophy memento

Depending upon the number of entries for each category and the quality of films submitted, we could also give Special Mentions.

1. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors.

2. Submission will be accepted through submission partners. Hardcopy(DVD not acceptable)

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.

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.

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

Best One Minute Short Film

Best LGBT Film

Best Student Film

Best Music Video/ Best Music

Best Web Series.

BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD

Best Documentary Film

Best Animation Film

Best Drama 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. and Trophy memento

Depending upon the number of entries for each category and the quality of films submitted, we could also give Special Mentions.

Submitter, Applicant agrees with Category and Award terms and rules by submitting the film.

4. All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.

5. All genre films will be accepted.

6. Selected films will require HD format of the film on festival demand for screening purpose in the event through Dropbox or WeTransfer.

7. One submitter can submit only one film per category.

8. All films which are selected/nominated for the competition or Festival will be informed only by emails & listed on the festival website.

9. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.

10. All non-English foreign language films /regional language Indian films must have English subtitles.

11. Festival organizers will not be responsible if the film is not screened due film format problem.

12. Festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

13. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film, and the material sends as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & non-commercial purposes.

14. The excerpts from films send for LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL can be shown on the Indian / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity.

15. 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

16. Entrants agree that LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL organizers will not be held liable for any copyright violations by you or your films.

17. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL reserves the right to not screen any film for any reason it deems valid.

18. LAKE VIEW VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will communicate all details through email communications only, so please give authorizes email and respond to emails asap. No phone call inquiries.

19. Entrance fee is non-refundable. Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment. No refund for non-selected, disqualified films

20. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.

21. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

22. Festival Director reserve the right to take all decision about the festival.

23. The code of conduct will have to be strictly followed by the entrants; misbehavior will lead to disqualification & legal actions.

24. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and organizers reserve the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

25. The decision of the management is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

26. Films once entered in the festival will not be allowed to be withdrawn. Participation in the LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL implies acceptance of all these rules.

27. The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained

28. Agree on the above terms & conditions of LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL organizing committee and promise to abide by it.

29. 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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  • It was an honour to screen my short film 'Rabb Mileya' at LVIFF. The communication of organisers was apt and I feel such film festivals should be lauded for their unbiased approach towards appreciating cinema.

    February 2019
  • Katalina Kovecses

    Great team working on this Festival. Answers your questions quickly and helps you in whatever way they can!

    January 2019
  • Very Well communicated, very well organized highly recommended!

    January 2019
  • Thanks LVIFF for rewarding our children feature film "Buchcha" award winner as best Indian feature film. I am feeling very glad & honoured.

    November 2018
  • Kankana Chakraborty

    Great platform for Independent filmmakers. Thank you for the encouragement.

    November 2018