End of October/beginning of November 2019 (exact dates yet to be confirmed)!, the 11th „New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival” will bring highlights of the new Indian Cinema to the renowned Orfeos Erben cinema in Frankfurt, Germany.

Please also visit our website www.newgenerations.de and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NewGenerationsIndependentIndianFilmfestival.

We are now looking for submissions for our New Generations Short Film Wallah competition. The movie should be a production of Independent South Asian Cinema or with a focus on South Asia. A German premiere is desired. We are looking for works with their own visual language, new angles and forms.

Along with the short film reel we will also award the New Generations Short Film Wallah Award, a cash price of EUR 150 for the best production, which will be announced at the festival.

We call for applications that meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the competition:

- Genres: Fiction, Documentary, Narrative, Animation, Comedy and Experimental from independent productions
- Suggested topics: Identity, Culture, Ethnicity, Home, Belonging, Globalization, Gender, urban/rural life and anything related to topics concerning South Asia
- Production: from South Asia or from abroad, explicitly having a link to South Asian society, i.e. dealing with a South Asian topic, or with “Desis’ lives abroad”
- Production Date: preferably at most two years old
- Duration: max. 20 minutes
- Format: Digital File (preferred), DVD, BluRay or DCP
- Deadline: 31 July 2019

The New Generations Short Film Wallah Award is in its fifth year now. Winners so far:

2018: Sisak (Faraz Arif Ansari)
2017: Sanyog (Aly Rana)
2016: To my dreams (Anjana Premchand, Khalid Shah, Ankit Jain)
2015: No Love Lost (Shekar Bassi)

Please submit your film, along at least a short synopsis, two stills, director’s bio and all information that is helpful for evaluating, through FilmFreeway . Should you not be able to submit a digital submission, please contact us at shortfilmwallah@newgenerations.de.

Every film submitted is evaluated by the New Generations Short Film Wallah Jury. Applicants will be informed by latest September about the outcome.

Accepted filmmakers agree to submit the screening copy on time and permit that short clips for promotional purposes are shown and stills are used for PR.

Overall Rating
  • Supernova Design

    What a beautiful festival! Thank you Subin, Petra, the NGIIFF Jury & festival team. Our animated short film Passage had the honor of receiving the Short Film Wallah award (2019). It was lovely to participate in a skype Q&A with the festival audience and to receive an in-depth film review and comprehensive feedback from the jury. Hope to attend in the future!

    November 2019
  • Absolutely fantastic! My film, Sisak, won the Short Film Wallah award for 2018. I had a wonderful interaction with the audiences over Skype. Kudos to Subin, Petra, the Jury members & the entire team for putting up such a wonderful platform to voice South Asian stories.

    November 2018
  • Good one. Will submit my works in next edition too

    November 2018
  • Aly Rana

    Quality Indian film festival in Germany.

    November 2017