Documentaries are the most ‘Un –Fabricated’ form of storytelling.

We believe in the power of creative expression which can entertain, educate, sensitize, inspire and transform.

‘Prime Documentaries Monthly Screening’ is an attempt to connect global storytellers and cinema lovers, an effort to initiate a dialog by showcasing stories that needs to be heard, stories of change, stories of innovation and stories of inspiration.

We aim to celebrate and encourage new and emerging documentary filmmakers from across the globe.

We accept online submission only via #FILMFREEWAY

THIS IS NOT A FILM FESTIVAL

Awards & Prizes

1 Film will receive $25

All Screened films will receive a Digital Certificate.

You receive 2 free passes to the screening

All the submissions will receive 25% discount on submission fees for Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival

Rules & Terms

Pre-selection Committee: All the submissions will be confidentially screened by pre-selection committee. This committee reserves every right to exclude submissions which are not in compliance 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 lacking sufficient technical qualities may be rejected.

Final Screening: Only submissions selected by pre-selection committee will be eligible for final screening.

Promotion & Publicity: All the official entrants will authorize the organizers to publish/screen/promote their submission(s). Entrants will also allow usage of clips from the Documentary for the promotional usage on but not limited to TV, Radio, in Print, web, at live Festival events including photos and other documentary related material for which the entrants are solely responsible. Also, the organizers will be able to share the submission information with its publicity partners (if any).

By submitting the entry the filmmaker grants us permission to use all submitted materials, including but not limited to film stills, descriptions, director’s biography and film screening history etc. in any and all forms of media for the express purpose of festival promotion and publicity.

However, we will not own any rights on the submitted films apart from using it for the promotional purposes of the event and for non-commercial screening(s) of which the filmmaker will be informed.

Acknowledgment of the Awards: Entrants must agree to acknowledge the award.

Return of the 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: We reserve the rights to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehavior disturbing the course of the festival. We also reserve all the rights to refuse or reject any registration/entry of any Documentary or Short Film or persons or institutions.

We also reserve all the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition.

Submission will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Documentary or Short Film and will be considered as the final entry.

Results declared by the pre-selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will abide by them. We will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.