Pune Short Film Festival is conducting a innovative international short film festival and invites participation from aspiring and upcoming independent filmmakers. A unique short film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers.

Best Film
Second Best Film
Best International Film
Best Student Film
Best Marathi Short Film
Best Director
Second Best Director
Best Director
Second Best Director
Best International Director
Best Student Director
Best Screenplay
Best Camera Work
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Animation Film
Best Original Score
Best Poster Design
Best Documentary Film
Best Creative Concept
Best Music Video
Best Music Composition
Best Production Design

The short film must have been completed after 1st January 2010
The film can be Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Fiction, Non - fiction or Animation.The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U - MATIC, DV, DVD,
Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits.There is no minimum running time limitation.
The short film can be in any language or any genre.All non- English films must have English sub- titles for festival presentation.
Censor Certificate is not mandatory for the film screening.
Multiple entries can be submitted.
PSFF organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library.
Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over.
The publicity material (Broacher, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry.Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.The Festival will not be responsible or borne to pay if the Courier stuck with the department.

Date of submission

Regular Submission –
1st July 2019 to 31st October 2019
Late Submission –
1st November to 25th May 2020

Film should be submitted before deadline. The Pune Short Film Festival is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.
Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous / incomplete particulars will not be considered.The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
Once film submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained after submission.
The competition is open for professionals as well as students.with separate section for student filmmakers.

Selection

Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, filmmakers, and other film industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the Festival organizers.
All films are judged equally based on:
Content Originality (Quality of story line, and script)
Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition)
Post- Production(Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)
Image (Focus, color, and lighting)
Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.
The decision of selection committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into Finalists will be notified by mail and/ or email.The Maharashtra Short Film Festival will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.
By entering the Pune Short Film Festival, contestants and/ or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its judges which are final and binding in all matters.
Selection of films for Pune Short Film Festival will be done by a committee whose decision will be final.However, Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and sector is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.
The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen (maximum 5 screening) in different cities of India on non- commercial basis.For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period.
Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein.The Goa Short Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed.Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

Short films that are submitted must be the entrants’ 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 permissions regarding music, sound and/ or images presented in your short film.By entering the Festival, the entrant agrees that the Goa Short Film Festival will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.
The Pune Short Film Festival reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid.
The entrants may also run the risk of being prosecuted as per the Indian Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Media Law for any offence or infringement.Racial, religious and regional discrimination shall not be portrayed in any part of the film being submitted.
Affidavits of winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian.Affidavits are subject to verification by the Pune Short Film Festival.All the legal issues, if any, shall be under the jurisdiction of High Courts only.
Pune Short Film Festival organizing, selection committee members, juries are not allowed to participate in respective festival as a contestant
Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.
Any filmmaker, institution or organisation is strictly not allowed to use the name 'Pune Short Film Festival' and festival logo and Official selection laurel for any commercial, non commercial, cultural or personal use without the permission of the organising committee.If any person or organisation will find to do so strict legal action will be taken against the person and/ or concern institution, all the legal issues, shall be under the jurisdiction of High Courts only.
Awards

Best Film
Second Best Film
Best International Film
Best Student Film
Best Marathi Short Film
Best Director
Second Best Director
Best Director
Second Best Director
Best International Director
Best Student Director
Best Screenplay
Best Camera Work
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Animation Film
Best Original Score
Best Poster Design
Best Documentary Film
Best Creative Concept
Best Music Video
Best Music Composition
Best Production Design

Checked before submission:

Completely filled entry form with signature
Entry fee