The “Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival” is promoted by “Splash Etcetra” and organized by “Awadh Art Society”.

Splash Etcetra, a software production company and advertising firm, which was established by some professionals of the Indian Film and Television industry in 2007.

Awadh Art Society, the organizer of the “Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival" (SAIFF), is a Non-Government Organization, which is purely dedicated towards the artist, performer, musicians, writers, directors and other known and unknown form of art to promote Indian Art & Culture in India and Abroad.

Festival Invites all filmmakers, in the category of INTERNATIONAL (WORLD CINEMA) SECTION; INDIAN SECTION (FEATURE FILMS); SHORTS (all genre), DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC VIDEOS & THEME ORIENTED FILMS (only shorts); SHAAN-E-AWADH SECTION (only for the resident of Uttar Pradesh).

The festival aims to showcase the best of the latest World and Indian Cinema through this competition section. To encourage filmmakers, Festival also aims to present innovative works done by various filmmakers.

The Awards aim to encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical brilliance and competitive excellence and social relevance contributing to the society.
Categories as;

JURY CHOICE AWARD (can be multiple awardees)
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (can be multiple awardees)

Winners will get an official winning certificate along with trophy; and all the film-makers whom the film was officially screened at the festival, will get an official selection certificate.


This section is mainly for the film which belongs to overseas, our intention fir this section is to support a better appreciation and understanding between cultures from around the world. The international section of the festival aims at showcasing award-winning and critically acclaimed films produced from all over the world in a competitive format.

The Indian section of the Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival will present the best of the Indian films from all the Indian languages. The aim is to present critically acclaimed and reputed films of Indian filmmakers to the Indian audience and celebrate Indian cinematic brilliance! This section is open to only INDIAN films.

The festival aims to showcase the best of the latest World and Indian Cinema through this competition section to encourage filmmakers, Festival also aims to present innovative works done by various filmmakers. This section includes feature film, shorts, animation film, music video and documentary films. The feature films must have been produced between January 1st, 2019 to December 30th, 2019. The Short Film/ Animation/ Music Video/ Documentary must have been produced after January 1st, 2019.

In this section, we invite filmmakers who have made films on “WORLD IN COVID19”. In this section all submitted films will be reviewed independently and will be awarded as Independent Award in the particular Theme.

SHAAN-E-AWADH SECTION aims to explore new creative talent and also to promote films made by Locals, by providing them opportunity to showcase their work in the Process of exploring the magic of cinema. Films in any format including their Mobile phones are accepted in this section. This section is open to only RESIDENTS OF UTTAR PRADESH. This section includes all genres of films.

1)Festival will accept those films in the “Competition Section” which are premiered in other festivals, however, if any film is released theatrically, via satellite or internet, it will not be accepted in the “Competition Section”. Those films can be submitted in a non-competetive section.

2)Film categories includes all feature films, short films, documentary, animation film, and music videos and experimental features. Festival entries are open to all films regardless of origin, content, and genre.
A) To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be 1 minute and less than 30 minutes in duration.

B) Non- fiction, documentary competition section must not exceed the duration of more than 60 minutes.

C) Animation films in the competition section must not exceed the duration of more than 20 minutes.

D) Feature Films in competition section must be above 75 minutes.

E) Theme Oriented film can be in all section; Feature, Shorts, Documentary and Music Videos.

F) If any film is less than 75 minute & above than 30 minutes will be count as Experimental Short and will be submitted under the sub category of feature films.

Official selections include all films selected to be screened during the festival. Special presentations include films invited by SAIFF to fortify our program. The films in the competition represent the official selections chosen by our selection committee to go through the festival jury process.

For more information, please feel free to write us on;

Submission Rules

Entry requirements:
1. All the Films will be screened in their original language. All films must have subtitles in English.
2. Films to be submitted should be made after January 1st, 2019.
3. Duration of limit for Short Film is 30 Minutes; for Feature Film duration must be 75 minutes or above. If the film is more than 30 minutes and less than 75 minutes, it will count as experimental shorts.

Entry fee:
4. For Short Film duration below 30 minutes: US$ 15
For feature Film duration above 75 minutes: US$ 30
For Short/ Theme Oriented Film: US$ 15 (Applies for each film submitted)

5. All the submission must be made online with FilmFreeway (
OR by an email to Festival Official.

Submission requirements:
6. Filmmakers are responsible for providing:
Official Teaser/ Trailer
Film Poster/ BTS stills (300dpi)
Film's MP4 for Preview (H.264 codec)

Film Rights:
7. Through submission to SAIFF, the filmmaker grants SAIFF the rights to:
- exhibit the film and/or stills in the Film Festival and any subsequent screenings.
- reproduce the film and/or stills for inclusion as part of a compilation for the promotional purposes for the festival.
- exhibit the film and/or stills either in part or in total, for promotional purposes for the festival.

Film Selection:
8. An independent panel of industry professionals will view and select entries for the Official selection.
9. If your film has been selected you will be notified via email.
10. For any query and information; please feel free to write us on, and for more details follow us on FB/ Twitter; | |

The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the 6th Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival 2020. The applicant undertakes that he/ she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the 6th Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival 2020 and make available the film and other materials for screening and festival purposes.

I agree to abide By the Decision of Jury of 6th Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival 2020 as Final and Binding. The Decision of The Juries Shall Be Final And Binding And No Appeal Or Correspondence Regarding Their Decision Shall Be Made By Me.

I certify that the film entered is NOT a dubbed/revised/copied/remade version of a film. I certify that the Footage acquired for the film has proper permissions and due credits have been given in the film. I certify that the musical score used is original. I hereby declare that the information provided is true to the best of my knowledge and corresponds with the credit titles of the film. I also understand that the Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival has the right to reject any entry, at any stage, if the information entered in this form is found to be incomplete or incorrect. I have no objection to the screening of this film for the jury or for any of their panels, in non-commercial public shows or in any other way the 6th Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival 2020 may consider fit.

Overall Rating
  • Hi, This is Vikhyat Srivastava, 

    Writer | Director | Producer for Muskaan 

    We As a Team are Really Thankful To The Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival for the Honours 

    It was Indeed a Great Pleasure To Have Had Been Associated with the Festival

    Lots of Love 
    Team Muskaan 

    May 2021
  • Edris Naseri

    Great in all ways. Thanks so much.

    January 2021
  • Shane-e-awadh FIlm Festival is an excellent place for networking, honest review and communication. Our film Chhoti Si Guzaarish have been awarded for the Best Story and Screenplay and I am proud being a winner. Thier approach is very good, organiser are so humble and professional in thier working. Thank you Shan e awadh, Love you..

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thankyou so much Mr Pragyesh, it was pleasure for us to have your film with us. We at SAIFF wishing the best for all the coming future projects.

    Good Luck & Thanks again :) We Love you too :)

  • Ashish P Mishra

    Great festival, good arrangements, superb location.

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Ashish for the feedback. Hope to see you next year with your new projects.

    Good luck for all the future endeavours.

  • Parag Vijra

    Excellent Experience being at the Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival... Thank you for the hospitality and for giving us an opportunity to watch beautiful cinema

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your feedback Parag :)

    Lots of best wishes for more winning laurels to your film (y)