Samskara International Film Festival is organised to explore the wonders of film making from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of the human experience through the world of films. Started as an online festival last year, Samskara has now become a traditional festival in the form of an overwhelmingly guided meditative tour that will take your film to global audiences at the Himalayan foothills.

Organised to promote and collaborate with new and established filmmakers from various genres who would like to present their creative work to established members of the Jury, the organisers of Samskara International Film Festival believes in the synergy of the many facets of filmmaking. A film festival designed for the indie filmmakers, submissions to Samskara are made with an understanding that it is submitted to a jury comprising of producers, filmmakers, independent script writers besides other technical crew from the industry that can do justice to the technical prowess of your film and the spiritual cinematic power of your work.

With our judging panel and support partners scattered across the globe, the festival welcomes you to submit your project(s) in multiple categories - be it a Feature Film or a Short Film, an Animation Film or a Documentary, Music Video or Web Series. We also have separate category for LGBTQ Films. Short Films and Documentaries (up to 40 minutes) are accepted irrespective of the year of making.

So here’s looking forward to seeing your films at our festival. Happy Submissions!

Awards are constituted in the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best LGBT Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Music
Best Director
Best Cinematographer

All selected entries will receive Official Selection Laurel. Winners will receive Official Certificate (print ready digital certificate and Laurel) The Trophy will be presented in a gala mega event.

Samskara International Film Festival is one of the best upcoming festivals as it brings in the synergy of the many facets of film making. It offers competition in Feature films, Short films, Animation Film & Video Productions, Web Productions, New Medias, Music Videos and Experimental Productions.

* Only online Submission will be accepted through FilmFreeway.

* By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown by the Samskara International Film Festival. Your name and information about your project may be used for promotion.

* Filmmakers competing in this festival with a feature film has to mandatory submit their films trailer/teaser with subtitles in English.

* Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category or different Category.

* We accept all kind of films. The film production could be from any year.

* Entrance fee is non-refundable. Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment.

* Please note that you will have to pay separate charges for Postage & Courier for Trophies / Mementos / Certificate etc. if you are a winner and not able to collect the same at the Awards function.

* The festival has the right to disqualify or remove any winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.

* The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

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

* The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all.

* The Festival is open to everyone. If you’re under 18, you will need to include a parent’s name and contact info.

Overall Rating
  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc. On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of the Samskara International Film Festival.
    When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent.
    It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants! To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself. So, to be awarded HONORABLE MENTION was thrilling and beyond what we expected!
    We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common to many societies.
    We recommend submitting your work and we certainly intend to participate again in the future. Peace and stay safe!

    April 2021
  • Abhay Thakur

    One of the finest experience. All indie Filmmakers must try their luck here. Its a wonderful film festival with the best communication.

    March 2021
  • Shihyun Wang

    Our film Poems by two emperor poets won an award and we are thrilled to be part of this great festival.

    March 2021

    Excellent Festival, quick response, well organized, and overall the best.
    Pleasant journey of our film with SIFF as an official selection to the nominee to award {Special Mention certificate} Great indeed.Highly recommended Festival.Thanks.

    March 2021
  • Mukesh Asopa (DGC)

    Amazing Film Festival. Well organized and very professionally managed. The designs and the theme explains everything about the vision of this film festival. They get 5/5 from my side.Good Luck.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    So much Thanks sir. However, with this 5 Star Rating, I would request you to make your rating public. Its been made private at your end.