Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur filmmakers alike. With the proliferation of high-quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort. You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so.

Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the shortfundly International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create.

SFIFF(Shortfundly Internation film festival) is the unique event in India which showcases talents to short film making. It is the only annual International Short Film Festival happening in India with awards in all categories.

Additionally, Whoever submits your film to our festival gets the opportunity to stream in our shortfundly premium platform. It will help you to earn throughout life. Don't miss this golden opportunity. All the best for your efforts in filmmaking.

We are looking forward to reviewing your artworks and critically analyze the masterpiece in depth.

Why SFIFF?

We believe Awards and recognitions are not just honors which will feature prominently in a person’s obituary. Rather, it shapes an emerging artist by giving more responsibility on their shoulders as a filmmaker. By hosting a diverse range of awards in the key departments of audio-visual media, we provide the best opportunities for emerging filmmakers, documentary makers, musicians, and photographers to receive such recognition. Also, SFIFF has no barriers to submitting films and documentaries. The festival will showcase the worldwide submission of Fiction, Drama, Experimental, Horror, Human Rights, Religious, Sci-Fi, Women, Underground, Comedy, Asian, African, Adventure or any genres in the art of visual storytelling.

We are looking for stories that capture the imagination, talent, and diversity of filmmakers, which will leave audiences in awe.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

Production Awards
Best Short Film
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Documentary Film
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Animation Film
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Music Video
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Mobile Film
1st Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film (Female Filmmaker)
1st Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film (Student Filmmaker)
1st Prize 5000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film Jury Mentioned
3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Creative Awards:
Best Director 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best DOP 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Editor 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Writer 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Music/BGM 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Sound Design 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best VFX 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best DI 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Performance Awards:
Best Actor Trophy & Certificate
Best Actress Trophy & Certificate
Best Child Actor/Actress Trophy & Certificate
Best Singer Trophy & Certificate

Best Film Jury Mentioned for Social Awareness:
7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Public Choice Best Poster:
3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

▪ We will announce winners list in shortfundly social media channels and website.
▪ Since, it's an online event, Trophies for award category winners dispatched to your postal address.
▪ We will give certificates to all the participants.

KEY FEATURES :

▪ To all the winners of different categories, we would provide an award certificate (digital format - ready to print) along with SFIFF ‘Winner’ laurel (with category details).

▪ To all the finalist films, we would provide a finalist certificate (digital format - ready to print) along with the ‘Finalist’ laurel.

▪ To all the nominated films, we would provide an official selection certificate along with the ‘Official Selection’ laurel.

▪ We would list all the winning films, finalist films, and the nominated films along with the posters on our website and social media pages.

▪ We would list all nominations to a shortfundly premium section to help the global audience reach and earn monthly through us. Don't hesitate to submit. Every submission will get benefits.

To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights (or) have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us. The Shortfundly International Film Festival of India would not be responsible for any such IPR issues.
Please read all the rules and requirements before submitting your project:

* Short Films Above 60 Min Will Be Disqualified (60 Min is The Limit).

* All fees are non-refundable.

* Student filmmakers are encouraged to apply but must enter which film school they’re currently pursuing (or) from which film school they got persuaded. Also, Student/Diploma films cannot be considered as Director's First film.

* SFIFF is not responsible for corrupted or non-functioning films.

* Good to have subtitles to your short films and it brings additional values to your submission.

* We do not accept amateur videos, extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations, films involving politics/films promoting political agenda, pornography, video resolution less than 720p.

* We don’t accept scripts. The Best Story category is based on the story of the film.

* Shortfundly International Film Festival is a competitive event and all films selected in any category will be notified via email. If not notified or shown selected in FilmFreeway, your film would not be eligible to participate.

* All genres are considered eligible for nomination into one or more competitive categories.

* We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

* By submitting your film, take note that SFIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film submitted for promotional purposes.

* By submitting a movie to SFIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script, and other creative and technical aspects of the film.

* One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.

* For the Documentary category, the film could be of any genre.

* We retain the right to change the date, fee of the film festival under any unforeseen circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

Note:
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* We Will Not Accept PORN/Trash Works.

* THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, COMMITTEE / PRODUCER / JUDGES HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REFUSE ANY FILMS WITHOUT ASSIGNING ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

* DECISION OF THE JURY REGARDING FILM SELECTION WILL BE FINAL. NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN THIS REGARD.

By submitting to SFIFF, you agree to all our terms and conditions.