The film is a magical art form, which can fly your imagination Over the Rainbow and Sky. And we are here to celebrate those magicians who are showing their magic on the Silver screen with their Wings of Fire. We are the Silver-Wings International Film Festival.
The Cultural Capital of India (Kolkata) is the place, where SWIFF is going to be held every two months with a live screening and one yearly Grand Film Gala Event. This bimonthly screening will be shown up at the Kutchina Foundation Hall, located at Kolkata City of Joy.

The SWIFF is an initiative to honor world films and praise wings to filmmakers. In another sentence, we are trying to shape an international space for upcoming filmmakers. Not only that, this voyaging will provide opportunities to appreciate cross-culture through films and to create a professional network of Filmmakers, film lovers, Film activists, Film Byers, influencers, and different film agencies.

SWIFF is celebrating more than 50 different competitive film categories including Photography and Script. Our honorable Jury members will select and award at least one film per category every month. Every monthly winning film is automatically qualified for the annual screening list and will be nominated for our prestigious “Silver-Wings” award. The annual gala event will occur in the presence of film personalities and celebrities on a glamorous Red-carpet premiere with the press conference. This is a golden opportunity for every participant to unveil their ideas, share ideologies, and exchange values for film, or silver screen movements. The winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in Q&A after the screening.

We will appreciate each monthly winner and officially selected film with our Laurel & Customized Certificate.
Over and above the Winner Award, we also cherish our most prestigious awards, Outstanding Achievement, and Critics’ Choice in different categories.
In our Annual gala Event, we will select a winner for our most prestigious “Silver Wings Awards” amongst all the monthly winners.

Please make sure that your project follows all the mentioned criteria before submitting it:

Our festival is open to any film completed after January 1, 2013, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to this festival does not guarantee a selection. All officially selected candidates and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All Award winners will receive a certificate and laurel. Annual winners have the opportunity to win the Silver Wings Award.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles, otherwise they will automatically be rejected.
2. The film submitted to the SWIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted in a different category, at any time for a second chance.
3. A submitter can submit more than one film in a single category or a single film in more than one category, simultaneously.
4. SWIFF will be granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted, for promotional purposes of the festival within India only. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules, and regulations.
5. SWIFF reserves the right to refuse entries, if a violation of any of the above rules is found.
6. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SWIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity.
7. The SWIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the SWIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
8. After a film has been official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of the panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
9. A nominee will be privately screened for the SWIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
10. “Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
11. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
12. We require an official trailer or poster, a synopsis, and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
13. SWIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately.
You are responsible for periodically checking for updates on these Rules & Terms.

All filmmakers understand and accept that if their film is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for SWIFF to screen the film/video at times of the festival’s choice and to charge an admission fee for the presentation of the digital video program. All the presented films/videos do win a Award from the festival, SWIFF only screens winners.
The Filmmaker understands and accepts that they do not participate in receiving any funds from the Box-office proceeds which are fully retained by the festival to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation. It should be noted for the record that box-office proceeds never cover the cost of the presentation of the Features and Short Film Programs. The festival (SWIFF) is a non-profit, Cultural Organization with Federal, State, Country & City Tax-Exemptions.
Required Legal Stuff: The filmmaker releases the festival (SWIFF) from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP. The Filmmaker understands that the entered DCP will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations, or piracy of the entry.

Thank you.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful competition so grateful to have been a part :)

    August 2023
  • Amazing festival!!. It was an honor for me to take part in this festival! A wonderful experience, I look forward to the next one. Excellent communication, clearly run by professionals! Highly recommend it. Congratulations to all festival team.

    July 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" as an award winner for Best Debut Filmmaker. The communication was clear and concise and I received everything I needed. I had a very good experience overall and I will definitely consider submitting future projects to Silver Wings International Film Festival.

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Harry for submitting your film to our festival.

  • Great experience with the festival, thank you!

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jonathan, hope to see more works of you.