The Great Indian Film Festival (TGIFF) is a cultural initiative to popularise the world cinema and bring young as well as experienced filmmakers on a single platform where their submissions will be reviewed by some of the very well-known figures from the Indian and International Film Industries.

TGIFF invites directors, storytellers, and musicians to submit their work in this global film festival. If selected, filmmakers will have a chance to screen their short films at the festival.
From hundreds of film submissions from all around the world, TGIFF will announce 1 winners in each category.

Come and be a part of this cultural event that celebrates talent!

The film submissions of the applicants will be judged by a distinguished global jury panel, and the selected films will be screened at the TGIFF event in India. The winners in each given category will be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation, Trophy.

Selected projects from all the categories will be screened before the public at the first annual The Great Indian Film Festival. Since the submission of a project constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules and Regulations by you, please review this document carefully.

*Filmmakers must have all clearances including trademark or copyrighted materials with authorized permission. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur before, during, or after the screening.

*Filmmaker authorizes TGIFF permission to screen their films at the festival at various venues .

*Films that are submitted at TGIFF are not eligible to be resubmitted later.

*Short films are required to be less than 45 minutes in length including the starting and end credits.

*The Great Indian Film Festival reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject the entries based on its eligibility.

*Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permission for materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, logos, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. TGIFF expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

*Payments once made by the applicant will not be refunded under any circumstances.

*The Great Indian Film Festival has no obligations to disclose the identities of the screeners or judges, notes, feedback or information related to the submitted project, or any details regarding the submission review or selection process.

*The films submitted under the mobile film category should be entirely shot and edited on mobile phone device.

*Films can be in any language but with English subtitles.

*copyrighted material is not accepted, unless there is a written permission to do so.(TGIFF is not responsible for any copyrighted material unlawfully used by the film maker)

* The film must be an original production. It may not infringe on the copyright, trademark or other rights of any individual.

* Films must have full clearance for all content, including music.

* No extreme violence or racist content is allowed.

*In order to submit a film, every participant must use If the film gets selected, the best video format to screen it is Apple ProRes 4:2:2 Standard (not HQ or LT) or h.264. Both in a .mov wrapper (.mp4 is not recommended).

*Providing they do not breach the conditions (and the filmmaker agrees), the winner films will be uploaded to the YouTube channel “Mobile Motion Film Festival”.

*The Participant maintains at all times the rights to his/her film entry. However, (if possible) he/she grants the Organiser the right to present the submitted film, make it publicly available, distribute it and make it available for third party viewing unrestrictedly in terms of location and frequency.

*The Organiser is not the provider of the films submitted by the participants. These films will be made available exclusively by the respective user.

By participating, the Participant agrees to photographs and recordings being made of his/her person throughout the contest process – particularly during the Award Ceremony – and those photographs and recordings to be published at as well as on the Organiser’s Facebook page and in other publications. Furthermore, the Participant also agrees to his/her name being published at as well as on the Organiser’s Facebook page and in other publications. The Participant also understands that his/her name may be published in connection with his/her photograph.

The Organiser takes the protection of participants’ personal data very seriously. The Organiser adheres during the contest to the highest possible data protection standards in accordance with the relevant legal regulations. The Participant hereby expressly consents to the storage and use of the personal data communicated.
The Organiser does not pass on personal data to third parties unless the individual has given his/her explicit consent. The Organiser may pass on data to cooperation partners when necessary for the awarding of a prize.

Claims for damages with regard to TGIFF against the Organiser are – to the extent legally permissible – excluded, irrespective of legal grounds unless the Organiser deliberately or grossly neglects its statutory duties.

Should a clause in these regulations be invalid or a legal loophole exist, the validity of the remaining clauses or the regulations as a whole remain unaffected. In the above-mentioned event, the missing or invalid clause shall be replaced by a valid clause that comes closest to the intended sense and purpose of the invalid or missing clause. The Organiser reserves the right to make decisions on all matters unforeseen by these regulations and, in special, vindicated cases, to make exceptions to these regulations.
INDIAN law is solely applicable in the event of disputes. The place of jurisdiction is – to the extent legally permissible – agreed upon as where the Organiser is based. For participants whose place of general jurisdiction is not INDIAN, or reside after entering the contest abroad, the place of jurisdiction shall also be agreed upon as where the Organiser is based.
The laws of the INDIAN Courts apply.

Overall Rating
  • Hui Tan

    I deeply appreciate the opportunity from The Great Indian Film Festival, which also provide a great platform for our filmmakers to communicate and learn from each others!

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    We are really happy that you were a part of our festival and we look forward to you participating again and all the best for your future endeavours.
    Vevek Paul

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot for your review we are happy that you were able to participate in our festival looking forward to new films from you and we wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
    Vevek Paul

  • Ellen Weisberg

    Fantastic festival! Thank you very much for the wonderful experience!

    March 2022
  • We are so honored to have had our short film, "Makeover #2Dye4" as an Official Selection in your festival. Thank you for the very diligent, professional and hospitable correspondence, and for screening our short film in Dubai. This is the very first time our film was shown before an actual, live audience. This is very special, and memorableto us. Thank you so very much.

    March 2022
  • James Anthony McElligott

    The people who run The Great Indian Film Festival are very professional. Their communication was excellent and they were always willing to help.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    We value your response 🙏🏻 Thanks for being a part of the festival