Title Ruse aims to celebrate quality independent short filmmaking. In the ever-changing landscape of the film industry, we strive to create a dynamic platform that embraces versatility and evolution. Each year, we reinvent our festival strands to highlight and embrace diverse cinema, genres, voices, and themes, making identity a central and cherished festival theme.

Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Title Ruse is now open for submissions of short films, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. We're on the lookout for films that daringly 'Scratch the Surface,' pushing the boundaries of imagination, provoking thought, and boldly leading the vanguard of storytelling. If your creation possesses that special spark, we would be thrilled to have the chance to consider it for our festival.

Title Ruse is not just a gathering of cinema enthusiasts; it's an inclusive and spirited event where innovative storytelling takes center stage. We welcome emerging talents and seasoned creators alike to be part of this cinematic journey.

Best Fiction Film
Best Animated Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Audience Award
Jury Award

1) There is a small selection panel so please consider whether your film meets the themes.
2) Films are welcome from all over the world
3) Film might have been premiered anywhere in the world before submission
4) Submissions should be no more than 30 minutes.
5) Foreign Language films must be subtitled in English

Overall Rating
  • Great initiative Title Ruse Team. Keep up with the same spirit on your next installment. Much love from Nepal.

    June 2016