Considering the historical and ancient background in the field of cinema from this cultural city like Kolhapur, we the Vintage International Film Festival came into existence. New artists entering in this field of cinema can get a huge platform through shortfilms and documentaries, so these artists needs an exposure to the film industry through such platforms, but looking for future perspectives they don’t get a proper platform to showcase their talent. This talent mustn’t be restricted to their local level, so we are providing them a chance to showcase it to the international level.
This historic city has given birth to many famous and prestigious artist like Baburao Painter, V. Shantaram, Master Vinayak, Master Vithhal, Bhalji Pendharkar, etc., who have great contribution in Marathi as well as World cinema, whoare still rising and becoming successful. By looking forward to these artists as an idol, new upcoming youth of Kolhapur are chasing their dreams.
Here Vintage International Film Festival gives them a chance to showcase their efforts at international level to express their ideas, thoughts, innovations in front of national and international artists and audience.
Similarly, we have decided to organise workshop to provide exposure and knowledge about minute details, techniques about film making to groom the new artist.

Short Film Section
• Best Short Film 1st - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• Best Short Film 2nd - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• Best Short Film 3rd - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• 2 Special Jury Awards

Documentary Film Section
• Best Documentary Film 1st - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• Best Documentary Film 2nd - Cash, Trophy, Certificate
• 1 Special Jury Award

Animation Film Section
• Best Animation Film - Cash, Trophy, Certificate

Creative Awards
• Best Director
• Best Cinematography
• Best Editing
• Best Screenplay
• Best Sound
• Best Music Director
• Best Actor Male
• Best Actor Female
• Best ChildArtist

• Short Films
• Documentary Films
• Animation Films

1. The film must have been completed after 1st January 2011.

2. Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD/Online Screener.
3. Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.

4. The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.
5. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, but the film must be available on DVD presentation or preview purpose.

6. Two DVD’s need to be submitted along with the entry. Each Preview DVD should be labeled with the Title, Running-time, Contact E-mail and Phone number.
7. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.

8. Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.
9. By submitting films to Vintage International Film Festival-2018, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

10. Short films/Documentary/Animation film that are submitted must be the entrants original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties, the entrant agrees that the Vintage International Film Festival will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.
11. For promotional or publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television Network/Internet or related media during the festival period.

12. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
13. Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.

14. The competition is open for professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers.
15. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The Vintage International Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed.
16. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Gopal Shivakoti

    Wonderful film festival. Communications, quality, and networking are great. It' a pity I couldn't come this year. Maybe it will be possible for me in the Future.

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you