We at Zero Degree Film Contest believe in the power of creativity, the scope of imagination, and the beauty of the art of storytelling. We strive to provide a creative space to filmmakers from all walks of life across the continents.
Being film lovers ourselves, we strongly believe in creating an environment where filmmakers and other creative crew members can participate in a wholesome exchange of ideas, thoughts and share their knowledge and experience through debates, discussions, and workshops.
Zero Degree Film Contest has bi-monthly physical screening in several districts of North India, India, including the metropolitan city, Chandigarh, and is free for all to attend.

Best Short of the Season
Best Screenplay of the Season
Best Web Series of the season
Best Animated Short
Best Social Short
Best Horror Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Noir Short
Best Romantic Short
Best Thriller Short
Best LGBTQ Short
Best Women's Film Short
Best Direction
Best Documentary Short
Best Short Music Video
Best Comedy Short
Best Environmental Short
Best Fictional Short
Best Debut FilmMaker
Best Trailer
Best Lead Role
Best Mobile Film

Printable Digital Certificate

** Please note courier charges to be paid by the winner

Fiction films of any length/type can be submitted.

It is mandatory for the submitted work to have subtitles in English.

Film submitters warrant that the film’s content is original by submitting it. In case of any infringement, the team of The Zero Degree Film Contest is not to be held responsible.

We accept submission through FilmFreeway only.

All submitters shall be informed if their film is selected, and subsequently, other necessary and relevant communications shall follow.

All finalists, official selections, winners shall be notified and sent an award certificate along with laurel via email.

All finalists, official selections, and winners shall be declared on the day of the event.

The social media channels shall be updated with the finalist, official selections, and winners’ information within three days of the event.

By submitting the submitter gives the The Zero Degree Film Contest

team the right to use 10 – 15 seconds of their work as a promotional teaser.

There is no refund of the fees if the submitter wishes to withdraw their submission at any point in time after they have submitted it.

The decision of the Zero Degree Film Contest team is final with respect to the selection/rejection of the films. No request for review of the decision shall be entertained.

The Zero Degree Film Contest team reserves the right to cancel and re-schedule the event date(s) if there is an unforeseen and unavoidable situation.

Any decision of the festival’s management team is final and cannot be negotiated with.

Overall Rating
  • Levi Morris

    Incredibly grateful to have my LGBT short "The Tea" not only selected but also chosen as the BEST LGBT SHORT winner. Thank you so much for the honor!

    November 2020
  • James Hughes

    Excellent festival with great communication.

    October 2020
  • TD Heetderks

    Thank you for your recognition as an award winner. Also, I appreciated your communication along the way. Very well done. Also, very meaningful.

    October 2020
  • Brandy Seymour

    This festival was quick in responding to my submission and I was happy they selected my film so quickly. I submitted at the last minute, and was quickly considered.

    October 2020
  • Dr. Chandrasekar Seshadri Thoguluva

    Excellent, well conducted film festival!

    October 2020