Aab International Film Festival (AIFF) is an international film festival designed specifically for the independent filmmaker who’s tired of being overlooked by all the other festivals that seem to cater only to big-budget productions. Scanning the endless list of festivals not knowing where to gamble your money is frustrating. In most cases, you end up with nothing to show for your hard work and limited budget.
At AIFF we’ve kept our entry fee low and offer one of them along with an option to have your film or script reviewed.
Our selection committee reviews the film by private screening the best films marked as the official selection. All the official Selection films screened into our venue in front of live audiences. Where our jury watches the film and selected the best films as the winner.

All official Selection films receive Official Selection Laurels.
The winner will receive a Certificate, Laurel.​

Category Winner’s
Best Short Film
Best Animation Film
Best Nano Short Film
Best Punjabi Short Film
Best Indian Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Web Series

Crew Award's
Depending upon the number of entries for each category and the quality of films submitted, we could also give Special Mentions.

1. AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 is a film festival with live screening in front of live audiences open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors.

2. Submission will be accepted through submission partners.

3. All submissions are final. No withdraw after complete submission.

5. All genre films will be accepted.

6. All Selected films will require HD format of the film on festival demand for screening purpose through Dropbox or WeTransfer.

7. All films which are selected/nominated for the festival screening will be informed only by emails & listed on the festival website.

8. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non selected films. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.

9. All non-English foreign language films / regional language Indian films must have English subtitles.

10. Festival organizers will not be responsible if the film is not screened due to film format problem.

11. Festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

12. Each entry will be accompanied by non-refundable fees.

13. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & non-commercial purposes.

14. The excerpts from films send for AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 can be shown on the Indian / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity.

15. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film

16. Entrants agree that AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 organizers will not be held liable for any copyright violations by you or your films.

17. AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 reserves the right to not screen any film for any reason it deems valid.

18. AAB VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 will communicate all details through email communications only, so please give authorizes email and respond to emails asap. No phone call inquiries.

19. Entrance fee is non-refundable. Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment. No refund for not selected films and incomplete entries.

20. AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants

21. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

22. Festival Director reserve the right to take all decision about the festival

23. The code of conduct will have to be strictly followed by the entrants; misbehavior will lead to disqualification & legal actions.

24. AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and organizers reserve the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

25. The decision of the management is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

26. Films once entered infest will not be allowed to be withdrawn. Participation in the AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 implies acceptance of all these rules.

27. The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained

28. Agree on the above terms & conditions of AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 organizing committee and promise to abide by it.

29. The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the AAB INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and make available the print for screening. Under NO circumstance, the authorities of AAB International Film Festival and Competition will entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.

Overall Rating
  • NJ Batty

    Thank you to the Aab International Film Festival and all the team behind the event who make it possible. It is amazing to receive recognition and acknowledgment for all the work and energy that goes into making a short film.

    Keep up the amazing work!

    March 2023
  • Yolanda Belvis

    fanstastic, comunication. Agradecida por el premio a mejor historia. Best regards

    March 2023

    Dear Indian friends, we are truly honored to have participated with ACQUA ALLE CORDE in your delightful festival. THANK YOU AGAIN 😘

    March 2023
  • Thanks for the jury to honour my Tamil short film “KAYAMAI” by officially selected at your film festival. It is my pleasure being a part of AIFF.

    March 2023
  • Christian Skibinski

    Great Festival! Thank you so much for the Award as "Best Film" (Jury Award) for "Megaville - After Hours"! We are grateful, feel honored and are very happy about it!

    March 2023