This years winners list: for the year 2022

Winner Feature Film
Best Film Make a Wish Country Turkey
Best Director Meta Akkus Film Make a Wish Turkey
Best Story Amit Ashraf Film Kathal Bangladesh
Best Actor ( Tie ) Vijay Sethupathi Film Mughizh India
Best Actor ( Tie ) Regina Cassandra Film Mughizh India
Best Child Actor ( Tie ) Darshit Khanwe Film Bicycle Days India
Best Child Actor ( Tie ) Sreeja Vijay Sethupathi Film Mughizh India
Best Background Score Vaclav Noid Barta Film Secrets of an old gun 2 Czech Republic

Winners Short Film Country
Best Short Film Kasadara (Thoroughly) India
Best Director Short Film Ashok Saminathan Film Adhiyamaanum Aalamaramum India

Winners Documentary Film Country
Best Documentary Bully United States
Best Director Documentary Alejandro Mendoza Llopis Film Bully United States

Winners Animation Film Country
Best Animation Film (Tie) Film The Ghastly Ghoul Ireland
Best Animation Film (Tie) Film Loupetoo Iran, Islamic Republic of

Winners Student Film Country
Best Student Film (Tie) Film Maashi India
Best Student Film (Tie) Film Prince Poland

Kite Winners Film Country
Golden Kite Award Film The Winner (Short Film) Iran, Islamic Republic of
Silver Kite Award Film The Monument (Feature Film) Slovakia
Bronze Kite Award Film Bicycle Days (Feature Film) India

The aim is to bring the world of children cinema to a wider audience across the world and also to the students and children. We make sure to celebrate children cinema every year in the form of a Festival, and we call it, Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival, AICFF. The festival is hosting competition amongst the children film makers, children content, which can inspire them and give them a platform to showcase their work and skills as filmmakers. It's going to be our 4th year in 2022, so far all our 3 previous festivals we have received around 500 plus film entries in various categories across the world. This encourages us as well to do more for children cinema. Come let's join the movement of children cinema.


Certificate as an Award in Various Categories

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Child Actor
Best Story
Best background score
( Full length feature film )

Best Short Film
Best Director Short Film

Best Documentary Film
Best Director Documentary Film
Best Animation Film
Best Student Film

Special Jury Mention

Golden Kite Award
Silver Kite Award
Bronze Kite Award

Rules & Terms

Main Categories :

Feature Film ( 41 minutes or longer )
Short Film ( 40 minutes or less )
Documentary film ( 5 to 40 minutes )
Student Film ( 5 to 40 minutes )
Animation Film ( 5 to 120 minutes )

Awards in various categories :

Best Director Feature Film
Best Actor / Actress Feature Film
Best Child Actor Feature Film
Best Story Feature Film

Best Short Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Director Documentary Film
Best Animation Film
Best Student Film

In all categories, Films made on or before 30th November 2022
are eligible for submission. Previously submitted films in any category are not eligible for re submission.

Entry fees:

Feature Film - Regular Deadline - 25 $ Last Deadline - 30 $
Short Film - Regular Deadline - 20 $ Last Deadline - 25 $
Documentary film - Regular Deadline - 20 $ Last Deadline - 25 $
Animation Film - Regular Deadline - 20 $ Last Deadline - 25 $
Student Film - Regular Deadline - 10 $ Last Deadline - 15 $

Important : For Students films, kindly submit your school/college/film school details as well along with the film entry. Please mention your institute contact details as well.

Submission format: Online Screener link / upload
Projection format: DCP/ DVD / BLU RAYS / HD Videos / MP4 / MOV ( 16:9 aspect ratio )
Materials: Film Screener, Trailer, 2 High Res Stills from the film, Directors’ photograph(Head Shot), Synopsis (Long & short both)

LANGUAGE & SUBTITLES (All the entries must be submitted in their original language, with English subtitles.
Filmmakers across the world can submit their films.
All Indian feature films must be censored by CBFC.


1. FEATURE FILMS (Fiction: Live Action, Animation, 40 min and above)
The film should be a Feature Film. Subtitles in English is preferred for all submissions. Produced till 30th November, 2022.

2. SHORT FILM (Fiction: Live Action, under 40 minutes)
All short films must have Subtitles in English. Produced till 30th November, 2022.

3. DOCUMENTARY ( between 10 to 40 minutes)
All documentary film must have Subtitles in English. Produced till 30th November, 2022..

4. Animation Film
All animation films made between 5 minutes and 120 minutes can submit their films.
All animation film must have Subtitles in English. Produced till 30th November, 2022.

Films made by students of any age group and shot on any format & length 5 minute to 40 minute are eligible for the festival (ID Proof issued by the school/college/university is required) Subtitles in English is preferred for all submissions. Produced till 30th November, 2022.

Filmmakers may submit more than one entry. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.
The AICFF only accepts through Online Platforms.
The submitted Films will be reviewed by the AICFF committee, comprised of the festival organizers.

All payments and fees for submissions must be paid through the Online submission process. The AICFF does not accept any mailed payments.
There are absolutely no refunds.
The festival selection committee makes all programming decisions. If accepted we will notify filmmakers by email. Films not selected will receive notification by email. Upon being accepted as an Official Selection entry at the AICFF, each participant is required to comply with the following regulations:
All Official Selections are requested to provide an electronic press kit including:
a) Production still photos, images that accurately represent the look of the film
b) Director’s photo and biography/filmography
c) Director’s statement
d) Credits list
e) All photos should be print-quality (300dpi) files.
All Official Selections must submit.
f) Do submit all your film social media handles including producer, director.
G) Do submit all your official hashtag so we can cross promote your films.

I. Streaming link or upload film to the FilmFreeway.

All submissions must include the Title, tracking #, Language, Director(s)’ name, Contact Info, and Genre.

Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival
B 904, Samudra complex, CG Road, Nr Girish Cold Drink Cross Roads, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 3800090
Land line : 079 40076762
Mobile : +91 9898003311
Email :

- The AICFF is absolutely not responsible for lost or damaged packages. Senders are responsible for tracking their safely-packaged and insured shipments.
- AICFF will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party. Submission packages from outside India must be labelled as 'Trade Sample' on any customs label.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of AICFF. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, AICFF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. AICFF will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

AICFF and its venue partners will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of its presentation resulting in the cancellation or interruption of a screening, nor will submission fees be refunded in any such case.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection, and no film may be screened outside the festival venue during the Festival and before its official presentation without the approval of AICFF.

The AICFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the AICFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses, including but not limited, to attorney's fees and costs of the court), which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

I, we, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree to the following:
I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility and submission requirements
All the statements and documents provided are authentic and accurate.
In consideration for the selection opportunity into the AICFF, I release and discharge the AICFF from any and all claims, demands, or causes of actions related to misappropriation or infringement of copyright or violation of any other right arising from or relating to my submission hereunder.

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the AICFF from any claims that arise as a result of my screenplay and/or film submission or screening of my film (upon selection) as well as from damage to or loss of any submitted documents or materials enrooted to the festival.
I have all rights necessary and am duly authorized to submit this screenplay and/or film to the AICFF.
I understand, as the authorized and responsible representative of my selected film, any prize awarded to the selected film is to be received by me or any other singular, official representative of the selected film.
I understand that AICFF may disqualify and reject any submission that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with the mentioned Terms.
I understand that AICFF does not issue any form of refund to any selected film regardless of circumstances.

-It is the responsibility of producers, distributors, and sales agents, other organizations submitting a film to ensure that they are legitimately entitled to enter a film in the Festival and are in a position to make the exhibition and publicity material available for screening in the festival upon selection.
-In case of dispute of interpretation of the regulations of participation, the Festival Organizers shall have the right to adjudicate on all disputes including those relating to the matters not specifically covered by Rules & Regulations, as well as allowing exceptions. The decision of the Festival Organizers shall be final and binding on the participants concerned.

The festival Organizers reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity with the aims of the festival or which could offend the national feelings of any participating country or contain visuals/ dialogues that are discriminatory, offensive or inappropriate for children’s viewership.

The festival organizers reserve all rights to publish the images, Working stills, Video footage, Posters, Trailers and/or all related publicity materials of the films selected in the festival AICFF anywhere at any point of time, without any restriction.

Film makers have to submit with full technical details, cast credits, along with declaration of ownership rights as intellectual property, to avoid copy and misuse of others idea and others ready creative work, this will avoid intellectual property claims and rights, without getting in to legal hassles.

All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the AICFF-2022 shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts and forums Ahmedabad, India.
Please Note: This is understood that you agree to all the Terms & Conditions mentioned here when submit your film and by default allow AICFF conduct screenings of your film during & after the festival. Also pre-authorize the festival organizers to publish all related video & photo materials of the film anytime, anywhere.
Thanking you
Festival Director -

Overall Rating
  • Annie Cremont

    Awesome Festival! Great organisation!! Thanks :)

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your supprot.

  • Andrej Kolencik

    Thank you for awarding our film Mohyla (The Monument) with Silver Kite Award!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your supprot.

  • Antonio Maria Castaldo

    I was delighted that my short film Giulia e il Capoposto was selected to be a part of this festival. They friendly staff provided excellent communication. It was very thrilling, and I look forward to submitting more films in the future to this lovely, event. Thank you so much!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your supprot.

  • Unfortunately, the festival did not have a catalog. The festival should have emailed a digital catalog for the films that participated in the festival.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your advise, though we kept all the information on our facebook page for viewing. We still consider your valuable advise.

  • One of the best children film festivals in India.
    Honoured to have screening of our film ' A day under the sky' in AICFF.
    I wish to participate again in future.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your supprot.