Winners for the 3rd Edition - for the year 2021 are as under.

Awards Winners Country

Best Film Article 21 (Malayalam Feature Film) India
Best Director Chunling Xu - (Film - Birthday Adventure) China
Best Actor Lena - (Malayalam Film -ARTICLE 21) India
Best Child Actor Mo Han or Han Mo - (Film - Birthday Adventure) China
Best Story LENIN L U - (Malayalam - Film - Article 21) India
Best background score Behzad Abdi - (Film - Fish and Puddle) Iran, Islamic Republic of

Best Short Film (ITs a Tie) Aaba (Telugu Short Film) India
Best Short Film (It’s a Tie) Nina & Valdai Russian Federation
Best Director Short Film (It’s a Tie) Ashish Pandey - (Short Film Nooreh) India
Best Director Short Film (It’s a Tie) Sauvik Pandit - (Short Film - The Inception of Pursuit) India

Best Documentary Film Charlie Surfer Norway
Best Director Documentary Film Pouria Heidary Oureh - (Doc Film - After the incedent - Iran, Islamic Republic of) Iran, Islamic Republic of

Best Student Film Kapaat (Marathi film Directed by Janvi Madabusi) India

Special Jury Mention The youngest Director - Andrew Chan-Possemato (Film the Butler and the Ball) Canada

Best Animation SIGH Moldova, Republic of

Golden Kite Award #KidsOnTech - Documentary film United States
Silver Kite Award Christmas Snow - Short Film Ukraine
Bronze Kite Award The Little Warrior - Feature film Russian Federation

Result Declared on 2 PM (IST ) 22nd December. 2021. ______________________________________________________________________________________

The aim is to showcase word of children cinema to the students and children by way of organizing children film festival every year as calendar event. This year due to current pandemic situation the festival will be online. We will be screening world of children cinema online on our Youtube channel. Also hosting competition amongst the school children for film making and giving them platform to showcase their work and skills as filmmaker. In case if the situation is better we will do the offline festival at the city hall with complete protocol and with all safety measures.

Online Dates : 24th 25th & 26th December, 2021.
Youtube :

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 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 )

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 Student Film

In all categories, Films made on or before 1st December 2021
are eligible for submission. Previously submitted films in any category are not eligible for re submission.

Entry fees:

Feature Film - Regular Deadline - 1500 ₹ Indian Rupee & Last Deadline - 2000 ₹
Short Film - Regular Deadline - 1000 ₹ Indian Rupee & Last Deadline - 1500 ₹
Documentary film - Regular Deadline - 1000 ₹ Indian Rupee & Last Deadline - 1500 ₹
Student Film - Regular Deadline - No Fees - Entry Free & Last deadline 1000 ₹

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)

Online Festival
This year the festival will be online, the selected films will be scheduled to showcase on our Youtube channel, based on approval from the film maker, the final online screening update will follow. If situation improves we may go with offline festival screening for 3 days, in this case we will ask selected film makers to submit their film, so we can download and make them a part of the offline screening festival.

LANGUAGE & SUBTITLES (Feature Films must be submitted in their original language. Feature Films in language other than English, should be subtitled in English, still without subtitle is also welcome)
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 1st December, 2021.

2. SHORT FILM (Fiction: Live Action, Animation, under 40 minutes)
All short films / documentaries shot on film or Video Subtitles in English is preferred for all submissions. Produced till 1st December, 2021.

3. DOCUMENTARY ( between 10 to 40 minutes)
All documentaries shot on film or Video Subtitles in English is preferred for all submissions. Produced till 1st December, 2021..

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 1st December, 2021.

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.

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 enroute 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-2019 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 -

Online Dates : 24th 25th & 26th December, 2021
Youtube :

Overall Rating
  • Everything is as I imagined... I hope next time I have the opportunity to let the children really see the movie I shot for you! Let more people share happiness!

    December 2021
  • Ramen Borah

    Beautiful ..Thanks for giving honour Montor Montoh(Montu's Mind)

    December 2021
  • Your festival is great, keep going

    January 2021
  • Gal Kinan

    Thank you so much for selecting my film to participate in the Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival. I was really happy to take part in it. Because of the Corona pandemic I was not able to visit the festival.

    December 2020
  • Uma Kalyani

    This was the first festival I’ve entered into! And I was lucky to have my movie be selected as well as win during the 2020 festival!! I had sooo many questions and they were so patiently answered by the festival founder! A very warm welcome, prompt communication and wonderful camaraderie!! Thank you AICFF for being so wonderful 😄😄

    December 2020