After successfully organising Kala-Samruddhi International Short Film Festival 2018, 2019, Kala-Samruddhi, is all set to welcome you for a full fledged International Film Festival in Mumbai.

With films projecting over three days, we are all set to organise our full fledged International edition of the festival. An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; Team Kala Samruddhi is all set to bring in celebrated juries consisting of several elite actors, eminent film makers and critics from India and across the globe to judge the best films across all categories. Golden, Silver and Bronze trophies to the winners are part of the competition in categories like Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Fiction, Best Animation film, etc. Besides, technical awards will also be given for Best Cinematography, Editing and Sound Design. Other highlights are the Special Jury award, Best Debut film award as well as Best Actor and Best Actress awards will also be given.

Apart from films in various competition categories, the directorate is also contemplating screening of best films including retrospectives and best of festivals. Special packages like Iran, Azerbaijan, Russian and Turkish films, French short films, films from South East Asia are being organized.

We therefore invite you to participate in this upcoming International Film Festival in April 2020. Submit your film and be included in our diverse program, and also have a chance to win one of our many awards at KSIFF - a collaborative platform for filmmakers that brings great talent together, and helps launch careers.

The following Awards are constituted in FOREIGN / INDIAN categories for Feature Films / Short Films / Documentary / Animation & Music Videos
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR
BEST EDITOR
BEST MUSIC
BEST STORY
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST FILM - LOCAL TALENT
BEST VFX FILM
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE FILM
SPECIAL JURY MENTION CERTIFICATE

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION

The festival will not interact with anyone except the submitter and/ or the producer of the film. If any person - be it the actor, writer, director or anyone from the production crew tries to forcibly extract information about the status of the film from the festival authorities, the festival will have absolute rights to >>DISQUALIFY THE FILM<< from competition and/ or screening which you may kindly note. At the same time, the festival may take the decision to ban the production house completely from sending entries to the future editions of the festival.

Open to filmmakers worldwide, all genres and lengths depending on the categories mentioned.

- Filmmakers can submit more than one entry to the festival in any category.

- All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.

- Each entry must be a separate submission which includes form and payment for each submission.

- To apply for special categories including Best Film / Best Director / Best Experimental film and the like, Filmmakers have to submit in the main category and only then you will be eligible for the special categories.

- Any entry that comes only in the Special categories will not be eligible unless you have sent your entry in the main category - Shorts / Features / Documentary

- The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.

- Entry fees are payable through FilmFreeway payment systems and are non-refundable.

- The decision of the Festival committee will be final and binding.

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  • I could not attend the festival. But, my short film has received an award for Best Child Actor Gold. I'm very upset with their communication. After announcing their award winners they responded very well but as days pass when I tried to call them they didn't attend the phone call or never reply the mail too; and till now they are failed to deliver the award/certificates to the child actor. Though I am agree to bear the shipping cost. They charged 25 dollar as entry fee; not a small value in comparison to big festival. Very Very Bad Experience... Hope, they'll change their professional attitude if they want to continue as film festival organizer.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your Review.. but unfortunately hole Maharashtra is struggling suffering with disaster ,flooding.
    Some of our great filmmakers, actor's, producer's lost everything in that so my first responsibility to do something for them.. and we done and doing also..
    Not only yours no one's who were not attend the festival we not dispatched yet.. but surely we feel sorry for that.
    Very soon we will dispatch trophy and certificate..
    Thank you .

  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    July 2019
  • They charge more than big reputed film festivals so no value for money.
    We need to mail and call 10 times only then they will respond so no communication.
    They selected my movie but missed out my name in list. Had to call again and again. Very frustrating.
    Networking is zero.
    No discipline in maintaining dates as mentioned.
    For God sake reduce the price. Even if we win we are not getting anything worth spending so much money.
    Not sure what mistake has happened in winners list.

    July 2019
  • susana weingarten

    Thank you for selecting my Film ESPIRAL I your festival

    July 2019
  • Why you have not published award wining movie list

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    We are sorry for that,but due to heavy rain and flood in mumbai..
    Unfortunately insude our office 6 ft water still we are suffering with get things done reddy.. but very soon everything will be ok...Thanks for your co-operation