LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an independent film festival. Lake View Film Festival is open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award the truly innovative and artistic geniuses of our time. Every independent artist hopes to one day emerge from the underground scene and share their talents with the masses. Hopefully, the showcase platform we provide will help facilitate that dream. We’re excited to display a wide range of works from all genres that will have industry pros, filmmakers and filmgoers buzzing.

Our Judges will award the best films of each category. Every selected film will be given the distinction of an Official selection of the event in which Judges will award the best films of each category. All official Selected films will be screened in the event. The event will be placed in Ludhiana.
All Official Selections, Nominees, and Winners will be announced on our website and via social media.

AWARDS BY JURY ARE
BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS
Best Indian Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best One Minute Short Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Student Film
Best Music Video/ Best Music
Best Web Series.

BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD
Best Documentary Film
Best Animation Film
Best Drama Film
Best Experiment Film
Best Horror Film
Best Romantic Film
Best Jury Award

BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARD
Best Director,
Best DOP,
Best Screenwriter
Best Editor
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor​

The winner will receive Laurel, Certificate. and Trophy memento(only filmmakers who attended the screening)
Depending upon the number of entries for each category and the quality of films submitted, we could also give Special Mentions.

1. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival open to all Organization /Agency /Independent /Producer/Directors.

2. Submission will be accepted through submission partners. Hardcopy(DVD not acceptable)

3. Categories of the festival are

CATEGORY

General Submission Categories

International Short Films: - All Genre of International Short Films with Duration 2 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Indian Short Films: - All Genre of Indian Short Films with Duration 2 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Student Short Films: - All Genre of Student Short Films with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

LGBT Films: - All LGBT Films with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Music Video: - All Genre of Music Video with 10 Min. Duration Maximum.

Web Series: - All Genre of Indian/International Web Series with One Episode preview only (Prefer the First episode of the Season) other episodes are required on request.

1 Minute Short Film: - All Genre of Indian/ International Short Films with the one-minute duration with opening and closing credit. More the one-minute duration films will be disqualified.

Direct Award Submission Categories

Best Documentary Films: - Best Documentary Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short Documentary with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Animation Films: - Best Animation Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short animation films with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Drama Films: - Best drama film Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short films of Genre Drama with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Experiment Films: - Best experiment film Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short experiment films of any genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minute with opening and closing credit.

Best Horror Films: - Best horror film Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short films of Genre horror with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Romantic Films: - Best romantic film Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short films of Genre Romantic with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Jury Award: - Best jury film Award Submission Category accept all kind of Short films of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Director: - Best Director Submission Category accepts all kind of Short films of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best DOP - Director of Photography: - Best DOP - Director of Photography Submission Category accepts all kind of Short films of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Screenwriter: - Best Screenwriter Submission Category accepts all kind of Short films (Produced) of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit. We don't accept Written/Un-produced Scripts.

Best Editor: - Best Editor Submission Category accepts all kind of Short films of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit.

Best Male Actor: - Best Male Actor Submission Category accepts all kind of Short films of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit. The film must have one male character in the lead role

Best Female Actor: - Best Female Actor Submission Category accepts all kind of Short films of any Genre with Duration 1 minutes to 20 minutes with opening and closing credit. The film must have one female character in the lead role

AWARDS BY JURY ARE

BEST CATEGORIES AWARDS

Best Indian Short Film

Best International Short Film

Best One Minute Short Film

Best LGBT Film

Best Student Film

Best Music Video/ Best Music

Best Web Series.

BEST SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARD

Best Documentary Film

Best Animation Film

Best Drama Film

Best Experiment Film

Best Horror Film

Best Romantic Film

Best Jury Award

BEST INDIVIDUAL AWARD

Best Director,

Best DOP,

Best Screenwriter

Best Editor

Best Male Actor

Best Female Actor​

The winner will receive Laurel, Certificate. and Trophy memento(only filmmakers who attended the screening)

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

4. All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.

5. All genre films will be accepted.

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

7. One submitter can submit only one film per category.

8. All films which are selected/nominated for the competition or Festival will be informed only by emails & listed on the festival website.

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

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

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

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

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

14. The excerpts from films send for LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 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 LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL organizers will not be held liable for any copyright violations by you or your films.

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

18. LAKE VIEW VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 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 non-selected, disqualified films

20. LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 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. LAKE VIEW 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 in the festival will not be allowed to be withdrawn. Participation in the LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 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 LAKE VIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL organizing committee and promise to abide by it.

29. The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Lake View 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 Lake View Independent Film Festival and make available the print for screening. Under NO circumstance, the authorities of Lake View International Film Festival and Competition will entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.

Screenplay Rules

1. Only Softcopy (pdf) of screenplays accepts. No physical or hard copy accepted.
2. Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Screenplay Competition of Lake View International Film Festival
3. All scripts must be in English.
4. The script must be the writer's original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Lake View Film Festival, Festival Organizer, Partners, Sponsors, ever have any rights over your work.
5. We will not accept any new drafts of a script once it has already been entered.
6. If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the competition. The entry fee will not be refunded.
7. We accept all genres of screenplay.
8. All official selected Screenplay to receive a 250-300-word review of the screenplay within 10-15 working days after the selection
9. Lake View International Film Festival announces the winner of Screenplay competition within 10-15 working days after the film competition over. to know more about the result date email us on info.lviff@gmail.com
10. The winners agree to allow Lake View International Film Festival to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
11. The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes. have the right to disqualify any screenplay.
12. Submitting the Screenplay into the competition you are agreeing to all the above rules.

Overall Rating
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  • Carolyn Dekkers

    Thank you for including 'Staying with Penny' as part of your live audience screenings. All the best to the entire Lake View International Festival team :)

    September 2019
  • It was an honor to be selected as part of the festival! It's a great festival, and they were wonderful to communicate with. Thank you very much!

    August 2019
  • Very happy to have participated in the Official Section of this promising Festival dedicated to independent cinema! Good luck and thank you very much!

    August 2019
  • Ursula Manvatkar

    Thank you for selecting and awarding our humble film!

    July 2019
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my music video "A House by the sea" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    May 2019