Mumbai- The city of celluloid dreams since past century- is the destination of thousands of budding & professional filmmakers in India & world. The city has nurtured many great filmmakers, technicians & entertained the millions worldwide through cinema. People also fondly called it as Bollywood. In the highly competitive age of cinema ‘Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival’ is the platform for short filmmakers to put their work forward among the league of professional.

MSIFF, a progressive cinema movement started in year 2012 with the consultation of senior industry members to highlight the short cinema. The 2012 inaugural year followed 2013 to 2018 editions witnesses the great participation & enthusiasm from filmmakers & industry professionals from India & abroad. The festival objective is to contribute towards the development of upcoming filmmakers & to create short films culture in India.

The festival aims is to feature great cinema of worldwide filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival also strongly advocates the need of commercial short film industry in India & will raise the issues related to short films in front of various governing bodies of cinema.

8th MSIFF-19 will prove one more step towards achieving excellence & enhancing your skills in cinema & fore sure it will contribute immensely in your growth as filmmaker.

Production Awards

Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Director
Special Festival Mention
Honorable Jury Mention
Best Ad Film


Creative Awards

Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best VFX


Performance Awards

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Music Awards

Best Original Music
Best Background Music

Rules and Regulations:

8th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-2019

1. Awards for both professional and students category-

Production Awards

❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation ❏ Best Documentary ❏ Best Music Video ❏ Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Director
❏ Special Festival Mention ❏ Best Ad Film

Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay
❏ Best VFX

Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress
❏ Best Supporting Actor ❏ Best Supporting Actress

Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

Companies/Institutional Awards

❏ Best film/Animation production institution (Academic)
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]
❏ Best film production house:-
❏ Short/Documentary production house
❏ Ads/Animation production house
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]

Award Criteria

Submission for Best Film Production Institution Award (Academic)

• Institution Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two student projects
• List of in-house resources.
• List of award winning productions

• List of alumni working with reputed film banners
• List of institution filmmaking faculty along with specialization & experience.

Submission for Best Film Production House Award

• Company Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two movies produced by company
• List of all movies produced by the company and mention if movies won any awards.
• List of professionals associated with the company (Like Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Producers etc)
• Attach the CV’s of core team members

Certificate of participation + Miniboxoffic Movies Ratings will be given to all entries. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

2. Film must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

3. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2017 onwards
Short Film, animation and documentaries: up-to 60min
Music Video: up-to 08 min & Ad Film- any duration

4. Films participated in MSIFF-2012 to 2018 are not eligible for participation in 2019.

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

6. MSIFF-19 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on 19 Nov 2019 & shortlisted late entries notification on 23 Nov 2019.
• Delegate registration to attend MSIFF-19 at Mumbai. All filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Mumbai on 08 Dec 2019.

7. Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-19 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

8. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

9. By submitting movie to Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

Overall Rating
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  • Pooja Singh

    Very nice festival , received Hon'ble Jury Mention for my short film " dew drops".

    January 2019
  • Very Well communicated, very well organized highly recommended!

    January 2019
  • Jhett Tolentino

    Very accommodating, always prompt in answering emails, great time management, very friendly staff and personnel.

    December 2018
  • Kankana Chakraborty

    Loved it. Great communication, great platform.

    December 2018
  • santu pati

    Its a valuable film festival for us and every filmmaker.Thanks to 7th Mumbai shorts International Film Festival.

    December 2018