Our Philosophy
Our mission at the Paradox of Fiction International Film Festival is quite simple. Celebrate cinema that allows us to engage in a willing suspension of disbelief, and yet through these stories, help us find a piece of our own lives.

Our Mission
Paradox of Fictional International Film festival, aims to raise the profile of arthouse and independent cinema. Cinema that gives a view into a slice of life of people who have slipped through the cracks; Of people who need a voice; Of people who have something to say.

Paradox of Fiction International Film Festival, is dedicated to the discovery of new artists, and takes their art to new audiences. The festival seeks to inspire and promote these new independent artists, and films from all over the world.

PoFIFF is a division of BizSensors Infotech, an up and coming film production and distribution company.

PoFIFF is an international event with Live Screening of films. Every month 10 best films are officially selected and given certificates of recognition – (Winner, Finalist and Semi-Finalist). At the end of the year the best from each category will compete for the PoF Film Awards and out of them the winner will be declared for individual categories.

Short Fiction Films/Documentary Films
Any film between 5- 40 minutes, will be considered.

Award Categories
Best Short Film
Best Actor Female
Best Actor Male
Best Cinematographer
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Original Screenplay

The spirit at the Paradox of Fiction international film festival is that of celebration and of community. To award excellence and focus attention on works of quality and of promise.

As we participate in this evolution of cinema and the immersive storytelling of visual media, we are happy to have you as part of this confluence. As different minds merge – who knows what will emerge.

Our rules are fairly simple. Once you submit the films into competition in the Paradox of Fiction International Film Festival, you are agreeing to the following terms.

All films will need to be subtitled. For non-English films, please have the subtitles in English. Preferably transliterated. If the film is without subtitles, please understand that it might be disqualified.

We love watching your films. But once you have submitted a film, please do not resubmit it.
However, you are most welcome to submit a different films in the same month.
You are also welcome to submit the same film in multiple categories – as long as it fits in the said category.

If we love your film, we might use parts of it as a trailer to promote it to the audience. But of course this would only be to showcase the festival.

We will be screening your film in the festival. By submitting the film to the competition, you are authorising PoFIFF for screening your submitted film in the festival.
Typically all submissions are welcome. However there might be times when it’s not so. And PoFIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the PoFIFF, 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 and publicity.

Please do make sure that you upload the film in the right category. PoFIFF will not refund any fees if you fail to submit in the right category.
If your film is selected, we will let you know and also update the festival website with your appropriate details.

Do understand that an official selection means that the movie is nominated. Which means you can now use our festival logo on your movie poster.

All nominated movies will then be privately screened by our judging panel / jury at PoFIFF. They will then determine the “Best” in each of the film category.
“Best” films will receive brag rights and certificate.

Perchance you decide to withdraw, we would not return the submission fee, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Please send us an official trailer, a poster, a synopsis and a link to your film. Once again – make sure your film is tagged to the right category.

Before submission, please do check back on the rules and regulation in case they change.

Overall Rating
  • Edris Naseri

    A very good festival with detailed information. I hope to be able to attend your good festival next year as well.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your note. We really appreciate it.

  • Ian Nicolas Paye Jofre

    Gran festival muy bien dirigido y organizado gracias por darme la oportunidad de competir con mi cortometraje MOTHER. SALUDOS!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks and looking forward to some more good films.

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We appreciate your thought.

  • Noopuram Productions

    Worst experience . No communication at all about the status and don't even know the festival was ever conducted. Most unprofessional festival management ever .

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hi, I am extremely sorry that you had such an experience. We take your feedback seriously and will see to it that such things don't happen. But at the outset, due to the Covid-19 situation we were really hard pressed. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Gang Zhao

    It's a great film festival and it's an honor to be part of it. Thanks to the organizers of the festival, thank you for your work!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you.