**2019 Season 1**

WinterSun Film Festival is an online event conducted by WinterSun Studios Private Limited based in Bengaluru, India, inviting all filmmakers worldwide to submit their amazing films.

You can submit short films in any language. Any non-English content should be accompanied by English subtitles.

Short films (length <= 30 mins) can be submitted in the following categories:
Best Film, Best Story, Best Director, Best Lead Actor (Male), Best Lead Actor (Female), Best Supporting Actor (Male/Female), Best Background Score, Best VFX, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing.

The judging panel would include personalities from the film industry. This provides a great opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work and get noticed!

All selections/winners are free to download the laurel and add it on to their film posters.

Best Short Film Cash Award:
First prize will get a cash award of USD 50.
Second prize will get a cash award of USD 40.

Semi-finalists and winners (both films and individuals) will receive digital certificates.

The judging panel would include personalities from the film industry. This provides a great opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work and get noticed!

Winners will be announced on our website as well as on our Facebook page and will be communicated through email.

- By submitting to this film festival, the submitters confirm that they own all the necessary rights on the film being submitted and there is no legal restriction which prohibits the film from being submitted to this festival. WinterSun Studios is not responsible for any such legal violations.

- In the event of any such legal violations, WinterSun Studios reserves the right to disqualify the film from the festival.

- Films containing the following are not accepted:
1. Pornographic, sexually explicit content
2. Any content which spreads hatred or hurts others' sentiments based on country, religion, ethnicity, language etc.

- All films being submitted should be completed within the last two years, i.e. from 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2019.

- By submitting, you also agree that your film (including poster etc) will be used for promotional purposes.

- Any technical issues with the submitted films are the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will automatically be rejected without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process and a solution will be found.

- By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

- We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions without prior notice.