2nd ​​​International Film Festival of Shimla 
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Entries Open : 1st April 2016- 15th June 2016

Extended Deadline for Film Submission: 31st July 2016 

​Festival Entry Fees for All National & State Competition Categories :


  1. Documentary Film                                                       INR 1500

  2. Short Fiction Film                                                        INR 1500

  3. Feature Film                                                                INR 1500

  4. Animation Film                                                            INR 1000

  5. Music Video                                                                 INR 1000

         For all International Categories Festival Fee will be $40 USD

Payment Instruction:

​>> Payment Cheque or Demand Draft should be in the name of "Himalayan Velocity" payable at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

>> You can also submit your entry online by sending link and password on vimeo on e-mail id info@iffs.in &

     make the payment online to our bank Account Directly. However we insist Filmmaker to send preview material through courier.

>> International Film Festival of Shimla proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, Withoutabox (WAB)
 &

     Film Festival Life, world's best online submissions platform. 







A) Rules and Regulations for Competitive Sections:

  1. Only films produced or co-produced in India are eligible for the National level competition. Films produced or co-produced outside India are eligible for the International level competition. All Indian films participating in the competition have to submit a CBFC certificate or give a self-attestation that the film and music video has been completed between 1st January  2013 and 31st May 2016 (both days inclusive).

  2. The Festival absolves itself of any liability in case of dispute regarding the completion date of the entry.

  3. Films must be available for festival screening in DVD Format

  4. No films entered once for competition can be re-entered. The decision of the Festival Director will be final.

  5. No works in progress maybe submitted.

  6. A director or production company may enter more than one film or music video provided a separate entry form and fees accompanies each film. The entry form must clearly mark the section entered for.

  7. Only selected films will be intimated by email. No letters of non- acceptance will be sent. All lists will be available on the website soon.

  8. All non-English-speaking projects must have English subtitles.

  9. The Director of the festival has the power to waive any of the above mentioned rules.


B) General Rules

  1. Last Date (Extended Deadline for Film Submission) for submitting the Completed Entry Form and Preview Material is July 31, 2016.

  2. Preview material will not be returned. 

  3. The Preview Parcel must state clearly: NO COMMERICAL VALUE. FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY. The festival will not cover any expense regarding this matter.

  4. Send Preview parcel by India Post- Speed Post Only.

  5. Parcel should embrace: One DVD of Film, One DVD (Film Promo, Poster of Film, Director Profile & Photo, Synopsis), Entry Form & Payment Cheque/DD)

  6. Please note: Do not use fiber envelopes as the material can be damaged as well as the festivals viewing equipment. Please pack adequately

  7. Preview DVD must be labelled with title, running time and contact information. Please do not send Master tapes or any originals. The festival will not be responsible for any damage or loss of Master Tapes/DVD.

  8. Preview materials will not be returned unless specifically requested by the applicant. The cost for the same shall be borne by the applicant.

  9. Publicity: If selected for the festival the entrant must undertake to provide publicity clippings and posters and promo of the film for the use of the festival.

  10. Decision of the festival jury cannot be challenged.


For any queries you are free to mail info@iffs.in or call +91-8587870532


Preview material to reach latest by 5.00pm on the July 31, 2016 on following address:

Mr. Pushp Raj
Festival Director
International Film Festival of Shimla,
Buransh Lodge, MIG House No. 18,
Housing Board Colony, Sanjauli, Shimla

Pin-171006, Himachal Pradesh​​
​Phone: +91-8587870532 , +91-9805346850​

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​Himalayan Velocity
in Association with Dept. of Language, Art & Culture, GoHP

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