3rd ​​​International Film Festival of Shimla (IFFS-2017)
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Entries Open : 1st February 2017

Entries Closed: 15 May 2017; Extended Deadline for off line Submissions: 10 June 2017 


International Competition: 
There will be an International Level competition for Documentaries, Feature Films, Animation and Short Fiction and Music Videos produced or co-produced outside India between 1st Jan 2014 and 10th May 2017. The following awards will be given: 
a) Best Documentary 
c) Best Short Fiction (less than 40 minutes) 
d) Best Feature Film 
d) Best Animation 
e) Best Music Video (7 minutes and below)

National Competition: 
There will be a National Level competition for Documentaries, Feature Films, Animation and Short Fiction and Music Videos  produced or co-produced in India between 1st Jan 2014 and 10th May 2017. The following awards will be given: 
a) Best Documentary 
b) Best Short Fiction (less than 40 minutes) 
c) Best Feature Film 
d) Best Animation 
e) Best Music Video (7 minutes and below)

State Level Competition: 
Documentaries, Feature Films, Animation and Short Fiction and Music Videos  produced in any of the dialects of Himachal between 1st Jan 2014 and 10th May 2017 will be eligible for the State level competition. This competition will be exclusively for bonafide Himachali only. The following awards will be given in state level competition:


a) Best Film Award


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


  1. Documentary Film                                                       INR 2000

  2. Short Fiction Film                                                        INR 2000

  3. Feature Film                                                                INR 3000

  4. Animation Film                                                            INR 1500

  5. Music Video                                                                 INR 1500

         
For all International Categories Festival Fee will be $50 USD


Payment Instruction:

​>> Demand Draft (Nationalised Bank Only) should be in the name of "Himalayan Velocity" payable at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

>> Film Maker can also make payment online & send the payment receipt on e-mail id: info@iffs.in

     The entry fee may be sent by electronic transfer using SWIFT/IFSC code mentioned below under intimation to Selection

     Committee, IFFS through e-mail:
     Account Name: HIMALAYAN VELOCITY
     Account No: 915020025810337 
     Bank: AXIS BANK, 
     Branch: Axis Bank, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
     IFSC CODE- UTIB0000050
     SWIFT CODE: AXISINBB366​






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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  2014 and 10th May 2017 (both days inclusive). Same applicable for State Level competition (Bonafied Himachali)

  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. ​Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet.

  10. ​Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme during the event.

  11. ​Entry Fee : The entry fee is non refundable.

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

  13. Decision of the festival Jury cannot be challenged.

  14. Jury will determine the winning films and will be composed of individuals selected by the Festival Authorities. The decision of Jury will be final and binding to all.
    - The Jury has the right to withhold an award in any category where no entries, in the Jury's view, meet its standards for award / recognition.


B) General Rules

  1. Last Date for submitting the Completed Entry Form and Preview Material is June 10, 2017.

  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. (No Private courrier )

  5. Entrants are required to submit 2 DVDs (Film, Promos, Trailers) and a separate DVD containing Directors Photograph, Bio-data, Filmography, Synopsis of the film, Stills of the Film, Posters, Pamphlets, etc., Entry Form (Printed copy) & Entry Fee Demand Draft (not required if paid online) packed properly and freight pre-paid.

  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 +91-8351982794


Preview material to reach latest by 5.00pm on the June 10, 2017 on following address:

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

Pin-171006, Himachal Pradesh​​
​Phone: +91-8351982794, +91-8587870532 , +91-9805346850​

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