2nd International Film Festival of Shimla

7th ​​​International Film Festival of Shimla (IFFS2021)
Gaiety Theatre, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Entries Open : 05 July, 2021, Deadline for submission : 30 September 2021, 5.00pm



Festival Date: 26-28 November 2021
Venue: Gaiety Theatre, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Programme:

​International Competition Section : 

There will be an International Level competition for Documentaries, Short Fiction, Feature Films, Animation Films & Music Videos produced or co-produced outside India between 1st January 2019 and 30th August 2021. The following awards will be given:


a) Best Documentary (60 minutes and below)
b) Best Short Fiction (40 minutes and below)
c) Best Feature Film (180 Minutes and below)
d) Best Animation (30 minutes and below)
e) Best Music Video (10 minutes and below)​

National Competition Section : 
There will be an National Level competition for Documentaries, Short Fiction, Feature Films, Animation Films & Music Videos produced or co-produced in India between 1st January 2019 and 30th August 2021. The following awards will be given:


a) Best Documentary (60 minutes and below)
b) Best Short Fiction (40 minutes and below)
c) Best Feature Film (180 Minutes and below)
d) Best Animation (30 minutes and below)
e) Best Music Video (10 minutes and below)​

State Level Competition Section : 
There will be a State Level competition for Documentaries, Short Fiction, Feature Films, Animation Films & Music Videos produced or co-produced in Himachal Pradesh between 1st January 2019 and 30th August 2021. This competition will be exclusively for Bonafide Himachali only. The following awards will be given in state level competition:

a) Best Documentary (60 minutes and below)
b) Best Short Fiction (40 minutes and below)
c) Best Feature Film (180 Minutes and below)
d) Best Animation (30 minutes and below)
e) Best Music Video (10 minutes and below)

Festival Entry Fees for All International, National & State Competition Categories:
                                    THE FILM CATEGORY                                           FESTIVAL FEE

                                   *DOCUMENTARY (60 minutes and below)                 INR 1500
                                   *SHORT FICTION (40 minutes and below)                 INR 1500
                                   *FEATURE FILM   (180 Minutes and below)               INR 2500
                                   *ANIMATION FILM (30 minutes and below)                INR 1200
                                   *MUSIC VIDEO (10 minutes and below)                     INR 1200


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For Offline Submissions:

Payment should be made by Demand Draft/Bank Cheque from Nationalised Bank only & should be in the name of  “HIMALAYAN VELOCITY”  & Demand Draft payable at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
One can also make payment online
NEFT/Online & send the payment receipt on e-mail id:  info@iffs.in
Festival Account Detail:
Account Name: Himalayan Velocity
Account No:  915020025810337
Branch:  Axis Bank, Kusumpti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh., India
IFS Code: UTIB0000050 



A) Rules and Regulations for Competitive Sections:

  1. *Only films produced or co-produced in India are eligible for the National level Competition.
  2. *Films produced or co-produced outside India are eligible for the International level Competition.
  3. *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 2019 and 30th August 2021 (both days inclusive). Same applicable for State Level competition (Bonafide Himachali)
  4. *The Festival absolves itself of any liability in case of dispute regarding the completion date of the entry.
  5. *Films must be available for festival screening on one of the following formats: DCP, High Quality Hard Disk, High resolution downloadable link, Blu ray or 35 mm.
  6. *No films entered once for competition can be re-entered. The decision of the Festival Director will be final.
  7. *No works in progress maybe submitted.
  8. *Only the films entered in the competition category will be considered for competition.
  9. *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.
  10. *Only selected films will be intimated by email. No letters of non- acceptance will be sent. All lists will be available on the website (www.iffs.in).
  11. *All non-English-speaking projects must have English subtitles.
  12. *Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet.
  13. *Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme during the event.
  14. *Entry Fee: The entry fee is non-refundable.


B) General Rules for Film Submission:

  1. *Last Date for submitting the Completed Entry Form and Preview Material is 30 September, 2021.
  2. *All submitted films must carry English subtitles.
  3. ​*Films screened once before the Selection Committee CANNOT be re-entered.
  4. *Directors of films in competition will be invited to attend the festival with hospitality during the festival.
  5. *Preview material will not be returned.
  6. *Preview material may be in DVD /drives/ Online links.
  7. *In Case of Online Links: e-mail film online link (Downloadable) , Other preview material (Synopsis, Poster, Trailer, Director Profile, Picture)
  8. *The Preview Parcel must state clearly: NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY. The festival will not cover any expense regarding this matter.
  9. *Send Preview parcel by India Post- Speed Post Only. (No Private courier )
  10. *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.
  11. *Please note: Do not use fibre envelopes as the material can be damaged as well as the festivals viewing equipment. Please pack adequately
  12. *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.
  13. *Preview materials will not be returned unless specifically requested by the applicant. *The cost for the same shall be borne by the applicant.
  14. *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.
  15. *Decision of the festival jury cannot be challenged.
  16. *​The Festival assumes the submitter has accepted the terms of the festival mentioned here and is authorised to submit the film and the Festival indemnifies itself against any legal or other action in this matter.
  17. *The Director of the festival has the power to waive any of the above mentioned rules.
  18. *Decision of the festival Jury cannot be challenged.
  19. *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.
  20. *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.


For any queries you are free to e-mail us: info@iffs.in or call +91-8219355952
​Offline Preview material to reach latest by 5.00pm on the 30 September, 2021 (Regular Deadline) 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: +91-8219355952, +91-8587870532 
info@iffs.in
iffshimla@gmail.com
www.iffs.in

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