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International Film Festival of Shimla 
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Entries – Open 1st April 2015- 15th June 2015


​Festival Entry Fees:


  1. Documentary                                                       INR 1500

  2. Short Fiction                                                        INR 1500

  3. Feature Film                                                        INR 1500

  4. Animation                                                             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.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


A) Rules and Regulations for Competitive Sections:

  1. Only films produced or co-produced in India are eligible for the National level competition. All 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 2015 (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 for submitting the Completed Entry Form and Preview Material is June 15, 2015.

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 June 15, 2015 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: +91-9805346850​, +91-8587870532

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