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Important note on COVID-19

We would like to inform you that there will be no cancellation or postponement of our Festivals operations for this COVID 19 issue. Festival team along with Honourable juries remain committed to continuing the festival operations as per prevailing schedule and process,

All our screening events will remain currently postponed due to prevailing restrictions and will be scheduled for the first safe opportunity, once this current situation is over.

Darjeeling – the queen of hills is a beautiful hill station situated in the northern part of West Bengal. With the magnificent view of Mount Kanchenjunga over the rolling tea gardens, Darjeeling is simply breathtaking. Darjeeling is popular for its beautiful rolling hills, vibrant culture, adorable toy trains and tea gardens.
Ghum International Film Festival, Darjeeling attracts a broad selection of shorts by filmmakers working in every genre and format and offers visitors an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema. The festival prides itself upon providing opportunities for talented directors, producers, writers, actors and crew members from all over the world to learn together and exhibit their work in a stimulating international environment.
The Festival presents quality work from outside the mainstream film industry that otherwise may not reach commercial theatres. We look for films that represent different facets of filmmaking, from polished productions to no-budget gems.


Awards & Prizes:

The officially selected project in each month receives GIFF laurel and certificate. All seasonal Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificate .

The awards are given in the following categories:

Narrative Feature (>40 mins)
Short Film (<40 mins)
Experimental Film
Documentary Film
Animation Film
VR/AR/360° Film
Women's Film
Music Video
Short Script
Feature Script

Besides the BEST CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS.


Rules & Terms:

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Ghum International Film Festival (GIFF) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
GIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the GIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a trophy, award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.
1. Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (WFCN), a password-protected streaming URL (please test before sending).
3. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.
4. The festival has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
5. The film submitted to the GIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.
6. A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
7. A nominee will be privately screened for the GIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
8. “Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
9. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
10. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.


8 Reviews
  • Thank you very much for the award Best Narrative Feature. We're very glad to be a part of this great festival and are honored.

    14 Aug, 2020

  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" was winner as best experimental film which is a great encouragement for us. We thank all the festival members with our hearts.

    12 Aug, 2020

  • We are so proud to be selected in Ghum international film festival . Thanks you very much

    12 Aug, 2020

  • grateful that my scripts, False Start and Getting the Boot, received Outstanding Achievement Award!

    11 Aug, 2020

  • grateful that my scripts, False Start and Getting the Boot, received Outstanding Achievement Award!

    11 Aug, 2020

  • festival highly recommend, honor to be one of the winners of the first session ...

    08 May, 2020

    Ghum International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Once Again!

    Hope to have a long association with you. Please take care of yourself and your family.
    We will be looking forward to receiving more work from you :-).

    18 Jul, 2020
  • Thank you so much dear ghum international film festival and team you guys are really very amazing to provide this beautiful platform for indie filmmakers in this covid-19 pandemic I hope you all are staying in home and safe and thank you so much for this honour of my film the key of life.

    07 May, 2020

    Ghum International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Dear Anku,

    Thank You so much for being a part of this, we hope to have a long association with you.

    Stay Safe and Take Care :-)

    18 Jul, 2020
  • Unable to visit your web site or FB page. Thanks

    30 Apr, 2020

    Ghum International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    https://www.facebook.com/filmghum - Link of our Facebook Page

    We are working a bit on our website, as soon as it is done you will be notified.
    Thank You
    Stay Safe :-)

    18 Jul, 2020
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