About:

We want to take the serious cinema culture to the people. It is also our aim to develop a fundamental understanding of cinema in the next generations. It is our endeavor that, through this, we can organize progressive and democratic cine artists who uphold human values; and explore the possibilities of making more and more films with social consciousness.


Awards & Prizes:

Production Awards
Best Short Film
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Documentary Film
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
3rd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Animation Film
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Music Video
1st Prize 11000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Mobile Film
1st Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Ad Film
1st Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film (Female Filmmaker)
1st Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film (LGBTQ Filmmaker)
1st Prize 7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film (Student Filmmaker)
1st Prize 5000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
2nd Prize Trophy & Certificate

Best Film Jury Mentioned
3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Creative Awards
Best Director 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best DOP 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Editor 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Writer 3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Music/BGM 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best Sound Design 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best VFX 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate
Best DI 2000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Performance Awards
Best Actor Trophy & Certificate
Best Actress Trophy & Certificate
Best Child Actor/Actress Trophy & Certificate
Best Singer Trophy & Certificate

Best Film Jury Mentioned for Social Awareness
7000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Public Choice Best Poster
3000/- Cash Trophy & Certificate

Lifetime Achievement Award
Prominent Personality From Indian Film Industry
15,000/- & Memento


Rules & Terms:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Films without English Subtitles (except English Films), shall not be considered for
selection.
2. Films submitted with watermarks or logos shall be Rejected.
3. Only Trailers or promos cannot be submitted for selection process.
4. Film Download link with password is preferred, DVD or Bluray are also accepted as
hard copies.
5. If submitting hard copies, Two full HD DVDs/Bluray should be sent by courier to the
Festival office Along with a hard copy of this entry form duly filled. DVDs must be
labeled with film title, director Name, duration, phone number and email id on them.
6. Director pic, Poster, Making Stills, Film Synopsis, and Payment Receipt may be
attached in an email.
7. For submissions coming from outside India, the packages must be marked, “For
Festival & Cultural Purpose only, No Commercial value”.
8. ICAFF does not pay screening fees to film makers.
9. ICAFF will not return the Films submitted online or video DVDs during or after the
festival.
10. Censor certificate is not mandatory.
11. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms. Each film is
considered as a new entry.
12. Female Filmmaker Category is Only for those films which are directed by Female
Filmmakers. (Female Directors Photo and Bio needs to send though Email, Without
Documents film will be not Eligible for this Category).
13. If you are submitting in Students Category, Kindly Mail Your Photo and Valid Id Card
of your Institute on icafilmfestival@gmail.com (Valid Id Card is Mandatory) (if the
documents were not valid for Students & Female Filmmakers Category then
filmmaker need to pay the Difference amount )

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. ICAFF reserves the right to showcase the film in ICA Film Festival. (We cannot share
films with any Television, Online Portal, Media Centre, Other Film Festivals or Person).
2. ICAFF reserves the right to include the film related material in its promotional
activities. (Promo, Trailer, Poster, Making Video and Stills).
3. All Decisions made by the Appointed “Selection Committee” regarding Selections,
screenings, awards at the Festival in entirety will be final. In case of Dispute, decision
of the President is final.
4. The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official logo and the
status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with DIFF 2019 designs
and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters
and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.
5. A film selected for the festival does not run in competition automatically. A Jury will
select the films which feature in Competition.
6. The Festival shall not bear / reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign or
Indian currency.
7. Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.
8. Last date of submissions of Entries is 31/10/2020 and Date of Intimation of Selection
will be 25/11/2020.
9. Only Film Produced from 1 January 2016 till date can be submitted.


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  • Thank you for selecting my movie. Great experience and wonderful communication in terms of feedback

    27 Nov, 2020

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    26 Nov, 2020

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
  • Early Bird
  • Last Deadline
  • Extended Deadline
  • Notification Date
  • Event Date
Categories & Fees

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 60 Minutes. Students Category : Valid ID card of Institute is Mandatory.

Early Bird $9.00 USD

Last Deadline $12.00 USD

Extended Deadline $12.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 60 Minutes. Students Category : Valid ID card of Institute is Mandatory.

Early Bird $9.00 USD

Last Deadline $12.00 USD

Extended Deadline $12.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 15 Minutes. Students Category : Valid ID card of Institute is Mandatory.

Early Bird $9.00 USD

Last Deadline $12.00 USD

Extended Deadline $12.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 15 Minutes. Students Category : Valid ID card of Institute is Mandatory.

Early Bird $9.00 USD

Last Deadline $12.00 USD

Extended Deadline $12.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 10 Minutes. Students Category : Valid ID card of Institute is Mandatory.

Early Bird $9.00 USD

Last Deadline $12.00 USD

Extended Deadline $12.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 10 Minutes. Students Category : Valid ID card of Institute is Mandatory.

Early Bird $9.00 USD

Last Deadline $12.00 USD

Extended Deadline $12.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 60 Minutes. Female Filmmaker Category is Only for those films which are directed by Female Filmmakers. (Female Directors Photo and Bio needs to send thoug

Early Bird $8.10 USD

Last Deadline $11.00 USD

Extended Deadline $11.00 USD

Entries Closed

We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 60 Minutes. This Category is Only for those films which are made by LGBTQ Filmmakers.

Early Bird $8.10 USD

Last Deadline $11.00 USD

Extended Deadline $11.00 USD

Entries Closed

Open for all. We are accepting all Genres, Themes, Languages, Released and Unreleased Films. Maximum 60 Minutes. Students Filmmaker Category is Only for those films which are directed by Students. (Directors ID card, Photo and Bio needs to send though Ema

Early Bird $8.10 USD

Last Deadline $11.00 USD

Extended Deadline $11.00 USD

Entries Closed
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