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Submit your film and avail 70% discount on the submission fee.
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Valid till 13 Sep 2021

There will be no cancellation or postponement of festival operations fin light of the COVID 19 issue. The festival team along with the honorable jury remains committed to continuing the festival operations as per the prevailing schedule and process.

Indus River International Cinefest is a film festival with live screening originating in India. Passionate, sophisticated, and devoted to living the good life, Spain is both a stereotype come to life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined.
Himachal's diverse landscapes stir the soul. The Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa are as beautiful as any mountain range on the continent, while the snowcapped Sierra Nevada rises improbably from the sun-baked plains of Andalucía; these are hiking destinations of the highest order. The wildly beautiful cliffs of Spain’s Atlantic northwest are offset by the charming coves of the Mediterranean. And everywhere you go, villages of timeless beauty perch on hilltops, huddle in valleys and cling to coastal outcrops as tiny but resilient outposts of Himachal Pradesh. That's where the country's charms are most likely to take hold.
IRIC supports talented filmmakers in their pursuits by showcasing their best artworks through a film festival designed to promote local, regional and international short films. The festival is run and managed by a group of Cinephiles themselves.
Our vision is to create an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. We believe in the potential of the public of becoming a significant factor in contributing to the development of the filmmaking process and we aim to engage them in discovering the potential of the online to cinematic culture.


Awards & Prizes:

The officially selected project in each season receives an IRIC laurel and certificate. All seasonal Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificates.

The awards are given in the following categories:

Best Director
Best Young Filmmaker (under 18)
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best VR/AR and 360º Film
Best Drone Film
Best Web and New Media Film
Best Mobile Film
Best Horror/Science Fiction Feature Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best LGBT Film
Best Animated Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Educational Film
Best Film on Disability Issue
Best Film on Religion
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Travel Film
Best Silent Film
Best One Minute Film
Best Postmodern Film
Best Free Speech Film
Best Television/Pilot Program or Series
Best Commercial/Advertisement
Best Music Video
Best Film Score/Soundtrack
Best Trailer/Teaser
Best Film/Video Poster
Best Photography
Best Treatment/ Synopsis
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script


Besides the BEST OF THE 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 Indus River International Cinefest(IRIC) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
IRICF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the IRICF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selections, nominees, and 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 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 IRICF 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 IRICF 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.


12 Reviews
  • I applaud a wonderful administration & staff , making this film festival exceptional. No film maker should miss it. Thank you very much for acknowledging Robot Romance.

    17 Oct, 2021

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear Thomas,

    Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Would love to work with you again. Good luck for your future ventures.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • The Indus River International Cinefest Film Festival is a great vehicle in which to show older films. Mean Kitty Bad Kitty is one of many that have never been seen, and what a great way to prep them for competition. Thank You!

    05 Oct, 2021

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear William,

    Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Would love to work with you again. Good luck for your future ventures.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • You have a great festival on the go! Thank you for your awesome communication and for supporting our film!! We will be submitting more work to your festival in the future! Very professional and great communication – I highly recommend!

    10 Aug, 2021

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Anuraag for your valuable feedback. We are hoping for a longer association with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • One of the best film festivals that we competed in. Communication is great and the level of participating productions is very high.
    A highly commended festival from our side.

    Chris & Maurice Micallef
    CMM PRODUCTIONS
    MALTA

    09 Aug, 2021

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Chris for your kind words. We are looking forward to work with you again. Best wishes to you from our team for future projects.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • I'm very glad that my movie got your attention and won an award , thank you so much , hoping for the continuation of your nice festival.

    11 Oct, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear ALI,

    Congratulations to you once again!
    Hope to have a long association with you. Looking forward

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Our short film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got four awards which is a great encouragement for us. I thank you all for our entire team. Let you continue with your support for film makers.

    20 May, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for such a beautiful representation of cinema.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Great thanks for the 4 awards (documentary, editing, cinematography, concept) for "The Lost Paradise", a nostalgic film full in accordance with the present times, where our lives will no more be the same, during many years.

    13 May, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations to you once again!
    Hope to have a long association with you. Looking forward

    19 Oct, 2021
  • A good start to the festival. Good luck to the festival. The cinematic community needs you.

    12 May, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Thank You so much for your valuable feedback

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Really a good festival as they are judging all aspects of the film diligently. I recommend this to all filmmakers.

    11 May, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear Venu,

    Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Would love to work with you again. Good luck for your future ventures.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Our short film, Voice of my eyes have been awarded in four categories. Really a great encouragement & recognition for our team. Thanks to the Festival team.

    09 May, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear Ravindran,

    We congratulate you from the core of our hearts on your achievement. Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Would love to work with you again. Good luck for your future ventures.

    19 Oct, 2021
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