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Awards & Prizes:

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

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 Documentary


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(IRICF) 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 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 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.


7 Reviews
  • 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.

    31 Jul, 2020
  • 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

    31 Jul, 2020
  • 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

    31 Jul, 2020
  • Really a good festival as they are judging all aspects of the film diligently. I recommend this to all filmmakers.

    11 May, 2020

  • 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

  • a highly recommended festival, an honor to have been part of the winners of the first session

    09 May, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Thank You so much for appreciating our festival .
    And Congratulations to you once again!

    31 Jul, 2020
  • Excellent Festival. Amazing hospitality and prompt response.

    30 Jan, 2020

    Indus River International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Thank you

    31 Jul, 2020
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