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Launched in 2013, the LakeCity International Film Festival (LCIFF) held in Delhi / NCR was founded to showcase the emerging talents and the leaders in contemporary film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content. Serving as a Premier Film Festival, the two day LCIFF 2020 festival is slated to happen in December 2021.

Festival Mission:
Breaking all stereotypes, LCIFF's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor indie film makers. These films will be organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers. LCIFF will also be a vital showcase for indie short film makers as the festival has a PSA Films Category in addition to its competitive sections revolving around a theme and have a strong social message.


Awards & Prizes:

>>TROPHIES & CERTIFICATES TO ALL WINNERS<<

>>FEATURE FILM CATEGORY<<
BEST INDIAN FILM
BEST FOREIGN FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST FILM (NATIONAL ISSUES)
BEST STORY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR FOREIGN / INDIAN
BEST CHILD ARTISTE
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST SOUND
BEST EDITOR
CRITICS AWARD
SPECIAL JURY MENTION

>>SHORT FILMS / DOCUMENTARIES CATEGORY<<
BEST INDIAN FILM
BEST FOREIGN FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST CHILD ARTISTE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST EDITOR
CRITICS AWARD
SPECIAL JURY MENTION

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST WEB SERIES


Rules & Terms:

PLEASE NOTE:
THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT ORGANISE AND OR REIMBURSE ANY TRAVEL / ACCOMMODATION FOR FILM MAKERS AND OR THEIR ARTISTS TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION:
The festival will not interact with anyone except the submitter and/ or the producer of the film. If any person - be it the actor, writer, director or any from the production crew tries to forcibly extract information about the status of the film from the festival authorities, the festival will have absolute rights to DISQUALIFY THE FILM from competition and/ or screening which you may kindly note. At the same time, the festival may take the decision to ban the production house completely from sending entries to the next editions of the festival.

The entry form / application will be considered only on receipt of Administrative film submission entry fee as mentioned above.

• Indian Participants can send payments in favour of “Lakecity International Film Festival” payable at Mumbai
GPay : 9819110817
PayTm: 9987754342

• International Participants have to make payments through Paypal to pplusmag@gmail.com

All entries must be sent to the LCIFF prepaid and insured for your own protection. Entry form, DVD, Synopsis, Posters, Publicity stills and other material should reach Festival office on or before i.e. November 10th, 2020.

3. COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS: (Open to all Directors across the Globe)
Films entered in the FEATURE FILM Section should be more than 70 mins and made / released between 1st April 2015 and 15th June 2021

4. COMPETITION SHORT FILMS/ DOCUMENTARY / ANIMATION FILMS
Films entered in the Competition Section must have a running length of not more than 45 mins.

5. GENERAL
5.1 Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused by the Festival Director.
5.2 Subtitling is necessary and compulsory for films that are not in English language or in Hindi (Indian Language). Films without subtitles shall not be screened in the Festival.
5.3 The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the Lake City International Film Festival with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
5.4 Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these and all Regulations as specified.
5.5 The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.
5.6 Entrants should inform the Festival Director by November 20th, 2021 about their participation, including the titles of films and the names and addresses of the directors, producers, production companies and world sales companies against each film titles.

NOTE: Festival Director, Programmer, Selection Panel and Jury shall determine selections and / or Award Winners at their sole discretion. LCIFF authorities at any time would not entertain any request pertaining to selection films and / or awards. Decision of the LCIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding to all parties.

The Festival is being organized under the aegis of Lake City International Film Festival by Eon Films, Qrius Films, Plus Publications and FilmCafe and with support from Indian Film Industry and film makers from around the world.


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  • Opening Date
  • First Deadline
  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Early Regular Deadline
  • Regular Deadline
  • Late Deadline
  • Extended Deadline
  • Late Extended Deadline
  • Final Closing Deadline
  • Notification Date
  • Event Date
Categories & Fees

FEATURE FILM - Duration more than 70 mins

First Deadline $25.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $35.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $45.00 USD

Regular Deadline $55.00 USD

Late Deadline $65.00 USD

Extended Deadline $75.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $85.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $100.00 USD

SHORT FILMS (SHORT) is for a minimum duration of 2 minutes and a maximum duration of 18 minutes..

First Deadline $15.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $20.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $25.00 USD

Regular Deadline $30.00 USD

Late Deadline $35.00 USD

Extended Deadline $40.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $45.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $60.00 USD

LONG SHORT FILMS is for a minimum duration of 19 minutes and a maximum duration of 45 minutes..

First Deadline $22.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $27.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $32.00 USD

Regular Deadline $37.00 USD

Late Deadline $42.00 USD

Extended Deadline $47.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $60.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $75.00 USD

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) is for a minimum duration of 2 minutes and a maximum duration of 15 minutes..

First Deadline $15.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $20.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $25.00 USD

Regular Deadline $30.00 USD

Late Deadline $35.00 USD

Extended Deadline $40.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $45.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $60.00 USD

DOCUMENTARY (LONG) is for a minimum duration of 26 minutes and a maximum duration of 50 minutes..

First Deadline $22.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $27.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $32.00 USD

Regular Deadline $37.00 USD

Late Deadline $42.00 USD

Extended Deadline $47.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $60.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $75.00 USD

Mobile Films of duration upto max 15 mins only

First Deadline $10.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $12.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $15.00 USD

Regular Deadline $18.00 USD

Late Deadline $20.00 USD

Extended Deadline $22.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $25.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $30.00 USD

The Music Video category is a competition section for music videos, dance films, animated music videos, and other special stuff made of music and video of maximum duration 12 minutes.

First Deadline $15.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $20.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $25.00 USD

Regular Deadline $30.00 USD

Late Deadline $35.00 USD

Extended Deadline $40.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $45.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $60.00 USD

This is a new competition section for web series as it has caught on the craze of the youth globally. You can either submit any one particular episode or can have a special episode created to submit to this category.

First Deadline $20.00 USD

Earlybird Deadline $25.00 USD

Early Regular Deadline $30.00 USD

Regular Deadline $35.00 USD

Late Deadline $40.00 USD

Extended Deadline $45.00 USD

Late Extended Deadline $50.00 USD

Final Closing Deadline $65.00 USD

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