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**Considering the COVID situation, ENTRY FEE WAIVER is being EXTENDED to 22nd May 2021.Contact liHfe for Fee Waiver code**

ABOUT liHfe

An International Film festival of extremely short films themed on HAPPINESS with quarterly winners competing for the Annual Awards and having Screenings at the Annual Awards Event.

liHfe is a celebration of the "Happiness of Creativity".

Theme: "HAPPINESS & MENTAL HEALTH during COVID"

liHfe is a festival with a difference.

For FILMMAKERS......................By a FILMMAKER
For CREATIVES.....................By a CREATIVE

liHfe is a festival with a difference. It is founded by a multi award winning Screenwriter, Filmmaker & Animator who is passionate about creativity and would like to promote emerging indie filmmakers & creatives, showcase their creativity and most of all motivate them to keep creating even in these unprecedented times of the global COVID pandemic. It is founded by someone who has experienced the space and understands the filmmakers’/creators’ perspective, the challenges faced by them and the various nuances of the sector, herself having been part of it for the last 5 years.

LOGIHQ International Happiness Film Festival & Exhibition (liHfe) is a film festival of extremely short films run quarterly with winners declared after private jury screening. The winning films & projects from each quarter will have a live screening at the Annual Awards event proposed to be held at the end of the year.

liHfe accepts films of 1 min, 3 min and 5 min. duration along with categories for Poetry-films, Painting-films, Dance-Films, Animation films (all of max. 3 min.) and submissions of Poetry (written in English), Painting (digital image) & Photography also. We also accept music videos (3 min. max).

Anyone from anywhere in the world above 18 years of age is eligible to submit. There is a special category for CREATIVE SENIORS (above 60 years) too.

liHfe depicts life with HAPPINESS. This perhaps is the first international film festival of Happiness and aspires to bring about happiness to its creators and audiences alike.

Here's a chance for creators & artists (filmmakers, animators, poets, painters, photographers, dancers etc.). Submit entries, win laurels & awards and get the opportunity to showcase creativity.

Official Selections and Winners will be announced on our website and social media pages. The Annual Awards event is proposed to be held in December 2021 in New Delhi, INDIA (subject to the COVID-19 situation).

The official selections and winners selected by the jury will be notified via email.

We accept submissions via international online platforms.


Awards & Prizes:

AWARDS:
The Annual winners in each category will receive Awards at the Annual Awards Event *
The official selections and winners also receive laurels.

Award Categories

Best 1 minute film Award
Best Super Short film Award
Best Short film Award
Best Poetry film Award
Best Painting film Award
Best Dance film Award
Best Animation film Award
Best Poetry (written in ENGLISH) Award
Best Painting Award
Best Photograph Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Creative Senior Award (above 60 years) (All categories)

There may be some special Awards too.
The quarterly winners also receive certificates via email.
All quarterly winners in each category will also receive certificates during the Annual event.


*The Annual Awards event is proposed to be conducted in New Delhi (INDIA) in December 2021 (Subject to the COVID-19 situation)*


Rules & Terms:

RULES:

We accept submissions via international online platforms.

(Please note that all entries in ALL categories must adhere to the basic theme of the festival- HAPPINESS- and the particular theme of the Quarter.)

1. The liHfe film competition runs every quarter and the jury will select the winners, who will be notified by email.
2. Theme for inaugural festival is: “Happiness & Mental Health during COVID-19”.

(Please note that all entries in ALL categories must adhere to the basic theme of the festival- HAPPINESS- and the particular theme of the Quarter.)
3.All work/projects in each category should have been created on/after 1st March 2020.
4. The jury will screen quarterly selections privately and select winners. The quarterly winners in each category qualify for competing in the Annual Award in that category and if selected, will be screened at the Annual event to be held at the end of the year.
5. Applicants 18 years & above, from all over the world are invited to submit (subject to the laws of the applicant’s country of residence). To apply in the Senior Citizen category, the applicant has to be 60 years (or above) as on January 1, 2021.
6. All non-English films must have ENGLISH Subtitles.
7. Please note when submitting a project to the categories of Painting/Poetry/Dance films, these cannot be performances or recordings of performances/methods of the genre. These have to be an intersection of Painting/Poetry/Dance with FILM and should move the story or plot forward.
Mere performances/recordings of Painting/Poetry/Dance will be DISQUALIFIED.
8. The submitter declares that while creating these projects/works, all rules/ regulations/norms of their country/state/city have been followed and that any work created during the COVID-19 pandemic has complied with all the rules & regulations and laws of the country/state/city where it was created. The applicant has the sole responsibility.
9. Each entry has to be accompanied by the requisite fee. No refund for non selected projects and incomplete entries.
10. No entry fee waivers. No refunds. All entry fees are non-refundable.
11. The decision of the festival committee will be final and no communication in this regard will be entertained. All communications will be via email. No phone calls.
12. The festival reserves the right to disqualify any entry/project on certain grounds and reserves the right to not screen/display any submission for any reason it deems fit.
13. No violence, no obscenity, no objectionable content.
14. All Submissions must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe upon any Intellectual Property Rights (Copyrights, Trademarks etc.) or any other rights of any Third Parties. By entering the festival, the Submitters agree that they own or have obtained all required copyrights and permissions regarding music, sound, images etc. contained in their work.
15. Entrants agree that the Festival Organizers of liHfe will NOT be held liable for any copyright or other violations by the entrant. The entrant is solely responsible for the contents of the work/project and takes full responsibility. The entrant agrees that she/he has the rights and authority to submit the content.
16. liHfe organizers reserve the right to change, cancel or re-schedule the festival dates or categories or awards. The festival also reserves the right to take all decisions regarding the festival.
17. By submitting the project to liHfe, the applicant agrees to have read and accepted all terms & conditions of participation in the festival.
18. If the organizers accept the project/film for exhibition in the Festival, the applicant hereby grants the following rights to the organizers without any conditions and qualifications:
a. right to use footage, stills, titles, and other information from or relating to the Project/film for the purposes of promotion;
b. right to authorize publicity for the Project/film and all people related to it; and
c. to use the names and biographical information of all people associated with the Project/film for exhibition of the Project/film in, and promotion of, the Festival.
19. The festival is not responsible if the film is not screened due to problems in film format.
20. The Annual Awards event is proposed to be held in New Delhi, INDIA in December 2021 (subject to the COVID-19 situation).
21. By submitting the project/film for this Festival, every applicant is hereby declaring that a film shot/project created during the COVID-19 pandemic has complied with all the necessary requirements for shooting/other according to the laws of the country where the project was created.
22. The person submitting the project/film has the sole responsibility to secure authorization and permission from the copyright or trademark owner(s) of any and all relevant content that forms part of the submitted project/film. The festival organizers are in no way responsible for and will not be held responsible for any unauthorized use of any copyrighted or trademarked content within or relating to the submitted project which is or may become the basis for any third party claim for copyright or trademark infringement or unfair competition.
23. In case a minimum required number of entries are not received in a particular category/categories in any quarter period, the entries received for these will be carried over to the next quarter for judging.


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Categories & Fees

Film on the theme with minimum duration 30 seconds and maximum 1 minute.

Apr-Jun Early $20.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $20.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $20.00 USD

Film on the theme with duration more than 1 minute and less than or equal to 3 minutes.

Apr-Jun Early $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $25.00 USD

Short film on the theme with duration greater than 3 mintues and less than or equal to 5 minutes

Apr-Jun Early $30.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $30.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $30.00 USD

Poetry film on the theme with maximum length 3 minutes. Please refer to rule 7.

Apr-Jun Early $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $25.00 USD

Painting film on the theme with maximum length 3 minutes. Please refer to rule 7.

Apr-Jun Early $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $25.00 USD

Dance film on the theme with maximum length 3 minutes. Please refer to rule 7.

Apr-Jun Early $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $25.00 USD

Poetry (in ENGLISH) on the theme. Maximum 1 page.

Apr-Jun Early $15.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $15.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $15.00 USD

Painting on the theme. Please send a digital image of the painting.

Apr-Jun Early $15.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $15.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $15.00 USD

Photograph on the theme.

Apr-Jun Early $15.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $15.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $15.00 USD

All creative Seniors (60 yrs or above) can send their works on the theme in any of the mentioned categories.

Apr-Jun Early $20.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $20.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $20.00 USD

Animation Films on the Theme of the quarter. 3 minutes Max.

Apr-Jun Early $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $25.00 USD

Music Video on the theme with runtime 3 minutes max

Apr-Jun Early $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Regular $25.00 USD

Apr-Jun Late $25.00 USD

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