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At Panjim International Film Festival - Goa, we celebrate filmmakers who challenge the conventional way of filmmaking and aim to discover new talents whose works are bold, daring and reinvent and push the frontier of cinema.
Panjim International Film Festival - Goa focuses on films made by new directors of all backgrounds, with a unique vision and fresh voices. The mission of the festival is to create exposure for bold and daring creative works that might otherwise go unnoticed.
We focus on new ideas and original creative content from local, national, and international aspiring filmmakers. The festival showcases new shorts, features, documentaries, animations, video art, and experimental films that reinvent and push the frontier of cinema from emerging talented individuals. Our international juries are looking for films made with passion, obsession, and drive, films that go beyond expectations. A strong sense of authorship is a must.

Awards & Prizes

The officially selected project in each season receives PIFFG laurel and certificate.

The awards are given in the following categories:

1. Narrative Features (Above 40 minutes)
2. Documentary (Any length)
3. Short Films (Less than 40 Minutes)
4. Experimental Films (Any length)
5. Women’s Films (Any length)
6. Animation Films (Any length)
7. Student Films (Any length)
8. Web and New Media (Any length)
9. Postmodern Films (Any length)
10. Family/Children’s Films(Any length)
11. Young Filmmaker (Under 18) (Any length)
12. Debut Filmmaker (1stor 2ndFilm; Any length)
13. Mobile film (Any length)
14. Trailer / Teaser (5 min or less)
15. Music Video (Any length)
16. Photography (Photo from Film, Video, TV Set included. ONE IMAGE per submission)
17. Film/Video Poster (Film, TV Show poster included. ONE IMAGE per submission)
18. Drone Films (Any length)
19. Films on Disability Issue (Any length)
20. Film on Religion (Any length)
21. Commercial / Advertisement (Any length)
22. Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length)
23. Educational Film (Any length)
24. Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length)
25. Treatment / Synopsis
26. Best Director (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
27. Best Actor (Fiction /Any length)
28. Best Actress (Fiction /Any length)
29. Best Supporting Actor (Fiction /Any length)
30. Best Supporting Actress (Fiction /Any length)
31. Best Cinematography (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
32. Best Editing (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
33. Best Sound Designing (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
34. Film on Women (Any Length)
35. Travel Film (Any length)
36. Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Film (Above 60 minutes)
37. LGBT Film (Any length)
38. Silent Film (Any length)
39. Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any length)
40. One Minute Film


Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Panjim International Film Festival (PIFFG) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
PIFFis open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the PIFF 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 PIFFG 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 PIFFG 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.

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