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Important note on COVID-19
We would like to inform you that 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 remain committed to continuing the festival operations as per the prevailing schedule and process.
All our screening events will remain postponed due to prevailing restrictions and will be scheduled for the first safe opportunity, once this situation is over.
Rosebud International Film Festival – Kolkata focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic, and the true artists of our time. The event was created by independent filmmakers, for independent filmmakers, with the sole purpose to showcase and screen new and upcoming talents.
Our main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel by accepting all genres, and to have the best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give filmmakers a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and cinematic artists. RIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. RIFF unites cinematic, cultural, and educational +objectives by presenting its film discoveries.
We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking but experimental works, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections.
The Screening of Rosebud International Film Festival takes place in the prestigious Rotary Sadan of Kolkata.


Awards & Prizes:

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

The awards are given in the following categories:

Narrative Feature (>40 mins)
Short Film (<40 mins)
Experimental Film
Documentary Film
Animation Film
VR/AR/360° Film
Women's Film
Music Video
Short Script
Feature Script

Besides 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 Rosebud International Film Festival (RIFF) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
RIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the RIFF 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 RIFF 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 RIFF 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.
11. Filmmakers who are not Iranian yet submitting in the Iranian category, their films will be disqualified.


25 Reviews
  • This festival has been a chance for my little-seen work of Mean Kitty Bad Kitty to be put in competition. Thank you for the top award!

    09 Aug, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Dear William,

    Heartiest congratulations for winning the top award. Thank you so much for being a part of this event. Looking forward to working with you in the future.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Real good international film festival, well managed with professionalism and passion. My short film "Tell Me Who I Am" ("Dimmi chi sono") won the Best Women's Film Award! Thanks so much to the Jury, it was a so nice experience. Check it out!

    07 Aug, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Dear Luca,

    Heartiest congratulations for winning the top award. Thank you so much for being a part of this event. Looking forward to working with you in the future.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Very pleasant experience, thank you very much!

    29 Jul, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Thank you for your support! Means a lot to me to be included in this festival and then to be awarded!. And also is has been wonderful to be in the festival with this eclectic and shining group of filmmakers. Good luck to all. Stay safe and keep on dreaming and creating!

    29 Jul, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • I am really happy to have participated in your wonderful contest, and I thank you for the award that you have reserved for me. To the next film, then!
    Mario Roccato
    WRITING ABOUT A LOVE

    28 Jul, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Thanks for this exceptional festival. Happy and honored with the award received.

    28 Jul, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • We sincerely thank you for being selected my short film. We wish you luck.

    16 Apr, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • I was happy, humbled and heartened to be conferred an Award Winner by the Rosebud International Film Festival with my screenplay, "The Handstand Heard 'Round the World."

    10 Apr, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Thank you for awarding my short film 'Abandonment'. Nice experience.

    26 Feb, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
  • Thank you for awarding my short film 'Abandonment'. Nice experience.

    26 Feb, 2021

    Rosebud International Film Festival
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, would love to work again with you.

    19 Oct, 2021
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