3rd Vintage International Film Festival, India

VIFF // 3rd Vintage International Film Festival, India

3rd edition

Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2022
Mumbai, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Children, Documentary, Experimental, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Flash, Foreign, Health, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Romance, Romantic comedy, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War

Mission / description Considering the historical and ancient background in the field of cinema from this cultural city like Kolhapur, we the Vintage International Film Festival came into existence. New artists entering in this field of cinema can get a huge platform through shortfilms and documentaries, so these artists needs an exposure to the film industry through such platforms, but looking for future perspectives they don’t get a proper platform to showcase their talent. This talent mustn’t be restricted to their local level, so we are providing them a chance to showcase it to the international level.
This historic city has given birth to many famous and prestigious artist like Baburao Painter, V. Shantaram, Master Vinayak, Master Vithhal, Bhalji Pendharkar, etc., who have great contribution in Marathi as well as World cinema, whoare still rising and becoming successful. By looking forward to these artists as an idol, new upcoming youth of Kolhapur are chasing their dreams.
Here 2nd Vintage International Film Festival gives them a chance to showcase their efforts at international level to express their ideas, thoughts, innovations in front of national and international artists and audience.
Similarly, we have decided to organise workshop to provide exposure and knowledge about minute details, techniques about film making to groom the new artist.
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Festival website http://www.vintageiff.com

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Class Founded: 2018
Festival category: A (official A list)
Dates Open call: Apr 01, 2020

Early bird deadline: May 31, 2020
Regular deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Late deadline: Aug 30, 2020

Notification date: Sep 20, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 10.98 to 18.30 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 1.70 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 3,000.00 USD
Festival sections
Documentary Film
Documentary Film Under 30 Min Run Time
Music Video
Music Videos Under 10 Min Run Time
Short Film
Short Film Under 30 Min Run Time
Specials Workshops, Panels
General rules General


Short Films- International / National / Maharashtra Special
Documentary Films
Music Video

1. The film must have been completed after 1 January 2015.

2. Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if the film is not screened due to the problem with the DVD/Online Screener.

3. Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.

4. The short film can be in any language or genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.

5. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, But the film must be available for preview purpose for a technical committee, the selection committee, and jury panel

6. Two DVD’s need to be submitted along with the entry. Each Preview DVD should be labeled with the Title, Running-time, Contact E-mail and Phone number,
Submit films via a private online link through Vimeo, Google Drive, or We Transfer, etc. scanned entry form & fee payment details at vintageiff@gmail.com

7. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.

8. Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however, the festival director reserves the right to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

9. By submitting films to Vintage International Film Festival-2019, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of the film.

10. Short films/Documentary/ Music Video that is submitted must be the entrant's original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties, the entrant agrees that the Vintage International Film Festival will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.

11. For promotional or publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television Network/Internet or related media during the festival period.

12. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.

13. Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.

14. The competition is open for professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers.

15. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The Vintage International Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed.

16. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.


The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, filmmakers, and other film industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the Festival organizers.

All films are judged equally based on:

Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)

Production (Camerawork, lighting, and shot composition)

Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)

Image (Focus, color, and lighting)

Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

The decision of the selection committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into Finalists will be notified by mail and/or phone call. The Vintage International Film Festival will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

Vintage International Film Festival organizing, selection committee members, juries are not allowed to participate in the respective festival as a contestant.