Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival

CSIFF // Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival

5th edition

May 28 - May 29, 2021
Pune, India

Open Call Jan 12, 2020 - May 20, 2021  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Mini-series, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, TV, Web
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI International Film Festival's main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel, 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. CSIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. CSIFF unites cinematic, cultural, educational more over Inspirational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.
The CSIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. It is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations. It strives to foster the movie art of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema and promoting meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
The CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the spirit, passion, and skill of the best new filmmakers from around the world for audiences around the world.
We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking, but works that are experimental, 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.
Filmmakers planning on attending should notify the film festival as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program at the venue where their film will be shown.
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Dates Open call: Jan 12, 2020

Early bird deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Regular deadline: Apr 21, 2021
Late deadline: May 20, 2021

Notification date: May 24, 2021
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Early bird deadline    12.22 USD    13.72 USD    15.22 USD    8.23 USD
Regular deadline    12.22 USD    13.72 USD    15.22 USD    8.23 USD
Latest deadline    12.22 USD    13.72 USD    15.22 USD    8.23 USD
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules CSIFF - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival

To participate:

The Festival is open to filmmakers from all over the world.

The Film submitter should be an authorized person or an organization ; Film Director or Film Producer or Production Organization.

You can submit as many films as you wish.

The short films must have been made from the 1st January 2010 till the deadline for registration, and it is not a problem if they have been previously screened, shown on the Internet or in other festivals.

The films may be in Marathi, Hindi, English, or in any other language with English subtitles. For the selection process are not necessary English subtitles but if your film is selected we will ask you English subtitles for the public screening.

The organization can use pieces from the selected films (10% maximum) to promote them and the festival.

Selected short films of Film Fest will become part of "other film festivals organized by us".

Competition Categories:

Short Films

Feature Films

Running time:

The short films upto 59 minutes,

The feature films should not be less than 1 hour and more than 4 hours


All of the submitted films can participate, no matter the format. The screening will be from a 1080p digital file (participants will be informed about the format needed for the screening with time enough).

Submissions for this category not open yet.