Delhi International Film Festival

DIFF // Delhi International Film Festival

8th edition

Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2020
New Delhi, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama


An International Film Festival, conceptualized to commemorate a hundred years of association of Delhi with Indian films and the NDMC in 2012, in association with New Delhi Municipal Council and Information & Broadcasting ministry, has now grown into a global platform joining hands to collaborate with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. DIFF aims at understanding the science, art and emotion behind cinema, reaching it out to the audiences far and wide and promoting Indian Cinema, Art and Culture. The Festival offers premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists, celebrates avante garde cinema, felicitates masters and achievers from all walks of life and brings countries closer by building bridges to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative ideation. full text less text

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Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Oct 30, 2018

Early bird deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Regular deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Late deadline: Aug 31, 2019

Notification date: Sep 30, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 21.96 to 50.33 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 4.68 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: trophy and certificate
-Please download the full form as it contains all the “Rules and Regulations” and other details, read them carefully before registering.
-Film Producers, Distributors their duly authorised representatives or duly authorised Government organization / agency of the participating countries may enter their films for the Competition/World Premier in the enclosed Entry Form.

1. For programming consideration, the Festival accepts full HD-DVDs only and without watermark. The Festival will not consider trailers or promos for selection purposes.
2. If the film has no online presence, then two DVDs must be properly labelled with the Film Title, Director’s name and contacts, Year of production, Duration, format and subtitled in English and without any watermarks, mailed to the festival office with the form duly filled up.
3. For submissions coming from outside India, the packages must be marked, “For Festival & Cultural Purpose only, No Commercial value”.
4. Please test computer-burned DVDs on several makes and models of players before sending. The submission materials will not be returned to the senders these include DVD for screening and other display material.

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:
1. Be in their original language with English subtitles, films without subtitles and synopsis will not be accepted.
2. All Decisions made in Selections, screenings, awards and on the Festival in entirety by the festival Appointed “Selection Committee” will be final.
3. In case of any disputes, the decision of the Festival President will be final.
4. Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.
5. The last date of submissions of entries with all relevant documentation is 30th June, 2018.
6. Film makers of officially selected films shall be informed by 31st July, 2018.

-All submitted films will be watched and rated by an internal selection committee. This committee will select the films that will be screened at the festival. In a second step the selection committee of Jurors will determine Films running in competition.
Please note: A film selected for the festival does not run in competition automatically.


-Festival will not pay air-freight or any other charges. It may also please be noted that the Festival cannot reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign currency.

The Festival will not bear freight or any other charges for unsolicited films, Videos, DVD sent to it, if these are not selected for screening in the Festival. The Festival shall not be responsible for any material that is diverted to some other city in India.


-Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than English must have subtitles in English.

-Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are required, shall not be screened in the Festival.

-Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.


(1) Entry fees for more than 50 minutes in all categories: 4000/- INR or (55 USD)

(2) Entry fees for less than 50 minutes in all categories: 2000 /- INR or (32 USD)

(3) Entry fees for Students in all categories: 1500/-INR or (24 USD)

I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY for the accuracy of the information supplied in all sections and I authorize the Festival to reproduce company contact information in its publications exactly as supplied.

-The festival reserves the right to excerpt programmed works up to 3 minutes for television and other Promotional purposes unless specified otherwise.

-Incomplete forms and submissions will be rejected.

-The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official logo and the status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with DIFF 2018 designs and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.

- That the DIFF reserves right for telecast of the film perpetual anywhere.