International Film Festival of Shimla

IFFS // International Film Festival of Shimla

4th edition

Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2019
Shimla, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Adventure, Art, Biography, Culture, Dance, Drama, Environmental, Family, Fantasy, Foreign, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Medical, Music, Musical, Nature, , Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Thriller, Urban, Western

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With the successful completion of three editions of International Film Festival of Shimla, We are happy & proud to announce 4th International Film Festival of Shimla "IFFS 2018" which will be held in the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in Historical GaietyTheatre, Shimla. The Festival will include Film Screenings and Competitions for Short, Feature, Documentary, Animation, Music Videos, Master Classes and Workshops on Film Making.

The first ever International Film Festival of Shimla for Documentary, Short, Feature and Animation Films, Music Videos was held in the year Oct 2015. City of Shimla is the permanent venue of the festival. The festival is a unique venture in India and is being organized by the Himalayan Velocity in collaboration with Department of Language & Culture (LAC) & Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Himachal Pradesh as part of its endeavor to catalyze a vibrant Documentary, Short film, Animation and Music videos movement. Increasing accessibility and affordability of media technology has led to a boom in the production and scope of films. The media is now used by image-makers from all walks of life to express, experiment, learn and as an effective tool to communicate and bring about social change. The mission of this film festival is to showcase the world’s best cinema and develop taste for good cinema among the youths and to provide platform for the Independent Filmmakers & to promote Himachali Cinema.
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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: May 05, 2018

Early bird deadline: May 31, 2018
Regular deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Late deadline: Jul 20, 2018

Notification date: Sep 10, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 18.30 to 54.90 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 5.10 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Certificate & Memento will be Awarded to the Winner Best Film.
Festival sections
International/National Level Competition
There will be an International/National Level competition for documentaries, feature films, Animation and short fiction films and music videos produced or co-produced outside India/ in India between 1st Jan 2016 and 31st May 2018.
Specials Talent Campus, Workshops, Panels
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A) Rules and Regulations for Competitive Sections:

Only films produced or co-produced in India are eligible for the National level competition. Films produced or co-produced outside India are eligible for the International level competition. All Indian films participating in the competition have to submit a CBFC certificate or give a self-attestation that the film and music video has been completed between 1st January 2016 and 31st May 2018 (both days inclusive). Same applicable for State Level competition (Bonafied Himachali)
The Festival absolves itself of any liability in case of dispute regarding the completion date of the entry.
Films must be available for festival screening on one of the following formats: DCP, High Quality Hard Disk, High resolution downloadable link, Blu ray or 35 mm.
No films entered once for competition can be re-entered. The decision of the Festival Director will be final.
No works in progress maybe submitted.
Only the films entered in the competition category will be considered for competition.
A director or production company may enter more than one film or music video provided a separate entry form and fees accompanies each film. The entry form must clearly mark the section entered for.
Only selected films will be intimated by email. No letters of non- acceptance will be sent. All lists will be available on the website soon.
All non-English-speaking projects must have English subtitles.
​Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet.
​Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme during the event.
​Entry Fee : The entry fee is non refundable.

The Director of the festival has the power to waive any of the above mentioned rules.
Decision of the festival Jury cannot be challenged.
Jury will determine the winning films and will be composed of individuals selected by the Festival Authorities. The decision of Jury will be final and binding to all.
- The Jury has the right to withhold an award in any category where no entries, in the Jury's view, meet its standards for award / recognition.