Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival

MSIFF // Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival

5th edition

Dec 21 - Dec 21, 2017
Estimated
Mumbai, India

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student, Web
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Art, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Dance, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground

Mission / description Mumbai- The city of celluloid dreams since past century- is the destination of thousands of budding & professional filmmakers in India & world. The city has nurtured many great filmmakers, technicians & entertained the millions worldwide through cinema. People also fondly called it as Bollywood. In the highly competitive age of cinema ‘Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival’ is the platform for short filmmakers to put their work forward among the league of professional.

MSIFF, a progressive cinema movement started in year 2012 with the consultation of senior industry members to highlight the short cinema. The inaugural year followed 2013, 14 & 15 editions witnesses the great participation & enthusiasm from filmmakers & industry professionals from India & abroad. The festival objective is to contribute towards the development of upcoming filmmakers & to create short films culture in India.

The festival aims is to feature great cinema of worldwide filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival also strongly advocates the need of commercial short film industry in India & will raise the issues related to short films in front of various governing bodies of cinema.

5th MSIFF-16 will prove one more step towards achieving excellence & enhancing your skills in cinema & fore sure it will contribute immensely in your growth as filmmaker.
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Festival website http://miniboxoffice.com/mumbaishortsinternationalfilmfestival

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Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Nov 12, 2016

Regular deadline: Dec 01, 2016
Late deadline: Dec 06, 2016

Notification date: Dec 10, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 36.60 to 45.75 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Production, Creative, Performance & Music Awards
General rules Rules and Regulations:

5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-2016

1. Entry Deadlines:

Regular Entry: 01 Dec 2016
Late Entry: 05 Dec 2016

2. Awards for both professional and students category-

Production Awards

❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation ❏ Best Documentary ❏ Best Music Video ❏ Special Jury Mention ❏ Best Director
❏ Special Festival Mention

Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay
❏ Best VFX

Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress

Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

Companies/Institutional Awards

❏ Best film/Animation production institution (Academic)
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]
❏ Best film production house:-
❏ Short/Documentary production house
❏ Ads/Animation production house
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Kolkata, Maharashtra or UP etc]

Award Criteria

Submission for Best Film Production Institution Award (Academic)

• Institution Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two student projects
• List of in-house resources.
• List of award winning productions
• List of alumni working with reputed film banners
• List of institution filmmaking faculty along with specialization & experience.

Submission for Best Film Production House Award

• Company Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two movies produced by company
• List of all movies produced by the company and mention if movies won any awards.
• List of professionals associated with the company (Like Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Producers etc)
• Attach the CV’s of core team members

Certificate of participation + Miniboxoffic Movies Ratings will be given to all entries. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

3. Entry FEE: No submission will be considered until the non-refundable entry fee has been paid.

Production Awards

❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation ❏ Best Documentary ❏ Best Music Video ❏ Special Jury Mention ❏ Best Director
❏ Special Festival Mention

Entry Fee: For all production awards
Short Film, Documentary, Animation & Music Video:
Students: Rs.1500/ or € 35 | Professional: Rs.1800/ or € 40

Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏ Best Screenplay ❏ Best VFX

Entry Fee: For all creative awards

Short Film, Documentary, Animation & Music Video:
Students: Rs.1200/or € 35 | Professional: Rs.1500/ or € 40

Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress

Entry Fee: For all performance awards

Short Film & Music Video:
Students: Rs.1200/or € 35 | Professional: Rs.1500/ or € 40

Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

Entry Fee: For all Music Awards

Short Film, Documentary, Animation & Music Video:
Students: Rs.1200/or € 35 | Professional: Rs.1500/ or € 40

Companies/Institutional Awards

❏ Best film production institution (Academic)
❏ Best film production house:

Entry Fee: For each companies/institutional award

Best film production institution (Academic): Rs.5000/ or € 90
Best film production house:
❏ Short/Documentary production house: Rs.3000/ or € 60
❏ Ads/Animation production house: Rs.5000/ or € 90

Late Entry Fee: Rs.500 or €10 in addition to regular entry fee.

Entry Fee can be paid electronically in the following account:

Account Name: Miniboxoffice
A/C No: 19620210002643
IFSC Code: UCBA0001962
Swift Code: UCBAINBB202
Bank: UCO Bank
Branch: B-7/2, Site-IV, Greater Noida-201306

OR

The DD shall be issue in the favor of “Miniboxoffice” payable at Noida or Delhi.

International participants can pay the fee via PayPal (PayPal Id: info@miniboxoffice.com)

4. Film must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

5. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2013 onwards
Short Film, animation and documentaries: up-to 60min
Music Video: up-to 07 min

6. Films participated in MSIFF-12, 13, 14 & 15 are not eligible for participation in 2016.

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

8. MSIFF-16 stages/process:

• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.
• Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on 03 Dec 2016 & shortlisted late entries notification on 6 Dec 2016.
• Delegate registration to attend MSIFF-16 at Mumbai. All filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Mumbai on 21 Dec 2016.

9. Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

10. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

11. By submitting movie to Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

12. Filmmakers are requested to submit the following through email at info.mumbai@miniboxoffice.com.
• Synopsis of the movie.
• Crew & Cast List.
• Biography & Filmography of Film director.
• Photograph of Director.
• Still and Posters of film in JPEG format.

13. Submission-
• Two sets of DVD along with entry form, fee and others details mentioned in application form.

Submit your entry at Miniboxoffice head office address through speed post/courier:

(Preferred Post/Courier Services: Indian Post/ Professional Courier/First Flight/Trackon/ Blu Dart/DHL/Fed Ex/ etc. Don’t send through Blazeflash, DTDC, Overnight express, Maruti courier or any other local courier)

(Mark the envelope ‘FOR CULTURAL PURPOSE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.)

Jyoti Singh
Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16
N-003, Plumeria Garden Estate, Omicron-III
Greater Noida-201308, (Delhi NCR) UP, India
Tel: +91 120-4129059, +91 9582320467