Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival


7th edition

Dec 08 - Dec 09, 2019
Pune, India

Open Call 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, Narrative fiction, Student, TV, Web
Film 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 Our mission is to unleash hidden talents in the field of documentaries and short film making, we are looking for compelling, enigmatic,
powerful cinematic narratives which explore human nature, relationships, psychology and living. full text less text

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Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Jan 10, 2018

Early bird deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Regular deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Late deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Notification date: Nov 12, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 9.30 to 18.60 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 1.40 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 1,200.00 USD
General rules The 7th Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival will be on 8th and 9th December 2018

The festival will start accepting entries from 10th January 2018

Deadline for registration: 15th September 2018

Early Submission Deadline: 30th June 2018
Regular Submission Deadline: 31st August 2018
Extended Submission Deadline: 30th September 2018

Duration: up-to 40 Minutes
Eligibility: Open to all age groups

Subject: Any of your choice

Format: Documentary or Short Film could be shot on any camera but English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English, Hindi & Marathi.

Pre-selection Committee: All the Documentaries or Short Films will be confidentially screened by a pre-selection committee appointed by Arogya Sena. This committee reserves every right to exclude Documentaries which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language. The Documentaries or Short Films lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected.

Final Screening: Documentaries or Short Films selected by pre-selection committee will only be eligible for final screening at the competition venue.

Publication Authorization: All the official entrants will authorize the organizers to publish their Documentary or Short Film in SPIFF and will also allow usage of clips from the Documentary for the promotional usage on TV, Radio, in Print, at live festival events including photos, for which the entrants are solely responsible. Also, the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners (if any).

Acknowledgement of the awards: Entrants must agree to acknowledge the award on the film itself if wins the award.

Return of the copies: Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers' film archive for cultural, non-commercial, nonprofit festivals and archival screening in the future.

Cancellation/rejection: Arogya Sena reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehaviour disturbing the course of the festival. Arogya Sena also reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration/entry of any Documentary or Short Film or persons or institutions.
Arogya Sena reserves all the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition.

Submission will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Documentary or Short Film on or before 30th September 2018 and will be considered as the final entry.

Results declared by the pre-selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will abide by them. International winners will receive the award amount via online transfer which might take 30 days.
Arogya Sena and juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.