Go out and make something that reflects your interests, your taste, and your ideas. No one will pay you to make something until you have a few things you can show that you've directed -Joseph Kosinski
Apart from the major film industry that entertains us, there is new trend called a short film which takes us deep into the psyche of the scriptwriter and the director alike. CIYF wants directors to send in their entries and take the spot on our stage 'cause it's going to be big really big.
Please read and carefully consider the following details and guidelines for the CIYF Short Film Competition before submitting your short film.
Who can participate
Age limit for the participant is 16 to 32.
Director or Producer has to submit the film
The Movie should not Published in any other social media or selected in any other fest.
1st Prize - INR 5000
2nd Prize - INR 3000
Medal & Certificate
1st Prize - INR 2000
Winners will be honoured with Medal and Certificate accredited by Government of India.
The last date to submit the entry: 10th August 2018.
Last date to send Movies: 15th August, 2018
September 12th, 2018
*Date and Venue are subjected to be changed
How to Apply
a) Online Entry: Applicant must register Online.
ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is non-refundable. INR 1000/- Per Movie.
b) Movies must be in any theme of Maximum duration ( 5 - 25 Minutes ) including starting and ending Titles
c) Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms and entry fee. Each film is considered as a new entry
d) Online link will be send to the Registered mobile number/email id to submit your movie in “Digital format” (mp4) . FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN ENTRIES BEING REJECTED.
e) Any language can submit, If the language of the film is other than English, it should be sub-titled in English.
a) Movies will be short listed by the preview committee consisting of industrial professionals.
b) Short listed movie will be screened as private festival screening for selected audience where the jury consisting of celebrity and movie authors.
c) The movies will be selected in 2 criteria, 1 - Critic Awards,2 - Public Response by voting.
d) Censor Certificates do not Required
e) upload The movie in mp4 format max size 500mb ( link will be sent after completing the Registration )
f) Movies can be used to part/whole for CIYF promotion
a) Successful entries will be acknowledged via e-mail, to submit the movie
b) Only applicants/entrants of films selected in Competition will be informed about their selection via e-mail.
Selection Announcement: 5th September
Final Screening: 12th September.
Prize Distribution Ceremony at THE GRAND GALA EVENING ON 16th September 2018, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM, Chennai.
a) The judges may disqualify a film if they have reason to believe that it does not comply with the entry Terms and Conditions.
b) The 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.
c) The Jury has the right to withhold an award in any category where no entry, in the Jury’s view, meets its standards for the award/recognition.
General terms for participation
The entry should be submitted by the Participant who may be the rights holder of the film or the person authorised to participate in the contest and accept the terms and conditions. For the purposes of this contest and subsequent distribution of the participating film, the Participant hereby confirms that he/she/it has the necessary rights to submit the entry and accept the terms.
Transfer, assignment or substitution of the prizes/benefits to a person other than the participants, will not be permitted. However, in exceptional cases, the organisers reserve the right to entertain such request at their discretion.
The participants agree that the organisers shall not be held responsible for any unauthorised use of the content by any third party and CIYF does not guarantee the posting of any content.The decision of the jury shall be final, unquestionable and binding on all participants.
The cost of travel and hotel accommodation in Chennai, everything is the responsibility of the participant. Once submitted, the entries cannot be withdrawn for any reason whatsoever.
CIYF may reject any film without assigning any reason whatsoever and the same cannot be challenged. All materials, documents, etc. submitted for participation shall not be returned under any circumstances and shall become the property of CIYF.
The scheduling, timetable and screening of the winners’ films shall be at the discretion of the fest. The organizers reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions of the contest without any intimation to the participants at any time after the launch of the contest.
Entry and participation of films imply unconditional acceptance of these terms and regulations. CIYF decision in all matters pertaining to this contest and screening terms herein shall be final and binding in all respects.
All disputes in respect to any matter relating to the CIYF shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts and forums in Tamil Nadu.
All Communications, DVDs, and Documentation should be sent freight prepaid, addressed to:
I Agree Terms & Conditions of CIYF Short Film Contest