Inviting Film Entries for International Sections at IFFI 2019

Since 1952, India has hosted 49th International Film Festivals, both competitive and non-competitive. The festival became an annual event from 1975 onwards. The 50th edition of the festival which includes a competition for feature films by directors from All Continents, will be held in Goa.

The Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry. The Festival is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF).

International Competition for Feature Films (upto 15 numbers. Upto three Indian Films will be selected for this section. Fiction Films with a minimum duration of 70 minutes and above).

Non Competition( World Panorama) – for feature films from around the world (Fiction Films with a minimum duration of 70 minutes and above).

Awards & Recognition

The following prizes will be given away to the winning films under the International Competition section:

Award for the Best Film:

(a) A Cash prize of Rs. 40,00,000/- to be shared equally between the Director and Producer.
(b) Director to be given the Golden Peacock and a Certificate in addition to the cash component.
(c) Producer to be given a Certificate in addition to the cash component.

Award for the Best Director:

Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs.15,00,000/-

Award for the Best Actor (Male):

Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000/-

Award for the  Best Actor (Female):

Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000/-

Award for the Special Jury Award:

Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 15,00,000/- given to a film (for any aspect of the film which the jury wishes to award/ acknowledge) or an individual (for his/her artistic contribution to a film). The award, if given to a film, will be given to the Director of the film.

Other Important points to be noted before applying: 

NOTE: Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section.

NOTE: Final screening material must comply with technical standards specified by SMPTE for screening at International Film Festivals. Directorate of Film Festivals reserves the right to refuse screening if found otherwise.

NOTE: The Participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the International Film Festival of India with regard to parties connected with the production/ distribution of the participating film and/ or other right holders/ licenses.

NOTE: Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.

NOTE: The Director, DFF will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and his decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.

Regulation Of 50th International Film Festival Of India 2018, GOA

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Last Date for sending the entry is 31st August, 2019.

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50th International Film Festival of India 2018, GOA

Directorate of Film Festivals

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Government of India

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