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Eligibility Regulations

  1. No Entry Fees for the competition.
  2. Short films must have been produced in the year 2010, 2011.
  3. We accept short films submitted only in You Tube, if you are submitting through online.

  4. Multiple entries from a director/producer is allowed.
  5. Duration of the film should be between 3(min) and 15(max) minutes including credits.
  6. The film must be produced in India, for films from abroad the director should be of Indian origin. (Short Film Fest is not open to International film makers)
  7. Open to all age groups.
  8. Short film can be made on any genre or theme.
  9. Submissions must be suitable for all audiences. No nudity, swearing or excessive violence. Films deemed obscene or defamatory will be disqualified.
  10. All screenings are reserved to the department of by2coffeefilms.
  11. Two working stills of the shoot or a poster or both should be provided.
  12. Applicant acknowledges that the work submitted is his/her own creation and it does not include nor infringe any third party intellectual properties.
  13. Language no bar. English subtitles are mandatory for non-English (portions of) script.
  14. Film can be submitted either online (preferred) or through postal mail.
  15. Censorship certificate will not be applicable to any films entered in the festival.
  16. The festival authorities will reserve the right to retain a DVD copy of the film / video to screen in different cities of India purely on non-commercial purposes.
  17. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
  18. B2C short film festival would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the entry and the same shall not be returned to the entrants.
  19. Films once submitted for selection will be considered as final. No changes to the submissions will be entertained.
  20. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or other media.
  21. Film festival organizers do not take the responsibility of damage and returning of any DVDs submitted.
  22. Jury reserves the final decision on the judgment.
*Very important rules are in red colored text.