Guidelines


  • The participant(s) must be above 18 years of age. In case of minors (below 18 years) the participant(s) must take an undertaking duly signed by their parents/guardians/caretakers.
  • A participant(s) can send a maximum of two entries under the two themes (Save Nature-Save Future and Life & COVID– 19).
  • Entry fee can be paid through UPI apps or direct money transfer to the bank account through net banking.
  • Details are available on the Registration page.
  • Kindly save your transaction ids of your payments, for future references.
  • The entries can be either fiction or non-fiction.
  • The film can be in any language, however, sub-titles in English are a must.
  • All entries must be accompanied by labelled still photographs/slides from the films for use in the promotion.
  • Films once entered cannot be withdrawn
  • The duration of the short film must be between 1 and 7 minutes, including credits. The short film must be an original work and no watermark of any kind should be on the film.
  • The film must be shot and edited between 1st January 2020 and 20th October 2020.
  • The film can also be shot using mobile phone but must be of highest quality (1920X1080).
  • Due credits must be given to the cast and the crew in the film though the final prize would go to the Director(s) / Producer(s).
  • During pre-production, production and post-production, the participant(s) must follow the central/state/local government safety guidelines on COVID-19.
  • You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and your registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Colours of Life Film Festival.
  • The Colours of Life Film Festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your entry to the Colours of Life Film Festival.
  • By registering to the festival you are agreeing that you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.
  • In regard to intellectual property, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
  • In connection with the content you submit to us you are authorizing Colours of Life Film Festival the right to view your content for judging and then screen your film if you are in the top ten finalists. This includes publishing the film on Colours of Life Film festival website, YouTube and Facebook if you have selected the option on the entry form.

Details of Submission


  • Last date for submission of your short film is 20th October 2020.
  • Upload your details to any one of the file sharing websites like smash/transferme /wetransfer.
  • After getting the download link complete your submission process in the Submit Filmpage
  • Any films received after 21:00, 20th October 2020 will not be considered for the competition.

Judging Criteria


  • Films will be judged on originality, creativity, plot, pace, structure, characters, cinematography as well as the effectiveness of the message and the ability of the filmmaker to reach audiences.
  • The Judges’ decision is final.

Screening & Awards


  • As per the festival policy, the names of the jury shall only be announced after 20th October 2020.
  • The best films will be shortlisted by the organizing committee and screened on 20th October 2020 to the judging committee in the home theatre. The filmmakers of the selected films will be invited for an online meeting.
  • All entries will be judged under open category.
  • E-Certificates will be given to all the participants.

Prizes


  • 1st Cash Prize Rs. 20,000/-
  • 2nd Cash Prize Rs. 15,000/-
  • 3rd Cash Prize Rs. 10,000/-
  • Special Category Rs. 5,000/-
  • Special Category Rs. 5,000/-

In case of any controversy on a matter not mentioned in the above regulations, the Organizers will decide on an appropriate action. The Organizers' word shall be final.

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