Mission & Objective
- The mission & objective of the festival is to give short films an identity that differentiates art form ,from the conventional big screen.CISFFI show cases short films that celebrate diverse cultures ,aesthetic traditions, social & relevant themes & other works that challenge &transcend exceptions.Our particular interest is in short films that deal with novel themes,cutting-edges technology & visualization, traditional as well as those that dissent in form, technique or content from the mainstream.
Rules & Regulations :-
The short film must have been completed after 1 January 2008.
Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD.
The film can be documentary, experimental, narrative, fiction or animation. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, but the film must be available on DVD presentation or preview purpose.
Total running time must be less than 15 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.FILMS ABOVE 15 MINUTES TO 25 MINUTES WILL INCLUDED IN CATEGORY 2,
The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.
Two DVDs need to be submitted along with the entry fee. Each Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running-time and contact email and phone number.
Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description, still photographs,cast & crew list, press kit should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.
CISFFI organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library.
Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over.
The publicity material (brochure, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry. Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.
Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
Submission to the festival is open to short films,documentaries,animated films created by independent & student film makers.
Independent & student film makers may submit any number of films under festival”s film categories .If you are submitting two or more films,they should be on separate DVDs,with separate documents.