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www.orangefilmacademy.com International Online Short & Docu Film Festival Competition from August 28 - 31

Mahatma Gandhi Afro Asian Film Award 2020

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The 15th edition would witness the IFFT’s first international film award that would bring feature films of thematic and aesthetic excellence, for the promotion of film art through competition among debut Asian and African film makers (1st and 2nd feature film).  The selection committee of film experts will be responsible for selection of films for the Competition. The competition will be adjudged by an International Jury.


  1. Feature films made in any country of Asia or Africa by any Asian or African director during the period of 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2019 would only be eligible.
  2. The films must be either the first or second film of the director. If co-directed then the rules apply to each director.
  3. Feature films should be fiction films above 70 min duration.
  4. Short films should be fiction films with maximum 30 min duration.
  5. Films which are not in English must be subtitled in English in order to be considered.
  6. Previously submitted films will not be considered.

Awards and Trophies

Best Film will be awarded with Trophy + Cash prize Rs.2,00,000/
Best Short Film will be awarded with Trophy + Cash prize of Rs. 35000/


  1. Acceptable formats for feature films are DCP (Unencrypted), Blue-Ray, Full HD along with two DVD copies.
  2. Submission must be done through
    Filmfreeway Online Screener
    IFFT website (www.ifft.in)
    email : ifftinfo1@gmail.com


  1. An applicant has to fill the required fields and upload the bio-data, photographs etc. and also provide the details of entry fee paid electronically.
  2. Synopsis (precise and not exceeding two hundred words) of the film, Director and Producers profile must be provided.
  3. Director’s note in English and details of cast and crew must be provided.
  4. The following should also be sent separately by email to ifftinfo1@gmail.com
    • Film Stills, 5 nos (200 – 300 dpi)
    • Director’s stills or logo (200 – 300 dpi)
    • Posters
  5. A declaration shall be furnished by the applicant, declaring that the information furnished is true and he is responsible for the data/material furnished.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Entries Open on: 16th September 2019
  • Regular Deadline: 31st December 2019
  • Late Entry Deadline: 20th January 2020


  • If a film is selected, the festival office will contact the entrants by phone or email.
  • Selected applicants will be notified by 1st February
  • IFFT 15th Edition will be held from 6 to 12 March.

Payment Details

Entry Fee (Short Film)
Regular Entry Fee: Rs.1750/
Submissions with Late Fine Entry Fee: Rs.2800/

Entry Fee (Feature Film)
Regular Entry Fee: Rs.5000/
Submissions with Late Fine Entry Fee: Rs.7000/

The entry fee must be sent electronically to
Account: International Film Festival of Thrissur
Account No: 40261100101892
Bank: Kerala Gramin Bank
Branch: Thrissur Main
IFSC Code: KLGB0040261

Rights of Festival Authorities

Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters shall be final and binding on all parties.
The Festival will have the right to decide the screening program of the films.
Once selected, the film cannot be withdrawn from the Film Festival Program
The Festival reserves the right to use data provided about the film, cast and crew, and materials such as posters and stills for promotion purposes.


It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders, IFFT will not be held responsible for the unauthorised inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. IFFT reserves the right to disqualify any film of any unauthorised inclusion of copyrighted materials.


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