Smita Patil Documentary & Short Film Festival


17 Jan 2018
Call for entries

31 Mar 2018
Early deadline

31 Jul 2018
Standard deadline

31 Aug 2018
Late deadline

30 Sep 2018
Extended deadline



Arogya Sena National Head quarters, 10, Sanas Plaza, Bajirao Road Pune 411002 India,  411002, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Festival description
Short Films 40'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Duration : up-to 40 Minutes (including credit list)
Eligibility : Open to all age groups

Subject : Any of your choice

Format : Documentary or Short Film could be shot on any camera but English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English, Hindi & Marathi.

Festival start: 08 December 2018      Festival end: 09 December 2018

The aim of the festival is to showcase short and documentaries from across the world and promote storytellers.

Started in 2012 the upcoming festivals marks the seventh year of the event.

Best Short Film Rupees 15,000 /- and 10,000/-

Best Documentary Rupees 15,000 and 10 ,000/-

Best Short Film Director Rupees 8,000/-

Best Documentary Director Rupees 8,000/

The 7th Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival will be on 8th and 9th December 2018

The festival will start accepting entries from 9th January 2017

Deadline for registration: 15th November 2018

Early Submission Deadline: 30th June 2018
Regular Submission Deadline: 31st August 2018
Extended Submission Deadline: 30th September 2018

Duration: up-to 40 Minutes
Eligibility: Open to all age groups

Subject: Any

Format: Documentary or Short Film could be shot on any camera but English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English, Hindi & Marathi.

Pre-selection Committee: All the Documentaries or Short Films will be confidentially screened by a pre-selection committee appointed by Arogya Sena. This committee reserves every right to exclude Documentaries which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language. The Documentaries or Short Films lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected.

Final Screening: Documentaries or Short Films selected by pre-selection committee will only be eligible for final screening at the competition venue.

Publication Authorization: All the official entrants will authorize the organizers to publish their Documentary or Short Film in SPIFF and will also allow usage of clips from the Documentary for the promotional usage on TV, Radio, in Print, at live festival events including photos, for which the entrants are solely responsible. Also, the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners (if any).

Acknowledgement of the awards: Entrants must agree to acknowledge the award on the film itself if wins the award.

Return of the copies: Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers' film archive for cultural, non-commercial, nonprofit festivals and archival screening in the future.

Cancellation/rejection: Arogya Sena reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehaviour disturbing the course of the festival. Arogya Sena also reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration/entry of any Documentary or Short Film or persons or institutions.
Arogya Sena reserves all the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition.

Submission will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Documentary or Short Film on or before 30th September 2018 and will be considered as the final entry.

Results declared by the pre-selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will abide by them. International winners will receive the award amount via online transfer which might take 30 days.

Arogya Sena and juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.



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