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Deccan International Film Festival

1 June - 2 June 2019

Contact: Shivdeep Shinde


Phone: 07385350382

Fax: -

Address: Memane Heights, Bhekrai Nagar

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Deccan International Film Festival widens the boundaries of art and provides platform for the independent and experimental film-makers. It is a reputed event where artists from all walks of life gather and take part in showcasing their works on a larger canvas. We believe in liberation of art and making the newcomers in the field feel at home. The experimentation in every aspect of art and creation of newer art forms is the achievement of the technological era which enables the artists to express using various media. The form of the film festival is expanded by our inclusion of all possible art forms in the competition.

Awards & Prizes
The selected works will be listed in the ArtHouse archives and webpage is created for reference and can be accessed by film students and researchers alike. The director’s philosophy behind the art and his vision is shared in the online magazine either as an interview or a short essay.

The festival takes place each rainy season where the panel of film experts and critics nominate the awards. Renowned film-makers, cinema enthusiasts and students seek the advantage of exposure to the new talent. The award-winners in each category are eligible for “Best Jury Award”, “Metaculture de cinema Award” and the prestigious “Human Dignity Award”.

Best Jury Award given to the work appealing the jury.
Metaculture de cinema award is given to the film-maker who has used the cinematic language with higher levels of novelty and abstraction.
The winner of the Human Dignity Award is the person who has expressed the relation of human being with society and its environment with deep empathy towards the life at large.

The ArtHouse Badge, festival laurels and certificate is provided to all the winners by email.

Participants can submit their work online before the 27th April 2019. One artwork can be submitted for the festival under multiple categories with concession in fees. The screening of art and the selection procedure is managed by the festival committee in private and selected films will be screening in public on 1st and 2nd June 2019 at festival avenue. The officially selected participants are notified by e-mail. Festival administration has all rights about film screening selection, please note that it will be NOT mandatory to show all the officially selected films in public due to schedule management.

About venue
The Sondara Gurukul is set in midst of the beautiful Balaghat mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the Gurukul is placed on 10 acres of land at the foothills of the Sondara Valley from which it derives its name. The triad of lakes surrounding the Gurukul magnify its beauty. The region boasts a large variety of avian life, flora and fauna. Over and above, our national bird, the peacock is one of the most commonly found birds in this region.

Festival administration will arrange the free accommodation for filmmakers on prior intimation.

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
27 April 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $5-25


  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Childrens Feature Film
  • Childrens Short
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • Click For Festivals
  • FilmFestivalLife
  • FilmFreeway
  • Reelport
  • Withoutabox

Rules & Terms
The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You must own all the rights to the film.
- You have freedom to submit one or more projects in multiple categories.
- Festival administration reserves the right to refuse entries.
- Officially selected films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate by email each month that you can use for promotional purpose.
- We reserve rights to amend these Rules & Terms from time to time without advance notice. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms
- Film should be submitted by FilmFreeway and no other physical form submission accepted.
- Festival administration has all rights about film screening selection, please note that it will be NOT mandatory to show all the officially selected films in public due to schedule management.

Link to entry form

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