Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

  • SHORT FILMS in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 60 Minutes including Titles)
  • DOCUMENTARY FILM in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 60 Minutes including Titles).
  • ANIMATION FILMS in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 15 Minutes including Titles).
  • MUSIC VIDEO in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 10 Minutes including Titles).
  • MOBILE FILM in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 15 Minutes including Titles).
  • AD. FILM in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 05 Minutes including Titles).
  • Female Filmmakers (Director Only) in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 60 Minutes including Titles).
  • LGBTQ Filmmakers  in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 60 Minutes including Titles).
  • Students Filmmakers (Director Only) in all Categories/ Genres (Maximum 60 Minutes including Titles).
  • Films without English Subtitles will not be considered for selection. For silent or musical films subtitles are not mandatory.
  • Multiple films can be submitted, kindly fill the separate entry form for each film.
  • Films submitted with Watermarks or Logos will not be considered.
  • Films Download link with Password is preferred; DVDs or Blu-rays are also accepted as hard copies.
  • If submitting hard copies, two full HD DVDs/Blu-rays should be sent by courier to the Festival office, and the entry form should be duly filled online. DVDs must be labeled with film title, Duration, Director Name, Producer/Production House name with their phone numbers and email ids.
  • Director photograph, Poster, Making Stills, Film Synopsis, and Payment Receipt must be attached with the email.
  • Submissions coming from other countries than India, the packages must be marked as “For Festival & Cultural Purpose only, No Commercial value”.
  • ICAFF does not pay screening fees to film makers.
  • ICAFF will not return the Films submitted online or video DVDs during or after the festival.
  • Censor certificate is not mandatory.
  • ICAFF reserves the rights to include the film and related material for promotional activities of the festival.
  • All Decisions made by the Appointed “Selection Committee” regarding Selections, Screenings, Awards at the Festival will be final. In case of any Dispute, decision of the Festival Director is final.
  • The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official Logo and the Status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with ICA 2020 designs and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.
  • Film which are received to the festival does not run in competition automatically. Juries will select the films which feature in Competition.
  • The Organizers – ICAFF will not bear / reimburse any freight or other charges.
  • Once selected for screening, the film can not be withdrawn.
  • Last date of submissions of Entries is 31 October 2020 and Date of Intimation of Selection will be 25 November 2020 & Nomination List 29 November 2020.
  • Only film produced from 1st January 2016 to till date can be submitted.
  • Female Filmmaker Category is Only for those films which are directed by Female Filmmakers. (Female Directors Photo and Bio needs to send though Email, Without Documents film will be not Eligible for this Category).
  • If you are submitting in Students Category, Kindly Mail Your Photo and Valid Id Card of your Institute on icafilmfestival@gmail.com  (Valid Id Card is Mandatory) (if the documents were not valid for Students & Female Filmmakers Category then filmmaker need to pay the Difference amount ).
  • Early Bird 600/- (Female Filmmaker, LGBTQ, Studnets 500/-)
    16 April 2020 to 31 May 2020.
  • Reguler 700/- (Female Filmmaker, LGBTQ, Studnets 600/-)
    1 June 2020 to 30 September 2020
  • Late 800/- (Female Filmmaker, LGBTQ, Studnets 700/-)
    1 October 2020 to 31 October 2020
  • Early Bird Deadline : 30 June 2020
  • Regular Deadline :    30 September 2020
  • Late Deadline : 31 October 2020
  • Official Selection List Notification : 25 November 2020
  • Nominations List : 29 November 2020
  • Event Dates : 26 and 27 December 2020
  • Venue: S.M. Joshi Foundation Auditorium, Navi Peth, near Patrkar Bhavan, off Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Pune
  • Share your Posters link which is send by Festival Team
  • Ask your Friends to go to the link and Like your Film poster
  • 1 Like = 1 Vote
  • Winner will be decide by  Maximum Likes
  • Likes will be Count till :  27 December 2020 (5 PM)
  • Kindly Share the link. (Do not share the Facebook post)
  • Only Likes will be counted which is on Official Festival Page
  • Winner will get Cash Prize, Trophy and Certificate