Submissions Guidelines



Calling all Creative Artists, Filmmakers & Producers, SFF invites film submissions for the 2014 festival, to be held in Shimla, India at YMCA Mutli Purpose Hall at The Ridge on 12-13 April.

SFF Rules and Regulations

  • Films that explore the various traditions and cultures of Himachal Pradesh and cherish the human spirit are welcome.
  • No restrictions have been laid with regards to genres or style of film, but submitted films must relate to the festival theme.
  • All subjects with a creative approach that explore the varied facets of a vibrant hill society in transition.
  • We seek inspiring films that promote awareness, are a reflection upon contemporary themes, enlighten the audience, empower the present
    generation,stimulate new debates, discussions and perspectives, and hopefully encourage positive personal and community commitment among the festival
  • Films will be selected and awarded on the basis of excellence in form and content.
  • Only films completed after 1 January 2010 are eligible for submission.
  • The filmmaker needs to ensure that the film is an original work and was completed after 1/1/2010 – or the entry or prize will be disqualified and
    barred entry for the next year.
  • The filmmaker agrees that the festival organizers have full permission to use the submitted material for publicity and promotion purposes
  • Films must be submitted no later than 25th March, 2014. We encourage early submissions.
  • Films in a Pen Drive / Memory Cards / DVD / CD / HD DropBox Link will only be selected for reviewing.
  • The Pen Drive / Memory Cards / DVD / CD should come with the title of the film and the total running time.
  • Plain Pen Drive/Memory Cards / DVD / CD are recommended without any sticker whatsoever.
  • Costs of sending Pen Drive / Memory Cards / DVD / CD copies will be borne by the participants themselves.
  • After the festival ends, all entries will be kept by the festival organizers to be used in archives.
  • All participants would be informed by email / phone the results decided by a jury in the second week of April.
  • Entries to the film festival, assumes your acceptance of the rules and regulations.
  • Selected film makers would be invited to the fest and only minimum travel expanse from the shortest distance would be paid on producing the
    tickets / valid travel document etc.

All copies should be sent to:

(If you intend to submit your entry by courier/in-person and not by providing a link to HD file online at Dropbox or elsewhere)

M/s Himachal Media Pvt Ltd. Block 24,

Software Technology Parks of India,

Kasumpati, Shimla 171009

Call us at (0)-94180 09524 or (0)-177-2629880 [Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm] if you’ve any queries.