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Film Festivals in the Month of July

Here is our listing about the top eight film festivals that you can submit your film in the month of July, this list is included with the submission details of ‘just announced’ film festivals and the details of deadline awaiting film festivals.

1. VIBGYOR Film Festival

About The Festival: VIBGYOR Film Festival started in 2006 at Thrissur, Kerala, India. The festival is organized for promoting the alternative film movements and new filmmaker’s films. The six-day long film festival will showcase 100+ short fiction films, Music Videos, Experimental films, Animations and Documentary Films.

Deadline:  December 10 2016

When: 16-21 February 2016

Where: Kerala Sangeeta  Nataka Academy, Thrissur-Kerala

Submission Fee: Rs 300/- for the films from India and $10 for the films from outside India 

Awards:  The Film Fellowship sum of INR 25,000/- ($393) for the best filmmaker, whose film positioned as first in `National’ (Indian) category and INR 10,000/-  ($160) for other two filmmakers, whose films are screened in the in the ‘Kerala Spectrum’/National categories


2. Mumbai International Film Festival

About The Festival: Mumbai international film festival is one of the notable film festivals in India, which was organized by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). The renowned filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the founding member of Mumbai Film Festival.  The festival considers short films, feature films, imaginative live action, animation and documentary features in sections of Competition section and out of competition section

Deadline:  August 10, 2015

When: 29th Oct to 5th Nov 2015

Where: Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), Bandra (West) Mumbai

Submission Fee: No Fee Film Festival   

Awards:  The most popular film (Audience choice Award) will get cash award Rs. 10, 00, 000/-  (15657 USD) and Silver Gateway trophy.


3. Kolkata International Film Festival

About the Festival: Kolkata international film festival is one of the oldest film festivals in India: the festival was founded in 1995 by the West Bengal Government. It accepts the film submissions in the genres of fiction-feature films, Short Films, Telefilms and Documentaries.

Deadline; August 31, 2015.

When: 10th Nov -17th Nov 2015

Where: West Bengal Film Center, Kolkata

Submission Fee: No Fee Film Festival  

Awards:  Collectively, Rs. 51,000,00/- (80000 USD approx.) cash prize  will be given to the filmmaker and Producer of a film that won first in the  ‘Best Film’ competition section.  A Best filmmaker will get a cash prize of Rs 21, 00,000 (33000 USD approx..): apart this, honor certificates will provide for the films that are satisfied by the Jury.


4. The Indian Film Festival Japan (IFFJ)

About The Festival: The Indian Film Festival Japan (IFFJ) was organized by Indian film lovers resided in Tokyo, Japan. The festival accepts the films in the genres such as feature films, animated films, Short films, Music Videos, Experimental Films and documentaries.

Deadline:  June 1st, 2015

When: 1oth October 2014 to 24 October 2014

Where: Human Truist Cinema Theatre, Tokyo; Japan 

Submission Fee: No Fee Film Festival

Awards: Jury awards and the Audience choice awards will be given to the filmmakers and film producers of the best -feature, short film and documentary film.


5. Philadelphia Film Festival

About the Festival:  Philadelphia Film Festival is one of the significant film festivals in the European region. The festival was organized by the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), a non-profit film club for showcasing the extra ordinary worldwide films to the film lovers of Philadelphia. :  Philadelphia Film Festival is well known for the presence of industry professionals and film distributors. The film submission category opens mainly for the films in the genres such as short films, feature films and documentaries.

Deadline: Regular Deadline-June 26, 2015, Late Deadline- July 31, 2015,  Extended Deadline- August 14, 2015

When: October 22, 2015 to November 01, 2015

Where: Philadelphia Film Society, Pennsylvania

Submission Fee: $40-$75 USD


Awards: Certificate and awards for the winning films in the categories of best feature film, Documentary film and Short film.


Another list of best film festival’s details that accepts the film submissions in the month of August will be published in the first week of August.



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