Q-1 : HOW CAN I PARTICIPTE IN THE GUJARAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA ?

A : If you are a film maker you can participate by submitting your film to the Academy of Cultural Activities And Art Institute and can e-mail the necessary details to e-mail info@giffindia.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send a DVD or VHS (pal format) with entry form duly signed, along with a DD of fees favoring Dream Kreator Digital Studio, payable at SURAT to the Dream Kreator Digital Studio, 5/3, Blue Trio, Opp. Green City, Pal-Bhatha Road, Adajan, Surat - 394510, (Guj) India.

Q-2 : WHEN IS THE COMPETITION DEADLINE ?

A : All entries must be postmarked by April 26, 2014 or earlier.

Q-3 : DO I STILL OWN THE RIGHTS TO MY SHORT FILM ONCE I ENTER THE COMPETITION ?

A : Yes, you still own the rights to your short film, entering the competition has no effect on your copyright (s).

Q-4 : DO I HAVE TO BE 18 YEARS OLD TO ENTER THE COMPETITION ?

A : No, you do not need to be 18 years old to enter, however, if the entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of the parent or guardian is required.

Q-5 : MAY I ENTER MY SHORT FILMS FROM A COUNTRY OTHER THAN INDIA ?

A : Yes, We accept entries from countries from all over the world.

Q-6 : MAY I ENTER SHORT FILMS IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH ?

A : Yes, but the film or video MUST include English subtitle OR be dubbed in English.

Q-7 : CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE SHORT FILM OR VIDEO?

A : Yes. You may submit as many as desired. Please include a separate entry form and fee for each entry.

Q-8 : WHAT SHORT FILM SUBMISSION FORMATS DO YOU ACCEPT ?

A : Short film entry up to 30 minutes in length on DVD or VHS (PAL FORMAT) only.

Q-9 : WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE SHORT FILM COMPETITION?

A : Registration fees for professional film maker, amateur and students Rs-2000 for Indians. For other countries for non Indian professional film makers, and amateur and students USD 50.

Q-10 : WHAT KIND OF FILMS CAN I SEND TO THE COMPETITION ?

A : The film of any Genre can be submitted for the competition.

Q-11 : WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA TO SUBMIT THE FILM ?

A : Competition Category (All films produced after 1-Jan-2010).

Q-12 : WHAT ARE THE AWARDS FOR COMPTITON WINNERS ?

A : Best International short film (Platinum Academy Award), best national short film (Golden Academy Award) and best regional short film (Silver Academy Award) will receive prize money worth Rs. 25, 000, Rs. 20, 000 & Rs. 15, 000 respectively. Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Child Artist and Best Screenplay writers, Best Cinematographer will be honored for their exceptional achievements and will receive Academy Awards, and certificates of participation.

Q-13 : IS THE AWARD GIVEN THE SAME FOR ALL THE WINNERS ?

A : Yes. Academy Award trophy and the cash prizes awarded for all the competition winners in each category are similar.

Q-14 : HOW CAN I ARRANGE MY OWN STAY IN SURAT DURING THE FILM FESTIVAL?

A : You can click at the link http://www.kapadiahealthclub.com/GIFFI/Hotel_list.php, for further details.