Best of India Short Film Festival 2019

Written on 21st September 2018.

Best of India Short Film Festival 2019

After a successful first edition last year the ShortsTV Best of India Short Film Festival 2019 is looking for more great short movies made by Indian filmmakers!

Our goal is to raise artistic awareness of Indian filmmakers to the Hollywood film community and open doors for possible television deals and other opportunities, including qualification for Academy Award consideration.

ShortsTV will award prizes totaling $2,500 to the top five short films chosen The Best of India Short Film Festival 2019. The five top films will also receive a screening in Los Angeles, California for seven days and gain Academy Award Qualification status. Every film entered will be considered for a television broadcast deal on ShortsTV (although filmmakers do not have to accept this).

Last year, the top prize went to Mumbai based filmmaker Chintan Sarda and his short film ‘Shunyata’, featuring Jackie Shroff in the leading role.

To be eligible for the competition, entries need to be “narrative” live action short films with a total running time of 40 minutes or less where either the writer, director or producer is from India and the film’s final form is in High Definition (HD) or DCP.

Key dates for the competition are as follows:

1 October 2018: Submissions accepted
11 January 2019: Submission process closes
28 January 2019: Five finalists selected and announced
7 February 2019: Winner announced on ShortsTV television and social media platforms
1-7 March 2019: Screening in Los Angeles, California

For more details on how to enter please visit our FilmFreeway page below.

Good luck!

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