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Film Rules and Regulations

Nominations – Films nominated in each category will be contacted on the notification date, and listed on our website and social media pages. Nominated filmmakers are invited to join the event, although only the films in the Official Selection (below) will be screened.

Official Selection – From the Nominations, a smaller selection of films for screening will be notified. Screening materials will be requested and more information about the event will be provided.

Winners – Award winners will be selected from the Nominations & Official Selection and announced at our festival, after the screenings, and online the following day.

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made on or after 2021.

✓ Short films must not exceed 35 minutes.

✓ Feature films must be atleast 60 minutes. 

✓ Films must not have been screened online. However, we place no restrictions as regards its festival prepiere status.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ Selected films cannot be withdrawn after being made public

✓ All selected filmmakers must make sure the their films does not have any copyright issues. Your film will be automatically disqualified if there are issues.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

✓ Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

✓ Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ By submitting to us, you agree to these terms and give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening. We will contact you incase of these special circumstances first.




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