Film submissions are invited for this Festival. Please go through the details as follows:


South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage (SAFACH), New Delhi is the founder and organizer of the Indus Valley International Film Festival. Indus Valley International Film Festival is a re-occurring event held at various venues. The event is supported by several Government, Non-Government and Film Industry organizations.


IVIFF is an International Film Festival. The concept of this artful event grew from the idea that Cinema & Art in South Asia are inter-connected, and they get nurtured from each other in sensibility & craft. Cinema and Art have the power to bring peace & harmony and envisage for a more compassionate world around us. The spirit of the Festival is the one of discovery which strives to turn a catalyst for the development of the Cinematic art globally, particularly through its market segments, IVIFF Film Bazaar, Seminars, Master Classes, Panel Discussions etc.


The submission of films for selection of the Final Programme shall be made only in accordance with the rules set out in the Indus Valley International Film Festival Regulations as well as the Pre-Selection Conditions.


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE - December 31, 2020

(if paying from within India)
All Films above 60 minutes duration – INR 3,000/-
All Films below 60 minutes duration – INR 2,000/-

If paying from abroad:
All Films above 60 minutes duration – USD 50/-
All Films below 60 minutes duration – USD 30/-

FINAL DEADLINE – January 31, 2021

(if paying from within India)
All Films above 60 minutes duration – INR 5,000/-
All Films below 60 minutes duration – INR 3,000/-

If paying from abroad:
All Films above 60 minutes duration – USD 70/-
All Films below 60 minutes duration – USD 50/-


The deadline to submit all formats of the film is 31st January 2021 11:59 PM.


The films should have been completed after 31st December 2015.


The 3rd Edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival will take place Online from 19th to 27th February 2021.


The Board of Selectors chooses and invites films to be presented in Indus Valley International Film Festival's Competitive sections, as well as in several non-competitive ones.

Submission is open to films produced & made after 31st December 2015 are eligible for the festival, exclusively for the following programmes:
- Competition - Feature Films only
- Competition - Short Fiction Films only
- Competition - Documentary Films only


Once the film has been selected and the Invitation to participate at the Festival is accepted, the film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival Programme. Any withdrawal of film post selection and communication of the same to the Entrant shall be liable to pay damages to the Festival.

All films must be presented in their original language and, where this language is other than English, the screening format of the film must be subtitled in English (if not otherwise specified). Subtitling expenses are to be met by the Participant.
At its discretion, the Festival will be free to electronically project subtitles in Hindi language along with English subtitles below the film on a different screen. The production and presentation of local language electronic subtitles is the responsibility of the Festival.

All film entries for Competitive sections – International Competition for feature films, International Competition for Short films, International Competitions for Documentary films and Indian competition for feature films must be submitted to the Festival for selection by January 31, 2021.
The decision of the Festival with regard to selection/rejection of a film shall be final and no communication whatsoever in this regard shall be entertained. If we donot find any suitable entry for any particular category of award, we may withheld that category, and no award would be announced for any such category.
The Jury, further, may decide new category of Awards, if they find a film suitable for the same.

All submissions must contain the following:

4a. For films selected to be screened at the Festival, these materials must also be sent by email only:

4b. Additionally, for films selected to be screened in competition programmes:

None of the above listed required materials will be returned.

The Festival may use all materials cited in Article 6 for promotional purposes and to compile the Festival Catalogue (web and printed copies both). The Festival bears no responsibility for published inaccuracies originating in submitted materials.

During the Festival, selected films will be available in the Digital Video Library, open exclusively to designated Film Bazaar professionals and journalists.
By accepting to be part of the Festival, Participants grant permission for their film to be included in the Video Library unless other arrangements have been made with the Festival.


The Jury for all Competitive sections will be comprised of prominent representatives of culture, film theory, criticism as well as filmmakers and producers. Total 4 jury will be appointed as under:

The following are the awards at the Festival. Additionally, the Festival delegates will vote for the Viewers’ Choice Awards and designated Accredited Film Critics for ‘Critics Choice Awards’ in all the above-mentioned competitive sections.

Members of the Competitive sections of the Film Juries may recommend the following Awards:
(the Prize, a single trophy is shared equally by the Director and the Producer)

Indus Valley International Film Festival holds the right to provide additional partner awards.

Award winners are expected to attend the Festival Closing Ceremony. Award winners are obliged to mention the award as announced, nationally as well as internationally, in all publicity and promotional material and attend the ceremony in person and not by representation.

The invitation sent for each film in Competition sections selected by the Festival must remain strictly confidential between the Festival Management and the Participant until the Festival decides to make an official announcement in this regard.

Participation in the Indus Valley International Film Festival implies acceptance of all regulations and pre-selection conditions. The Chairman, Indus Valley International Film Festival has the power to settle all issue not covered by the present Rules and Regulations.

RULE 12 The last date for receiving entries is 31st January, 2021, 11:59 PM IST.



The Producer of the selected film is obliged to provide the presence of at least one member of the selected film's cast and crew (director, lead actor and actress) at the Festival. The film's Director must attend the Festival and present the film.

The cast and crew members of the selected film present at the Festival are obliged to promote the film through participating at official press conference, photo call, introduction prior to the film's screening and interviews with selected Indus Valley International Film Festival partners as conveyed by the Festival.

Films that were not screened on television in the countries outside their country of origin are eligible.

Kindly note, all the DRAFT or CHEQUE are to be issued in favour of:

South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage / SAFACH

Account Number : 0901102000034052

Online Payment Code:
From India IFSC: IBKL 0000 901
From Abroad: IBKL IN BB 010
IDBI Bank, Kalkaji, New Delhi – 110019

Mailing Address:

Harsh Narayan
S-452, 2nd Floor
Greater Kailash part one
New Delhi – 110048

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Your submission will be considered confirmed, only after receiving the payment in our account. Please quote your film’s name behind the cheque/draft; or in the remark section of online payment, or send us the Online transaction ID.

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