Rules & Regulations



  • Short Films- International / National / Maharashtra Special

  • Documentary Films

  • Music Video

  • Feature Film

  • Documentary Feature 

  1. The film must have been completed after 1 January 2013.

  2. Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if the film is not screened due to a problem with the DVD/Online Screener.                                                                                                                    

   3. Total running time must be less than 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.

*For FEATURE FILMS: (Open to all Directors across the Globe) Films entered in the FEATURE FILM Section should be more than 60 mins and made/released between 1st April 2015 and 31st July 2021.

   4. The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.                                                               


   5. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, But the film must be available for preview purpose for a technical committee, selection committee, and jury panel


   6. Two DVDs need to be submitted along with the entry. Each Preview DVD should be labeled with the Title, Running-time, Contact E-mail and Phone number,


Submit films via a private online link through Vimeo, Google Drive, or We Transfer, etc. scanned entry form & fee payment details at


   7. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered a new entry.


   8. Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however, the festival director reserves the right to disqualify any film on certain grounds.          


   9. By submitting films to the 4th Vintage International Film Festival-2021, the filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script, and other creative and technical aspects of the film.


   10. Short films/Documentary/ Music Video that is submitted must be the entrant's original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties, the entrant agrees that the Vintage International Film Festival/ Vintage Film Foundation will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.                                                                                                               

   11. For promotional or publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television Network/Internet or related media during the festival period.


   12. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs, and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.    


   13. Entry Forms with incorrect/inadequate/illegible/ambiguous particulars will not be considered. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.


   14. The competition is open for professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers.                                                                                                                                       

   15. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The Vintage International Film Festival/ Vintage Film Foundation reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed.                                      


   16. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.


   17. The entry fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.




Short Film Section

  • Best Short Film - International - Cash, Trophy, Certificate

  • Best Short Film - National - Cash, Trophy, Certificate

  • Best Short Film 2nd - Cash, Trophy, Certificate

  • 2 Special Jury Awards


Documentary Film Section

  • Best Documentary Film - Cash, Trophy, Certificate

  • 2 Special Jury Award


Music Video Section

  • Best Music Video - Cash, Trophy, Certificate

  • Special Jury Award


Feature Film Section

      •    Best Feature Film (Trophy, Certificate)

      •    2nd Best Feature Film (Trophy, Certificate)


Creative Awards

  • Best Director

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Editing

  • Best Screenplay

  • Best Sound

  • Best Music Director

  • Best Actor Male

  • Best Actor Female

  • Best Child Artist




  1. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

  2. Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, filmmakers, and other film industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the Festival organizers.

  3. All films are judged equally based on: 

    1. Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)

    2. Production (Camerawork, lighting, and shot composition)

    3. Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)

    4. Image (Focus, color, and lighting)

    5. Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

  4. The decision of the selection committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into Finalists will be notified by mail and/or phone call. The Vintage International Film Festival will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

  5. Vintage International Film Festival organizing, selection committee members, juries are not allowed to participate in the respective festival as a contestant.

Film Submission

  • Submit Films via a private online link through Vimeo, Google Drive, or We transfer, etc., scanned entry form & fee payment details at


  • Two sets of DVDs along with the entry form, fee, and other details mentioned in the application form at a given address.


  • Online Submission Site – Filmfreeway / WFCN / Festhome / Click for Festival

Filmmakers are requested to submit the following information via email at

• Synopsis of the movie.

• Crew & Cast List.

• Biography & Filmography of Film director.

• Photograph of Director.

• Still and Posters of the film in JPEG format.


Entry Fee (Short Film)

(No submission will be considered until the non-refundable entry fee has been paid.)

Early Bird Submission – 600 INR or $12 USD

Regular Submission – 600 INR or $12 USD

Late Submission – 700 INR or $15 USD



Entry Fee (Feature Film)

(No submission will be considered until the non-refundable entry fee has been paid.)

Early Bird Submission – 1600 INR or $25 USD

Regular Submission – 1600 INR or $25 USD

Late Submission – 2100 INR or $35 USD


Fee Payment Methods

By Cash, Cheque, or Online Transfer in favor of                                                                    

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Date of Submissions

  • Early Bird Deadline –

  • 1st March 2021 to 31st May 2021

  • Regular Submission – 

  • 1st June 2021 to 31st July 2021

  • Late Submission –

  • 1st August 2021 to 15th September 2021                                                                                                                      

The film should be submitted before the deadline. The Vintage International Film Festival is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage-due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.


Mailing Address for the festival office 
Chetan Padole                                                                                                                        

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