Shorted | Watch the best Short Films from across India
  • Filmfare

    Filmfare

     March 23, 2019

     Mumbai

     64 years running

     
    If you're just beginning to explore the digital filmmaking space, this festival is for you. Primarily aimed at debutant film-makers, by its own admission, the Filmfare Short Film Festival simply requires you to make a film of no longer than 20 minutes and send it to them.It would then be judged by a jury that has included the likes of Karan Johar, Kabir Khan, Vidya Balan, Ravi Udayawar, Urmila Matondkar, Nikhil Advani and Niranjan Iyengar in the past.

    There are five categories for submissions. If your film makes the cut, you will be awarded the all-too-familiar Filmfare black lady at the annual, star-studded award ceremony. The submissions for the 2019 entry are currently open.
    Jio Garden Mumbai


  • India Film Project

    India Film Project

     September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

     Mumbai

     9 years running



    One of Asia's largest film festivals, the India Film Project is marked by its 50 Hour filmmaking challenge. As the name suggests, the participants are given 50 hours to shoot, edit and submit their film-entry to the judges. The festival dates for 2018 were 13th and 14th October. The 50 Hour-challenge took place two weeks before that on the 28th-30th September weekend.

    Along with workshops and interaction with names like Ayushmann Khurrana, Ali Fazal, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal and Sudhir Mishra, to name a few, the festival also involved other competitions like scriptwriting and poster making.
    Mehboob Studios, Bandra West, Mumbai


  • MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

    MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

     October 17, 2019 - October 24, 2019

     Mumbai

     20 years running



    The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image organises the Mumbai Film Festival annually. MAMI is a public-funded trust with Deepika Padukone as its chairperson. Its 21st edition is all set to take place from 17th - 24th October 2019.

    One of the most notable film festivals of India, this is an eight-day-affair with over 200 films being screened every year. The official MAMI website currently shows over 15 categories under which films are showcased at the festival. In addition to that, it also witnesses the biggest names in filmmaking participating in different capacities.

    India Gold

    Golden Gateway Award for Best Film:
    Winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 25,00,000 (about USD 36,000) and a trophy. The prize is shared equally between the director and the producer.

    Silver Gateway Award for Second Best Film:
    Winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 15,00,000 (about USD 22,000) and a trophy. The prize is shared equally between the director and producer.

    Special Jury Award:
    Winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 5,00,000 (about USD 7,000) and a certificate. The jury awards this prize to an individual or to a film. In the latter case, the prize money gets divided between the director and the producer, unless the jury specifies differently.

    Young Critics Award:
    All films under the India Gold section, constituted by the above three categories, are eligible for this award. This is awarded by participants of the Young Critics Lab.

    Dimensions Mumbai

    Golden Gateway Award for Best Film:
    The director of the film gets a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 (about USD 1,500) and a trophy.

    Silver Gateway Award for Second Best Film:
    The director of the film gets a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 (about USD 700) and a trophy.

    Excellence in Cinema Award

    Every year, the festival pays tribute to talented, accomplished and influential cinema veterans, both Indian and otherwise, by honouring them with an Excellence in Cinema Award. This is accompanied with a screening of their work.

    Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema

    Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema (English):
    The winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000 (about USD 3,000) and a trophy.

    Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema (Hindi):
    The winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000 (about USD 3,000) and a trophy.

    Half Ticket

    The Golden Gateway Award for Best Feature Film
    Silver Gateway Award for Second Best Feature Film
    Golden Gateway Award for Best Short Film
    Silver Gateway Award for Second Best Short Film
    The Jio MAMI Movie Mela With Star 2019 Venue
    This will take you into the world of cinema by way of discussions and a chance to interact with filmmakers and actors. You will also be able to treat yourself to some good food, enjoy the experience with your friends and buy merchandise from your favourite films.

    Date: 13th October 2019
    Venue: Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Bandra
    Time: 11:00 am onwards

    Pre-bookings for the Movie Mela begin on 5th October 2019.

    Screening venues
    • PVR Icon - Infinity Mall:
      Address: 3, Infinity Mall, Andheri Link Road, Phase D, Shastri Nagar, Versova, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400036
    • PVR ECX - City Mall:
      Address: Citi Mall, S.No. 41, Link Road, Village, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053
    • PVR Juhu:
      Address: 5th floor Dynamix Mall, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
    • Le Reve Cinemas - Bandra:
      Address: 4th and 5th Floor Globus Mall, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
    • PVR Phoenix Marketcity - Kurla:
      Address: Unit F - 38, LBS Rd, Kamani, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070
    • Regal Cinema - Colaba:
      Address: Colaba Causeway, Opposite Prince of Wales Museum, Shahid Bhagat Singh Rd, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005
    • PVR Icon Phoenix - Lower Parel:
      Address: Phoenix Mall, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
    • Matterden Carnival Cinemas - Lower Parel:
      Address: 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013


  • Dharamshala International Film Festival

    Dharamshala International Film Festival

     November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019

     Dharamshala

     6 years running



    The sixth and the most recent edition of DIFF took place between 7th and 10th November. Similar dates are expected for its 2019 offering. Started by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam in 2012 as a platform for alternative cinema for the local population, the film festival now showcases entries from across India and the world.

    The previous years at DIFF have seen attendees like Adil Hussain and Manoj Bajpai.
    Feature Narratives
    Feature Documentaries
    Shorts
    Children's Films
    Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films
    Special Programmes
    Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts


  • IFFI - International Film Festival of India

    IFFI - International Film Festival of India

     November 20, 2019 - November 28, 2019

     Goa

     67 years running



    IFFI is one of the oldest film festivals to take place in the country. It's held jointly by the Government of Goa, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals.

    Though over the years, it has been held in different Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru, it has always taken place in Goa since 2004. When IFFI was organised for the first time in 1952, it was under the patronage of the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
    Film Sections International Competition

    Centenary Award for the Best Debut Feature Film of a Director

    Festival Kaleidoscope

    World Panorama

    Sketch on Screen (Animation Film Package)

    Retrospective of Masters
    INOX Goa

    Kala Academy

    Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium - Head Office SAG

    Maquinez Palace Theatre

    Azad Maidan

    Old GMC palace