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Frequently Asked Questions

What running time do you consider a feature film or short film?

Over 75 minutes is considered as a feature film. 40 minutes and under are considered as a short film. This rule is strictly observed.

Do you accept work in progress and rough cuts?

Yes. We will consider rough cuts of films as long as a completed version will be available by the final deadline. Please note that your submission fee will be based on the date your final cut is received.

Can I send in an updated version of a submission I already sent in?

Yes. Please let us know the film is a new version when uploading a new screener.

When can I submit my film to the festival?

You can submit your film from 3rd June 2022. Please follow our social media handles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or our website for more details. Do read the rules and regulations carefully before submitting your film to check if your film is eligible and which section is it eligible for.

Should I include a press kit?

DO NOT INCLUDE A PRESS KIT. We will request a press kit if your film is accepted. The information included with your submission application will provide us with all the information needed about your film. We will contact you if we need any additional information.

My film was not accepted last year; can I submit it again this year?

Films submitted in previous years can be resubmitted ONLY if they are new versions of the film.

What kind of films do you accept?

We accept all kind of films and are not limited to one genre or another with the following exceptions:-

  • We do not accept - Amateur videos / Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations / Projects involving politics / films promoting political agenda / Pornography / Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles for in the films, poor resolution) etc.

When will the decisions be made?

Acceptances are sent out on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be made no later than end of October 5th 2022. Selected Filmmakers will be notified via e-mail about final decisions. If no e-mail address is provided, no notification will be sent. We are not responsible for incorrect or non-working e-mail addresses.

Can I submit multiple films?

Yes. Each film has its unique submission number and a separate submission fee.

My question isn’t mentioned in this list.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us via info@mumbaiindependentfilmfestival.com and we will do our best to assist you.

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