Cinematech International Film Festival (Formerly Cinema4Screen Film Festival) (4)


21 Jun 2023
Call for entries

15 Nov 2024
Final deadline


20 Nov 2024
Notification date

10 Dec 2024
11 Dec 2024


Prahladrai Dalmia Lions College, PDLC Auditorium, Sunder Nagar, S. V. Road, Malad (W),  400064, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Festival description
Short film festival >3' 60'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 October 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 60'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Photo of Cinematech International Film Festival (Formerly Cinema4Screen Film Festival)


Festival start: 10 December 2024      Festival end: 11 December 2024

Calling All Storytellers: The 4th Cinematech International Film Festival is Now Open!

Cinematech International Film Festival (formerly Cinema4Screen Film Festival) is thrilled to announce that submissions are now open for the 4th edition! We invite filmmakers from around the world to submit their feature films and feature-length documentaries for a chance to be screened at our prestigious event and compete for exciting cash prizes.

Cinematech International Film Festival remains a launchpad for filmmakers worldwide, a vibrant bridge connecting your passion with audiences who crave innovative, captivating stories. Whether you've crafted a stunning feature, woven a poignant documentary, or captured your vision in a short film, animation, music video, or web series, Cinematech invites you to share your artistry.

Additionally, we are proud to present the prestigious "Cinematech Award for Excellence in Feature Filmmaking by a Female Director." This special recognition highlights our commitment to supporting and empowering women in the film industry.

Here's what awaits you:
• Global Stage: Reach a diverse audience of film enthusiasts from across the globe, eager to discover fresh voices and groundbreaking narratives.
• Genre-Agnostic Celebration: Every story, every voice matters. Submit your work in any genre, from heart-wrenching documentaries to side-splitting comedies to mind-bending animation.
• Prestigious Recognition: Compete for awards in various categories, including Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, and more. Let your talent shine and leave your mark on the cinematic landscape.
• Festival Experience: Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of filmmakers, industry professionals, and passionate viewers. Network, learn, and be inspired by the magic of cinema.

Don't miss this chance to be part of Cinematech International Film Festival! Submit your film, join the celebration, and witness the power of storytelling transcend borders and boundaries.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: 15 November 2024, and FESTIVAL DATE: 10 December 2024 & 11 December 2024.

This is more than a film festival. It's a revolution in storytelling. Be a part of it.

In our continuous commitment to recognizing and celebrating outstanding cinematic achievements, 4th Cinematech International Film Festival 2024 introduces a refreshed array of awards and prizes, embracing the expansion to feature-length films and documentaries. As we transition from Cinema4Screen Film Festival, the spirit of excellence remains, and the stakes are higher than ever.


Best Feature Film: Outstanding achievement in the category of Feature-Length Films.
Digital Certificate

Best Documentary (Feature length): Exceptional storytelling and exploration of real-world subjects.
Digital Certificate

Cinematech Award for Excellence in Feature Filmmaking by a Female Director.
Digital Certificate

Best Short Film: Excellence in the art of short filmmaking across genres.
Digital Certificate

Best Animated Film: Innovation and creativity in the realm of animated storytelling.
Digital Certificate

Best Music Video: Recognition for creativity and excellence in music video production.
Digital Certificate

Best LGBT Feature Film: Honoring exceptional storytelling in the realm of LGBT cinema.
Digital Certificate

Best Student Short Film: Recognizing emerging talent in short filmmaking from student creators.
Digital Certificate

Additional Awards:

Audience Choice Award: Selected by the festival attendees, recognizing the film that resonates most with the audience.
Digital Certificate

Cinematic Excellence Award: Recognizing outstanding achievements in Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Actor & Actress.
Digital Certificate

Note: No shipping fee will be charged for the dispatch of Digital Certificates and Trophies.

• Grand Jury Prize: Recognizing the overall excellence of a film across all categories.
• Best Feature Film: Awarding the most captivating feature-length narrative.
• Best Documentary: Celebrating the most impactful and insightful documentary.
• Best Short Film: Highlighting the best film under 60 minutes across any genre.
• Best Student Short Film: Encouraging emerging talent with an award dedicated to student filmmakers.
• Best Music Video: Recognizing the most innovative and evocative music video.
• Best Web Series Episode: Hooking audiences with the most promising pilot or standalone episode.
• Audience Choice Award: Letting the festival attendees decide their favorite film!
• LGBT Filmmaker Award: Championing a standout film within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.

• Digital certificates and trophies for all category winners.
• Festival screening opportunities for notable films.
• Industry exposure and networking connections.
• Additional prizes and sponsorships to be announced (stay tuned!).

These prestigious awards and prizes aim to celebrate the diverse spectrum of filmmaking and provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents on an international stage. 4th Cinematech International Film Festival 2024 looks forward to honoring and rewarding the incredible contributions of filmmakers from around the world.

Rules & Terms for 4th Cinematech International Film Festival

1. Submission:
• Films can be submitted through Festhome or the festival website using the provided Google Form.
• All genres and formats are accepted, including feature films, documentaries, short films, student films, music videos, web series episodes, and animation.
• Multiple submissions from the same filmmaker are allowed, but each film requires a separate entry.

2. Eligibility:
• Films must be completed after [date, e.g., January 1, 2023.
• Feature films and documentaries must exceed 60 minutes. Short films must be up to 60 minutes. Music videos and web series episodes must have specific durations as outlined in the awards section.
• Films must be submitted in their original language with English subtitles if applicable.
• Previously unreleased films in India are preferred (check specific requirements for international entries).
• Films screened at other major international festivals may be considered with prior approval.

3. Selection:
• A selection committee comprised of industry professionals will review all entries.
• Shortlisted films will be notified via email.
• The decision of the selection committee is final and binding.

4. Fees:
a. Entry fee - $30 Feature length film / documentaries (Duration 60mins onwards) of charge. $15 short film / documentaries etc. (Duration - 01 min to 59 mins). Submitters are responsible for any shipping fees.
b. The festival will not provide any courier charges.

5. Rights and Permissions:
• By submitting your film, you grant Cinematech International Film Festival the right to upload it to the festival website and use excerpts for promotional purposes.
• You ensure you hold all necessary copyrights and distribution rights for your film.
• You can request the removal of your film at any time.

6. Festival Committee:
• The decisions of the festival committee and jury are final.
• The festival reserves the right to not award any prizes or change festival regulations.

After a film has been selected for film competition, the filmmaker is notified via email only. All films which are selected/nominated for the competition or Festival will be informed only by emails & listed on the website/social handles. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

Besides the core festival, Cinematech International Film Festival runs several online film competitions for official selection films of the Cinematech International Film Festival. Each Competition is pre-announced. Film Festival Management has all the rights to qualify or disqualify any of the films from the competition section. We'll present Certificates to the winners of the Competitions.

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film, trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Cinematech International Film Festival to create a page for their film without infringing the copyright of any kind of form. Filmmakers can make a request to remove the film link at any time.

The decision of the Film Festival Committee is final and no correspondence will be entertained. The decision of jury members/mentors will be final and accepted by all; no inquiries or arguments will be entertained. The organizer's reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes. The Film Festival Director reserves the right to make all decisions about the festival.

The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the Rules & Regulations for participation in the Cinematech International Film Festival. The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the Cinematech International Film Festival and make available the print for screening. Under NO circumstance, the authorities of Cinematech International Film Festival will not entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.



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