Bolgatty International Film Festival (0)


01 Feb 2016
Call for entries

31 Mar 2016
Early deadline

30 Jun 2016
Standard deadline

20 Jul 2016
Late deadline

10 Dec 2016
Festival closed

24 Dec 2016
Notification date

26 Dec 2016
30 Dec 2016


Bolgatty Island,  682504, Kochi, Kerala, India

Festival description
Short film festival 59'<
Feature film festival >60' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  59'<
 Feature Films  >60' 180'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 26 December 2016      Festival end: 30 December 2016

The festival presents Short Films, Documentaries, Animation Films, Experimental Films, Music Videos and Feature Films over four days of festive celebrations attended by eminent guests from around the world.

The event is committed to the promotion of knowledge, life and culture, as it comes through from films and documentaries, made by people worldwide.

Bolgatty International Film Festival invites entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce fresh, standout productions. It is an excellent venue for new and experimental media, television pilot programs, animation, educational programs, remixes & mashups, movie trailers, music videos, web series and tube length works. As long as your clip is 180 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry.

There are several things you should know about the Bolgatty International Film Festival:

1. Bolgatty International Film Festival has one mission - to find and recognize cinematic gems and unique perspectives in film and video. Whether you are an industry insider or new to the craft, we don’t care, we invite you to send us your best, original work our way!

2. Bolgatty International Film Festival is a unique hybrid, not a traditional film festival. We’re different. Different is more fun and entertaining!

3. Bolgatty International Film Festival creates publicity for filmmakers by announcing the list of award winners to our 60,000+ email list of industry professionals and influential insiders.

The submission deadline is coming up on October 30th, and the submission fees are among the most affordably priced on the international festival circuit.

Be sure not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity, and submit your film now!

Appreciation Awards
All participants will get an e-certificate.

All Award Winning Films will also get a chance to sell their films at MICRO MOVIE MARKET, an initiative of ARTS LAB FOUNDATION for promoting self movie productions.


Films produced on any format can be submitted.

All films must carry English Subtitles.

All the films should have a total running time, including front and back credits.

Dubbed/revised/copied version of a film shall not be eligible for entry in the festival.

• Short Film ( Fiction )
• Documentary
• Animation Film
• Experimental Film
• Music Video
• Feature Film ( Fiction / Documentary / Animation / Experimental )

Preferred screening format is MP4. However other formats may also be considered.

Films will only be screened in their original language/version with English Subtitles.

Films will not be screened at the festival without English subtitles.

Filmmakers may please ensure that sub-titles are clear and readable.

Subtitles should not merge with visuals/background.

It would help selection Committee and jury understand the right context and help evaluate the film better.

Short Film ( Fiction ) - Up to 60 minutes - $ 20 USD
Documentary - Up to 60 minutes - $ 20 USD
Animation Film - Up to 60 minutes - $ 20 USD
Experimental Film - Up to 60 minutes - $ 20 USD
Music Video - Up to 30 minutes - $ 20 USD

Feature Film ( Fiction ) - Up to 180 minutes - $ 50 USD
Feature Film (Documentary) - Up to 180 minutes - $ 50 USD
Feature Film (Animation) - Up to 180 minutes - $ 50 USD
Feature Film (Experimental) - Up to 180 minutes - $ 50 USD

All films which are selected / nominated for the Festival will be informed by emails & listed on our website.

The list of selected films will be available on Bolgatty International Film Festival’s website from December 20, 2016.

Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over.

Programs composed of films may be circulated after the Festival for its promotion in India and abroad.

A Jury appointed by Arts Lab Foundation (ALF) will select all winners from the selected films.

The list of Award Winning films will be announced on the closing ceremony of 2nd Bolgatty International Film Festival.

The organiser, 2nd Bolgatty International Film Festival or its representative will settle all non specified cases within the terms of the present regulations and may allow special dispensation regarding justified and specific requests.





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