Jalpaiguri International Short Cinema Festival (1)


01 Feb 2022
Call for entries

31 Mar 2022
Early deadline

31 May 2022
Standard deadline

31 Jul 2022
Late deadline

31 Mar 2023
Festival closed

05 Apr 2023
Notification date

30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2023


Kadamtala,  735101, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 60'<
Feature film festival >61' 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  >1' 60'<
 Feature Films  >61' 180'<
 Any language
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This festival is not currently open for submissions.

Festival start: 30 April 2023      Festival end: 30 April 2023

After successfully conducting the Siliguri International Short Film Festival in Siliguri for the last three years, we are planning to organise the 1st Jalpaiguri International Short Cinema Festival in the cultural capital of North Bengal right from 2022!

Jalpaiguri has a distinct cultural legacy of its own. There are many budding and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and technicians in this town. The sensational Tollywood actress Mimi Chakraborty belongs to Jalpaiguri. Excepting her many are successfully working in Bengali Film Industry.

The history of Jalpaiguri even boasts of its fight for freedom against the British rulers. Then the Divisional Headquarters, Jalpaiguri has many royal memories to share with even today. With lush greenery, hills, tea gardens, dense forests, meandering village paths, and numerous rivers — Jalpaiguri can be a prime seat of film tourism in near future. Hence the idea of holding THE JALPAIGURI INTERNATIONAL SHORT CINEMA FESTIVAL.


Best Feature Film (Open to all) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
Best Short Film (Open to all) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
Best Education Documentary/Short Film (Participate only Educational Institution) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
Best Musical Album (Open to all) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).


Best Direction (Memento with Certificate)
Best Editing (Memento with Certificate)
Best Cinematography (Memento with Certificate)
Best Music (Memento with Certificate)


Best Actor (Memento with Certificate)
Best Actress (Memento with Certificate)
Best Supporting Actor/Actress (Memento with Certificate)


Feature Film
Short Film
Educational Documentary / Short Film
Musical Album


Best Direction
Best Story
Best Editing
Best DOP
Best BGM
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Concept

The winner will be honored with a certificate and trophy.

The film must be subtitled in English if the language is other than English.

Entry submission as per rule and regulation.
The decision of the jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however the festival director reserve to right to disqualify any film.

By submitting the movie to Jalpaiguri International Short Cinema Festival
, Filmmaker /Producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issue.
1st Jalpaiguri International Short Cinema Festival – 22 does not take any type of financial commitment. All travel, lodging and boarding, and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival.

Festival’s guest registration to attend JISCF-22. All nominated filmmakers must have registered as a guest to attend the festival.

Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers and attendees, which include lunch. On-spot guest registration is not allowed.
The short film must have been completed before 1st January 2022.

Applications can send the Film on DVD or in Pen Drive (Video Format .MP4 or .MOV).

Entries MUST be PAL format only. The Festival Management will not be responsible if the film is not screened due to problems with the DVD or with the Pen Drive.

Total running time must be less than 40 minutes in length (for a short film, not a feature film), including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time limitation.

All non-English films must have English subtitles for festival presentation.

A censor certificate is not mandatory for the film screening.

Two DVDs OR one PEN-DRIVE need to be submitted along with the entry. Each preview DVD should be labeled with the title, Running – time, Contact Email, and phone number. If the applicant is sending film in a PEN DRIVE separate paper needs to send with an Entry Form mentioning the Title, Running – time, Contact E-mail and Phone number of the application, and Producer/Director of the film.

Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD (OR PEN DRIVE), synopsis/ description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered a new entry.
JISCF organization has the right to use the entries/send/selected/nominated films, DVDs, and materials from the film for festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library.

The publicity material (Broacher, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the film are to be enclosed with the entry.

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.
The film should be submitted before the deadline.

The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.

The competition is open for professionals as well as students.

For further assistance please mail to the festival coordinator.

There is a minimum of 10 entries for any category. If not, then no competition will be held for this specific category and no prize to be given. this is the committee’s final decision.



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