Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival (4)


18 Nov 2022
Call for entries

01 Mar 2023
Early deadline

10 Mar 2023
Standard deadline

30 Apr 2023
Late deadline

30 Apr 2023
Extended deadline


13 May 2023
Notification date

21 May 2023
21 May 2023



Festival description
Short film festival >1' 45'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 45'<
 Any language
English Kannada
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Festival start: 21 May 2023      Festival end: 21 May 2023

Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival proudly brings the world of International Cinema to Karnataka a land well known for its contributions to the literature, arts, architecture, economy and politics of Karnataka. It is also known as Karu Nadu. Mysuru is famous for its palace and sceneic beauty in the Indian state of Karnataka.

The power of visual is more than words. An image is more colorful than a group of words, literally and figuratively.

The purpose of organizers of this festival, "Filmaholic Foundation", is to attract best films, addressed to students and youths which meet the festival criteria from across the world.

This festival educates the public, using various subjects used for the category of films dealing with the students and youths against violence, discrimination, racism and other social causes. In this regard, awareness messages are conceived to promote and bring out the creative talent among students and youths. This is the third year of the Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival.
Filmaholic has also conducted film festivals in other part of Karnataka Like Bangalore, Dharwad, Mysuru and Shivamogga.

Mysuru International Water Film Festival, Malnad International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival and Cinema Antaranga Film Festival are the other film festivals filmaholic foundation have successfully conducted. We have been in association with Kannada Vartha ilakhe, Radio Girmit, Namma Superstars, Filmgappa, VF Studios, Kannada & Samskrutha ilakhe and Gandhi Bhavan for our earlier film festivals.

Filmaholic Foundation is an NGO established to conduct programs that support and promote Cinemas, Art & Culture.

It has been regularly been involved in many social activities and encouraging empowerment of people. The organization has done many programs like the Seed Ball program, Freedom Day Go Green Cyclathon for Youth, Distribution of Ayurvedic saplings to public for healthy environment, Medical Camp, Conducted Competitions in schools and colleges to encourage students. Provided school kits to students during the recent flood in North Karnataka and also provided relief materials to the flood affected people. During COVID-19 times Filmaholic also supplied food kits to the needy people.

Prizes to be won in different categories. Below are few.
Best Film (Regional)
Best Film (International)
Best Film (Youth Category)
Best Web Series
Best Documentary
Best Mocumentary
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Cinematographer
Best Screenplay
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Music Album
Best Web-series
Best Telefilm
Best Animation film
Special Jury Award

Certificates of appreciation will be provided to all the films which will be submitted and paid the fee


>Students have to send college ID card copy to kyisff2022@gmail.com for verification and get the student offer.

>The entry fee which will paid will be used for the social activities from our organization.

>All the details in the submission form in Festhome must be entered and is mandatory.

>The film must be submitted by the film team member and not others to ease the communication process.
>Send high-resolution poster of the film to kyisff2022@gmail.com

>Send high-resolution passport size photograph of the keys roles of technical department to kyisff2022@gmail.com



>Person of any age can submit the movie

>The duration of films must be maximum of short film (1<30 minutes), music video (1<10 minutes), animation film (1<30 minutes), web series (1<45 minutes), telefilm (1<45 minutes), documentaries (1< 45 minutes), mockumentary (1<30 minutes) including starting and ending credits.

>Films should have no explicit violence, sexual reference or coarse/obscene language and not be against any religious faiths.

>Entries will be subject to preview by a Jury panel constituted by this Festival. Jury panel consists of experienced Directors, producers, Music composers and Actors from Film and television Industry.

>Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. In case of language other than Kannada or English the film must have subtitles in English language. In case any film is submitted without subtitles, it will be ineligible for selection.

>Submissions will not be accepted without the entry form(s).

>Due to the amount of films we receive, only the top scoring films will go through into the competition
>The organizers of the festival reserve the right to make changes in the screening schedule of films.

>Awards won by Non-Indian Filmmakers will need to pay additional charges for delivery of their award and certificate (Courier Charges as per International Rates according to their countries).

>Submissions are NON-refundable. We cannot be held liable for materials which are lost or damaged.

>KYISFF has every right to use a trailer/teaser/poster for promotional activities of all submitted short film,

>The selected films will be screened on the festival day subject to the available time duration.

>Only the filmmakers who make it to the official selection of the festival will be notified about selection at the end of the selection process through phone call / E mail or will be announced in our website. No information will be divulged before that.

>Jury decision will be the final to shortlist the movie and will be confidential. Decision cannot be challenged.

>We accept film only in these categories, Action, Fiction, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror/Sci-Fi, web-series and Musical.

>Submissions received after last date of submission will not be included in the competition.

>If you are using another person’s music in your film, please make sure you have their permission and there will be no copyright issues.

>All prizes must be claimed within three months of receiving the notification via email, after which you will be deemed to have forfeited your prize. The film makers who wish to get the trophy through courier have to pay additional amount for the courier charges

>The festival will not provide feedback on films or specific reasons for rejection for any film.

>Try to upload HD form of the film so that we don't have to ask you again for the film. >Ensure you will be giving permission to download the movies.

>All films must be submitted in “Digital format” (.mpeg4, .Mov, .avi, .mpg).

>Dubbed versions of films from other languages are not eligible for submission.

In the web-series category at least 3 episodes must be completed before the submission and the best episode can be uploaded for the competition.

>The films submitted to earlier Film Festivals organized by Filmaholic Foundation will not be qualified for selection.

>KYISFF does not take any type of financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself/herself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained. However, festival organizers may guide you through it.



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