FILM QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

  • Film should not include any matter that would be considered pornographic. Entries having content of an explicit sexual or violent nature, or anything defamatory or likely to incite/provoke bigotry or racial prejudice, smoking, drinking or profanity will be rejected.
  • Films should be shot in High resolution (preferably 720p or 1080p), however, a 480p resolution film video should be uploaded. If selected the student may be asked to submit a higher resolution copy of the same
  • Film/Video to be uploaded should be less than 200MB
  • Films can be shot on Handy cam, DSLR camera or mobile phone.
  • Films to have have Credits/Titles of 45 seconds Max (pre and post credits combined).
  • DGMC do not assume any responsibility for any violation or breach of intellectual property by any participant. Entries should be new & original content created by the applicant. Participants must ensure that they own or have obtained all licenses & copyright to allow film to be screened in public across a variety of different media including, OTT, DTH broadcast, cinema, and other digital platforms Permission letters & licenses may be provided if needed.
  • Any music, used in the film must be either originally composed & royalty free or have the consent of the IP holder of the content in writing to use the same.
  • All costs of production of the film (including production, talent, post production, etc.)will be borne by the participant.
  • Films which have won awards in previous film festivals are not eligible for the competitive section.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Film in languages other than English must have clear readable English subtitles.
  • Uploaded material should be tagged with title, running-time, screening format & contact information (name, email, address & phone number of applicant).
  • Uploaded film material will not be returned. Master copy of the ENTRY to be sent ONLY when notified.
  • Entries must take into account, a fully completed, signed & dated registration form. In case of more than one producer or director of the film, then the form should incorporate the details of every producer & every director and to be signed by them.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email / telephone only. Hence please ensure that an accurate email id and telephone number are indicated. Please provide at least one alternate email id & telephone number to avoid any problems.
  • DGMC is permitted to retain viewing material as part of the festival library, for publicizing the festival and for educational purposes. No commercial exploitation of the content will be undertaken by DGMC
  • DGMC reserve the right to reject incomplete, altered or illegible entries. The participant will indemnify DGMC in all matters arising out of any breach of any warranty or agreement made by the contestant regarding the film entered for competition in the festival.
  • If the film is selected, contestant will have to provide: Soft & Hard copies of still photos from the film, press materials, a trailer for use on the DGMC website, posters and flyers.
  • The decisions of the selection committee shall be final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained.
  • DGMC reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling without notice.