Rules and Regulations

RULES and REGULATIONS for Competition Films



  1. Short and Documentary films made in any country of the world during the period of 1st January 2020 and 31st July 2020 would only be eligible.
  2. Entries should be with maximum 30 min duration.
  3. Films which are not in English must be subtitled in English in order to be considered.


Awards and Certificates:

Best Film will be awarded with a Certificate + Cash prize of Rs.50,000

Second best film will be awarded with a certificate+  Cash prize of  Rs.25,000


  1. Acceptable formats for the movie are .mov/ mp4
  2. Submission must be done through the website of the

Orange Film Academy (


Mob:  9496168654, 8921958160



  1. An applicant has to fill the required fields and upload the bio-data, photographs etc. and also provide the details of entry fee paid electronically.
  2. Synopsis (precise and not exceeding two hundred words) of the film, Director and Producers profile must be provided.
  3. Director’s note in English and details of cast and crew must be provided.
  • The following should also be sent separately by email to
  • Film Stills(200 – 300 dpi)
  • Director’s stills or logo (200 – 300 dpi)
  • Posters
  1. A declaration along with the entry form shall be furnished by the applicant, declaring that the information furnished is true and he is responsible for the data/material furnished.

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Entries Open on: 25 July 2020
  • Deadline: 7th September



  • If a film is selected, the festival office will contact the entrants by phone or email.
  • Selected applicants will be notified by 25 August 2020
  • IFFT-Orange Film Academy Online Short & Docu film festival will be held on September 10-11-12/ 2020.

Payment Details:


Entry Fee  :  Rs.1000

The entry fee must be sent electronically to the following bank account:

Bank Account holder: Orange Foundation

Account No: 10140200017665

Bank: Federal Bank

Branch: Thrissur Main                

IFSC Code: FDRL0001014


Rights of Festival Authorities:

  • Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters shall be final and binding on all parties.
  • The Festival Authorities will have the right to decide the screening program of the films.
  • Once selected, the film cannot be withdrawn from the Film Festival Program
  • The Festival reserves the right to use data provided about the film, cast and crew, and materials such as posters and stills for promotion purposes.
  • After the festival, the work will be kept in the archives of Orange Film Academy& Research Centre.


It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders. The Orange Film Academy & Research Centre will not be held responsible for the unauthorised inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. Orange Film Academy & Research Centre reserves the right to disqualify any film of any unauthorised inclusion of copyrighted materials.


Orange Film Academy & Research Centre

G4, Alukkas Castle, Ayyanthole

Thrissur, Kerala, India Pin code: 680003

Tel: 9496168654, 8921958160