60SIFF 2016-17


This year the festival has moved to a theme-based call for submissions instead of the categories that were used in earlier festivals.

Films can be made under this theme, belonging to any of the following genres:

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fiction
  • Biography


Extended Deadline: 31st December 2016



  • Upload your film(s) on Vimeo or YouTube.
  • Open the submission form.
  • Fill in all the information.
  • Give the link to your film in the form.
  • Submit the form.


  • There is NO entry fee.
  • Films will not be accepted without the submission form.
  • Film should either be uploaded on YouTube or Vimeo and should be kept public and downloadable.
  • If submitting more than one film, a separate form should be filled out for each submission.
  • The duration should not be LESS or MORE than 60 seconds.
  • All content should be original.
  • Film should be subtitled in English.
  • Film should NOT have any credits or watermark.
  • Festival will not bear any expenses for participants.
  • The festival has rights to screen these films on any collaborating festival or media.
  • Only the approved films will be part of the festival and will be uploaded on official website & social media outlets.
  • Not abiding by the rules will lead to disqualification.


Upload your film on YouTube/Vimeo, fill out the form here, provide the link to the film in the form, and submit it.

You can submit as many films as you like. However, a separate form should be filled for each submission.

The minimum duration of your film can be 55 seconds.

Yes, films will not be accepted if the form is not submitted.

There is no restriction as to how many team members you have.

Only the selected top films will be available on the website.

Yes, but make sure to subtitle it in English.

No, watermarked films will not be accepted.

You will receive an email notification from our team.

Your film can be in any format.

There is no restriction to that.

No, film links of websites other than Youtube or Vimeo will not be accepted.