Our Selection Process

How you will get selected

Winners are selected by a Judging Panel of the film industry professionals, consisting of independent producers, production companies, filmmakers, and other film industry professionals, which may be constituted by the Festival organizers.

All films are judged equally based on

  • Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)
  • Production (Camerawork, lighting, and shot composition)
  • Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)
  • Image (Focus, color, and lighting)
  • Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.

The decision of selection committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Finalists will be notified by mail and/or email 10 days before the start date of the festival. The UP International Film Festival 2021 will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

By entering the UP International Film Festival 2021, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its judges which are final and binding in all matters.

Selection of films for UP International Film Festival 2021 will be done by a selection committee whose decision will be final. However, Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion, and sector is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.

The Festival Authorities will have the right to use the submitted material for promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media before/during/after the festival period.

Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The UP International Film Festival 2021 reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

Legal Implications

Feature Films/ Short films/ Documentary/ Web Series/ Music Video/ Animation Films that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.