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Organisation : Worldwide Media Private Limited
Award Name : Filmfare Short Film Awards 2020
Applicable For : Filmmakers (Citizen of India)
Last Date : 10th January 2020
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Filmfare Short Film Awards

Entries are invited for Filmfare Short Film Awards 2020.


The filmmaker desirous of participating in the Contest should be a citizen of India.** The age restriction (18 years and above) for participants.

Award Categories

Based on the number of Participants and the shortfilms received within the aforesaid date, the categories for awards under the Contest may be as follows:

** Best film – fiction
** Best film – non- fiction or documentary
** Best Actor – Male
** Best Actor – Female
** People’s Choice Award

How To Participate?

1) The Participant shall participate in the Contest by submitting an entry form online on or before 10th January 2020 on

2) By submitting a printed copy of the entry form generated online (printed form) duly completed with accurate and current information along with the DVD or pen drive containing the short film and a cheque for sum of Rs. 5,000/- in favour of Worldwide Media Private Limited towards the participation fee to Worldwide Media Pvt. Ltd.,

3) The Times of India Building, Dr. D. N. Road, Mumbai – 400001, by hand delivery or courier or by registered post, such that the printed form and short film reaches WWM on or before 10th January 2020.

4) The participation fee mentioned above is inclusive of applicable GST and shall be non-refundable in any circumstance whatsoever (whether the entry is selected or rejected). The entry will be considered only upon realisation of cheque in WWM’s bank account.

Submit Your Film :


** The Participant shall download the opening slide from and insert it at the beginning of the short film before submission of the short film.
** Short films which do not contain this opening slide shall be rejected.
** The short film should not exceed 20 minutes in duration, excluding titles, credits and opening slide to be inserted.
** Participants must ensure that the titles and credits displayed do not last for more than 1 minute.
** The file format of the short film shall be in MP4 format only, and the size of the short-film stored in DVD or pendrive shall not exceed 500 MB. Any short film submitted which is in any other format or exceeds the file size of 500 MB shall be rejected.
** In case a Participant submits multiple entries, each entry alongwith the short film and printed form shall be submitted separately i.e. only one short film on one DVD or pen drive.
** The short film shall not be older than 12 months.
** The short-film may be made and submitted in any Indian language (with English subtitles) or can have no dialogues at all.
** Participant shall not submit the short film in multiple parts or on more than one DVD or pen drive.
** The DVD or pen drive submitted should be labeled with the title of the film besides being accompanied by the printed form.
** Participants are requested to avoid sticking paper on the DVD or pen drive.
** Participant shall be solely responsible for packing, safety and timely delivery of the short film along with the payment at the address specified by WWM.
** The Participant must state the category for which the short film is being submitted i.e. fiction and non-fiction.
** All Short Films along with soundtrack (audio file) need to be submitted which will and can be used by WWM, and its Title sponsor, BCCL & subsidiaries to be played and heard on these platforms.
** All submitted DVD’s or pen drive’s shall become the property of WWM and are not returnable.


** The winner of each category specified above, will be gratified at a function organized by WWM. The date of function shall be intimated by WWM to the winners.
** The winning Participant shall intimate WWM in advance in case they are unable to attend the function.
** Award shall not be convertible to cash, transferable or assignable. Substitution of award by winner will not be entertained.


** All the entries received by WWM on or before the date specified by WWM and complying with these Rules and Regulations shall be screened by the editorial team of WWM and 30 (thirty) short films from and amongst all the entries received shall be shortlisted by WWM.
** The 30 (thirty) shortlisted short films shall then be screened by a panel of jury members consisting of renowned personalities from the world of film and art, who shall be appointed by WWM.
** The jury members shall shortlist 10 (ten) short films out of the 30 (thirty) short films shortlisted by WWM.
** Out of the shortlisted 10 (ten) short films, the jury shall declare winners of (i) 1 (one) best film – Fiction; (ii) 1 (one) best film – Non Fiction; (iii) 1 (one) best actor – male; and (iv) 1 (one) best actor – female.
** Besides the above, WWM shall shortlist 5 (five) short films based on public voting, which may or may not include 30 (thirty) short films shortlisted by WWM.
** The Jury shall select and declare 1 (one) short film as the ‘People’s Choice Award Winner 2020’ from and amongst the 5 (five) short films.

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