Abstract Synergies International Film Festival – Submission Guidelines

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Duration: Up to 35 Minutes (including credit list)
The short film must have been completed after 1 January 2021, Open to all age groups.

Subject: Any of your choice
Format: Uploaded on Google Drive, Digital Format in MP4 720p/1080p. Documentary or Short Film could be shot on any camera but English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English.

Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD. The film can be documentary, experimental, narrative, fiction or animation. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, but the film must be available on Google Drive for presentation/download link for preview/download purpose.

Each Preview copy should be labeled with the title, running-time and contact email and phone number. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview copy, synopsis/description, still photographs, press kit should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.

Abstract Synergies Film Festival has right to use the entries / sent / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain copies of each film as part of our festival library.

Exclusive rights to be given to Abstract Synergies Film Festival. The film should have not been published previously on YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo or any other online publishing media websites. By submitting your movie to this festival, you further agree that Abstract Synergies Film Festival has rights to send your Films for our other partner festivals. If your films are selected in any of our/ or partner festivals, you are entitled to come and collect the award, certificate and award prize money.

Pre-selection Committee: All the Documentaries or Short Films will be confidentially screened by a pre-selection committee appointed by Abstract Synergies Film Festival. This committee reserves every right to exclude Documentaries which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language. The Documentaries or Short Films lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected. Final Screening: Documentaries or Short Films selected by pre-selection committee will only be eligible for final screening at the competition venue.


Publication Authorization: All the official entrants will authorize the organizers to publish their Documentary or Short Film in Abstract Synergies Film Festival and will also allow usage of clips from the Documentary for the promotional usage on TV, Radio, in Print, at live festival events including photos, for which the entrants are solely responsible. Also, the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners (if any).


Acknowledgement of the Awards: Entrants must agree to acknowledge the award on the film festival itself, if wins the award.


Return of the Copies: Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers film archive for cultural, non-commercial, nonprofit festivals and archival screening in the future.


Cancellation / Rejection: Committee reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehavior disturbing the course of the festival. Committee also reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration / entry of any Documentary or Short Film or persons or institutions. Committee reserves all the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition. Entry will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Documentary or Short Film on or before the said deadline and will be considered as the final entry. Results declared by the pre-selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will be abide by them. Committee and juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.

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