Rules and Regulations

National short film competition on voluntary blood donation

Entry Fee: There is NO ENTRY FEE

  1. This is a short film competition and hence ONLY Short Films should be submitted NO DOCUMENTARIES. The entries can be short digital animation films too on the topic.

  2. DURATION: The films shall not be more than 3 (Three) minutes (180 seconds), including the beginning and end credits. Films exceeding this time limit are liable to be rejected. The minimum length should be 30 seconds including credits.

  3. The film should have been shot / completed after 1st January 2015.

  4. The short films may be in their original language, but MUST be subtitled in ENGLISH. Films submitted previously to any other festival will not be considered for this contest. If found later, will be disqualified for the contest/prize withheld.

  5. FORMAT: The films may be shot in MPEG4 or AVI format. The recommended ratios are: 16:9 / 16:9 Full Height Anamorphic – in DV / HDV.

  6. RIGHT TO SCREEN: The participants grant the Organisers ( and National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) the non-exclusive rights to screen (non – commercial) their film / entry on their respective websites, at the festival and other associated screenings.

  7. COPYRIGHT: The Film must not contain any copyrighted work(s) belonging to third parties unless (1) Participants have a license to use such works in the Film; or (2) the use participants’ Film makes of such works is a fair one under the copyright laws. Participants will retain any licenses and provide them to organisers upon request.


The entry should be submitted by the Participant who may be the rights holder of the film or the person authorised to participate in the contest and accept the terms and conditions. For the purposes of this contest and subsequent distribution of the participating film, the Participant hereby confirms that he/she/it has the necessary rights to submit the entry and accept the terms.

Only two persons who submit the entry will be considered as the “Participants”. All communications from our end as well as the benefits including travel grant, accommodation will accrue only to the Participants.

Transfer, assignment or substitution of the prizes / benefits to a person other than the participants, will not be permitted. However, in exceptional cases the organisers reserve the right to entertain such request at their discretion.

The participants agree that the organisers shall not be held responsible for any unauthorised use of the content by any third party and does not guarantee the posting of any content.

The decision of the jury shall be final, unquestionable and binding on all participants.

To avail the 1st three prizes, the winners:

Must possess a valid Identity Card;

Must adhere to all the rules, regulations and terms as applicable to each traveller to the destination;

Must understand that the contest promoters are only responsible for providing the train tickets, accommodation (for a day) in Hyderabad (INDIA) and entry to the festival. All other arrangements and costs for the trip have to be made and borne by them.

The organisers bring this offer on a best effort basis. The winning participant hereby confirms that it will not hold the Organisers or it’s employees or representatives responsible for any untoward incident he/she may endure in relation with fulfilment of this prize.

The Organisers' liability for the prize is limited to bearing the cost of travel and hotel accommodation in Hyderabad. Everything else is the responsibility of the winning participant.

Once submitted, the entries cannot be withdrawn for any reason whatsoever. may reject any film without assigning any reason whatsoever and the same cannot be challenged.

All materials, documents, etc. submitted for participation shall not be returned under any circumstances and shall become the property of

The scheduling, timetable and screening of the winners’ films shall be at the discretion of the festival.

The organizers reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions of the contest without any intimation to the participants at any time after the launch of the contest.

Entry and participation of films implies unconditional acceptance of these terms and regulations. decision in all matters pertaining to this contest and screening terms herein shall be final and binding in all respects.

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