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Just like in the First and 2nd edition, the 3rd edition of Bollywood International Film Festival – BIFF Mumbai has more categories, more cash prizes, certificates, trophies and much more.

The festival recognizes each participant for their time and effort to share their precious work with us. We have raised the Certificates and trophies to all the winning participants.

So what are you waiting for?

Submit your film now!!

Duration of Films
  • FEATURE FILMS -- More than 70 minutes
  • SHORT FILMS -- Under 20 minutes only
  • LONG SHORT FILMS -- From 21 to 40 minutes only
  • MOBILE FILM -- Under 20 minutes only
  • DOCUMENTARYSHORT -- Under 30 minutes only
  • DOCUMENTARYLONG -- From 31 to 60 minutes only
  • MUSIC VIDEO -- Under 12 minutes only
  • WEB SERIES -- Any One Episode
  • FILM SCRIPT - FEATURE -- Upto 150 Pages only
  • FILM SCRIPT - SHORT -- Upto 50 Pages only
  • ENTRY FEES& DEADLINES
    FEATURE FILMS
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $25 Rs.2,000/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $35 Rs.2,700/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $45 Rs.3,450/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 55$ Rs.4,200/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $65 Rs. 5,000/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $75 Rs. 5,750/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $85 Rs. 6,500/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $75 Rs. 5,750/-
    SHORT FILMS
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $15 Rs.1,150/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $18 Rs. 1,400/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $22 Rs. 1,700/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $26 Rs. 2,000/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $30 Rs. 2,300/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $34 Rs. 2,600/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $38 Rs. 2,900/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $45 Rs. 3,450/-

    LONG SHORT FILMS
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $20 Rs. 1,550/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $25 Rs. 1,900/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $30 Rs. 2,300/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $35 Rs. 2,700/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $40 Rs. 3,050/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $45 Rs. 3,450/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $50 Rs. 3,800/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $60 Rs. 4,600/-

    DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $15 Rs. 1,150/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $18 Rs. 1,400/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $22 Rs. 1,700/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $26 Rs. 2,000/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $30 Rs. 2,300/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $35 Rs. 2,700/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $40 Rs. 3,050/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $50 Rs. 3,850/-

    DOCUMENTARY (LONG)
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $20 Rs. 1,550/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $25 Rs. 1,900/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $30 Rs. 2,300/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $35 Rs.2,700/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $40 Rs. 3,050/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $45 Rs. 3,450/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $50 Rs. 3,850/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $60 Rs. 4,600/-

    MOBILE/LGBTQ/ANIMATION FILMS
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $12 Rs. 900/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $15 Rs. 1,150/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $18 Rs. 1,400/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $22 Rs. 1,700/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $26 Rs. 2,000/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $30 Rs. 2,300/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $35 Rs. 2,700/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $40 Rs. 3,100/-
    MUSIC VIDEOS
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $10 Rs.766/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $12 Rs. 900/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $15 Rs. 1,150/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $18 Rs. 1,400/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $22 Rs. 1,700/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $26 Rs. 2,000/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $30 Rs. 2,300/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $35 Rs. 2,700/-
    FEATURE/SHORT FILM SCRIPT
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $20 Rs.1,550/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $25 Rs.1,900/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $30 Rs.2,300/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $35 Rs. 2,700/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $40 Rs. 3,050/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $45 Rs. 3,450/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $50 Rs. 3,850/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $60 Rs. 4,600/-

    WEB SERIES
    Early Bird Deadline April 16, 2022 $20 Rs.1,550/-
    May Deadline May 14, 2022 $25 Rs.1,900/-
    June Deadline June 11, 2022 $30 Rs.2,300/-
    July Deadline July 9, 2022 $35 Rs. 2,700/-
    August Deadline August 06, 2022 $40 Rs. 3,050/-
    September Deadline September 03, 2022 $45 Rs. 3,450/-
    October Deadline October 01, 2022 $50 Rs. 3,850/-
    Final Deadline October 31, 2022 $60 Rs. 4,600/-
    Instructions for film submission

    Please read the guidelines carefully:

  • The festival is open for all who are making an impact with their creative work whether he/she is a famous person from a metro city or someone from a village because we believe that work speaks. So this is your platform without any bias of caste, creed, culture of status.
  • Festival will be held in Mumbai and all the nominated films along with the winner films will be screened in an Auditorium from 12th to 14th November 2022.
  • Jury will select the winners on the basis of entry rules and their decision will be final and acceptable to all. The winners will receive the confirmation via email.
  • Films completed after 1st January 2017 are eligible for the festival.
  • Filmsother than Hindi & English should have English subtitles.
  • Films should be sent via online medium or via online screening link with password or without password.
  • The entry fees are different for each category. We have kept the fees very nominal to encourage all the cinema lovers. However, the Entry fee slab changes with each deadline. For more details, log on to www.filmfreeway.com/biffmumbai.
  • Multiple entries will be accepted. However each entry has to come along with separate fee submission.
  • BIFF will not refund any fees in any circumstances. Fees paid to BIFF are non-refundable even if you fail to submit in the right category.
  • Only Films that are Officially Selected or Nominated can use our Festival Laurel on their movie poster.
  • Entry will be cancelled if the film has violated copyright issues. The film festival will not be responsible for any such films.
  • Please send us an official trailer, and a link to your film. Submission materials should be sent by email at bifffestival2020@gmail.com.
  • Pleasemake available press kit/publicity materials as given below:
    • Brief synopsis of the film (in English)
    • Biography and filmography of the director
    • Trailer of the film
    • Posters of the film (300 dpi)
  • Films should be sent via online medium or via online screening link with password or without password.
  • We understand the present situation of pandemic and though we have decided not to burden all with the heavy fee structure. The entry fee has been kept very nominal to encourage all the cinema lovers. Entry fee for the
    • SHORT FILM - US 15$
    • MOBILE FILM - US 12$
    • BIFF Long Short Flims -US 20$
  • Do understand that an official selection means that the movie is nominated. Which means you can now use our festival logo on your movie poster.
  • Multiple entries will be accepted however each entry along with separate fee submission.
  • BIFF will not refund any fees if you fail to submit in the right category.
  • Entry will be cancelled if the film has violated copyright issues. The film festival will not be responsible for any such films.
  • Please send us an official trailer, and a link to your film. Submission materials should be sent by email at bifffestival2020@gmail.com
    • Participants are urged to make available all requested press kit/publicity materials as given below:
    • Brief synopsis of the film (in English)
    • Biography and filmography of the director
    • Posters of the film (300 dpi)
  • Youhereby grantBollywood International Film Festival the rights to utilize an excerptfrom your Project submitted for promotional purposes of the Film Festival. The individual or corporation submitting the project hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the project for possible screening (private and/or public), and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.
  • The festival reserves the right to refuse entries. The Jury can remove the project from the competition at any time without any explanation. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
  • All submitters understand and accept that if their project is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for BIFF to screen the film/video at times of the festival.
  • The Bollywood International Film Festival (BIFF) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite its being selected for screening.
  • The Director of the festival has the power to waive any of the mentioned rules.
  • If you are submitting your film via Filmfreeway, please click on the Filmfreeway icon at the home page.
  • If you want to submit your film directly please email all the promotional material with film screeing link at bifffestival2020@gmail.com Account details are given below for direct transfer:
    • Name - BOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    • A/C No - 39200361109
    • Bank Name - STATE BANK OF INDIA
    • IFSC Code - SBIN0006055
    • Branch - GOKULDHAM, GOREGAON (E)
  • Direct Submitters can pay Fees via PayTm, GPay to + 91 9723466224
  • International Submitters can pay Fees via PayPal to pplusmag@gmail.com.
  • For more information or clarification please reach out to us
    • Mob. No - + 91 8451980194 | + 91 9967830695
    • Email -bifffestival2020@gmail.com
  • A 40 minutes live conversation with the renowned Actor YASHPAL SHARMA on the topic of “THE NEW NORMAL IN HINDI CINEMA”. This will be a live session open to all cinema lovers and participants at one of a day during the festival.

    How do I submit my film to Bollywood International Film Festival?

    Submissions are via our submission partner FilmFreeway.

    Submit it on www.filmfreeway.com/biffmumbai

    You can also directly send your film to us. To send directly Call/Whatsapp: 8451980194/ 9967830695 or email: bifffestival2020@gmail.com

    Where can I find the festival deadlines?

    Please refer to FilmFreeway submission page or BIFF website home page for all details and deadlines.

    How do I know which category to submit to?

    The criteria for each category can be found on Film freeway or BIFF website. Please contact us if you need further clarification, or you think your project somehow falls outside of these lines.

    Do you consider foreign language films?

    Yes, although we do require subtitles if the main language is not English.

    I am unable to pay the submission fee due to some certain circumstances how can I submit?

    Unfortunately, as a not-for-profit organisation, we are currently unable to offer fee waivers.

    Do I have to live in the city or in the country to submit my film to the festival?

    No, you do not have to live in the city or in the country to submit to the festival. However, if you are submitting to our festival you will be required to attend the event if your film is selected. Someone from your team can also attend on your behalf to receive the honour in case your film won.

    When can I enter the theater prior to the screening?

    Admission is allowed 10 minutes prior to the start of each screening. We encourage you to come and take your seat before the screening starts to avoid inconvenience to other viewers. The theater opens 10 minutes before the movie starts.

    Can I bring food in the theater? / Are food & drink allowed in the theater?

    No, strictly not allowed. No food or beverages are allowed inside the theater.

    How many movies or programs I can attend in delegate registration?

    You can watch as many movies as you can, along with you can attend open forum & Masterclasses in your delegate registration.

    Is there a cancellation available at Delegate Registration?

    No. There is no cancellation available in delegate registration.

    Is it possible to do delegate registration at venue?

    Yes, you can do the delegate registration at venue. There is a registration desk at venue. You need to carry a valid photo Id along with your complete information to register yourself.

    What is the opening / closing schedule? When is the opening / closing ceremony?

    Please do visit our website for the details about opening & closing ceremony.

    Can I attend the Opening & Closing Ceremony?

    Opening & Closing Ceremonies are strictly with entry pass.

    How do you find the time to watch all of the submissions?

    It's quite a task, let me tell you. Thankfully we have a dedicated global team. Each submission is passed through our three round judging phases, to ensure that nothing gets missed and each film is given a fair shot.

    If selected do you provide travel expenses and accommodation?

    No, we do not to provide any accommodation or travel expenses. Participants have to make their own arrangements. We can help you to find the decent reasonable options for the same.

    I want to sponsor the Bollywood International Film Festival! What can I do? How can I support BIFF?

    There are currently four ways to support the Bollywood International Film Festival.


  • Festival Support
  • Sponsorship via online transfer is available through the following account. You can also donate by Cheque, Cash or DD.
    For more information please contact us at + 91 – 8451980194 / 9967830695 or email us at info@biffmumbai.com


  • Sponsor a Trophy
  • You can choose to sponsor a particliar category of your choice and support us. For more information please contact us at + 91 – 8451980194 / 9967830695 or email us at info@biffmumbai.com


  • Sponsor a Venue
  • You can be our venue partner by sponsoring a venue for the festival. For more information please contact us at + 91 – 8451980194 / 9967830695 or email us at info@biffmumbai.com


  • Letter Sponsorship
  • If you think that we are doing good, please encourage us by your words. Send us a support letter to info@biffmumbai.com along with your complete details and you can win a chance to attend the Opening or Closing Ceremony family pass. You can make your evening memorable in the company of bollywood celebrities.


    How can I volunteer at BIFF?

    We will be happy to have you in our team. Please email us info@biffmumbai.com.