The Rules

Here are the broad outlines of our Rules & Regulations. Every applicant is bound by the rules and if these rules are not respected, we can reject your film out rightly without assigning any reason for the same.

1) Duration:
a) Short Films: Maximum 30 minutes.
b) Long 
Short Films: Maximum 45 minutes. 
c) Feature films: 70 minutes and more.
d) Documentary films (Feature): 41 minutes and more
e) Documentary films (Short): maximum 40 minutes
f) Music Videos: maximum 20 minutes
g) Web Series: maximum 30 minutes
h) Mobile Films: maximum 20 minutes

2) One film can be entered in multiple categories. It is necessary to pay the entry fee for each category.

3) All Non-English / Non-Hindi films must be subtitled in English.

4) We will download your movie for our jury and to show in live screening at our event if your film is selected for screening. We don't share your movie. If you do not want your movie to be shown, you can send us an email. Only our judges will see your movie for rating for awards.

5) The “Best Film” in Feature / Short / Documentary category will receive a special plaque.

a) The winners get the trophy only if they attend the event. However, all the winners will receive the Digital certificates duly signed by email.

b) The winner (to get the prize) must contact us within 15 days after the notification in case of not being able to attend the event. However, the winner has to pay the courier/ postal charges (which will be intimated accordingly) for sending the trophy to his/her address.

6) All the winners will receive our official Digital certificates duly signed.

7) Entry fees are non-refundable.

8) We prefer movie with trailer (so we can share it with the poster on our web page).

9) The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

10) The applicant agrees to:
a) Have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Festival.
b) Confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the Festival. Furthermore applicant declares to possess all rights to screen your movie.
c) Under NO circumstance, the authorities of Ayodhya Film Festival entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.

11) Submitting the movie the applicant accepts we can share trailer, pictures and posters of the movie with our social page, website, and other media. If the applicant doesn't want, have to send us an email to the same.

12) Most importantly, we do not grant waivers.

13) We will notify the applicants only if the movie is selected and share the official selection as well as winner's list on our website. We also send a notification only to the winners via email as well as through our film platforms.

14) We can withdraw at any time the selection or the award if these rules are not respected.

15) We don't entertain any queries or are answerable about the selection. Our judges are free to decide if a movie is worthy to be selected or not.