Rules and Regulations
Please read the regulations carefully before filling up the entry form.
Only the rights holder is eligible to fill this form.
You are solely responsible for the authenticity of the information provided by you.
In case of ANY discrepancies found in the information provided by you, your entry will be disqualified.
Mumbai Academy of Moving Image invites films to take part in the Dimensions Mumbai section.
1 – Description
Through the Dimensions Mumbai section, the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star aims to support and encourage young filmmakers who are from Mumbai. This section will showcase short films which are of a duration 5 mins or less (including credits) made by Mumbai based filmmakers between the age of 18 and 25 (both inclusive).
2 – Eligibility
This section is open to ONLY residents of Mumbai.
The director(s) must be between the ages of 18 and 25 (both inclusive).
This section is open only to short film (fiction and documentaries) whose runtime must not be more than 5 (five) minutes, including start and end credits.
All short films that will be screened at the festival will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. Films whose original language is English, will also require English subtitles. The cost of subtitling is the sole responsibility of the producer.
Dubbed versions of films from other languages are not eligible for submission. For films in non-English languages, the online screener must have English subtitles. In case an online screener of a film is submitted without subtitles, it will be ineligible for selection.
Only 35mm or DCP projection formats are accepted.
Films submitted in any form in earlier editions are ineligible to apply. A film that has withdrawn from participation in earlier editions cannot re-submit to the festival.
Director(s) who have won in this selection in the past, cannot apply for the next two cycles of the Festival.
Participation at other international festivals outside India and / or applying in the 66th National and State Film Awards (2019) does not ensure entry into this section. The festival will not provide feedback on films or specific reasons for rejection for any film.
Only the filmmakers who make it to the official selection of the festival will be notified about selection at the end of the selection process and no information will be divulged before that.
Films applying to the festival do not require a certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). In case a film already has a certification, only the certified version will be considered for screening. For films not having certification, the screening will be subject to an exemption from the Ministry of I&B, Govt. of India for which the festival will apply on behalf of the selected films. For films that apply or receive a Certification during the selection process, regardless of the submitted version, only the certified version will be screened. All screenings are subject to censor exemption. In case a film does not receive a censor exemption, it will not be screened.
The festival director reserves the right to settle all cases not covered by the guidelines and to grant exceptions in special cases. All cases will be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of India and settled under the exclusive jurisdiction of courts of Mumbai.
The festival reserves the right to remove any film from the selection as deemed fit by the festival.
The films must have been completed after 31st July, 2018.
All films shown in this section have to be India Premieres. India Premiere means that the film should not have been screened in India either theatrically (commercially or in Film Festivals), released on video / DVD / telecast / internet / VOD. The films should not be available on any public platform. Private previews are exempt. Preference will be given to World & Asia Premieres.
Films that are Works in Progress are accepted on the condition that the submitted version will be the only one watched by the selection committee. Once submitted as a work in progress, the film is ineligible to apply for future editions of the festival, in any other form. If selected, a final version of the film in DCP format (with English subtitles) must be available to the Festival by the 15th September, 2019.
If selected, the representatives of the selected film must keep this information confidential (including on social media) till the official press conference of the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star, where the final list of selected films will be announced. Breach of this will make the selection of the film liable to be cancelled.
Many of the films from our official selection feature child actors in some capacity or the other. But Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is a festival only for people who are of the age 18 and above. Therefore, anyone under the age of 18 cannot attend any of our screenings, regardless of how instrumental they were to the film. The festival maintains the strictest of policies on those under the age of 18 attending screenings, regardless of whether they are talent, delegates or affiliated to the film team.
3 - Media accepted for selection
The festival only accepts non-downloadable & password protected online screeners. Please submit the same as part of your form submission. We do not accept any submission via any other methods.
No requests for private screenings to Selection committee members will be entertained. All films have to submit directly to the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star only through the above mentioned methods.
All online film files will be destroyed / deleted immediately after the selection process of the festival is over.
4 - Deadlines
A submission is considered complete when ALL (3) the following criteria are met:
A correctly filled online submission form.
The film screener reaches the festival team.
Realisation of payment of submission fees.
Only on acknowledgement of receipt of all three is the submission considered complete.
The deadline for completed entry forms, payment of submission fees, and submission of the online film screener to the festival must be strictly observed.
The last date of completing submission is 10th July, 2019
The festival accepts work in progress submissions subject to the following conditions:
The first copy submitted will be the ONLY copy considered by the selection committee and the programmers for the festival.
A DCP of the FINAL VERSION of the film must reach the festival team 30 days before the start date of the festival i.e. 15th September, 2019 in case your film is selected.
If the FINAL VERSION of the film fails to reach on time, the film will be disqualified and will not be eligible for future editions of the festival as well.
5 - Submission Fee
A submission fee is applicable to all entries to the festival. Payment can be made online or through a demand draft/cheque or via bank transfer after the form has been completed. Details of this are at the end of the entry form once you reach the payment gateway. According to your choice of mode of payment, all details will appear on screen.
The fee structure is as below:
8th April, 2019 to 19th June, 2019 – Rs. 500
20th June, 2019 to 10th July, 2019 – Rs. 1000
This fee is non-refundable and does not include the transaction charges of the payment gateway.
(Subject to Indian Tax laws and global exchange rates.)
6 – Documentation and Festival Catalogue
The festival documents each film that is submitted extensively and therefore it is very important that detailed information on each film is submitted.
This is what is required to be submitted:
Film Details - English Title, Original Title, Original Language, Duration of the film (minutes), Shooting Format, Screening Format, B&W or Colour, Year of Production, Production Country(ies), Name of the Director, and Nationality of the Director
Principal Crew & Cast Members – Producer(s), Story, Script/Screenplay, Director of Photography, Editor, Music, Principal Cast, Sound Design, and Production Design
Production Company Details – Name of Production Company/Producer, International Sales (if applicable), Indian Distributor, Festivals and Awards
Details of the Director – Director’s Note on the film (under 300 words), Short Synopsis (under 150 words, Long Synopsis (under 300 words), Director’s Biography (200-300 words), and Director’s Filmography (200-300 words)
3 High Resolution Stills (minimum 300 dpi) of the film
1 High Resolution Still (minimum 300 dpi) of the director
1 High Resolution Still (minimum 300 dpi) of the poster
Age Proof (Self attested copy of Pan Card / Aadhar Card / Passport)
Address Proof (Self attested copy of Aadhar Card / Passport / Rent Agreement)
Age and address proof must be provided for this section
The form for this information is a part of the submission form and filling it is mandatory. The festival reserves the right to select any still from those that are submitted.
7 – Juries
The festival appoints juries consisting of renowned personalities from the world of film and art to judge the Dimensions Mumbai section. Any person who has participated in the production or promotion of any of the films selected for the Dimensions Mumbai section in 2019 may not serve on the Jury for Dimensions Mumbai in 2019.
The Festival Director or his/her representative may attend jury deliberations but will take no part in the deliberation or voting process. Jury members are sworn to secrecy. Jury discussions and ballots remain strictly confidential even after the Festival has ended.
8 - Awards
The Jury awards the following prizes to films that win in the Dimensions Mumbai competition:
Golden Gateway Trophy plus cash prize of INR 1,00,000 to be equally shared by the director(s).
Silver Gateway trophy plus cash prize of INR 50,000 to be equally shared by the director(s).
All the cash prizes are subject to Indian Tax laws and global exchange rates.
9 - Storage of film
If selected, the Festival will bear the costs for the storage and insurance of the DCP for the period during which the film is with the festival.
In the event the DCP is damaged or gets lost during the Festival, the Festival’s liability is limited to the costs of replacement of ONLY the damaged component on which the DCP is stored (USB and/or external hard drive).
In the event of any apparent damage to the DCP after it has been sent back from the festival office, the corresponding damage report and/or compensation claim must be received by the Festival within 14 days after receipt of the media.
If any damages are incurred on a DCP/35mm print of a film, no claims will be entertained (even within the 14 day window after receipt of the media) if the DCP/print has been used in the interim between return of the print by the festival and the date of claim.
10 - Screenings after the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star
The producer(s) and or right holder(s) shall not have any objection for screening of the short films (selected for the Dimensions Mumbai competition at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star) for non-commercial screening of the films by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) after the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star (October 17th - October 24th, 2019). However, the filmmakers will be intimated by e-mail of such screenings.
Filmmakers of the selected short films shall make themselves available for various PR initiatives around the competition at the appointed date, time and place as requested by the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star.
11 - Official logo and advertising
The official Festival logo with either “Dimensions Mumbai” or “Official Selection 2019” should be displayed in all advertising and promotional material of all the films selected for screening in the festival. These should also be clearly visible for theatrical release as well as for Video/DVD/Digital distribution in India and abroad. All selected films will receive a digital logo of the festival. Award-winning films will receive the appropriate logo with the name of the prize.
Deadline for the receipt of entry forms and films and payment for selection: 1st July, 2019
- The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star.
- By submitting a Film to Jio MAMI 21st with Star for Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers, and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star (the "Festival") and screen the Film at the Festival, and has read, understood, and agreed to the Terms.
- It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The Festival expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the submitted Project that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of any of them may incur in connection therewith.
- The Applicant will be the main point of contact for all future communications regarding this entry in the festival.
- Filmmakers of the selected short films shall make themselves available for various PR initiatives around the competition at the appointed date, time and place as requested by Mumbai Film Festival.