RULES AND REGULATIONS

Asian Film Centre Global Fest annually take place in Kolkata from 10th to 12 November 2017.

1. Submission Deadlines 
Submissions will be accepted from Filmfreeway

2. Submission Format 
Films must be submitted ONLY via online screener.

3. Submission Eligibility 
– There is no premiere policy for any film and music videos. 
– Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.

4. Premiere Status 
– There is no Premiere policy for any films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.

5. Submission 
All submissions for Asian Film Centre Global Fest are to be sent through Filmfreeway. There is no submission fee for sending your entries.

6. Shipping 
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from Asian Film Centre Global Fest must be borne by the submitting party. Asian Film Centre Global Fest will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. Asian Film Centre Global Fest will not absorb any fees incurred in India customs. All charges must be pre-paid. Asian Film Centre Global Fest will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party. Due to new tax reforms in India we recommend you to send your file digitally, this may involve a small fee less than the average shipping cost.

Submission packages from outside the India must be labeled ‘Non-Commercial Use Cultural Purpose’ on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must be given a value of no more than US$10.

7. Selection of Films 
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: 
– Quality of narrative and production values 
– Independent nature of the production

8. Notification 
Asian Film Centre Global Fest endeavors to complete all selection procedures by 3rd November, 2017 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time.

9. Festival Screenings 
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)/Blu-Ray in order to be screened at the Asian Film Centre Global Fest, as well as a back-up DVD or .mp4 file. The film title MUST be clearly labeled on the DCP and Blu-ray.

DVD will be used as back-up only. Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC. Our facilities do NOT support tape, 35mm, Super 16mm, 8mm or double-head formats.

A selected DCP or Blu-Ray must be received at Asian Film Centre Global Fest no later than 30 days prior to its scheduled screening date.

10. Scheduling 
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Asian Film Centre Global Fest. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Asian Film Centre Global Fest authority reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

11. Festival Awards 
Best International Narrative Feature Competition 
Best International Narrative Short Competition 
Best International Documentary Competition 
Best International Debutant Director Competition 
Best Asian Narrative Short Competition 
Best Student Short Film Competition 
Best Video Art Competition

If shortlisted for a Jury prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorized by the submitting party if requested by Asian Film Centre Global Fest.