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Imphal Film Festival is regularly organises International Short Film festival, Imphal International Short Film Festival starting 2012. The first edition of IISFF 2012 was a successful event with screening of 15 International Films and 29 regional Films and Jury Section of 18 Hindi films. Legend Studio Manipur and Action for Social Advancement (ASA) Manipur is organising a series of film festivals starting 2012 with the support of Film Forum Manipur. We have our International festival of short films "First Imphal International Short Film festival 2012" during April 15-18, 2012. More than 100 short films around the world will be screened and we will have few retrospect sections of well known filmmakers.

In the Second Edition of The Imphal International Short Film Festival 2013, a  total of 200 entries were received out of which only 150 films were shortlisted. 80 films were selected to screen to the audience.

The third Imphal  International Short Film Festival 2014 will be held  on December 19-21, 2014. With 23 award categories and free entry for submission, the third edition will boost and create history of film festival in Northeast India.

Our mission to organise such festival is to encourage indie filmmakers and the talents to make meaningful cinema. Manipur is a culturally rich place on the North Eastern region of India, bordering Myanmar and it is the emerging market for South East Asian nations through the Look East policy.


Imphal International Short Film Festival

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Festival presentation: 
This marks the 3rd year for the Imphal International Short Film Festival. IISFF has continued to grow every year. Submissions end November 30,2014, submit through online or through the festivals website, We are open to all genres and do not judge on content, only quality. IISFF  is entry free and supports every filmmakers around the world. With 23 award categories, IISFF is the giggest short film festival in Northeast India.  
We are screening more than 100 International Films and another 50 Indian films in our Third edition of the festival.
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African Films
American Films
Arabic Films
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Asian Films
Black Culture Films
British Films
European Films
Fantasy/Science Fiction
French Films
German Films
Horror films
Human Rights
Italian Films
Japanese Films
Jewish Films
Latin American Films
Religious films
Silent films
Spanish Films
Student films
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
Fiction Features
Music video
Short films
Student film
Festival Info
Price info: 
Free Entry
Opening hours: 
8 hours per day
Last attendance: 
Number of journalists: 
Next Festival Dates: 
12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014
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Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Film submission amount: 
No Entry fee for film submission
Submission accepted on 
Film call for entry start day: 
Film call for entry deadline: 
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Mohen Naorem
Festival Director E-mail: 
The third edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival 2014 will be held from 19th December to 21st December 2014 and expecting to screen some of the finest films from around the world. In what is expected to boost filmmaking in northeast region, the Legend Studio in the Manipur has decided to support independent filmmakers in making films and documentaries.
Starting 2014 edition of IISFF, there will be no entry fees. This is to encourage the short film makers around the globe.
Rules and Regulations:
1. Every short film produced between the period (January 2012 till September 2014) and up to 40 minutes long can register in the Third Imphal International Short Film Festival 2014.
2. No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.
3. For equality of opportunities, whichever the original format (film, analogical video, digital video, animation), all the films will be evaluated in the same standard digital format.
4. All non-English foreign films / regional Indian films must have English sub-titles.
5. Hindi films should be dubbed in English language for the purpose of screening to general public, else will be consider for Jury section only (due to ban on Hindi films in Manipur).
6. Film must be submitted on DVD in the AVI/MPEG FORMAT ONLY (Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD).
7. Along with the film, three stills of the film and a 60 second promo of the film should be sent for promotional activities.
8. Late deadline for registration is 30th November, 2014.
9. All films which are selected / nominated for the Festival, will be informed by emails & listed on our Web site
10. Starting 2014, we are waiving registration fees to encourage and support amateur filmmaker.
11. Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running-time and contact email and phone number.
12. Fresh copy of DVD is required of selected film for final screening at the festival
13. Publicity stills - If your film is selected send publicity stills for promotions.
14. IISFF 2014 Festival organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes.
15. The festival authorities will have the right to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library & which can be screened in different cities for media educational & non-commercial purpose, , however prior permission will be sought from the producer of the film.
16. The excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on the Indian / international television / local network / internet etc. for promotional / publicity purposes,however with the knowledge of the filmmakers and producers.
17. Submitting multiple entries in any categories, however, each entry requires a separate DVD and signed entry forms
18. The code of conduct will have to be strictly followed by the entrants; misbehavior will lead to disqualification & legal actions.
19. Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over. Participation in the festival implies acceptance of these rules.
20. The decision of the management is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
21. Participation in the Imphal International Short Film Festival 2014 implies the acceptance of these Rules and Regulations.
(Certificates and Trophies) 
1. Best Short film 
2. Best Director 
3. Best Documentary film
4. Best Animation film 
5. Best Screenplay
6. Best Story 
7. Best Actress 
8. Best Actor 
9. Best Supporting Actor 
10. Best Supporting Actress 
11. Best Child Artist 
12. Best Cinematography 
13. Best Editor 
14. Best Music Director
15. Best Sound
16. Best Costume
17. Best Makeup
18. Best Film by Audience 
19. Special Mention Award 
20. Critic's Award
21. Jury Award
22. Best Film (Manipuri)
23. One Film Grants 
Film must be submitted on DVD in the AVI/MPEG FORMAT ONLY (Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD).
There are no entry fees associated with this festival
Documents to be sent along with the entry:
 Entry form
 Synopsis of film (300- 400 words)
 Credits titles
 Three stills from the film for publicity
 60 second promo of the film
For Entry Form, Rules & Regulations:
Visit Online:
Rush your films along with above documents:
Subject Line - Film Submission for IISFF, 2014
Third Imphal International Film Festival 2014
C/o Legend Studio
 Iroisemba Maning Leikai
Imphal, Manipur, India-795004
Mobile No: +91-8732060901
Festival Organization
Mohen Naorem
c/o Legend Studio, Iroisemba Maning Leikai, Imphal West, Manipur, India-795004
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