How to Enter

• Subscribe inandoutcinema YouTube channel.

• Complete and submit the 'Application Form and Declaration Form' with signature.

• Submit 2 DVDs

1. Containing the short film in HD quality (1080px)

2. Containing Press Kit* (Bio-data of the crew & the movie poster in A4 size).

• Entry fee is Rs.700/-. For students it’s Rs.500/-. (Student ID has to be submitted)

Payment to be done via or DD in favor of Mark Studio India Pvt Ltd. 

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*The Press Kit must contain the creator’s (director/producer) bio data, photograph, contact information, details about the cast & crew; snapshots of the film etc., an A4 size Poster of the Movie and any promotional materials if available. 



Who will be our Finalists?

Entries that comply the Terms & Conditions of Dream Flicks and a panel of qualified judges will select 10 "Finalists" from among all Valid Entries received based on the following criteria ("Initial Judging Criteria"):

1. Creativity including the ability to produce the script and include music within budgetary limitations (40%);

2. Originality (25%); 

3. Entertainment value (20%); and

4. No. of views and likes for the Film(s) in YouTube (15%). 

(Dislikes will not be considered) Refer Terms & conditions for more details.

Winner Judging Criteria:

 A panel of qualified judges will select the Winners from among all Finalists based on the 

1. Creativity

2. Originality

3. Entertainment value 

4. No. of views and likes for the Film in YouTube

(Dislikes will not be considered) Refer Terms & conditions for more details.

Terms & Conditions

1. Only entries/submissions received during the Contest Entry Period and which are otherwise fully compliant with these Official Rules are "Valid Entries." 
2. All entries submitted should not exceed 5 minutes in duration including all title and credits.
3. Entry fee is Rs.700/- (For students it is Rs.500/- provided they submit a valid student ID Proof). Payment to be done via or DD in favor of Mark Studio India Pvt Ltd. 
4. There are no restrictions on the theme/topic one can choose.
5. English subtitles have to be included.
6. A synopsis about the movie for about 50 words will be appreciated. 
7. Films telecasted in any other media portal (TV/YouTube Channels/Websites) will be disqualified.
8. There are no restrictions on the theme/topic one can choose.
9. Once the entry is submitted and acknowledgement email will be sent to you within 2 days; if you don’t receive any acknowledgement email kindly contact us.
10. The decision of the Panel of Jury will be final.
11. Only films that comply with our rules and regulations will be uploaded in the YouTube.
12. The films will be uploaded in YouTube on September 4th, 2017. The views and likes of the videos will be taken into account for a period of 2 weeks (4th Sept – 17th Sept, 2017). The likes and views received after September 17th, 2017 will not be considered. 
13. The movies of the finalists will be screened at the valedictory function and the Winners will be announced there. 
14. The films to be selected and screened for the festival will be based on the decision of board of the jury. The finalists will be notified via mail/phone.
15. The director is solely responsible for the overall content of the short film in case of any eventual problem.
16. Registration fees and materials once received will not be returned.
17. While applicants have complete freedom in selecting a film’s theme, story, approach and style, all laws of the land need to be respected (including those relating to obscenity, defamation, copyright and inciting communal disharmony). 
18. Inandoutcinema reserves the right to change its guidelines any time at its sole discretion.
19. All rights to the films submitted will remain with the filmmaker but Mark Studio will have unrestricted rights to use the submitted material in any way it deems fit including on social media for promoting its activities including inandoutcinema.
20. The film must not contain any nudity, lewd, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate content.
21. In cases of alcohol/drug consumption/smoking scenes disclaimer card has to be inserted at the left bottom of the screen. 
22. Scripts need not include any alcohol references but if they do, they must not contain any image directly showing spirits/wine/beer/cigarette brands.
23. If the film contains any copyrighted content like BGM, sequences etc., then prior permission from the rightful owner should be obtained and cited. The responsibility for this rests entirely with the filmmaker and his crew. Failure to obtain clearance could result in the film being withdrawn from the competition. In this event, inandoutcinema will not be liable.