Delhi International Festival of Film & TV

Delhi International Festival of Film & TV
sohil Kumar S1A second floor front side
Parampuri Uttam Nagar
New Delhi, India

Tel: +91 8929807445

Wed 11th Dec to Sun 15th Dec
Submission deadline: Mon 30th Sep 19

Festival Overview

Delhi International Festival of Film and Television (DIFFT) aims to showcase the best of independent film and television from across the world alongside a program of educational, pioneering and engaging workshops, panels and round tables run by leading industry practitioners.

DIFFT is a CARNIVAL OF WORLD CINEMA , hosted in the capital city of India, the festival is dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting independent filmmakers with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, emerging technology and innovation, education and enterprise.


Total Ten awards + Cash awards of $5000


Action Adventure Animation Asian Bollywood Children Crime Documentary Educational Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Ghost Horror Independent Jewish Martial Arts Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Natural History Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller TV Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Tj Gill
Festival Director
Recent Festival News News
12th Oct 2019 Difft awards
10th Jan 2019 DIFFT (Delhi International Festival of Film & TV)


Open to the public


1. DIFFT accept submissions from all genre categories and every country

2. All foreign language films entered must have accompanying English subtitles

3. All film entries submitted should have been completed in 2017 or later and meet the appropriate selection criteria.

4. To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have full permission from the owner of the content to apply for DIFFT entry.

5. By submitting your entry, the rights of the film remain with you however you agree that if selected DIFFT can screen the film for the purposes of the festival in its entirety during DIFFT 2019. Additionally, you agree to allow DIFFT to use any associated trailers or posters and all marketing materials of the film for promotional purposes pre, during and post festival.


Minimum runtime 80 minutes (excluding credits)
All foreign language films entered must have accompanying English subtitles

Short -
Incorporating all genres
Maximum runtime 30 minutes (excluding credits)
All foreign language films entered must have accompanying English subtitles

Documentary -
Minimum runtime 40 minutes (excluding credits)

TV pilot -
3 pages of studio-style coverage with a 10-point professional analysis of character, conflict, marketability, dialogue, emotional investment, theme/premise, pacing, structure/plot, tone, and concept.
TV Drama Pilots: 45-75 pages or under
TV Comedy Pilots: 22-45 pages or under
Submissions via pdf only
Entries must be in English

Screenplay Treatment -
Short Film:
Submissions via pdf only
Entries must be in English

U-Trail Trailers -
Minimum runtime 30 seconds
Maximum runtime 5 minutes
Must include original content
Must be suitable for 12 years +
Must be capable of being adapted into a screenplay treatment

NB: all shortlisted U-TRAIL entries will be shown across independent TV station Channel 7 in the lead up to the festival, all finalists will be screened at DIFFT 2019.
Additionally, the winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize towards the production of their screenplay and receive mentoring from 54 Films Ltd.

12. All features, documentaries and animations should be sent as a physical copy in DCP or Blu-Ray format, a URL with the password, or both.

13. Other formats will only be accepted if prior arrangements have been made with the submissions team. You can contact the Submissions Team on

14. All physical copies of films must carry a tracking number. The tracking number must be sent to the Submissions Team one month prior to the start of the festival and you must have received a receipt of notification.


There are no entry fees associated with this festival

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