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Film Criteria:

The film must be a non-fiction/documentary or a fiction/narrative short film with duration of 40 minutes of less.

The film must not include hate speech, excessive violence, slanderous or libelous claims, or any other actionable offenses.

The film must not be in the public domain, and must be validly registered for copyright (if applicable).

The film must not

(i) infringe any rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights or IP rights, including any music-related rights,

(ii) be defamatory or indecent, and

(iii) violate any applicable laws.

Payment Terms:

You may make the payment via online bank transfer or can send us the cheque.

Please make sure that you send us the exact details of the payment made to avoid any confusion.

fees paid via cheque will be valid subject to cheque clearance.

You may submit the fee in cash at our office or wire transfer to the following account.

Account Holder’s Name: Arogya Sena

Bank: Bank of Baroda – Subhash Nagar Pune


Account No: 07910100006583


1. 2 DVDs

2. Cheque / Online Transfer / DD / Cash in the name of 'Arogya Sena' payable at Pune.

3. A separate DVD containing directors still photographs, stills from film and films poster with permission to share for publicity Purposes.

Send all the material to

Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival,

Arogya Sena, National Head Quarters, 10, Sanas Plaza, Bajirao Road, Pune India

Telefax: 91-20-24473028

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Make sure that you send your entries along with this form to our office address.

DVD received without the "ENTRY FORM" and FEES will be considered invalid

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Rules and Regulations


Dates & Deadlines

Regular Submission Deadline: 31st October 2017

Extended Submission Deadline: 15th November 2017

Film Screening 9th and 10th December 2017

Award Ceremony 10th December 2017


Best Short Film:

  • 1st Prize – Rs. 15,000/-
  • 2nd Prize – Rs. 10,000/-

Best Documentary

  • 1st Prize – Rs. 15,000/-
  • 2nd Prize – Rs. 10,000/-

Best Director

  • Fiction: Rs. 8,000/-
  • Documentary: Rs. 8,000/-


  • Regular Submission Fees ((Non-refundable): Rs.700/- 
  • Extended Submission Fees (Non-refundable): Rs. 1000/-
  • Film Duration : Up to 40 Minutes (including credit list)
  • Eligibility : Open to all age groups
  • Format : Should be submitted on DVD.  English subtitles compulsory for films in any languages other than English, Hindi & Marathi.
Rights and Publicity

Acknowledgement of the awards : Entrants must agree to acknowledge the award on the film itself if wins the award.

Publication authorization : All the official entrants will authorize the organizers to publish their Documentary or Short Film in SPIFF and will also allow usage of clips from the Documentary for the promotional usage on TV, Radio, in Print, at live festival events including photos, for which the entrants are solely responsible. Also the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners (if any).

Return of the copies :Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers film archive for cultural, non-commercial, nonprofit festivals and archival screening in the future.

Selection & Screening Process
  1. Selection Process. Submitted Films will be confidentially screened by a pre selection committee appointed by Arogya Sena.
  2. Final Screening :Documentaries / Short Films selected by pre selection committee will only be eligible for final screening at the competition.
  3. Cancellation / Rejection :Arogya Sena reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehavior disturbing the course of the festival. Arogya Sena also reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration / entry of any Documentary or Short Film or persons or institutions.
    1. The committee reserves every right to exclude Documentaries which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language or lack in sufficient technical qualities will be rejected
    2. Arogya Sena reserves all the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition.
    3. Entry will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Documentary or Short Film on or before 30th September, 2017 and will be considered as the final entry.
    4. Results declared by the pre selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will be abided by them. Arogya Sena and juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.