Call for Entries: 9th DMCS National Short Film Festival

The Department of Media and Communication Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, will be hosting the annual National Short Film Festival (NSFF) on 19th and 20th of February, 2020. The Festival, which aims to bring young and aspiring filmmakers together with Industry Professionals, is one the biggest student-organized Short Film Festivals in the country. Since its launch 9 years ago, NSFF has grown not just in the number of entries it receives but also with the recognition by industry professionals. NSFF is proud to collaborate with NFAI (National Film Archive of India) as an organizer. NFAI, Law College Road would be home to the festival in February 2020. Shortlisted entries of the festival will be screened at NFAI during the two days of the festival. The National Short Film Festival attracts filmmakers from all over the country, and winners are selected across categories like Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and more, with a total of 11 award categories up for grabs. Winners are awarded cash prizes and the ‘Saraswati Trophy’. The Saraswati Trophy is dedicated to Saraswati Phalke, the first woman technician of the Indian Film Industry and wife of the pioneer filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke.

The films shortlisted for competition would be screened at NFAI (Law College Road, Pune) on the 19th and 20th of February 2020. We hope to see your entries and your presence at the festival as well! 

Registration for entries start from 5th December 2019, and entries would not be accepted after 5th of February 2020.

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