Rules & Terms

The rules for the Queer Lens track is autonomous from the other IFFC tracks and is modified. While the rules for Queer Lens deviate from the main film festival, it stays close to the core values of Independent Film Festival of Chennai. Film submission is accepted through FilmFreeWay

We encourage films that has been produced independently and through crowd funding. We also encourage films that’s has been inclusive of queer persons in the making of the film. 

There is no minimum or maximum time duration for the film submission. But if you want your film to be considered for the “Short film Competition”, then your film must be less than 30 minutes. There is no time limit for Documentary films.

There is no submission fee.

If your film has been selected under “Competition Section”, four complementary passes for IFFC will be provided to your crew. 

If your film has been selected under “Competition Section”, and you hail from another state or district from within India, IFFC will cover your travel expense for attending IFFC. In case someone other than the filmmaker is coming, same applies to them too. Lodging expense during IFFC shall be shared with the film maker.

English subtitle is mandatory for all the films.

Working stills, Director’s photo and Synopsis of the film are required.

While we encourage films that has been shot between 2015 and 2019; we are also open to consider films from previous years on a case to case basis. 

Last date for submission is January 05, 2020.

If your film is selected for the screening, you may have to provide Blu-ray or PXD format of your film.

We will send further details on mailing if a blu-Ray/PXD format is required once your film is selected.

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