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Registration Dates: July 10th to December 5th

Entry Submission Dates: July 20th to December 15th

First Round (Online Voting/Streaming): 20th to 30th December 2021

Grand Finale: 20th & 21st January 2022   (Finale and Declaration of Winners via Online Live Premiere)


“But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem. - Jane Campion”.

No: of Rounds: 2

1. 1 st Round:Online Voting/Streaming Round

2. Final Round: Online Judgment Round

Allowed Categories


• Common (5 to 25 Years) - August 21st 1995 to August 20th 2015


• Common (5 to 25 Years) - January 1st 1996 to Dec 31st 2016


• Registered Cultural Schools (Art school/Music school/Film school/ Dance school/ Cultural Club etc.) students across UAE, and registered Academic Schools/ Colleges across India are only allowed to participate.

• A participant represents only 1 school/ Institute.

• Declaration in this effect shall be signed along with the registration via respective Cultural Institution. Organizers may authorize one of the registered organizations to represent any Major Cities in UAE if no Cultural School is available for participation from the particular UAE Sector.

• Contestant Registrations open from July 10th to December 5th .

Registrations to be made via respective cultural/Art institute or through the website platform

• After Registration, Submission should be mailed to registration@indywoodtalenthunt.com between July 20th to December 15th 2021. . with the following details:

  1. Name of the Participant (Director of Short Film):
  2. Date of Birth:
  3. Parents/Guardian Name:
  4. Mobile Number:
  5. Email:
  6. Cultural/ Art Institute Name:
  7. Team Member’s Name with their respective role:

• Online Voting/Streaming & Jury Judgment for the 1st Round along with submitted videos will be happening between 20th to 30th December 2021.

• List of Grand Finalists will be published on 3rd January 2022.

• Grand Finale of ITH 2021 will be happening on 20th & 21st January 2022.

• No more than two short films will be accepted per entrant.

• Films shot on Mobile will also be accepted

• Work in progress films will be accepted but final cut to be submitted on or before 15th December 2021

• All films submitted with the link of Vimeo/ WeTransfer/ G Drive/ MailBigFile must be downloadable or they will not be considered for selection and screening.

• Films must be 1-15 minutes long

• Film file formats accepted: .mov and .mp4

• Submissions must be an original film that does NOT contain copyrighted material.

• Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD resolution. Any film files that are larger than 2GBs will not be accepted.

• Do not submit using a YouTube link as they cannot be downloaded. Any submissions with a YouTube link will not be considered for selection or screening.

• There is no Language barrier for the Film, but the subtitles must be necessary in English Language

• All the shorts films must be student-directed films.

• The film’s director(s) must have been in College,high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit.

• Contestants can also submit the Short Film in the format of Documentary Film & Animation Film. It is up to the participant’s interest

• Must be suitable for publication and not contain obscene or indecent material.

• Must not contain pornographic material; may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization, or entity.

• Must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company, or entity.

• Each team must submit the details of all the team members while submitting the film (team members will be able to win credits awards)

• If necessary, Actors can be selected from different age group according to the script demands. But please note those actors won’t be considered for any award category nominations mentioned already.


• After Registrations, The video content should be submitted to the mail registration@indywoodtalenthunt.comContestant can use services like WeTransfer/Google Drive etc. to mail the content.

• Contestant videos will be uploaded via ITH YouTube platform by the Official team (Copyright consent to be submitted by contestants while Registrations)

• The organizers have the right to use the video content submitted by the contestants for promotion, advertising and screening in ITH YouTube channel & other ITH Social Media pages

• Candidates to make sure YouTube Copyright issues are not violated. ITH will not held responsible in case the submitted video in YouTube gets removed by YouTube

• Applicants must agree to abide by all rules, as changed from time to time by the organizers.

• The Submitted video will be available for Online Voting & YouTube viewing process from ITH event website (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) from 20th to 30th December 2021..

• The applicant details & the video thumbnail will be visible in the ITH website followed by the voting button

• The total list of Selected Participants for the Grand Finale of Monodrama - Acting Competition will be published on 3rd January 2022.

• Any information about the identity of the voters will not be disclosed.

• Each person can only register and vote one time

• Registration and voting can be most easily be done anytime in minutes online from your computer, smartphone, tablet or mobile device.


• Grand Finale of Short Film Competition will be happening either on 20th & 21st January 2022.

• Exclusive Live Platform launched by ITH Team will be used for the competition (Will be announced later)

• Decisions of Judges will be final

• Any languages are applicable.

• Evaluation will be based on Originality, Creativity, Plot, Pacing & Structure, Characters, Cinematography, Music Score, Entertainment Value.

• The final results will be published 22nd January 2022 via ITH Website - (http://www.indywoodtalenthunt.com) & ITH Social media platforms.

• ITH reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control, or if the number of participants does not exceed the minimum number decided by ITH during finale.

Prizes & Opportunities

• Prize winners will be honored Certificates/ Opportunity for Entry to Indian Film Industry through Indywood network.

• Award Categories

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cameraman, Best Editor, Best Sound designer, Best Music Director, Best Makeup, Best Costume, Best Script, Best Singer, Best Lyricist

• Grade system will be applicable to find out Individual Champions in Sub Junior, Junior, Senior & Super Senior (Girls/Boys) Music/Dance/Fine Art/ Acting & Filmmaking/ General Events.

  1. 70% and above     A Grade - 5 Points
  2. 55 – 70%                B Grade - 3 Points
  3. 40 – 55%                C Grade - 1 Point
  4. First Prize               Grade points + 5 Points
  5. Second Prize          Grade points + 3 Points
  6. Third Prize              Grade points + 1 Point