Mailing Address of the festival office:

DBBiSFFi Director
The Citadel
45, Landon's Road
Chennai - 600 010
Tel. +91-9444334545

  • A panel of competent and experienced professionals from the film industry (Selection Jury)selects the Festival Pack.
  • Those whose films are selected in the Festival Pack will be notified by email.
  • By entering the Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film Festival of India, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its jury, which are final and binding in all matters.
  • Selection of films to DBBiSFFi will be done by a committeeand its decision will be final. However, Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and sect or is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.
  • The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen up to a maximum of 5 screenings, each of the selected films in different cities / townships of India on non-commercial basis. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media before and during the festival.
  • Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film Festival of India reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if need arise. Entry constitutes permission to use film credits, name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

Legal Implications
  • Short films that are submitted must be the entrants' original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
  • Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your short film. By entering the Festival, the entrant agrees that Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film Festival India will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.
  • The Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film of Festival India reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid.
  • All the legal issues, if any, shall be under the jurisdiction of Chennai Subordinate and High Courts only.
  • Those belonging to or are connected with the organizing and selection committees, and juries of Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film Festival of India are not allowed to participate in the festival as a contestant.
  • Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.

  • Apply Online at And mail all required materials (see below).

All entries must include the following:
  • An online official DBBiSFFi "Entry Form" properly completed.
  • TWO DVD copies of the work in PAL format, formatted for multi-zone or for Zone 5 (India) and labeled with the work's title, running time and director's name. Entries in any other format will not be accepted for preview.

Note: It is the Entrant's sole responsibility to ensure all entry materials arrive at the DBBiSFFi Office on or before 31 May 2015. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission which does not arrive at the Festival office on or before the stipulated deadline. Entry materials will not be returned but will become part of the DBBiSFFi archives.

  • Each entered film must be submitted on its own DVD and accompanied by its own "Entry Form". Please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries.
  • The entrant must execute a release agreement wherein he/she declares that he/she (i) has all clearances necessary to exhibit his/her film at DBBiSFFi; (ii) warrant that he/she has the rights necessary to exhibit the film in question at DBBiSFFi; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless DBBiSFFi against any claim arising out of exhibition of his/her film at DBBiSFFi.

  • Complete entry form with signature
  • 2 DVD copies of the film
  • Agreement that you have obtained permission to the rights of the film and everything in it - music, sound, images (if you are not the rights holder)
  • Email 3-4 Stills of film to

An incredible opportunity to showcase your
Short Film simultaneously in over 20 Indian cities!

Don Bosco Bicentenary International Short Film Festival of India (DBBiSFFi) is a Short Film Festival organized simultaneously in over 20 cities in India as a tribute to Don Bosco, the patron and friend of youth, on his 200th Birth anniversary. The Festival, which is non-commercial and competitive, will showcase movies that celebrate the spirit of youth and create platforms for filmmakers to reach the widest possible audience for their work.