4th Annual

Dharamsala Film Festival

June 11, 2015 to June 13, 2015




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 3, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
January 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 10, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately April 7, 2015

Features: minimum 12 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2008

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

DFF Rules and Regulations
updated on November 6, 2014

1. Dharamsala Film Festival (DFF) will be held held in Upper Dharamsala, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, on June 11-13, 2015.

2. DFF's themes are CONSCIOUSNESS and CREATIVITY. In 2015, we will expand our focus to also specifically include films that exemplify the Divine Feminine and empowerment of women and girls.

3. There are no restrictions with regards to genres or style of film, but submitted films must relate to one or both festival themes. We welcome films that explore the various spiritual traditions from around the world, as well as films that cherish the human spirit. We welcome a variety of subjects on sacred arts, the role of creativity in the evolution of consciousness, the effects of arts on education, creative approaches to transformation, explorations of the empowerment of woman and girls as well as films that explore the Divine Feminine.

4. We seek inspiring films that promote awareness, allow a more profound reflection upon contemporary themes, enlighten, empower, stimulate new debates, discussions and perspectives, and hopefully encourage positive personal and community commitment among the festival goers.

5. Films are selected on the basis of achievement in form and content.

6. Only films completed after 1 January 2009 are eligible for submission.

7. Films must be submitted no later than March 10, 2015. Early submissions are encouraged.

8. Submission deadlines and fees:

Earlybird Deadline: Postmarked by December 3, 2014; Entry Fee: 30 USD
Regular Deadline: Postmarked by December 31, 2014; Entry Fee: 40 USD
Late Deadline: Postmarked by January 30, 2015; Entry Fee: 50 USD
WAB Extended Deadline: Postmarked by March 10, 2015; Entry Fee: 65 USD

9. Shorts (less than 12 mins. TRT) receive an additional discount on submission fees.

10. Entries to the 2015 DFF must be submitted on the website www.withoutabox.com. Withoutabox grants filmmakers the power to quickly, easily, paperlessly, and economically manage the entire festival submission process online. This is a free and easy-to-use service.

11. Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

12. The required format for both the selection process and the festival screening is DVD (PAL or NTSC), whatever the original format.

13. Your DVD must be labelled with the title of the film, total running time, original format, and the Withoutabox tracking number. It is best to use plain DVDs, do NOT put stickers onto the discs.

14. All costs of sending DVD copies are the responsibility of the participants who are entering their films.

15. The DVD copies of your film must be sent to DFF by March 10, 2015 at the very latest (Postmarked). All copies should be sent to:

Dharamsala Film Festival
c/o Julien Balmer
58/10 M. 8
Koh Phangan
Surat Thani 84280

16. Please mark on your envelopes/parcels: No commercial value, for cultural purposes only. DFF will not accept deliveries that entail the payment of taxes for the festival.

17. All filmmakers will be notified via e-mail in the first week of April 2015 with the selection results.

18. Upon selection, the entrant grants the festival the permission to use all publicity materials including three minutes of the film to be used for promotional purposes. Available press materials must be sent to DFF upon notification of selection.

19. Submission materials will not be returned and kept in the festival's archives.

20. Any entries of films made to DFF presuppose knowledge of and acceptance of the rules and regulations as put forth above.