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Calling All Filmmakers: Enter Your Short Film for a Chance to Win ₹1,00,000 at DPIFF 2025!

The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) is excited to announce the commencement of nominations for the Best Short Film category at the DPIFF Awards 2025. This is your golden opportunity to showcase your exceptional talent on a global stage, as filmmakers from across the world are invited to submit their remarkable short films for consideration at India’s premier film festival. Ready to make your mark? Submit your entry at www.dpiff.in/nomination.


DPIFF has long been revered for its unwavering dedication to recognizing cinematic brilliance, and this year is no exception. The winner of the Best Short Film category will be honored with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, alongside a generous cash prize of INR 1,00,000 (One Lakh Rupees). But that’s not all! Winners will also receive special mementos and cash prizes as follows:

  • 1st Runner Up: A memento accompanied by an INR 15,000 (Fifteen Thousand Rupees) cash prize.
  • 2nd Runner Up: A memento along with an INR 10,000 (Ten Thousand Rupees) cash prize.
  • 3rd Runner Up: A memento paired with an INR 5,000 (Five Thousand Rupees) cash prize.

Excited to take part? The nomination fee for submitting your short film entry at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is just INR 2,000/-, offering an affordable avenue to showcase your cinematic prowess.


The DPIFF Awards 2025 promises to be a grand celebration of talent and creativity in the realm of short films. With over 10,000 submissions already pouring in from more than 60 countries worldwide, the festival has captured the attention of filmmakers globally, underlining its universal appeal and recognition.

A spokesperson for DPIFF expressed their pride in introducing a special category award dedicated to Short Films, stating, “Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is proud to introduce a special category award dedicated to Short Films. We aim to celebrate the creative brilliance of short film creators and provide them with a platform to showcase their work to a global audience.”


The DPIFF Awards 2025 boasts a distinguished panel of jurors, comprising renowned filmmakers and eminent personalities from diverse fields. Their meticulous evaluation will determine the winners in the Best Short Film category during the grand ceremony.


Seize this invaluable opportunity to showcase your talent, connect with industry peers, and draw inspiration from veterans of the field. Submit your short film for consideration at DPIFF 2025 by visiting www.dpiff.in/nomination today!


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