The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) is thrilled to announce the opening of nomination entries for the Best Short Film category at the DPIFF Awards 2025. Filmmakers from around the globe are invited to submit their exceptional short films for consideration at India’s most prestigious film festival. Submissions can be made at www.dpiff.in/nomination.

DPIFF, known for its commitment to honoring excellence in cinema, will recognize the Best Short Film winner with the esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Award along with a cash prize of INR 1,00,000 (One Lakh Rupees). Additionally, winners will receive special mementos and cash prizes as follows:

– **1st Runner Up:** Memento with INR 15,000 (Fifteen Thousand) Cash Prize

– **2nd Runner Up:** Memento with INR 10,000 (Ten Thousand) Cash Prize

– **3rd Runner Up:** Memento with INR 5,000 (Five Thousand) Cash Prize

The nomination fee for submitting a short film entry is INR 2,000.

The DPIFF Awards 2025 promises to be a celebration of talent and creativity in the world of short films. The festival has already garnered significant attention, with over 10,000 submissions pouring in from more than 60 countries worldwide. This remarkable response underscores the global appeal and recognition of the DPIFF platform.

“Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is proud to introduce a special category award dedicated to Short Films,” said a spokesperson for DPIFF. “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 will feature a distinguished panel of jurors, comprising renowned filmmakers and eminent personalities from diverse fields. They will meticulously evaluate the submissions and determine the winners in the Best Short Film category during the grand ceremony.

Filmmakers are encouraged to seize this invaluable opportunity to showcase their talent, establish connections with fellow industry professionals, and gain inspiration from industry veterans.

To submit your short film for consideration at DPIFF 2025, please visit www.dpiff.in/nomination