Short Film Release by DPIFF

Premiere Your Short Film on DPIFF's YouTube Channel

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) is India’s most prestigious platform celebrating the best creations in film and television. The platform provided to the filmmakers carries a wide spread reach and credibility which makes the release of the film more accessible to cinema lovers. As YouTube’s reach is immense and infinite, there will be no boundary for the wide range of audience it will reach.

Exclusive Benefits:


  • Views:Gain significant exposure with guaranteed 10,000(10K) views.
  • Shoutout on Instagram: Our official Insta handle would feature the release through a story, within 7 days of release form submission.
  • Individual Blog Post: An article about the short film and its maker will be published on our website, highlighting the whole creative journey.
  • Highlighted Golden frame:The short film’s YouTube thumbnail will be adorned with a special golden frame, making it stand out.
  • Recommendation Certificate: Receive a prestigious recommendation certificate from DPIFF, which will enhance your film’s credibility.

Release Fees: INR 10,000/-

  1. For Submission of Short Film: Visit www.dpiff.in Go to “Release” tab, open the submission form, fill in the details and upload your short film.
  3. Make Payment: Pay a onetime fee* of INR 10,000/- through our secure payment gateway.
  5. Get Featured: Once approved, your film will be premiered on our YouTube channel and promoted across our social media platforms.


*Note: The Short Film Release Fees payment does not guarantee the release. If the jurors do not see fit to release the short film, then the film will not be released and therefore the payment will be fully refunded.

By submitting my short film to Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF), I, the undersigned Applicant, hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. 1. Ownership and Rights:

    • – I confirm that I am the sole copyright owner of the submitted short film (“Film”) and have full legal authority to grant permissions as outlined in this agreement.
    • – I grant DPIFF the non-exclusive, royalty-free rights to upload the video on DPIFF’s official YouTube channel.

    2. Fair Usage Rights:

    • – DPIFF holds the sole rights to use the Film and its associated creatives for any promotional purposes across social media platforms without any restrictions from the maker.
    • – DPIFF has the complete authority to determine the upload and deletion of the Film from its YouTube channel at its discretion.

    3. Promotional Activities:

    • – I acknowledge that DPIFF may use excerpts, screenshots, and stills from the Film for marketing, advertising, and promotional purposes.
    • – I understand that the Film may be included in DPIFF’s promotional activities, including but not limited to social media shoutouts, blog features, and any other marketing initiatives.

    4. Warranties and Representations:

    • – I represent and warrant that the Film does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal rights of any third party.
    • – I confirm that all necessary permissions, licenses, and consents have been obtained for any third-party content included in the Film.

    5. Indemnification:

    • – I agree to indemnify and hold harmless DPIFF, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from any claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from the breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by me in this consent form.

    6. Governing Law:

    • – This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Acknowledgment and Agreement:

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined in this Consent and Release Terms.

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Short Film Release Application Form

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Short Film Release FAQ

  1. 1. What is the DPIFF Short Film Release Program?

    The DPIFF Short Film Release Program is an exclusive opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their short films on the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival’s official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@dpiff



    2. What are the benefits of participating in the Short Film Release Program?

    Participants will receive guaranteed views, an Instagram shoutout, a dedicated blog post about their short film and its maker, a golden frame for the YouTube thumbnail, and a recommendation certificate from DPIFF.



    3. How much does it cost to release a short film with DPIFF?

    The release fee for a short film with DPIFF is ₹10,000.



    4. How can I submit my short film for release?

    To submit your short film, visit [dpiff.in/submit](https://dpiff.in/submit), upload your film, and complete the submission form. Once approved, you can proceed with the payment of the release fee.



    5. What happens after I submit my short film?

    After submitting your short film and paying the release fee, it will be reviewed by the DPIFF team. Upon approval, your film will be premiered on DPIFF’s YouTube channel, and you will receive the benefits outlined in the program.


6. Can I upload my short film on my own YouTube channel after releasing it with DPIFF?

Yes, you retain the rights to your short film and can upload it on your own YouTube channel after its release with DPIFF.


7. Will DPIFF promote my short film after its release?

Yes, DPIFF will promote your short film through various channels, including social media shoutouts, blog features, and promotional activities.


8. How long will my short film be available on DPIFF’s YouTube channel?

Your short film will remain on DPIFF’s YouTube channel indefinitely unless you request its removal.


9. Is there a deadline for submitting my short film for release?

There is no specific deadline for submitting your short film. Submissions are open year-round.


10. Who can I contact for further assistance or inquiries?

For further assistance or inquiries, you can contact DPIFF via email at Pr@dpiff.com or by phone at +91 8999999946