1st FWII Film Festival

DEADLINES ARE NOW EXTENDED: Submissions are being accepted till March 31, 2020 for the First FWII Film Festival.


Gender & Human Rights


  • Dr. Raka Arya, NLIU, Bhopal
  • Dr. Sabina  Kidwai, JMI, New Delhi


Prize money for 30 minutes film:

    • First Prize: ₹ 15,000
    • Second Prize: ₹ 8,000
    • Third Prize: ₹ 6,000

Prize money for under 10 minutes film:

    • First Prize: ₹ 10,000
    • Second Prize: ₹ 5,000
    • Third Prize: ₹ 3,000

Prize money for under 2 minutes film: 

    • First Prize: ₹ 5,000
    • Second Prize: ₹ 2,000
    • Third Prize: ₹ 1,000

Rules and Regulations

I. Eligibility 

  • The participants must be citizen or based in India on a permanent basis. 
  • People currently working for the FWII Network or their family members cannot participate.
  • There is no age limit. 
  • Must have subscribed to our YouTube Channel: FWII Network 

II. Guidelines for the Documentary 

  • The documentary should be based on the topic mentioned in the beginning. 
  • The film can be in any language. However, all films must include subtitles in English.
  • The total runtime of the films is divided into 3 categories: 
    • Under 2 minutes 
    • Under 10 minutes 
    • Under 30 minutes
  • All content used in the films must be either owned or licensed. If any copyrighted material is used in the film, the participant must have the permission and submit a copy of the permission to the organizers.
  • Only those films produced within six months of the date of submission are eligible for the festival.

III. Submission Guidelines

  • The last date for submission is March 31, 2020. 
  • The films must be sent at fwiifilmfestival@gmail.com through e-mail, Google Drive, WeTransfer or a private YouTube link. 
  • Multiple entries from the same participant are allowed. 
  • For every submission, please submit a form available HERE. 
  • A participant can submit a maximum of one documentary in each category.
  • Once the film is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn.
  • Judges’ decision will be final and binding.
  • The organizers reserve the right to change any rule of this competition at anytime.
  • The organizers reserve the right to publish the entries on their YouTube channel.


IV. Criteria on which the films will be judged:

  1. Relevance to the topic
  2. Originality in terms of idea and presentation 
  3. Cinematography
  4. Any copyright infringement will lead to immediate disqualification 



Important Links:

Form: https://forwomeninindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Submission-Form-for-1st-FWII-Film-Festival-1.pdf

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/forwomeninindianetwork