Welcome to SSDFF 2024

The Siliguri Short and Documentary Film Festival (SSDFF) was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honour the filmmakers who make it all possible. This is a festival dedicated to rewarding artists for their individual talents and for their creative expression through the medium of film. The festival strives to bring together in Siliguri filmmakers from all corners of India and Bangladesh by promoting artistic and creative independent and experimental short and documentary films.

All the films will go through a reviewable process by our highly experienced juries, who will go through an evaluation process and select the films.

We aspire to promote, recognize and support independent filmmakers throughout India and Bangladesh by hosting a variety of awards in order to provide the best opportunities for filmmakers, helping them receive recognition. We welcome submissions from two genres of films — short films and documentaries.

We believe our film festival will give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to a very wide range of audiences. We are very excited to review your film and observe the detailed creativity of your work!

Short Narrative Film

Short films must be under 30 minutes in length including credits and must be completed between 1st January 2022 and 31st August 2024 and duly authenticated by the entrant in the entry form

Short Documentary Film

Documentary films must not exceed 45 minutes in length including credits and must be completed between 1st January 2022 and 31st August 2024 and duly authenticated by the entrant in the entry form.

5 Golden Elephant Trophies

5 Cash Awards

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A cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to be shared equally between the Director and the Producer. The Director is to be given the GOLDEN ELEPHANT trophy and a certificate in addition to the cash component. The producer will get a certificate in addition to the cash component.

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A cash prize of Rs. 8,000/-, GOLDEN ELEPHANT trophy and a certificate will be presented to the best director (short films).

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3rd Best Film (Short film): A cash prize of Rs. 6,000/-, GOLDEN ELEPHANT trophy and a certificate will be presented to the best director (short films).

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A cash prize of Rs. 6,000/-, GOLDEN ELEPHANT trophy and a certificate will be presented to the best cinematographer (short films).

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A cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- to be shared equally between the Director and the Producer. The Director is to be given the GOLDEN ELEPHANT and a certificate in addition to the cash component. The producer will get a certificate in addition to the cash component.

ENTRY SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES:

FOR INDIAN ENTRY

  • Early bird deadline: June 15, 2024, Entry Fees Rs. 500
  • Standard deadline: July 15, 2024, Entry Fees Rs. 600
  • Final deadline: August 15, 2024, Entry Fees Rs. 700
  • Extended deadline: August 25, 2024, Entry Fees Rs. 1000
  • Late Extended deadline: August 31, 2024, Entry Fees Rs. 1500

FOR BANGLADESHI ENTRY

  • Early bird deadline: June 15, 2024, Entry Fees 700 taka
  • Standard deadline: July 15, 2024, Entry Fees 850 taka
  • Final deadline: August 15, 2024, Entry Fees 950 taka
  • Extended deadline: August 25, 2024, Entry Fees 1500 taka
  • Late Extended deadline: August 31, 2024, Entry Fees 2500 taka

Siliguri Cine Society

Affiliated to Federation of Film Societies of India

Siliguri Cine society is a registered association for film lovers. Siliguri Cine Society was established in 1995 /96. It promotes love for cinema, short films, documentaries, feeds its members and film lovers of Siliguri with history of film society movements , thus cultivating young and adult minds. The organization allies with national and international organizations for undertaking similar work. Siliguri Cine Society is affiliated to Federation of Film Societies of India. Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) is the umbrella body of film-screening societies in India. The towering figure behind the organization was Satyajit Ray who…

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SSDFF 2023 Award winning films

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Best Short Fiction: 1 SAMUEL 17 directed by Alen Savio Lopez. Produced by Suseela George

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Best Documentary: SEARCHER Directed by Divya Sachar, Produced by Reframe Institute of Art and Expression

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2nd Best Short Film: SADABAHAR Directed by Suyash Kamat, Produced by Tanvi Ajinkya

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Best Cinematography (Short Fiction): SURA, Cinematography by Sidharth Sunil.

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3rd Best Shortfilm: SON OF THE SOIL Directed by Akanshya Bhagabati,Produced by Hemanga Bhagabati

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Total Accepted Short films: 18
Total Accepted Documentaries: 20

Siliguri Cine society is a registered association for film lovers. Siliguri Cine Society was established in ...
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Our Committee
The Executive Committee of Siliguri Cine Society comprise a team of people who are a part of cine society movement under Federation film society of India.
Seminars
Apart from film festivals, Siliguri Cine Society organises appreciation courses, seminar on film in association with other institutions in order to spread awareness among film lovers as well as general mass.
Archive
So far, Siliguri Cine Society organised 20 International film festivals and 7 short and documentary film festivals.

SSDFF 2023 Poster Gallery

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