1. This is an Indo-Bangladesh contest. The Competition is open to filmmakers who are Indian and Bangladeshi nationals.
  2. Short films must be under 30 minutes in length including credits, and documentary films must not exceed 45 minutes in length including credits.
  3. Short films must be fiction films.
  4. Films submitted already in any previous edition of the SSDFF are not eligible.
  5. The films must include English subtitles unless the spoken language is English.
  6. All fees are non-refundable.
  7. Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
  8. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, or video resolution less than 1080p HD) will be rejected.
  9. SSDFF is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. Not all submissions received are selected for SSDFF.
  10. SSDFF reserves the right to refuse to accept any submission deemed by the Festival to be inappropriate.
  11. Films must be completed between 1st January 2021 and 31st August 2023 and duly authenticated by entrant in the entry form.
  12. To complete your submission the festival requires a preview copy. Please submit the preview link of your film (with password) preferably in mp4 format (resolution not less than 1080p) through Vimeo/YouTube/Google Drive. The password (if any) of the YouTube/Vimeo link should be valid until Oct 01, 2023.
  13. Fill your entry form online through our website:
  14. Only selected films will be intimated by email. No letters of non-acceptance will be sent. List of selected films will be available on the website by 15th Sept 2023.
  15. The officially selected films must be available for festival screening on High Quality MP4 through Google Drive/OneDrive/Dropbox etc. (Required Resolution 1080p).
  16. Eminent Juries will be appointed by the Siliguri Short and Documentary Film Festival (SSDFF) Authority. No person with any involvement in the films will be present on the Jury.
  17. A minimum of at least 7 (seven) films (short or documentary) is required for the competition to run in a section.
  18. The filmmakers accept responsibility for all trademark and copyrighted materials, shown or recorded, on the project.
  19. Filmmakers agree that their film, or clips from it, and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, festival website, social networking sites, blog, or for other Festival promotional purposes.
  20. Filmmakers promise to provide SSDFF with a full electronic press kit that must include a trailer, images for web and print, cast & crew information, and film synopsis. We can’t promote you without your help.
  21. By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at the theatre chosen by the festival committee.
  22. We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.
  23. The Director of the festival has the power to waive any of the above-mentioned rules.
  24. Any questions – feel free to contact us at




  • Early bird deadline: June 15, 2023, Entry Fees Rs. 500
  • Standard deadline: July 15, 2023, Entry Fees Rs. 600
  • Final deadline: August 15, 2023, Entry Fees Rs. 700
  • Extended deadline: August 25, 2023, Entry Fees Rs. 1000
  • Late Extended deadline: August 31, 2023, Entry Fees Rs. 1500 


  • Early bird deadline: June 15, 2023, Entry Fees 700 taka
  • Standard deadline: July 15, 2023, Entry Fees 850 taka
  • Final deadline: August 15, 2023, Entry Fees 950 taka
  • Extended deadline: August 25, 2023, Entry Fees 1500 taka
  • Late Extended deadline: August 31, 2023, Entry Fees 2500 taka


Payment can be made electronically in the following accounts:


For Indian Entry:

Account Name:     Siliguri Cine Society

A/C No:                 11168681419

IFSC Code:            SBIN0000184

Bank/Branch:        State Bank of India, Siliguri Branch


Demand Draft in favour of ‘Siliguri Cine Society’, payable at Siliguri.

For Bangladesh Entry:

Account Name:     Sree Krishno Ghosh

Hisab No:               5309034090145

Bank Name:           Nilphamari Sonali Bank Limited, Sakha Sonchoy, Nilphamari



All correspondence should be made to the following address:


Address:                 Pradip Nag, Secretary, Siliguri Cine Society, HNAF, Saibal Mansion

16 Hill Cart Road, Siliguri-734001, Dist.-Darjeeling (WB)


Alternate Address: Ujjwal Ghosh, Kanchenjungha lodge, Bidhan Road, Siliguri

Mob:                       +91-9434233833