Sunfest International Film Festival



It is a long established festival that is going to be held in its 7th year has showcased over 1000 films in last 7 years and is going to held its 7th Annual Film Fest in 2024.



The SUNFEST exists to celebrate the art of cinema and to create a shared experience around film. We are a non-profit international independent film festival programming shorts & Documentary and strive to bring the best films the industry has to offer to our community from home and abroad. Our programmers aim to faster new talent and help filmmakers connect with the global industry. We are also dedicated to educating and developing audiences for international and independent cinema screening the kind of innovative, visionary work that may not normally achieve distribution in this area.

The Juries will award our filmmakers in over all individual categories. Our selection committee is also made up of a group of industry professionals from various fields, such as directors, actors, producers, professors, writers, animators, casting directors, and more.  is a creative platform and touring festival, which is being held at different venues, to promote dynamic and talented producers, directors, artist, actors, singers, The screenings of there videos, Films, Art and Music at prestigious venues, and educational institutions, for submission of your videos submit it on filmfreeway.

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Below Categories will get Cash + Trophy + Certificate as Awards

1. Best Short Film 1
2. Best Short Film 2
3. Best Short Film 3
4. Best Director Male
5. Best Director Female
6. Best Actor
7. Best Actress
8. Best Child Actor
9. Best Social Subject 1
10. Best Social Subject 2
11. Best Editor
12. Best DOP

— Other Prizes for National & International Films —

? Best Social Subject – Cash ?2000 + Memento + Certificate

? Best Health Subject – Cash ?2000 + Memento + Certificate

? Best Short Documentary – Cash ?2000 + Memento + Certificate

? Best Web Series – Cash ?2000 + Memento + Certificate

? Best Educational Subject – Cash ?2000 + Memento + Certificate

? Best Experimental Subject – Cash ?2000 + Memento + Certificate

— Trophy + Certificate —

? Best Male/Female Director

? Best Male/Female Actor

? Best DOP

? Best Cameraman

? Best Story

? Best Child Actor

? Best Dialogue

? Best Editing

? Best Negative Actor { M & F}

? Best Comedy Actor { M & F }




1. Short film’s length should be maximum of 60 minutes with Start to End Title.

2. Short Films DVD’s are also accepted but it should be new or not used and must be sent through confirmation on call (Refer Contact Us Page for details).

3. Short Films must be in MOV/MPEG/MP4 format only. Subtitle is compulsory for other languages except Marathi/Hindi/English.

4. All rights must be held by the individual making the accommodation as well as documentation must be given that authorization has been given by copyright holder for the film to be appeared at the celebration.

5.Submission of entry is considered legal permission to screen your film during the festival upon acceptance.

6.Work in progress submissions are accepted, though such should be CLEARLY noted. Completed version must be received before final submission deadline in order to be considered for acceptance.

7. No banner registration or censor certificate required.

8.Names of Jury Members won’t be disclosed until festival starts to avoid corruption & bribery.

9.Producer is fully responsible to get no objection certificate from whoever own the rights of the short film on their Letter Head.

10. You should not take any legal action against the jury members & organizers.

11. Form to be filled online along with the google drive link or any other link to your short film. You can Submit multiple Films.

12. Registration Fee is mentioned on this website as well as the Proposal which is Non-Refundable in any case

From Our submitters

What Film submitters say about us !

I’m deeply honored that “The Trial” was selected as a Finalist in your remarkable festival! The festival is well-organized with great communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

Mitch Skolnik


I’m a filmmaker from Puerto Rico and my experience with this festival was excellent. Even though it’s very far away from home, the team kept a constant communication through every step of the process. Their team is very professional and caring. I couldn’t be more happy about the fact that my shortfilm gets to be part of the 2020 edition. Congratulations to all the filmmakers !

Andrel Nahaev


Thank you very much Sunfest Short Film Festival for having my music video One Prayer and for the Certificate of Excellence. It is a pleasure being a part of your great festival.

Tom Ewer


This is truly a nice film festival with a nice team management and their system of communication .Hope they will uphold their standard. Best wishes from Bangladesh.

Robiul Shikandar


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Any Query regarding selection will not be replied. Selections done are final and email is sent about selection to the submitted email address.