The Kalinga Global Film Festival

The fourth edition of the The Kalinga International Film Festival will now be known as Kalinga Global Film Festival (KGFF).

The objective of this film festival is to encourage and ignite young minds, enrich intellectually inclined cineastes and promote aspiring film makers. KGFF intends to organise a festival that would connect regular movie goers, budding filmmakers and the movie buffs with the distinguished film makers so as to bring about greater understanding of the art and craft of film making.

The fourth edition of the festival will be held from January 18 to 23, 2020 at KIIT deemed University, Odisha. The competition is open to films produced by the students/individuals between1stNovember 2018 to 30thNovember 2019 with a maximum running time of 30 minutes. There is no fee for submission of the entries.

Entry Forms / Rules

2019 download online entry form : pdf

2019 download annexure-I & annexure-II :pdf


Each submission must include a signed entry form.

Eligibility :

The programme of the festival is broadly divided into the following category.

1.1 Student Films/Films of independent film-maker(Competitive Section)

1.2 Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI packages)

1.3 Country Focus (South Korea)

KGFF is a juried competition open to any independent or student filmmaker worldwide.Works will be considered for competition only if they are within the running time of 30 minutes and were completed after 1stNovember, 2018 and before 30thNovember 2019.

All qualified entries must have been independently produced and financed. Film Production farm, major film studio or television network are not eligible for competition. The festival committee reserves the rights to determine the eligibility of any film.

The Jury can evolve their own rules for assessment of the entries.


Films can be submitted to KGFFvia the festival we transfer link or by providing a private downloadable link from a secured server. Film makers can also send their films directly to the given office address by courier or submit by hand.

NB: We do not accept YouTube link as screener copy for consideration. Any submitted film that is currently uploaded in Youtube or any other social platforms will be directly disqualified.

To submit your film and /or any required materials via online file transfer, we provide a We transfer link. Follow the on screen instruction for the file transfer. After successful submission you receive a conformation mail. Upload the scanned copy of the completely filled in entry form as well. Multiple submissions by the same director and production team are accepted but each film must be accompanied by a separate entry form. Unsigned entry forms will be rejected.

To submit your film via a private( secure and downloadable )online linkprovide a secure online link in the entry form. All appropriate passwords must be included on the entry form.Online link submission and entry forms should be mail to [email protected].in

The entry of films must include the followings:

  • Film description ( less than 50 words)
  • Complete production credits
  • Film synopsis ( within 100 words )
  • Director’s note
  • Director’s Bio data
  • Director’s Photograph (2 photographs, 200 dpi each)
  • Detail list of previous screening of the submitted film
  • of Film stills (200 dpi max)

Send all the above mentioned documents to [email protected].in

All submitted promotional materials become the property of the Kalinga Global Film Festival and its presenting organisation. These materials can not be returned. By submitting these materials and signing the release form, you acknowledge  that KGFF has the rights to use  any material for non-commercial purpose.

Deadline of Submission

The entry deadline is 10th January 2020

Applicants will be notified of this status after screening committee viewing.



All awards will be presented at the closing ceremony of the festival. All films screened under competitive category as official selection process are only eligible for completion

All the winners will get a KGFF trophy, Cash Prize and certificate of excellence as award.


Programme Details

After the deadline date for  submissionis over, the festival coordinator will publish the details of screening schedule (selected by the screening committee).

Contact us-

Mail [email protected].in



N1- 290, Nayapalli, Near Kalinga TV office

IRC village , Bhubaneswar – 751015


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