Rolling Reels short Film Festival

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Event Type

Film Festival with Screenings

Years Running

2 Years



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The Rolling Reels short Film Festival (RRFF) is a wholly student run organization established in the year 2015. It is presented by Festember, the national-level inter college cultural festival of NIT-Trichy, with over a hundred students working on this venture. RRFF is a two day cinematic extravaganza with several events sure to please young film makers and actors. Festember seeks to establish a platform on which such people would get to interact with pioneers in the field to help hone their skills. The main event comprises of a Short Film Contest which would allow participants to send in their entries for a period of four months (April- July) after which the entries will be filtered by a preliminary panel of judges. The shortlisted movies will then get the opportunity to be screened during the First day of the Festival in front of an elite jury comprising of eminent personalities from the film industry. Workshops and Guest Lectures will be held on the second day with experts from a myriad of fields such as direction, cinematography, sound-mixing, etc, coming to impart wisdom to the younger crowd.

Awards & Prizes

RRFF’15 had a plethora of Awards to recognize the exceptionality of the participant in the following fields: i. The Best Actor-Male ii. The Best Actor-Female iii. The Best Edited movie iv. The Movie with the Best DoP v. The Movie with the Best Sound Mixing vi. The Movie with the Best Screenplay vii. The Best movie of RRFF 2015 Participants were given Cash prizes and Kinds totally worth INR 1.5 Lakh.

Rules & Terms

• The film can be experimental, narrative, fiction or animation. • Total running time must be less than 20 minutes in length, including front and back credits. • The short film can be in any language or genre. All films must have an English subtitle presentation. • Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms. Each film is considered as a new entry. • A poster and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry. • Rolling Reels has the right to use the sent films for Festival promotional purposes and to retain copies of each film as part of its library. • Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until the festival is over. • Film should be submitted before the deadline for consideration. Rolling Reels is not responsible for late or misappropriated entries. • Any link of the movie submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained after submission. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit a proper working link. • The competition is open to professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers. • Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion, and sector, or that is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society. Further rules and regulations available on our webpage.

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Dates & Deadlines

  • Opening Date

  • Regular Deadline

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Categories & Fees

  • Short
  • Entry Fees : Rs. 500