Following are the rules & regulations for the MAGX ’19 - International Short Film Festival organized by Department of Multimedia – School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE), VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
The short film must have been completed after 1st January 2019.
Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. MAGX committee will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD.
Total running time must be less than 7 minutes in length, including front and back credits. Minimum time should be 2mins including credits.
The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for Screening.
Two DVD’s need to be submitted along with the entry. Each Preview DVD should be labelled with the Title, Running-time, Contact name, E-mail and Phone number.
Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD, synopsis/description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.
MAGX ’19 committee has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for conclave promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our library.
Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until conclave is over.
The publicity material (Brochure, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry. Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.
Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
The Entry form/Application will be considered only on receipt of administrative film submission entry fee of INR 2360/-
Regular Submission –1st June 2019 to 30th July 2019 (with Rs 2000 Entry Fee within India ,USD 60 for foreign entries)
Late Submission – 1st August to 10th August 2019 (with Rs 2360 Entry Fee, USD 90 for foreign entries)
Film should be submitted before deadline. MAGX committee is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.
Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered. The conclave committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
DVDs 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 DVDs without any physical / quality defects.
The competition is open for only students. Entry has to be submitted along with college ID CARD copy to the following mail ids:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or send it through post to
MAGX ’19, VIT,Vellore Campus,Vellore - 632 014,Tamilnadu, India
Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, filmmakers, and other film industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the MAGX committee.
All films are judged equally based on:
Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)
Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition)
Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)
Image (Focus, color, and lighting)
Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favoured by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.
The decision of selection committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into Finalists will be notified by mail and/or email. MAGX Committee will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.
Participants must make their own travel arrangements to the venue – VIT University, Vellore, for the days of the competition.
By entering the MAGX Short Film Competition, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its judges which are final and binding in all matters.
Selection of films for MAGX Short Film Festival will be done by a committee whose decision will be final. However, MAGX 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 is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.
MAGC Committee will have the right to screen (maximum 5 screening) in different cities of India on non-commercial basis. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period.
Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The MAGX Short Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
Short films that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your short film. By entering the Festival, the entrant agrees that the MAGX ‘19 Short Film Festival committe will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.
The MAGX ‘19 Short Film Festival reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid.
The entrants may also run the risk of being prosecuted as per the Indian Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Media Law for any offence or infringement. Racial, religious and regional discrimination shall not be portrayed in any part of the film being submitted.
Affidavits of winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian. Affidavits are subject to verification by the MAGX Short Film Festival committe. All the legal issues, if any, shall be under the jurisdiction of High Courts only.
MAGX Short Film Festival organizing, selection committee members, juries are not allowed to participate in respective festival as a contestant
Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted.
Complete entry form with signature
2 DVD of the film
E-mail Stills or poster to email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
A-4 Size Hard Copy Of Poster of the Film Or Production Still
winner 1 will take away the 20,333 cash price.
winner 2 will take away the 10,333 cash price.
winner 3 will take away the special award from the jury.