AGIF was created with the express desire to showcase a massive variety of genre defining short films and created projects being produced throughout the world. From drama to action to horror to documentary to animation, all genres are accepted and originality is prized above all.
The audiences for our film festival are a diverse and discerning group from the field of creative arts and design themselves. Originality, uniqueness and out of the box sensibilities are valued for submissions.
The films will be judged by a panel of designers, filmmakers, producers and creative people who know and love films.
We are looking for dynamic scripts, direction and performances. Films that have a good rhythm and no dead spots.
Industry leaders and experts will be participating in the AGIF and so in the near future, this fest aims to provide benefits to our participants within the field of broadcast media. We look to tap into the high demand for well curated and audience tested creative content among networks and platforms. Updates to be announced soon on our social media and website.
We await your mind blowing, genre bending projects!


* Best Student Animated Film

* Best Animated Short Film (under 45 min)

* Best Animated Feature Film (over 45 minutes)

* Best Animated Advertisement

* Best Animated Series ( Web / TV )

* Best Animated Music Video

* Best Character Design for an Animated Project

* Best Character Animation

* Best Art Direction or Production Design for an Animated Project

* Innovative Technical contribution to an Animated Project

* Best Sound Design for an Animated Project

* Best Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Immersive Media

* Best Title Sequence (Film)

* Best Title Sequence (TV / Web)

* Best Title Sequence (Game)

* Best Motion Design (Film)

* Best Motion Design ( TV / Web)

* Best Motion Design (Game)

* Best Motion Branding (TV / Web / Ads)

* Rising Star (Student) Award (India)

* AGIF Pick of the year


1. The Selection Committee decides on the selections for each category.
2. The committee will decide if films/ art / entries/ or music videos are accepted based on the following criteria:
• Artistic originality
• Educational impact
• Artistic excellence in story, concept, design, animation, and music.
3. All applicants having submitted a film for pre-selection shall be informed prior to the opening of the Festival if his or her film has been selected for participation in the official Festival program.
4. The Festival is not obligated to supply a reason as to why a film has not been selected as part of the Festival competition.

1. There is a fee to submit your film for consideration to the Animators Guild India Fest 2023. Any entry, animated film or music video, including computer-generated animation and combinations of live-action, technology, NFT, AR, VR, that are completed after January 01, 2022, can participate. (category specific exceptions, if any, are mentioned under each submission category)

2. For pre-selection and selection purposes, the entries must be submitted through

3. The selection committee will be the only authorised festival staff to have access to the film files.

4. All the information required of you from the submission portal should be fulfilled, that being:

* Contact information (name, phone number, and email),

* Credits,

* Specifications,

* Long and short synopsis,

* Screenings and awards,

* Director’s biography and filmography,

* Film stills and poster,

* Cover Letter

5. All films that are not in the English language should have English subtitling, otherwise, they will not be considered.

1. All the accepted and rejected films shall be informed about their participation in the festival by the [Date of announcements].
2. In the event your film gets selected to be part of the competition program, the authorized film distributor is required to send a screening HD file format of the film online. The specifics of the required screening format will be sent together with the email announcing the selection of the film.
3. All files should be sent digitally, and the due date for all materials is to be set in the official email.
4. All films must be presented in Original Language and must be subtitled in English (if not otherwise specified). Subtitling expenses are the sole responsibility of the film’s Producer.
5. The Festival will use all materials for promotional purposes and in order to compile the Festival catalogue. The Festival bears no responsibility for published inaccuracies in the original submission materials.
6. The awards ceremony will take place on the last day of the festival. If possible, a film representative (the Director or the Producer) of the awarded films shall be present for the ceremony done online. If it is not possible for a representative to be present, the Festival will kindly request that he or she makes a short videotaped acceptance speech to be played during the online award ceremony.
1. All the images, stills, trailers, making of, and sketches, will be used as promotional material on our social media channels and website.
2. If your film gets selected, the festival has a right to use up to 40 seconds of the film/trailer for promotional purposes on the AGIF Website, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp.
1. Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the festival, said selected film cannot be withdrawn from the festival program.
2. The festival does not pay screening fees for any film in the program, being that short, feature, live action, NFT, AR, VR or Branding Design or any of its categories.
3. AGIF is entitled to screen any film selected for AGIF competitions in 2022 as part of its non-profit educational activities throughout 2022 and 2023, within programs such as ‘Winners of AGIF 2022” and “Best of AGIF 2022”, without paying any film license fees for these activities.

• The jury will award 12 categories with a category winner in each along with special recognition for 3 finalists, from a selection of global submissions.

• The 12 winners shall be awarded a trophy, a digital certificate and goody bag*.

• The 3 finalists in each category will be awarded digital certificates.

• 1 audience awards open to polls during the on-ground festival. Winner shall be awarded a trophy, digital certificate and a goody bag.*

• 1 special award - the AGI Pick of the Year - selected by the festival team. Winner shall be awarded a trophy, digital certificate and a goody bag.*

• 2 special award categories, Rising Star & Rising Young Gun reserved for rising talent from India only. Winners in the category will be awarded a trophy, digital certificate, goody bag, and a prize of INR 50,000.**

• The juries reserve the right not to award a prize, but can only award the prizes listed.

• The awards will be distributed in person at the festival. For express shipping in case of out-station candidates, special request to be raised. Shipping to be paid extra by winners outside India.

*As per festival terms and conditions
All winners shall be announced on the Animators Guild India Fest website. The prizes shall include a digital certificate for all categories. We can share a physical certificate at the event or on special request mail a physical copy of the certificate via national mail to the winner.
For the Rising Star (Student and Young Gun) Awards a cash prize of upto ₹50,000 each.
Lifetime Achievement Award shall receive a certificate and trophy.



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