ABOUT US

DSOFF is an International, Independent online event for all Short, Documentary, Feature, Music Video and Web Series. The goal of DSOFF is to Provide homes to the group of young and vibrant film enthusiasts who are committed to creating spaces for independent cinema and devoted to spreading the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested. We, at DSOFFest aim to bring out the best Short, Documentary, Feature, Music video and web series from around the globe and to present it all on one single platform which is our website. 

Your film will be viewed by our international community and will be judged by a jury of film professionals. 

 

HOW DSOFF WORK?

Direct Short Online Film Festival (DSOFF) is an Online Film Festival. Once the Filmmaker submits their films our Selection Committee member watch the film Private. Selected films will be screen online on Festival Website, Filmmaker get notification through email before the online event open, All selected films have not published online we sent a confirmation email to all selected films for screening, filmmaker who not want to show their films online can share trailer  of the film for public online screening, for Online screening we required  your film link (youtube or vimeo.com) which can be embedded on the website. Filmmaker who not want to share either film or trailer of the film can request for private screening, In Private Screening, festival jury watch and award the film without publishing on the website, Private films are equally qualified for awards except for Audience Choices Award which is only for Public Films, Only one Audience Award will be declared on the base on Public Voting, Public Comments, All other awards are declared by Jury, Once the film Published on the website, Filmmaker can request to change the film link or replace with trailer or vice versa. 

After the online event, we removed all the online published films but List of the film will be available on the website, only award winning films will be available on the website (if they have public screening during the event). 

for any more queries, filmmaker/submitter can Contact Us

 

Filmmakers competing in festivals that require they not to show their films online, they can submit their films and share the trailer, teaser or behind the scenes video. Judges will award the best films through private screenings. 

Submit your film toDSOFF and join our network.

 

 

RULES and REGULATIONS-2021

Submission -

A filmmaker can Submit their film through online film submission platforms.

All Genre films will be accepted

Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category or different Category.

We accept all kind of film.

The film production could be from any year.

Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

the filmmaker can't withdraw the film once submitted. 

 

Categories -

Filmmaker can submit their film in suitable categories, If any film does not match the criteria will be disqualified and can't be considered  Categories are below

 

  • Short Films - All kind of Short fiction, animation films, Duration 15 minutes with opening and closing credits. no geographic boundaries.

 

  • Short Documentary Films - All kind of Documentary films, Duration 30 minutes with opening and closing credits. no geographic boundaries.

 

  • Narrative Short Films - All kind of Short fiction, animation films, Duration 30 minutes with opening and closing credits. no geographic boundaries

 

  • Student Short Films - 20 Min. Max. All kind of Short Student(Fiction, Animation, Documentaries, Music, Web media) films, Duration 20 minutes with opening and closing credits. no geographic boundaries

   

  • LGBT Short Films - All kind of LGBT Short fiction, animation, Documentaries, Web Series, Music Video, Duration 30 minutes with opening and closing credits.

 

  • Feature Film - (Once in Four Month) - All kind of Short fiction, animation, Documentary films, Duration 120 minutes with opening and closing credits. no geographic boundaries

 

  • Web Series - All kind of Web Series(Single Episode required) Duration 40 minutes with opening and closing credits. no geographic boundaries.

 

  • Music Video - All Kind of Music Video.

 

Selection -

Once the film will be submitted, Festival team (experts from Industry) will review the film through private screening, Reviews will not be published online and can't be emailed to the filmmaker.

The festival has the right to disqualify or remove any winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the filmmaker and submitter. 

Any film selected or not selected will be a decision of selection panel which is final and accepted by all.

The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all.

 

Notification -

After a film has been selected and the filmmaker is notified, the film will be listed on the festival website under official selections until festival edition not over. Irrespective of whether it wins any awards or not. 

 

Copyright © -

By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights to the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown by the DSOFFest - Direct Short Online Film Festival. Your name and information about your project may be used for promotion.

 

Screening -

All official selected films will remain on our website for as long as the festival edition is in existence. the submitter can request to delete or update your link every time you need.

Any film in any format, online, offline without Vimeo.com or YouTube.com. will be considered as private screening. Password protected entries will also consider in the same category. A filmmaker can request for Online screening by providing a youtube or vimeo.com link.

Filmmakers competing in festivals that require they not to show their films online, they can submit their films trailer/teaser. Judges will award the best films through private screenings. 

 

Fees -

Festival Charge entry fees, Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment, The Entrance fee is non-refundable for disqualified, not-selected films.

 

GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN DSOFFest 2021 

I have read and accepted the Rules and regulations of DSOFFest 2021. I authorize DSOFFEST 2021 to screen my film online to compete for the awards. I certify that I hold necessary rights for the presentation of this film in DSOFFEST 2021 and that all rights and permissions have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. By accepting these conditions, I transfer to DSOFFEST 2021 the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the various social networks and on the website of the festival, and for other non-commercial purposes related to the promotion of the festival. I hereby agree to indemnify DSOFFEST 2021, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

By Submitting the film, you agree to our GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN DSOFFest 2021  and that you have read our Rules and Regulation.