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1) LIFFT INDIA®

LIFFT INDIA and LIFFT INDIA Awards & Filmotsav, a world cine fest {not for profit} is established and owned by Mr. Riju Bajaj under the banner of “M/s Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment” RBME®. LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA is an international festival of Literature, Illusion, Information, Film, Frame, Television & Theatre to be held in Lonavla, a tourist destination of India near Mumbai. LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV will also travel to other cities around the world with the bouquet of its best and Lifft India Award winning films. Lifft India Filmotsav is a travellig boutique film festival that will be hosted in Luxury Hotels.

a) First LIFFT INDIA and LIFFT INDIA Awards & Filmotsav established in 2017 is a major event for film makers, film students, producers, buyers, distributors, film enthusiasts and ‘environmentalists’ coming from around the world from the field of Film, Television & Theatre. The aim of this international film festival is to showcase and focus attention on works of quality in order to contribute to the evolution of cinema and to encourage development of the film & television industry and spread awareness about the ‘Green Culture’ around the globe. Various genre and categories of films are integrated to be included in LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav. People of Lonavla will witness diverse range of unique films from around the world which otherwise would have never reached Lonavla.

b) The films (Indian/International) can be entered/submitted for screening & competition for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTAV – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA for Feature Films, Short Films, Ad Films, Promo Films, Film Trailers, Web Films, Documentary Films, Student Films, Animation Films, Children’s Films, Sci-Fi Feature Films, Biopic Films, Music Video Films, Tele-Films, Web Series, Tele Serials/Series, Tv reality Shows, Cine-Plays and Green Films. “Indian” films are Films that are directed by an Indian citizen or permanent resident of India and produced, co-produced or list India as one of the countries of production. All other Films are considered “International”

c) Entry of Feature Films, Short Films, Ad Films, Promo Films, Film Trailers, Web Films, Documentary Films, Student Films, Animation Films, Children’s Films, Sci-Fi Feature Film, Biopic Films, Music Video Films, Tele-Films, Web Series, Tele Serials/Series, Tv reality Shows, Tele/Cine-Plays and Green Films in any language from around the world for the Second Edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018  – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA  to be held from 6-10 Dec 2018 opened on 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017.

 

2) DEFINITIONS

a) ENTRY/SUBMISSION :All films produced/released between 1st January 2016 & 30th Agust 2018 can be sent as an ‘Entry’ to LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 with a nominal ‘Entry Fee’(waivers offered at sole discretion of the fest). Only full HD MP4 Format {codec H.264} sent on Pendrive or screeners via email/online, on Google drive, or filmfreeway, Vimeo & youtube like platforms and sending us Link URL and password if protected, shall be accepted for Entries. All Entries should be sent by only the Filmmaker, Producer, Copyright Holder or authorized person for the film concerned. All Entries along with an Entry Form-LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018, available on LIFFT INDIA website, should be sent to rijubajaj@lifftindia.com only. The films entered shall be shortlisted by the selection panel to qualify for the official selection for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018. All other Terms & Conditions of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 shall be applicable on Entries and Participants. The ‘Shortlisted Films’ will be announced via LIFFT INDIA website and the Film makers/applicants of the ‘Shortlisted Films’ shall be informed via email with a confirmation letter on 1ST OCTOBER 2018. All other Terms & Conditions of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018-WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA shall be applicable on Entries/Participants. All Entries/Submissions of International Films to the LIFFT INDIA must be made via FILMFREEWAY.COM Entry of Film, if selected, qualifies to be considered for competition in LIFFT INDIA Awards 2018 and screening at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018-WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA. Entries without duly paid Submission Fee or incomplete/false declaration in submission form shall be disqualified and not accepted for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 screening & LIFFT INDIA AWARD 2018..

b) SUBMISSION FEES : Submission Fee includes Registration Charges, Administration Charges, Delegate Fees, Entry to LIFFT INDIA AWARDS & FILMOTSAV 2018 – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA Opening & Closing ceremonies/Awards Night followed by Dinner for only one representative of the officially selected film. Submission Fee does not guarantee ‘Official Selection’ of the film. Submission Fees is non refundable under all circumstances. Discounts & Waiver of Entry/Submission Fee shall be offered only at the sole discretion of LIFFT INDIA.

c) PARTICIPANT :Participant is a term used for the Films/Representative of the Officially Selected/Entered/Submitted/Accepted/Invited films for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018.

d) DELEGATE :Delegate is a term used to denote authorized audience member who is a participant or who purchases non transferable Delegate Pass/Viewing Pass/Daily Ticket for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018. Anybody having keen interest in Films and World Cinema irrespective of being a Professional Cine Worker can purchase the Delegate pass with valid Photo ID. Delegate Pass authorizes the Delegate to view all films in all screening rooms at first come first seat basis including the Opening & Closing ceremonies & films and any other special screenings. Delegate is also authorized to attend LIFFT INDIA Awards & Film Seminar/Q&A/Conversation session, Master Class, Book Reading, Live Performances by Invitees and Film Makers.

e) KAARVAAN/CARAVAN/CHECK POST/ SATELLITE/ VENUE : LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA is a travelling festival that will cover all the major tourist destinations of India and the world to show case its best collection of Lifft India Films. Films with Indian censor certificate (CBFC) only shall be considered for the Lifft India Check Post/Satellite/Caravan Venue. The check post/satellite/caravan venues will be announced on the Lifft India website upon confirmation of the respective schedule. All films submitted and selected by the selecion panel/jury especialy the award winning films for the Lifft India Award & Filmotsav shall be considered for the screenings at the check post/sattellite/caravan venues of Lifft India Filmotsav also to be known as LIFFT INDIA CARAVAN.

f) FILM CLUB : LIFFT INDIA ‘Film Club’ is a special category in which film enthusiasts/audience can become member with a nominal annual/life membership fees and view films screened at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA on annual basis at all its various venues. The film makers can submit their films to be screened during special screenings of the LIFFT INDIA Film Club. Such screenings shall be held during the year after the main event and before the next festival dates. Films with Indian censor certificate (CBFC) only shall be considered for the Lifft India Film club.

g) SCREENING FEE : LIFFT INDIA shall pay a token amount/honorarium of  Rs 1000/- {Rupees One Thousand only} in form of ‘Screening Fee’ to the film maker/submitter/entrant for their film’s promotional screening only if held at the LIFFT INDIA Film Club for additional screenings to be held at Kaarvaan/Caravan/Check post/Satellite venues which is other than or outside the main festival dates and venue in Lonavla. Lifft India reserves the right to include a film for Kaarvaan/Caravan/Check Post/Satellite venue and the Lifft India Film Club. Films that have claimed waiver of entry/submission fee will not be entitled for the screening fee for the first screening held at Kaarvaan/Caravan/Check Post/Sattelitte Venue.

h) WILD CARD ENTRY: Film under this category will be included for special screening in case of any cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances for screening of any other previously selected film. The acceptance of film as Wild Card Entry is subject to sole discretion of LIFFT INDIA.

i) INVITED FILM : World renowned and international award winning films are specially invited by the Lifft India festival director to be screened under Competition & Non-Competiton section as ‘Invited Films’.

j) RETROSPECT SCREENING : Films under this Non-Competition category are screened to remember and pay tribute to legendary Film personalities whose contribution to the world of cinema is par excellence Or have been chosen for the Lifft India Life Time Achievement Award which is also given posthumously.

k) PAID SCREENING : Any Feature Film, Tele Film, Web Film, Tele/Cine Play (un-released or released) having requisite Indian censor certificate can be screened under this category. This category is advantageous for film makers looking for premiering their film before Theatrical/online release. However the screening will be subject to approval by the selection panel.

l) OFFICIAL SELECTION : Films selected and considered under competition/non-competition for Lifft India Award shall be termed as ‘Official Selection LIFFT INDIA 2018’. The selected films will be further shortlisted to be considered for complimentary screening at the festival.

m) TELE/CINE PLAY :  Any film that has been made based on an original/adapted/translated stage play irrespective of its show/release/telecast.

n) GREEN FILM : Any documentary film that has been made on themes involving environment, nature, wild life and science irrespective of its release/telecast.

0) PROMO FILM : Any individual on-air promo film that portrays the programming range, quality or brand image of a T.v Network, Channel, Online Player, VOD service.

p) TELE-FILM/SERIAL/SERIES/REALITY SHOW : Any film that has been made primarily for a Tv Network, Channel, Online Player, VOD service irrespective of its release/telecast.

q) FILM TRAILER : Any individual promotional trailer of a film that portrays the theme/story and quality of the film irrespective of its release/telecast.

r) AD FILM : Any individual advertising film that portrays the programming range, quality or brand image of a product.

s) STUDENT FILM : Any film that has been made by a film student during or otherwise with the help of a film institute/school/academy irrespective of its release/telecast.

t) CHILDREN’S FILM : A feature film, or short film (fiction/animation only) that has been made for/by or having child actors (below 18 years of age) irrespective of its release/telecast and made specially for viewing by the children without flouting the guidelines of censor boards of any country.

u) WEB SERIES : Any web series that has been made primarily for a Web, Online Player or VOD service irrespective of its release/telecast. The applicant must send only one of the best webisode of the web series for the judging purpose. The web series or the webisode will not be screened at the festival. However it will only be considered for the award only.

v) FILMOTSAV : The word Filmotsav is a combination of two different words in English and Hindi {Film & Utsav}. Filmotsav means – ‘International festival of films’.

w) NATYOTSAV : The word Natyotsav is a combination of two different words in Hindi {Natya & Utsav}.  Natyotsav means – ‘International festival of theatre’.

x) FRAME : The word Frame here includes and denotes allied art form of Still Photography, Sculpture and Painting.

y) LIFFT : Literature, Illusion, Film, Frame, Television & Theatre. { It also denotes Live performances,  Liaison, Information, Internet, Illustration, Institute, Food, Form, Fashion, Fund, Textile, Travel, Tourism, Talent and Technology }

z) ONLINE POLL : Online poll is an open facility on Lifft India website for anyone to vote for the Best Popular Film Award for 2018.

  • NOTE : There is no cash prize.

 

3) FILM CATEGORIES & DURATION

Film Categories & Duration :-
(A) Feature Film {more than 60 minutes and not exceeding 145 minutes}

(B) Short Film {more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 60 minutes}

(C) Ad Film {more than 5 seconds and not exceeding 60 seconds}

(D) Tele-Film {more than 20 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes}

(E) Documentary Film {more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 90 minutes}

(F) Web Feature Film {more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes}

(G) Web Short Film {more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes}

(H) Student Film {more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 60 minutes}

(I) Music Video Film {not exceeding 10 minutes}

(J) Animation Film { more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes}

(K) Children’s Feature Film { more than 60 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes}

(L) Sci-Fi Feature Film { more than 60 minutes and not exceeding 145 minutes.

(M) Promo Film {more than 5 seconds and not exceeding 2 minutes}

(N) Film Trailer {more than 5 seconds and not exceeding 2 minutes}

(O) Web Series { more than 10 minutes and not exceeding 60 minutes}

{P} Tele-Selerial/Series/Reality Show { more than 20 minutes and not exceeding 60 minutes}

(Q) Screenplay Script  {more than 75 pages and not exceeding 120 pages in Pdf format)

(R) Green Film / Environment Film – sub categories :

{ more than 5 minutes and not exceeding 120 minutes}

WILD LIFE

DEVELOPING CITIES

CHANGING CLIMATE

ENERGY RESOURCES

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

REINVENTING FOOD

OCEANS

RIVERS

LAKES

FORESTS

RECYCLE

(P) Cine Play {more than 60 minutes and not exceeding 145 minutes}

(Q) Paid Screening, Invited Films, Special Screening, Non Competitive section, Retrospective section only {more than 30 minutes and not exceeding 145 minutes}

 

4) SUBTITLES

Subtitles: Films can be silent, with dialogues or musical. All talkie films, Cine Play, Ad films, Promo Films, Film Trailers and Music Videos must have burnt in English Subtitles.

 

5) AWARD & TROPHY/PLAQUE/CERTIFICATE
a) LIFFT INDIA AWARD Winners shall be presented a specially designed LIFFT INDIA Trophy.

b) All Officially Selected films shall be presented a specially designed Certificate of Participation as memento for being the participants In LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV.

c) All winners and participants must claim the award trophy & certificate/plaque within 60 days after the award ceremony.

  • Note : Lifft India Award’s jury imparts highly impartial judgement for awarding films & talent solely on merit and holds prestige and integrity of the award as being the only prime consideration.

 

6) TIMELINE & GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY & SUBMISSION
Timeline & guidelines for Entry & Submission of films for all categories are as follows:-

a) Entry/Submission of films for selection will open on 15th September 2017. SUBMIT NOW

b) Last date for Entry/Submission of films for selection is 15th September 2018.

c) Films that may or may not have released anywhere in the world

d) Films that may or may not have been presented at any other international film festival or event;

e) Films that may or may not have been selected in an international section of a festival;

f) Films that may or may not have been exhibited on the Internet;

g) All Feature Films, Short Films, Ad Films, Promo Films, Film Trailers, Web Films, Documentary Films, Student Films, Animation Films, Children’s Films, Sci-Fi Feature Film, Biopic Films, Music Video Films, Tele-Films, Web Series, Tele/Cine-Plays and Green Films (Indian Foreign/International) produced/released/unreleased between 1st January 2016 to 30th August 2018 can be entered/submitted/invited for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 – WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA & LIFFT INDIA Awards 2018.

h) Films not having Indian Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) can also be entered/submitted/invited for selection of competition section – LIFFT INDIA Awards 2018 under all categories and language from around the world.

i) Films selected for the competition – LIFFT INDIA Awards 2018 will be screened at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 only if the film has valid Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) obtained before 30th June 2018 by the entrant/submitter Or upon receipt of censor waiver obtained by LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 issued by MIB/CBFC before the screening date.

j) All films must have a valid Indian Censor Board of Certification (CBFC) obtained before 30th June 2018 to qualify for selection of Screening under all categories and sections at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 by the entrant/submitter Or upon receipt of censor waiver obtained by LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 issued by MIB/CBFC before the screening date.  Visit http://cbfcindia.gov.in/ for queries about CBFC.

Films without Indian CBFC, censor certificate/waiver, will not be screened, but shall only be considered for competition section for LIFFT INDIA Award 2018.

k) It is mandatory for any feature film or short film or any other film categories to be considered/qualified for selection or screening purpose at LIFFT INDIA 2018 only if the film does not show / profess any anti national element/overtly abusive or pornographic / offend any religion or community / inappropriate for public viewing and any other such negative/unsocial elements.

l) Officiall Selection of Music video film, Ad film, Promo Film, Film Trailer will be screened only if they have Indian censor certificate.

7) SUBMISSION FEE

Submission Fee per Film:- {one time Submission Fee is also valid for all Kaarvaan venues/Satellite channels of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV}
i) Student Film and Screenplay Script: Submission Fee: Rs 500/- Rupees Five Hundred Only {non refundable}

ii) Ad Film, Promo Film, Film Trailer, Music Video Film Category: Submission Fee: Rs 750/- Rupees Seven Hundred Fifty Only {non refundable}

iii) Short film, Web Short Film, Tele-Film, Web Series, Tele Serial/Series, Tv Reality Show, Documentary Film, Green Film, Cine-Play Category: Submission Fee: Rs 1000/- Rupees One Thousand Only {non refundable}

iv) Feature Film, Web Feature Film, Biopic, Sci-Fi Feature Film & Animation Feature Film Category: Submission Fee:  Rs 1,500/- One Thousand Five Hundred Only {non refundable}

v) Paid Screening [FF] Non Competition Category: Submission Fee:  Rs 10,000/- Ten Thousand Only {non refundable}

vii) Children’s Feature Film Category: Submission Fee: Rs 500/- Five Hundred Only – Not Applicable if Invited

viii) Opening & Closing [FF] Category: Submission Fee Not Applicable if Invited

ix) Invited [FF/SF] Category: Submission Fee Not Applicable

x) Retrospect [FF] Category: Submission Fee Not Applicable

  • Note :
  1. Discounts & Waiver of Submission Fee shall be offered only at the sole discretion of LIFFT INDIA.
  2. The difference in Dollar to Rupee currency is not accountable and therefore near approximate value in round figure is charged on lump sum basis.
  3. Films under any category can be submitted exclusively via https://filmfreeway.com/LIFFTINDIAFILMOTSAV2018-WORLDCINEFESTLONAVLA
  4. No Entry will be considered complete without duly paid Entry/Submission Fee for films under all categories.

 

8) DELEGATE FEE

Delegate Fee (Non Transferable) :
i) Rs 2000/- {Rupees Two Thousand only} for Five days Delegate pass  per person.

ii) Rs 500/- {Rupees Five Hundred Only} for Daily pass per person.

iii) Rs 250/- {Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only} for Children Pass per Child [ minor under 18 age group ]

iv) Rs 1000/- {Rupees One Thousand Only} for food coupon valid for one buffet meal {Lunch/Dinner}.

Delegate Pass will be issued only upon authentication and approval by LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018.

*NOTE : Delegate fee was waived off for 2017 since it was the first edition of LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST, LONAVLA.

9) SPONSORSHIP FEE & COURTESY

(A) Sponsorship Subscription Options:

  • RUPEES TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND ONLY FOR ‘BRONZE SPONSOR’
  • RUPEES ONE LAC FOR ‘SILVER SPONSOR’
  • RUPEES FIVE LAC FOR ‘GOLD SPONSOR’
  • RUPEES TEN LACS FOR ‘PLATINUM SPONSOR’
  • RUPEES TWENTY FIVE LAC FOR ‘PRESENTER SPONSOR’

i) Sponsorship Fee of Rs 25,000/- {Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only} for ‘Bronze Sponsor’.

ii) Sponsorship Fee of Rs 100,000/- {Rupees One Lac Only} for ‘Silver Sponsor’.

iii) Sponsorship Fee of Rs 500,000/- {Rupees Five Lac Only} for ‘Gold Sponsor’.

iv) Sponsorship Fee of Rs 10,00,000/- {Rupees Ten Lac Only} for ‘Platinum Sponsor’.

v) Sponsorship Fee of Rupees 25,00,000/- {Rupees Twenty Five Lac Only} for ‘Presenter Sponsor’.

vi) Courtesy Sponsors shall provide facilities to meet actual expenses in full or part for itineraries such as Hospitality, Catering, Exhibition, Transport, Award Trophy, Technical Support & Advisory Board, Expert Opinions, Public Relations, Print & Electronic Publicity etc.

(B) Deliverables for the Sponsor :

i) The sponsors will be invited to attend opening and closing ceremonies including Awards function.
ii) The sponsor will be issued one complimentary delegate pass to view all the films during the festival dates.
iii) Company brand logo of the Sponsor will be promoted through Logo display with hyperlink of Sponsor’s/Donor’s website on LIFFT INDIA website.

iv) The sponsor can display their standees and posters at the venue.

v) Acknowledgement & Posts on our websites, social media platforms, Magazines, Newsletter & print media in the networking of LIFFT INDIA & its tie ups & associates across the globe.

 

10) DONOR FEE & FILM CLUB FEE

LIFFT INDIA patrons are welcome to make voluntary donation payments to support the filmotsav & Awards.

Donor Cards & Film Club Membership :-

  1. Annual Membership of Rs 5,000/- {Rupees Five Thousand Only}
  2. Life Membership of Rs 25,000/- {Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only}
  3. Donor Delegate Diamond Pass of Rs 6400/- {Rupees Six Thousand Four Hundred Only}
  4. Donor Delegate Gold Pass of Rs 4800/- {Rupees Four Thousand Eight Hundred Only}
  5. Donor Silver card of Rs 640?- {Rupees Six Hundred And Forty Only}

 

11) PAYMENT DETAILS

Contact rijubajaj@lifftindia.com for Payment of Entry/Submission Fee, Delegate Fee, Film Club Membership Fee & Sponsorship Fee.
All Cheques payments for LIFFT INDIA must be made in Favor of : “RIJU BAJAJ MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT”

ENTRY FEE, DONOR FEE, FILM CLUB FEE & SPONSORSHIP FEE IS PAYABLE THROUGH
Cheque/ DD/ Online using Credit/ Debit Card/ Net Banking / Electronic Transfer / Filmfreeway Ticket portal :

NOTE : For bank details etc. please contact rijubajaj@lifftindia.com.

 

12) SUBMITTING ENTRY OF FILM
a) All Feature Films & Short Films can be submitted/entered on pen drive Or by uploading complete film online in full HD MP4 {codec H.264}, MoV File {codec H.264} Format in cinemascope aspect ratio 2.35:1 OR 16:9 [with burnt in subtitles] on Vimeo & youtube like platforms and sending us Link URL and password if protected along with Submission Form – LIFFT INDIA 2018 & Press Kit via email to rijubajaj@lifftindia.com.

b) Once the film is shortlisted for festival screening/competition, the selected participant will be requested to:-
i) Send the publicity material, as & when required.
ii) Send the screening copy. LIFFT INDIA shall share the detailed instructions regarding screening format.

c) Applicants can send multiple entries. However, a separate Entry Form and Entry Fee will be required for each film/category.

 

13) PRESS KIT
All under mentioned Press Kit items must be E-mailed to rijubajaj@lifftindia.com in order to complete the Entry/Submission:-
i) Submission Form-LIFFT INDIA 2018
ii) Synopsis of the film (not exceeding 150 words)
iii) Crew & Cast List.
iv) Director’s Filmography.
v) One Photograph of Director.
vi) Four still photographs of film in JPEG format (300 dpi, preferably 600 x 900 pixel size, max dimension 1200 pixels)
vii) One Poster of film in JPEG format (300 dpi, preferably 600 x 900 pixel size, max dimension 1200 pixels)
viii) Film’s trailer on pendrive and youtube link of not more than 2 minute in duration (Usable for promotion & publicity purpose if selected)

 

14) SCREENING FORMAT ACCEPTED 
i) Full HD MP4 {codec H.264} on Pen- drive/hard-drive, MoV File, Bluray, Format with 5.1 dolby mix for Feature Films in cinemascope aspect ratio 2.35:1 OR 16:9 [with burnt in subtitles]
ii) Soft Copy to be submitted on pen drive or hard drive
iii) Full HD MP4 {codec H.264}, Pen-drive/hard-drive, MoV File, Bluray Format for short Films etc. in cinemascope aspect ratio 2.35:1 OR 16:9 [with burnt in subtitles]

**Post pendrive/harddrive along with the print/hard copy of the Submission Form LIFFT INDIA-2018.

***Pendrive/Harddrive of the films once submitted shall not be returned to prevent any misuse/piracy.

 

15) MAILING/POSTAL ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:

LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018

C/o Mr. RIJU BAJAJ

Founder & Festival Director

Bungalow no. 10/2,

Neel Sagar Residency,

Ekvira Devi Road,

New Lonavla,

Malavli,

Pune – 410405

Maharashtra

India

Tel: 9823871196

E.mail : rijubajaj@lifftindia.com

 

16) Refund & Cancelation Policy : Updated as on 8th November 2017.
a) Entry/Submission Fee is Non-Refundable.

b) Delegate Fee is Non-Refundable.

c) Screening Fee for Opening film, Closing Film and Paid Screenings are Non-Refundable.

d) Sponsorship fee is Non Refundable.

e) Any other payment once made to LIFFT INDIA, will not be refunded under any circumstances other than the cancellation of the event by the organiser. Cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances and natural calamities will not be considered as cancellation by the organiser.

f) Once submitted, films under all categories cannot be withdrawn or cancelled from participation at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV – World Cine Fest under any circumstances by the participant. Lifft India reserves the right to cancel/disqualify the film from being considered/screened if any false information about the film is provided by the filmmaker/entrant/submitter and the entry/submission fee shall be forfeited and will not be refunded.

g) Incase the participant fails to submit the selection copy/screening copy of the film, the entry fee shall be forfeited and will not be refunded.

h) Incase the participant fails to submit the Entry Form before the last date for selection of the film but has paid the Entry Fee before the last date will not be disqualified from being considered to be submitted and the Entry Fee shall not be refunded.

i) All entries/submissions and Entry Fees made after the last date for the selection of the films will not be considered and will stand disqualified and the Entry/submission Fee will not be refunded. However, such films shall be considered for the LIFFT INDIA in the next edition/subsequent year.

j) Press Kit, DVD’s and other materials once submitted will not be returned under any circumstances.

i) LIFFT INDIA reserves the right to cancel delegate card without any refund if the delegate poses any security threat or is found misbehaving, acting obscene or harassing public, celebrities and participants.

 

17) DECLARATION

By Entering/Submitting film, screenplay script under any category to the Second Edition of LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav 2018 – World Cine Fest, Lonavla. The filmmaker/producer/writer/submitter/entrant accepts & takes the complete responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and all other creative and technical aspects of the film and for the accuracy of the information provided above and authorize LIFFT INDIA to reproduce it & use personal/company’s contact information in its publications as supplied. The submitter/applicant/sender confirms to have the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer / copyright holder / Tv network channel / VOD – online service player / product’s company / music company / film institute and all concerned authorities to enter, screen and publicize the film in LIFFT INDIA and LIFFT INDIA Awards and permits complimentary use of DvD/Soft Copy of the film & trailer submitted for multiple public screening purposes by LIFFT INDIA during the festival dates of LIFFT INDIA Awards & Filmotsav through the year at any and all primary and check post, travelling/satellite venues of LIFFT INDIA KAARVAAN/CARAVAN and Lifft India Film Club. LIFFT INDIA shall not be liable to pay any exhibition fees or royalty to any person/copyright holder or whomsoever for the film, screenplay script submitted/entered under any category. LIFFT INDIA is not responsible / answerable to any copyright / legal issues regarding the submitted/entered films screened/publicised under any category at LIFFT INDIA.

 

18) ANNOUNCEMENT OF OFFICIAL SELECTION

Official Selection LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav 2018 – selected films for competition and films selected for screenings for all categories will be announced on LIFFT INDIA website and other social media platforms such as official pages of LIFFT INDIA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LIFFT INDIA You Tube Channel and via Email on 1st October 2018. However, LIFFT INDIA reserves the right to change/cancel the scheduled dates, accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever. Films selected for competition need not be screened if it fails to comply other formal requirements or on request of the Entrant/Submitter.

 

19) WHO CAN VIEW SCREENINGS AT LIFFT INDIA

  • a) Only Five Authorised Representative (including director/producer) of the selected films will be permitted to attend LIFFT INDIA screenings/seminar/ceremonies as ‘Participants’.
  • b) LIFFT INDIA will not arrange or reimburse for travel /stay/visa expenses etc. of the invited participants attending the festival.
  • c) Delegates with pre-paid pass/ticket will be allowed to view the LIFFT INDIA screenings on first come first seat basis, they will also be allowed to attend the daily Conversation/Q&A, Master Class session with filmmakers & Actors.
  • d) Entry to view Retrospect category of films is free for all on first come first seat basis.
  • e) Entry for Special/Paid Screenings of LIFFT INDIA 2018 is Free for all on first come first seat basis.
  • f) Entry for daily Conversation/Q&A session and Master Class with filmmakers & Actors.is free for all film enthusiasts.
  • g) Entry for LIFFT INDIA Filmy Nukkad, a film market is free for all Film Professionals and Film Students only.
  • h) Only Delegates, Participants, Sponsors & Invitees will be allowed to attend the opening and closing/Awards ceremonies of LIFFT INDIA.
  • i)Entry for all screenings at LIFFT INDIA is for age group 18 and above only except for the Children’s film.
  • j) Entry for screenings of Children’s film at LIFFT INDIA is for age group 8 and above only. Children below the age of 17 must be accompanied by Parents/guardians/teachers.

 

20) LIFFT INDIA AWARDS  & RULES FOR JURY
LIFFT INDIA Awards : LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav – World Cine Fest is also a competitive film festival in which the winner shall be honored with a unique LIFFT INDIA trophy and certificate of participation Plaque in various categories finalized by the Jury panel.
a) Any selected film for the awards which involves work of the Jury member shall not be judged by him/her.
b) Collective decision of jury panel shall be final in announcing the LIFFT INDIA Awards under all categories.
c) LIFFT INDIA Life Time Achievement award shall be decided by LIFFT INDIA only and shall be announced by LIFFT INDIA when the Entry/Submission of films for selection for LIFFT INDIA opens.
d) Only LIFFT INDIA festival director, selection panel and jury panel shall determine selections of film and LIFFT INDIA Award Winners at their sole discretion.
e) Decision of the LIFFT INDIA festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned in T&C of LIFFT INDIA shall be final and cannot be challenged.
f) LIFFT INDIA Award winner’s names, decided by the jury, will be kept confidential and announced only during the LIFFT INDIA Awards ceremony.
g) The selected films by the festival director and a special selection panel shall be shared with a reputed panel of jury to be reviewed and considered for the LIFFT INDIA Awards and screening at LIFFT INDIA.

 

21) Selected participants will have to send voluntary written request email to LIFFT INDIA for approval to participate in the daily Conversation/Q&A/Master Class sessions to be held at LIFFT INDIA.

 

22) LIFFT INDIA promises to put best efforts & arrangements to screen the selected films in best and professionally equipped and of commercial quality theatre at the venue.

 

23) Shipping and Insurance: All costs related to the shipment of the film, publicity, promotional and photographic material to and from the LIFFT INDIA will be borne by the participants only.

 

24) Participants/Production Companies/TV Network Channels/Ad agencies may contact LIFFT INDIA for the promotion of their film, their brands/Logo, Poster etc. during the festival event or online promotions. Please send an email to rijubajaj@lifftindia.com for details of the schemes.

 

25) All Banking/Business/Personal information shared by the Participant, delegate, vendor, and the Sponsor shall be for the purpose of LIFFT INDIA only and shall be kept private and confidential by all parties. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for other details.

 

26) REGISTERED TRADEMARK & COMPANY
a) LIFFT INDIA and LIFFT INDIA AWARDS, LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV, LIFFT INDIA NATYOTSAV, LIFFT INDIA CHITROTSAV, LIFFT INDIA Emblem, LIFFT INDIA logo, LIFFT INDIA Award’s logo & LIFFT INDIA Awards Trophy and LIFFT INDIA Film Club, LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV- World Cine Fest Lonavla, Lifft India Caravan, Lifft India Kaarvaan, Lifft Pro, Filmy Nukkad, Green Film are registered and trademarks and property of LIFFT INDIA. Any use of these trademarks and intellectual property by any third party needs written and signed on paper permission from Mr. Riju Bajaj – the founder of LIFFT INDIA® and RBME®.

b) “Intellectual Property” includes all forms of intellectual property rights subsisting under any law or equity and all analogous rights subsisting under the laws of all jurisdictions and shall include any product or process of the human intellect whether registerable or non-registerable, including inter alia, patents, trademarks, copyrights, or derivative works of the same expression or literary creation, unique name, trade secret (including ideas, research and development, compositions, designs, drawings,website), presentation, database rights (including rights of extraction) and all applications, all service marks, logos and trade names, together with all translations, adaptations, derivations, and combinations thereof, and all applications, registrations, and renewals in connection with LIFFT INDIA.

All rights, title and interest, including but not limited to the Intellectual Property Rights in respect of LIFFT INDIA, now existing or hereinafter arising, shall, at all times vest solely and exclusively with M/s RIJU BAJAJ MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT [RBME]

c) M/s. Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment [RBME] is the Principal Presenter/owner of Lifft India, Lifft India Awards & Filmotsav. The rights of all the photographs, video recordings, interviews, master classes, candid shots, live performances for the purpose of- Satellite TV, Music, DVD, Video, Digital including internet etc. of the LIFFT INDIA Awards & Filmotsav event will be with the RBME only. RBME & LIFFT INDIA shall not hold any rights of the films entered under any category except for the screening purpose during the festival dates only.

d) Staff of RBME & LIFFT INDIA including Vendors, Volunteers, Website developer & manager, venue provider, Hospitality partner, Sponsors, co-sponsors, donors, participants, delegates, marketing company, does not have and shall not claim any rights or share in RBME and LIFFT INDIA Filmotsav and LIFFT INDIA Awards and any other trade marks mentioned in clause 26/a.

e) NOTICE: LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST, Lonavla. [ Literature, Information, Film Frame, Television & Theatre being the full form of LIFFT ].

 

27) INDEMNITY
a) By entering/submitting the film to LIFFT INDIA, the entrant/submitter/participant hereby warrant and represent that the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the Film.

b) The Film is not the subject of litigation; nor any dispute which would give rise to litigation.

c) The entrant/submitter/participant agree to indemnify and hold harmless LIFFT INDIA, its licensees, successors and assigns its and their members, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates, from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against them and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the full legal fees and costs, which they may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the entrant/submitter/participant’s or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the entrant/submitter/participant in these Terms, or in the entrant/submitter/participant’s Entry Form and FilmFreeway registration form.

d) LIFFT INDIA takes reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in LIFFT INDIA’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to LIFFT INDIA staff who require access in order to screen and consider entries/submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to LIFFT INDIA, the entrant/submitter/participant hereby release LIFFT INDIA and it’s staff from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the entered/submitted Film while it is in LIFFT INDIA’s possession.

e) All delegates, participants, sponsors, invitees and people assembled during the LIFFT INDIA at the venue indemnify LIFFT INDIA for being photographed, video graphed and covered by cctv. Appropriate and concerned snapshots and videos shall be utilized for promotional puposes only by LIFFT INDIA only.

 

28) PRIVACY POLICY : Updated as on 8th November 2017.

LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com respects your privacy and recognizes the need to protect the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified, such as name, address, and telephone number) you share with us. We would like to assure you that we follow appropriate standards when it comes to protecting your privacy on our web sites.

In general, you can visit LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We track the Internet address of the domains from which people visit us and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but the individual user remains anonymous.

Some of our web pages use “cookies” so that we can better serve you with customized information when you return to our site. Cookies are identifiers, which a web site can send to your browser to keep on your computer to facilitate your next visit to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the option to decide whether or not to accept it. The information we collect and analyze is used to improve our service to you.

There are times when we may collect personal information from you such as name, physical address or telephone number. It is our intent to inform you before we do that and to tell you what we intend to do with the information. Generally, you will have the option not to provide the information, and in the future you will be able to “opt out” of certain uses of the information. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit the LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com website, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services.

LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com will not sell, trade or disclose to third parties any information derived from the registration for, or use of, any online service (including names and addresses) without the consent of the user or customer (except as required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the user or others). LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com will allow suppliers to access the information for purposes of confirming your registration and providing you with benefits you are entitled to.

LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us. We have implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access and improper use or disclosure. LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

If our privacy policy changes in the future, it will be posted here and a new effective date will be shown. You should access our privacy policy regularly to ensure you understand our current policies. Please reference the privacy policy in your subject line.

LIFFT INDIA / lifftindia.com will attempt to respond to all reasonable concerns or inquiries within seven business days of receipt.

For any Grievances, please contact rijubajaj@lifftindia.com

 

29) Terms & Conditions mentioned here in above may be modified at the sole discretion of LIFFT INDIA without any prior notice.

 

30) Entire Terms & Conditions: This T&C supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations and agreements (whether oral or written) between the ‘Parties’ [delegates, participants, sponsors, invitees, staff, team, media, press, volunteers etc.] with respect to the subject matter thereof and constitutes, along with its Exhibits, a complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions of the Agreement between the ‘Parties’ with respect to such subject matter. This T&C may be amended or modified before the commencement of screening of Lifft India 2017 only by LIFFT INDIA at its sole discretion. The language of this T&C is English, and any translations shall have no effect and shall not be binding. Thus the Terms & Conditions Mentioned herein above shall be Final and Binding.

31) Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by www.lifftindia.com, a property of M/s. Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment [RBME]. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits or information or misrepresentation by unauthorised personnel arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of M/s. Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment. We [RBME] have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, M/s. Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment [RBME] takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

 

32) BY USING THIS WEBSITE OR SUBMITTING FILMS OR ORDERING DELEGATE PASS FROM THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS & RULES.

 

33) CONTACT

For any queries, LIFFT INDIA can be contacted at:

Website : www.lifftindia.com
Tel: +91-9823871196

Email : rijubajaj@lifftindia.com

*Feedback and Suggestions for improving T&C clauses are welcome.