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Rules & Regulations

Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge Submission Guidelines & Rules

  1. Fiction films of any length/type can be submitted.

  2. It is mandatory for the submitted work to have subtitles in English

  3. Film submitters warrant that the film’s content is original by submitting it. In case of any infringement, the team of Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge is not to be held responsible.

  4. We accept submission through FilmFreeWay only.

  5. All submitters shall be informed if their film is selected and subsequently other necessary and relevant communications shall follow.

  6. All finalists, official selections, winners shall be notified and sent an award certificate along with laurel via email.

  7. If in case any of the participant is keen to receive any physical copy of the certificate and or award, they shall have to bear the courier expenditure.

  8. All finalists, official selections and winners shall be declared on the day of the event.

  9. The social media channels shall be updated with the finalist, official selections and winners’ information within 3 days of the event.

  10. By submitting the submitter gives Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge team the right to use 10 – 15 seconds of their work as a promotional teaser.

  11. There is no refund of the fees if the submitter wishes to withdraw their submission at any point of time after they have submitted.

  12. The decision of the Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge team is final with respect to the selection/rejection of the films. No request for review of decision shall be entertained.

  13. The team of Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge reserves the right to cancel and re-schedule the event date(s) if there is an unforeseen and unavoidable situation.

  14. Any decision of the festival’s management team is final and cannot be negotiated with.

AWARD CATEGORY

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – Social

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – Fictional

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – LGBTQ

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – Comedy

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – Animation

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Of The Edition

  • Thinking Hat Best Plot

  • Thinking Hat Best Background Music

  • Thinking Hat Best Cinematographer

  • Thinking Hat Best Director

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – Mystery

  • Thinking Hat Best Short Film – Drama

  • Thinking Hat Best Feature Film Of The Edition

  • Thinking Hat Best LGBTQ Feature Film

  • Thinking Hat Best Fantasy/SciFi  Feature Film

  • Thinking Hat Best Social Feature Film

  • Thinking Hat Best Romantic Feature Film

  • Thinking Hat Best Comedy Feature Film

 

AWARD DETAILS :

  • Laurel

  • Printable Digital Certificate

  • Trophy

** Please note courier charges to be paid by the winner