If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed!

Student Film Competition

Make Cinema is an opportunity for young creative minds to narrate their stories and ideas via film.

Encouraging young filmmakers to turn their dreams and stories into films is Make Cinema, an IKFFI special filmmaking competition only for kids!

Students can submit films in following groups:


Junior (Below 12 years)

Senior (12-16 years)

Super Senior (16-21 years)

Film Duration

Minimum 2 mins

Maximum 20 mins

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for Student Film Makers

Student Film Competition: Student filmmakers are encouraged to submit their work in this section.

To be eligible for selection in this category, the filmmaker must be a student of an educational institution and must have valid identification to verify this.

Only students under the age of 21 at the time of the completion of the film may submit.

Only films produced after 1 January 2016 will be eligible for this category.

The film can be made on any topic and in any genre.

Films with a minimum duration of 2 minutes and a maximum duration of 20 minutes will be eligible for this category.

There is no entry fee for the competition.

All entries must be submit via YouTube. Please upload your film on YouTube and send us a private link via email to ruchi@lxl.in and aayushi@lxl.in. The subject line of the mail should be “IKFFI MAKE CINEMA: (name of your film)“. Please also attach a scanned copy of your student ID along with the email.

All submissions must be made before December 31, 2017

Age Group :

Junior (Below 12 years )

Senior (12 to 16 years)

Super Senior (16-21 years)

Submit your film


Student Film Awards

Best Student Film – Junior Category

Best Student Film – Senior Category

Best Student Film – Super Senior Category

Additional rewards:

Mentoring by stalwarts – A chance to be mentored by the best in the film business

Winners will receive cash prizes, certificates and trophies.

Winners from India will also stand a chance to assist on the production of a School Cinema film

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
― Margaret Mead