1. Applicant are directed to fill ONLY ONE Application Form for one Film.

2. E-mail ID and Mobile Number furnished must remain valid for the duration of the Application Process. Under no circumstances, he/she should share/mention registration no. to any other person. In case, a Applicants does not have a valid personal email ID, he/she should create his/her new Email ID before applying Online.

3. The Online Application involves the following process: Registration/Login, Film Entry Form, Payment & Final Print.

4. There is a prescribed fee for Online Application Form. Applicants  will be directed for Online Payment once the form is completely filled. Applicant is requested to keep his/her Credit Card/ Debit card/ Net Banking details ready for the same. Applicants are required to carefully go through the Instructions for filling Online Application. Applicants while using the Internet Payment Gateway services are required to pay Service Charges as prescribed in the Instruction or by the Internet Payment Gateway.

5. The Receipt of payment must be attached along with the DVD of your film and the poster of your film. (mandatory)

6. Once your film is selected, send in the promo of your film for media promotion. (mandatory)

7. The duration for submission of the above details should be done within 10 days of your application date. (mandatory)

8. If the film has a censor certificate, you can send it along too.

9. One participant can apply for one film only. If applying for multiple films for different categories, you would need to apply multiple times.

10. If the candidates faces any difficulty while submitting the online application contact Helpline Email ID –

Terms and Conditions

1. Competition shall be held in three categories:

a. Short Film

b. Documentary Film

c. Feature Film

2. Films released in 2015-16 only shall be eligible for participation. All participating films should have necessary screening certificate including censor board certificate.

3. A non refundable participation fee of Rs. 1,000 for short film, Rs. 1,000 for documentary and Rs. 3,000 for feature film shall be paid to BSFDFC. All payments are to be made through online mode only.

4. No entry fee to be charged on films made by the Alumni of FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) and SRFTI (Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute).

5. Participating films should mandatorily have English Subtitles.

6. Submitted application must be accompanied with the following :

a. DVD of the film

b. Print of the Entry Form

c. Synopsis of the film

d. Name/s of the director/s

e. Name/s of producer/s

f. Name of technician/s

g. Brief description of lead and important actors

h. Selected application should reach the BSFDFC office within 10 days of selection with the aforesaid documents via courier service, postal service or hand delivered.

7. Films selected by the jury will be showcased at the Patna Film Festival 2016.

8. Films selected by the jury in different categories will be awarded by the BSFDFC.

9. Decision of jury shall be final and binding.

10. All disputes are subject to jurisdiction of the courts in Patna.

11. Information pertaining to the Patna Film Festival shall be available on the website of BSFDFC.

12. Information will also be mailed to applicants on their registered email ID.


1. Commencement of online registration of application


2. Closure of registration application

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