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10 Day Filmmaking Challenge

Prize Pool - INR 20,000 Cash, Filmmaking Kit, Win Prizes, and a chance to get your film in the Festival

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Everyone is a Film Maker. Yes, you definitely have a story. Tell it now through a film of 5-15 minutes. Open internationally, Diorama invites filmmaking enthusiasts, students and amateur film makers to conceive and make a film within a compressed time frame of 10 days and be awarded alongside Indian and World Cinema’s biggest film makers.

Important Dates:

Entries Open / 28th July 2022

Entries Close / 2nd October 2022

Topic/Theme Release / 2nd October 2022

Challenge Begins / 3rd October 2022

Challenge Ends / 13th October 2022

Winners Announce / 27th October 2022

Awards / 04th December 2022

Winners to get awards at the 4th Diorama International Film Festival Awards Ceremony, New Delhi.

Winners get a Wild Card Entry to Shorts Competition Section of the Diorama International Film Festival. Click here to read more.

Entry Fee //

($20) INR 1,500 + Taxes for Ages 17 and Above

($10) INR 750 + Taxes for Ages 17 and Below


An Internationally renowned panel of judges shall judge all entries of this challenge. 

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Kireet Khurana

Kireet Khurana is a renowned Indian filmmaker, storyteller, and ad-film director. He has won more than 30 awards, including 6 prestigious President's National Awards for his films.

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Mozhgan Taraneh

Renowned Actress, Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter, Mozhgan has worked across 200 feature, short films and Television Serials in Iran and India. She has also been on several International Film Festival Juries.

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Michael J Ferns

Michael J Ferns is a BAFTA Award-winning Film Director who has been making films from a very young age. He is a very successful commercial director in the UK.


Step 1

Click here to fill out the entry form. Once you do, you will get an email with the details.

Step 2

You will then get access to your Diorama Starter pack which has 150+ Masterclasses to learn, explore and experience different aspects of filmmaking, and other resources to help you get started.

Step 3

Read the Rules and Regulations in the PDF file below.

Step 4

You will receive the Topics/Themes one day prior to the Challenge date.

Step 5

Plan and make the Film, and submit it online, with instructions given in the email.


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Q. Who can participate? A. Anyone. The Contest is open to all countries and regions without discrimination. Q. Any registration fee? A. The registration fees for each submission is Rs. 3000 for 17 and above Category, and Rs. 1000 for below 17 Category. Fees should be paid online before film submission. Q. What is the evaluation process and criteria? A. The criteria shall be decided by the respective Jury. However, generally, it is based on originality, Plot, Storyline, character development, performances, script structure, visual appeal, sound, and flow of editing. Q. Are SFX/VFX allowed? A. Yes. Q. Can I modify the film after submission? A. No. Once submitted the copy shall be deemed as final. Q. Can I participate in multiple Diorama Contests? A. Yes. Q. What about our film after the Challenge? A. Your film shall be screened at the Diorama International Film Festival, if it wins an award. However, all submitted entries shall be available on Diorama’s OTT Platform DioFlix for a period of six months from the date of the Festival. Q. Can I sponsor ? A. Yes. Please mail us at Q. Is animation allowed? A. No, animation in any form is not allowed in the film. Q. What should be the aspect ratio and sound for the film? A. The aspect ratio should be 16:9. The sound has to be stereo. Q. What is the Content Creator's Agreement? A. This legally binding agreement shall help protect rights of the creator and Diorama as a platform. Hence, necessary.

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