The nominations for the Miniflix Annual Film Contest 2020 is here! It’s time to see the list of films, directors, actors, actresses and more who are chosen for the Miniflix Award 2020. We have seen great content across categories and hence it will going to be difficult to pick one for any of the sections.
A big thank you for each and everyone for your active participation in the contest. Among many submissions across India, we have shortlisted only 26 best films for this contest.
And now, We present you the final nominees & winners of Miniflix Annual Film Contest 2020 (in alphabetical order) finalised based on combined score of our internal rating and user votes.
Winner – Manasanamaha (Cashprize Won – Rs.10,000)
Runner – Whodunnit
Best Film Category
1. Anna by Akhil Sajeedran
2. Chaver by Dons N Joseph
3. Dabba Gul by Kushal Verma
4. Day Zero by Shubham Kishor Pandav
5. Little Fairy by Karthik Kanna
6. Manasanamaha by Deepak Reddy – Winner
7. Whodunnit by Arjun PS
8. Why 3rd? by Meraki Productions
Best Actor Nominees
1. Ashwin Viraj (Manasanamaha)
2. Joe Varghese (Chaver)
3. Milan Trivedi (Bhavai)
4. Rushab Rathod (Day Zero)
5. Sachin Kuriakose (Whodunnit) – Winner
6. Sandeep Prakash (Sangharsh)
7. Shardul Bapat (Dafuq)
8. Shishir Kumar (Optimelo)
Best Actress Nominees
1. Aishwarya Phadke (Dafuq)
2. Drishika Chander (Manasanamaha)
3. Jiah Imran (Anna)
4. Mandana Karimi (Offline) – Winner
5. Parvathy Das (Whodunnit)
6. Prema Gowda (Little Fairy)
7. Sree Bhadra Suresh (Chaver)
8. Sri Valli Raghavender (Manasanamaha)
Best Director Nominees
1. Akhil Sajeedran (Anna)
2. Arjun P S (Whodunnit)
3. Deepak Reddy (Manasanamaha) – Winner
4. Dons N Joseph (Chaver)
5. Little Fairy (Karthik Kanna)
6. Kushal Verma (Offline)
7. Mayuresh Khole & Tejas Raut (Why 3rd?)
8. Shubham Kishor Pandav (Day Zero)
Best Story Nominees
1. Asuthosh S Shankar (Dafuq)
2. Akash Kotemane (Optimelo)
3. Deepak Reddy (Manasanamaha)
4. Dons N Joseph (Chaver) – Winner
5. Kushal Verma (Dabba Gul)
6. Shubham Kishor Pandav (Day Zero)
7. Tejas Raut (Why 3rd?)
8. Vivek (Little Fairy)
Best Cinematography Nominees
1. Arjun Das KV (Whodunnit)
2. Chinmay Bhaviskar (Day Zero)
3. Kushal Desai (Offline)
4. Pramod K Pillai (Chaver)
5. Edurolu Raj (Manasanamaha) – Winner
6. Sagar Dawane (Why 3rd?)
7. Sanoop Balakrishnan (Anna)
8. Yatish YD (Little Fairy)
Best Editing Nominees
1. Ajinkya Kulkarni (Day Zero)
2. Anand K N (Bhangam)
3. Kala Studio (Manasanamaha) – Winner
4. Lineesh LG (Whodunnit)
5. Mriddhul (Anna)
6. Puneet Mehta (Offline)
7. Sumith Surendran (Chaver)
8. Yatish YD (Little Fairy)
Best Original Score Nominees
1. Akhilesh RK (Bhangam)
2. Akhil Vijay (Anna)
3. Ashwaith Ashok (Chaver)
4. Christo Xavier (Whodunnit)
5. Kamran (Manasanamaha) – Winner
6. Kushal Verma (Dabba Gul)
7. Nikhil Singh (Why 3rd?)
8. Shubham Goyal (Offline)
Best Sound Design Nominees
1. Amal Raj Chandra (Whodunnit) – Winner
2. Clarance Allan Crasta (Optimelo)
3. Jibin Varghese (Anna)
4. Pankaj Vishwakarma (Dabba Gul)
5. Shubham Goyal (Offline)
6. Sync Cinema (Manasanamaha)
7. Vishnu KP (Chaver)
8. Roheit Mulmule (Day Zero)
Best Production Nominees
1. Andrews Jacob (Chaver)
2. Binu Gopi, Manoj (Whodunnit)
3. DC Motion Pictures, 4 Friends 4 Movies (Anna)
4. Meraki Productions, Madhavi Khole (Why 3rd?)
5. Pranay Singh, Aditya Swami, Jayrasinh Chavra (Hands of Time)
6. Shilpa Gajjala (Manasanamaha) – Winner
7. Shubham K Pandav, Sudhir Sunil Pawar (Day Zero)
8. Vermasilly Films, Bushido Media Works (Offline)
Special Mention Award (Lighting)
Offline by Kushal Verma
Special Mention Award (Voice Over)
Niharika Gowda (Little Fairy)
Outstanding Achievement Award
Day Zero by Shubham K Pandav & Team
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact across all sectors. But as we observed, the independent filmmakers came out making more creative stuff even by staying at home. This year's virtual film competition gives filmmakers the opportunity to tell unique stories that showcase their filmmaking skills.
Miniflix Annual Film Contest 2020 is especially interested in discovering and nurturing emerging filmmakers from around India. The main objective is to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give them a platform to network amongst fellow professionals.
Additionally, Whoever submits your film to our contest, if shortlisted, gets the opportunity to stream in our platform which contains only the best handpicked short films from across India.
Here are the rules and regulations you must follow while making or submitting your film :
1. Submission of Short Films, Feature Films, Documentary Films, Music Videos are allowed for the contest.
2. Films above 90 minutes will be disqualified (90 min is the limit).
3. Theme : Anything of your choice. All genres are considered to be eligible for nomination.
4. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker.
5. Resubmission : If your film has already been featured on Miniflix, it can be resubmitted for the contest. Please tick the re-submission option while submitting your film. All re-submissions will get a cashback of 50% on their submission fee after review.
6. The films must be included with subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Hindi).
7. By submitting a film to the contest, the filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script, and other creative or technical aspects of the film.
8. We do not accept amateur videos, extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations, films involving politics/films promoting political agenda, pornography.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UPTO: December 25, 2020
Winner to be announced on December 31, 2020 – 11:59 PM.
1. SUBMISSION PROCESS
Sending an entry to Miniflix Annual Film Contest implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations, Terms and Conditions.
Entries should be of duration less than 90 minutes. To submit your film to Miniflix, all entrants are required to provide a HD high-resolution version of the film via YouTube or Vimeo, pay the applicable submissions fee and include a promotional image of your film.
2. REVIEWING PROCESS
Miniflix Annual Film Contest provides opportunity for filmmakers and artists demonstrating originality and flair in:
1. Story & Direction
3. Sound Design
5. Production design
Your film is majorly evaluated and rated based on these six aspects.
3. VOTING PROCESS
All shortlisted films in the challenge are featured in a queue to be voted for by users. The filmmaker will be notified when the voting begins.
Based on the joined score of our team's rating and user votes, the highest scoring film will be picked as the champ and win the cash prize of Rs.10000/-
1. HOW DO YOU SHOWCASE FILMS ?
All the shortlisted films from the challenge gets embedded on Miniflix through YouTube or Vimeo links provided by makers along with the information of cast and crew.
2. LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION
Last date of submission for 'Miniflix Annual Film Contest' is December 25, 2020.
3. SUBTITLES NEEDED ?
The films must be included with subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
5. CAN I SUBMIT MUSIC VIDEO ?
Yes. Submission of Short Films, Feature Films, Documentary Films, Music Videos are allowed for the contest.
4. FILM DURATION LIMIT ?
Films duration should be less than 90 minutes (90 minutes is the limit).
5. REFUND POLICY ?
You will get a full refund if your film is not featured. Please note that failure to meet the 'Miniflix Annual Film Contest' criteria would mean that the film will automatically be considered as regular submission which makers use to get their film featured on Miniflix. If it is shortlisted in either of the two categories, refund is not applicable.
6. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIVATE LINKS ?
We accept private links too. For Vimeo links with a password, please add the password next to the link in the form.
7. OWNERSHIP OF FILM ?
If selected, your short film will be featured on the website and will never be removed by us. The makers of the film owns complete copyright of their content. If they opt to remove film from our website, they can write us at
8. WILL I GET NOTIFIED WHETHER MY FILM IS SELECTED OR NOT ?
Yes, you will be notified if your film does not get nominated along with the refund details. However after nomination, only filmmakers who progress to next rounds (Miniflix Annual Film Contest) will be notified.
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