In the film industry they say dialogue is king so lets make no dialogue the queen. In certain stories the king is a decent king, a respectable king, a mindful king but in many stories he is reckless, unsurprising, or a pointless despot. Lets look at the Queen: she can be strong, subtle, creative, original. Without the uproar or the loudness in the closer view we can see and hear the beauty in the background. When there is no dialogue for the film we believe we xplore our senses more deeply, nuances and details become important, doors are unlocked, worlds are revealed. 

A little island of opportunity for those weird and talented beasts to run free before coming back to the shackles of show.

Limitation breeds creativity and we want to celebrate experimentation within a clear boundary: no dialogue. Here are the rules and regulations you must follow while making or submitting your film.

1. No voice over.
2. No foreground character dialogue.
3. No subtitles.
4. Should not be a music video.
5. Films produced from stock footage are unlikely to be selected.
6. Vocals from radio and television are fine but on a condition. It must not exceed more than 15 secs in your film.

 

Submission deadline extended upto : October 11, 2020.

 

1. SUBMISSION PROCESS

Sending an entry to Miniflix No Dialogue Film Challenge implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations, Terms and Conditions.
Entries can be of any duration. Shorter films are preferred (1 to 60 minutes). Films longer than 60 minutes is considered as Independent Films. 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

No Dialogue Film Challenge provides opportunity for filmmakers and artists demonstrating originality and flair in:

1. Story & Direction
2. Cinematography
3. Sound Design
4. Music
5. Production design
6. Performance

Your film is majorly evaluated 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. This process will last for a month. 

 

4. WINNER

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 prizes.

 

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 ‘No Dialogue Film Challenge’ is now extended upto October 11, 2020.

 

3. USE OF SUBTITLES OR TEXT ?

Subtitles and text are not allowed in the film premise for No Dialogue Film Challenge. You can only use it during credits section in your film. 

 

4. IS VOICE OVER ALLOWED IN MY FILM ?

Voice Over is not allowed in the films submitted for No Dialogue Film Challenge.

 

5. CAN I SUBMIT MUSIC VIDEO ?

Submission of music video for No Dialogue Film Challenge leads to disqualification from the competition.

 

4. FILM DURATION LIMIT ?

There is no duration limit for the film. Films less than 60 minutes are considered as Short films. Films greater than an hour are considered as Independent Feature Films. 

 

5. REFUND POLICY ?

You will get a full refund if your film is not featured. Please note that failure to meet the ‘No Dialogue Film Challenge’ 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. But only internal rating by team is applicable in case of private links and public voting will not be applicable. This might affect your chances of winning. 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
help@miniflix.in

 

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 (No Dialogue Film Challenge) will be notified.

 

9. ANY ADDITIONAL QUERIES ?

Write us at help@miniflix.in

 

Shortlisted Films

No Dialogue Film Challenge

WINNER : Miniflix No Dialogue Film Challenge 2020

The story of an ant who fights for a piece of sweet for its survival.