Rules & Regulations

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  • ViBGYOR-2007 is a Non-Competitive Festival for the Non-Feature films category with four major sections, namely the ViBGYOR Package, Focus of the Year, Kerala Spectrum and the Retrospectives. Documentaries, Short fiction, Music videos, Animation films and Spots are the genres usually showcased at ViBGYOR.


  • ViBGYOR package has seven themes representing the colors of the rainbow. They are: `Indegenous People, `Dalit Reality', `Gender & Sexuality', `Fundamentalism v/s Diversity', `Nation State', `Globalization' and Region Focus (South Asia)

  • Entry Form
    Last Date
    25th April
  • For the year 2007, we have `Earth’ as the theme for the 'Focus of the Year' section.

  • Under the `Kerala Spectrum’, films made by persons residing in Kerala, focusing on issues pertaining to Kerala (fiction/non-fiction) will be screened.


  • We encourage filmmakers, who have made films that broadly deal with the sections and themes mentioned above, to register their films at VIBGYOR Film Festival office on or before 20th April, 2007.


  • There will be pre-selection for all categories.


  • To register your film in any section, download the entry form[329.6 KB] and fill it in by computer or hand. Post it, signed, to us with your DVD (Region 2 or All Region) or miniDV/DVCAM copy with a synopsis (65 words or less) and a quality still from the film. Make sure the film title, your name, e-mail and contact numbers are written on the Disc/Tape. If you haven't signed the entry form we cannot consider your film, for issues concerning copyright and public exhibition.


  • Still photographs must be either prints of at least 15cm x 10cm or scanned images of 300dpi in JPEG or TIFF format on CD.

  • The address where the packages should be sent: ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Chetana Media Institute, Palace Road, Trichur 680 020, Tel: 0487-2330830. Make sure to leave the sender’s address and e-mail on the reverse side of your package; the festival committee cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss of parcels during transit. The receipt of your parcel shall be duly acknowledged via email.


  • Films of all languages should have English subtitles. The idea is to make it easier for the international audience. All the screening will be in original audio with English subtitles.

  • It is the responsibility of the Entrant to clear all issues pertaining to copyright/s on music and other materials included in the film and/or other related materials including stills.


  • The Entrant agrees that all related materials they send to the Festival can be used on any medium for the promotion of the Festival. The Festival reserves the right to use clip/s in montages (promotional trailers) with a new audio track (Music and V.O.).

  • The festival retains the right to keep a DVD copy of the slected films for future non-commercial screenings.

  • All expenses (postage/ travel/participation/ etc) related to the festival entry and participation have to be borne by the participant/s. The Festival will offer local hospitality to the filmmakers from outside Trichur whose works are selected for screening at the Festival.


  • In the event of a legal dispute, the court of appeal will be at Trichur.