These rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) apply to Red FM Short Films Awards 2020 (“Contest”) that is organized by RED FM MYSORE M/s KAL RADIO LIMITED (“RED FM”), a private limited company, incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, having its registered office at ADDRESS. By entering and participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.


The filmmaker desirous of participating in the Contest (“Participant”) should be a citizen of India.

The age restriction is 18 years and above for participants.

The Participant shall participate in the Contest by submitting an entry form online or visiting our RED FM office duly completed with accurate and current information along with the DVD or pendrive containing the short film to Kal Radio Limited, 19/1A, 2nd Floor, Jayalakshmi Vilas Road, Chamrajapuram, Mysore - 570005 by hand delivery or courier or by registered post, such that the printed form and short film reaches “RED FM” on or before 7th Feb 2020. Online entries and short films not received by RED FM before 7th Feb 2020 shall not be eligible for participating in the Contest.

The Participant has obtained all necessary licenses, permissions, certifications and authorisations, and has complied with all applicable laws necessary for participating in the Contest.

Each Participant shall be eligible to send one or more entries under each category.

RED FM reserves the right to disqualify any person that it knows is, or has reasonable grounds to believe is, ineligible for the Contest.

Length 5 min to 30 min


The Participant shall download the opening slide from Opening Slide Download Link and insert it at the beginning of the short film before submission of the short film. Short films which do not contain this opening slide shall be rejected. The short film should not exceed 30 minutes in duration, excluding titles, credits and opening slide to be inserted.

The file format of the short film shall be in MP4 format only, and the size of the short-film stored in DVD or pendrive shall not exceed 1 GB. Any short film submitted which is in any other format or exceeds the file size of 1 GB shall be rejected. In case a Participant submits multiple entries, each entry alongwith the short film and printed form shall be submitted separately i.e. only one short film on one DVD or pen drive.

The short-film should be made and submitted in any Kannada language only.


Participant shall not submit the short film in multiple parts or on more than one DVD or pendrive. The DVD or pendrive submitted should be labeled with the title of the film besides being accompanied by the printed form. Participants are requested to avoid sticking paper on the DVD or pendrive. Participant shall be solely responsible for packing, safety and timely delivery of the short film at the address specified by RED FM.

The Participant must state the category for which the short film is being submitted i.e. fiction and non-fiction.

Participant expressly agrees and confirms that RED FM shall have worldwide rights in perpetuity to issue, circulate, broadcast, assign, sub-license, reproduce, telecast, transmit and communicate to the public any copies of the Content (Short Films) to any person, in any form, format, medium now known or may be discovered in future. All submitted DVD’s or pendrive’s shall become the property of RED FM and are not returnable.



The winner of each category specified above, will be gratified at the main event of the Red FM Short Film Awards 2020 (Short Film Awards)organized by RED FM. The date of Short Film Awards shall be intimated by RED FM to the winners and a ticket for the winning film maker and winning actor shall be sent by RED FM at the address of the winning Participant.

The winning Participant shall intimate RED FM in advance in case they are unable to attend the Short Film Awards.

Award shall not be convertible to cash, transferable or assignable. Substitution of award by winner will not be entertained.


All the entries received by RED FM on or before the date specified by RED FM and complying with these Rules and Regulations shall be screened by a panel of jury members consisting of renowned personalities from the world of film and art, who shall be appointed by RED FM.

The selection and number of judges at each stage of the Contest shall be at RED FM’s sole discretion. The decision of RED FM and the judges at all stages of the Contest shall be final and binding on the Participants. No enquiries, complaints, disputes or appeals shall be entertained in this regard. The Participant shall accept and abide by any and all decisions made by RED FM and the panel of judges without limitation, decisions relating to the Contest, selection of winners and the criteria for selection of winners.

The Participant shall not make unauthorized contact with jury or try to influence the decisions of jury or any other act of such kind. RED FM reserves the right to disqualify any Participant indulging in such acts.


The participation in the Contest is entirely voluntary and it shall be deemed to have been made on a voluntary basis.

RED FM shall endeavour to communicate with the Participants by email. All announcements, changes or updates shall be posted on the website REDFMSFA.COM

All deadlines for submission of application forms and short films are strictly enforced and must be adhered to by the Participant. Failure by RED FM to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Furnishing any false information or concealment of any material facts in the application form will result in immediate disqualification of the Participant, without any intimation. RED FM reserves the right to withdraw or alter the terms of the Contest without prior notice. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. All changes shall be posted on the microsites or websites. It is the responsibility of the Participants to keep themselves informed as to any changes to the Rules and Regulations of the Contest.

The Participant represents and warrants that he or she is not under any contract with any person, firm, corporation or authority that would prevent his/her participation in the Contest and displays of short film or any other matter connected therewith and agrees to indemnify RED FM against any claim that may be brought against it in this regard or any loss that may be caused due to it.

The Participant understands and accepts that he or she shall not copy or use ideas of third party or another Participant at any stage in the Contest. The Participant accepts that he or she has not infringed upon and shall not infringe upon the copyright or other intellectual property right of any other person by creating and submitting the short film. The Participant ensures and acknowledges that the Participant is the author of, or the owner or licensee of the copyright in the story, write-up, script, depiction, music, graphics, photographs, images, screenplay, sound recording, lyrics, background scores, dialogues, titles, subtitles and other literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works used while creating and developing the short film, and that it has not been copied in any manner from any source whatsoever and has full right to provide the short film during the RED FM Short Film Awards, participate in the Contest, receive award and permit RED FM to upload, exhibit, display the short films, and conduct voting as stated in these Rules and Regulations.

RED FM reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any Participant at any stage if it has reasonable grounds to believe that a Participant has breached any of the Rules and Regulations, any applicable law (including copyright law) or has otherwise infringed the intellectual property rights of any other person. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that any failure to comply with the Rules and Regulations could lead to RED FM disqualifying the Participants, without RED FM giving any reason for such disqualification or granting any opportunity for challenge. The winners agree to sign the requisite forms, contracts and documents to claim the award.

RED FM reserves the right to reject or remove any short film entry submitted which is obscene, defamatory, libelous, abusive, harassing, tortuous, intimidating, vulgar, pornographic, profane, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights or otherwise objectionable, or unlawful subject matter or which constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or otherwise gives rise to liability or violates any law, in its absolute discretion.

RED FM assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or jumbled, scrambled transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the microsite, website of Red FM Short Film Awards or RED FM or program or programming error or failure, or failure to capture any entry information. RED FM, and its Sponsors shall not be responsible for injury or damage caused to the Participant’s or to any other person, relating to or resulting from participation in the Contest, or from downloading materials or accessing the website or microsite of RED FM or Red FM Short Film Awards or displaying short films online for voting, shortlisting or during the RED FM Short Film Awards. RED FM is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone or internet network, or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof.

The Participant shall not have any claim against RED FM or its sponsors in case of cancellation or postponement of the Contest.

By participating in the Contest, all Participants agree to release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify RED FM and its Sponsors, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, liabilities, costs, debts, expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of their (i) participation in the Contest or any Contest related activities; (ii) use of and access to the websites for the Contest; (iii) any violation of any third party right including without limitation any copyright, property or privacy right; (iv) the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any award awarded hereunder (v) breach of representations, or any of these Rules and Regulations. This indemnification obligation will survive these Rules and Regulations and the Participant’s participation in the Contest.

Participant acknowledges that in case any of the terms of these Rules and Regulations is deemed invalid or becomes unenforceable or prohibited by applicable law, such portions shall be considered divisible and shall not be considered part of the consideration, and the remainder of these Rules and Regulations shall be valid and binding and of like effect as though such provision was not included herein.

The title ‘RED FM Short Film Awards 2020’ is the trademarks and property of and belong to RED FM. No Participant or winner shall acquire any right to retain the title or use the title or create any promotional or publicity material such as photographs, flyers or create any website or microsite with trademarks, images, logos, content or videos or any publicity material in any endeavours, public or private, without the prior written permission of RED FM.

The Rules and Regulations, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter including the Contest, existence, negotiation, validity, termination or enforceability shall be governed by and construed in accordance with applicable laws of India. The courts of Mysore shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Rules and Regulations.