Smartphone Short Film Competition

How has lockdown or Covid-19 affected you or your loved ones? Make a short film of your experience with your smartphone and submit it for a chance at winning cash prizes and an exclusive premiere at DCSAFF 2020.


Cellphone with 4k recording resolution. 


12 minutes and below (no exceptions)


Theme or characters have to be South Asian


Love, friendship and humanity in the time of Corona. Keep the South Asian diaspora in mind when creating your film

Judging criteria:

The DCSAFF jury will judge your short film based on screenplay, acting, cinematography, sound and editing.


You can submit a film as an individual or group. Multiple submissions are allowed. Submission format .mov below 24 MBs.
Deadline for submission is: June 30, 2020
Late Submission: July 20, 2020
Announcement of Winners: August 17, 2020


$15 Regular, $10 Students and Gold Member 


First Prize: $500 (Plus DCSAFF Laurel and Certificate)
Second Prize: $250 (Plus DCSAFF Laurel and Certificate)
Third Prize: $100 (Plus DCSAFF Laurel and Certificate)

We will reserve rights to premiere winning films at DCSAFF 2020.

Submit your film under the Short Film Category at Film Freeway!