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Welcome to the glitz and glamour of the Bollywood International Mainstream Movie Awards, where the magic of every independent cinema takes center stage on a global platform. In the city which breathes cinema, we bring together the independent film community, honouring the brilliance.

In a world where independent voices often struggle to find a widespread audience, our festival stands as a beacon of opportunity and inclusivity. The core idea behind the Bollywood International Mainstream Movie Awards is to bring independent films into the limelight, providing a platform where their unique stories, perspectives, and cinematic brilliance can shine on the mainstream stage.

Rules & Terms

Before submitting your film to BIMMA, please go through the Rules and Terms, as your submission implies your binding agreement to adhere to them.

  1. Films submitted for a specific month in BIMMA can be resubmitted for a second chance, given different judging panels for each season.
  2. Films in languages other than English must include English subtitles; otherwise, they may be rejected at the discretion of BIMMA.
  3. BIMMA reserves the right to reject entries and allows directors/producers to submit multiple films in a category or across different categories simultaneously.
  4. By submitting, you indemnify and hold BIMMA harmless from claims related to copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity, incurring any associated expenses.
  5. Officially selected films will be listed on the festival website, indicating acknowledgment by the judging panel, but it doesn't guarantee screening at the festival.
  6. BIMMA won't refund fees for incorrect category submissions. Films lacking correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible, with no coverage of filmmaker expenses.
  7. Submission requires an official trailer or poster, synopsis, and a film link, with careful category selection to avoid disqualification. BIMMA reserves the right to reassign films to appropriate categories.
  8. Nominees will be privately screened for the BIMMA judging panel, not initially to the public.
  9. Filmmaker submission fees are non-refundable, even if they choose to withdraw their submission.
  10. Filmmakers’ submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  11. Indemnification clause: You agree to hold BIMMA harmless from claims related to copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity, covering associated expenses.
  12. BIMMA may amend Rules & Terms without notice; updates are your responsibility to check periodically. Amendments are effective immediately upon publication.


Monthly Awards

Every submitted film will undergo a review process by a panel of industry experts will further evaluate the finalists and determine the winners. Monthly season winners will be awarded official BIMMA laurels, trophies, and additional prizes. These monthly winners will also be contenders for the Annual BIMMA Awards (The Best of the Best) and will receive invitations to the annual live screening Award event.