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Welcome to Season 5 Malayalam Short Film Production Contest!!

Season 5വിനെ കുറിച്ച് ഉള്ള എല്ലാ വിവരങ്ങളും മലയാളത്തിൽ കേൾക്കുവാനായി, ഈ വീഡിയോ കാണുക.

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  • Season 5 Malayalam Short Film Production Contest would have FIVE (5) WINNERS. BudgetLab would produce each winner’s short film within a budget of up to Rs ONE (1) LAKH.
  • TEN (10) shortlisted contestants would get a chance to narrate their full length film stories to Friday Film House
  • FIVE (5) shortlisted contestants would get a chance to narrate their full length film stories to each of the production houses (5 contestants * 3 Production Houses = 15 Contestants).
      • Ashiq Usman Productions (Produced – അഞ്ചാം പാതിരാ, കലി, അള്ളു രാമചന്ദ്രൻ, അരികിൽ ഒരാൾ, Argentina Fans കാട്ടുർക്കടവ്) –
      • Little Big Films (Produced – കുഞ്ഞിരാമായണം, കൽക്കി, കുഞ്ഞേൽദോ etc) –
      • Urvashi Theaters Production (Produced – വിലായത്ത് ബുദ്ധ (under production), തൊണ്ടിമുതലും ദൃക്സാക്ഷിയും, നീ കോ, ഞാൻ ചാ) –
  • THREE (3) shortlisted contestants would get a chance to narrate their full length film stories to each of the film directors (3 contestants * 7 Film Directors = 21 Contestants)
  • Out of TOP 10 contestants who would reach the final round of short film production contest, FIVE (5) contestants would get consolation prize of Rs 2000 each as Cash Prize.

Rules & Regulations

  • Both “Short Film Stories or Full Script” and “Feature Film Synopsis or One Line” could either be handwritten (writing should be neat and clear) and scanned or in typed format
    • Either handwritten or typed, the story/script file should be submitted in PDF format
    • Each story (synopsis or full script) has to submitted as a separate PDF in the story submission form
  • Feature Film synopsis/one line should be maximum completed in 5 pages
  • Contestants who has a story, but do not have a team to execute their story/short film, can also apply. If the Contestant wins, Budget Lab would help form a team.*
  • Anyone above the age of 18yrs, can participate in the contest


  • Registration fee is Rs 1000 per SHORT FILM STORY/SCRIPT
  • For every short film story/script you register, you can register one feature film synopsis/one line absolutely FREE.
    • For Example: If you register 1 short film script, you could also register 1 feature film scripts free of cost. If you register 5 short film scripts, you could register 5 feature film scripts free of cost to any of the production houses/directors of your choice.
    • If you have short film script and feature film story, you would need to register both together in the story submission form. You cannot submit short film script and feature film story separately.
    • If you do not have a feature film script, you could register short film script alone.
    • If the contestant has only 1 story but wish to submit to 5 different production houses or directors, they could do that as well
  • Contestant can make the payment via Net/Mobile Banking, Google Pay, PayTM or Direct @ Bank to the below given bank account number/phone number.

Account Name: Budget Lab Productions
Account Number: 5912002100001290
Bank & Branch: Punjab National Bank, Kakkanad
IFSC Code: PUNB0591200

Phone Number: 9645278895 (for Google Pay, PayTM)

  • Contestants has to upload the registration fee payment details screenshot/receipt along with story files. Note: Stories submitted WITHOUT fee payment details would be rejected upfront.
  • Please read the Terms & Conditions given below before submitting your story

Last date for story registration is 30th September 2021!!
All The Best