The Competition section invites world and Indian feature films, short films, animation and documentary films. Films premiered in other festivals will be accepted but films released theatrically, via satellite or internet will not be eligible.
The Ladakh section seeks to explore new talent among the Ladakhis and also promote films made on Ladakh. Feature films, short films, animation films and documentary films made in any format will be accepted. This section is open only for the residents of Ladakh and for films made on Ladakh.
The festival will present the Snow Leopard Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Debut Director, Jury Grand Prize for the Best Film Entry, Snow Leopard Award For The Best Film On Endangered Species, and various others for feature, short and documentary films. See here for more details.