About Festival

Films should always strive to ignite and open up social conversation, “Global Taj international Film festival” Agra, is a unique initiative towards connecting the filmmakers under one umbrella and it will also gives enough space to the filmmakers to understand the world class different cinema. The international Film Festival means fantastic and fresh unseen stories, innovations that broke stereotypes, dark pattern in the cinema, that more and more filmmaker’s are experimenting with form and content have made their craft a little more accessible.

Global Taj International film festival (GTIFF 2019) is a platform for filmmaker’s to showcase their sensible cinema in front of the film loving audience at the same time the audience to have an chance to watch many wonderful bunch of meaningful films around the world. As the festival seeks to provide exposure to quality films from around the world and make the film aficionados aware about exploration of different themes in movies, it is imperative for the stakeholders to come up with ways to make the festival a thriving place for cinema lovers where they can get insight in to cinema.

Come for real stories, meaningful cinema, real people, glimpse of technique, understand different culture, cinema talk sessions, workshops, master classes, entertainment, find new stories, new locations, cinematic fiesta, media interactions, networking, red carpet walk, appreciation & awards.


Appreciation, Recognition, Prize & Awards

Feature Film Category International
• Best Story Award
• Best Director Award
• Best Debut Director Award
• Best DOP Award
• Best Background Score Awards
• Best Editor Award
• Best Actor Male
• Best Actress Female

Feature Film Category India
• Best Story Award
• Best Director Award
• Best Debut Director Award
• Best DOP Award
• Best Background Score Awards
• Best Editor Award
• Best Actor Male
• Best Actress Female

Short Film Category
• Best story India/International
• Best director Award India/International

Documentary Category
• Best Documentary Award India/ International
• Best future Thought/ Docu-Drama Award India/International

Music Video category
• Best Music/Lyrics Award India
• Best Music Video Award India/International

T&C ...

1. Date and Place
The Festival will be held in Agra, November 15th. -16th. -17th 2019.
J. P. Auditorium, Khandari Campus, Agra & Jubilee Hall Auditorium, Paliwal Park University Campus, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

2. Regulations

3. The Festival Director reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity
with aims of the Festival,

4. Films entered in the Competition Section must fulfill the following conditions:
Films must be feature films/documentary features, Animation film, Short film, Music Video

5. Eligibility period will be determined by the Censorship visa/certificate of the country where the film has been produced/released. For not released films yet, not required any censor or equal to censor certificate.

6. In the case of co-productions, at least one of the producers/production companies must have the right to sanction the participation of the film in competition in the Festival and authority to receive award, if any, is won.

7. The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting. The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries. The Director of the Festival, the Nodal officer for GTIFF and the Chairperson/Patron of the jury can attend the deliberations of the jury but shall neither participate nor vote.

8. No person in any way connected with the production or commercial exploitation of a competitive entry will be a member of the jury.

9. Films should be in 35mm/70mm/16 mm and Digital format, now also accepted in DVD/BluRay format or
also online screener for selection purpose.

10. DVD’s or Online Preview link for Selection
DVD’s or online preview links of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of GTIFF Agra ) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 31st. October , 2019. DVD’s may also be sent through diplomatic channels. Or send online preview link with secure password.
The Festival Director will not be responsible for any film DCP’s/BluRay’s etc. that are diverted to other cities in India.

11. After closing of the Festival, the DCP’s/BluRay’s will be returned (return expenses borne by the applicant) through air-freight or diplomatic channels, to the entrants or to their duly authorized representative mentioned in the Entry Form.
Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs/BLURAYs/DCP’s related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.

12. Insurance
The Insurance of DCP’s/BluRay’s in transit from the country of origin to the Festival Director and from the Festival Director to the country of origin will be the responsibility of the entrant. The Festival Director will insure the DCP’s/BluRay’s against damage, partial and total, by fire, theft or any other unnatural causes from the moment it takes delivery of the prints to the moment it hands them back to the concerned airline/agency for dispatch, in conformity with Addendum 1 of the FIAPF Regulations for International Film Festivals. The insurance value will be the DCP’s/BluRay’s cost as specified in the Entry Form, supported by documents from the concerned laboratory. Damage to the DCP’s/BluRay’s, if any, should be certified by an independent agency, at the cost of the sender.

13. The Festival Director will not bear freight or any other charges for unsolicited films, Videos, DVD sent to it, if these are not selected for screening in the Festival.

12. Subtitling
Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than English must have subtitles in English. Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are required, shall not be screened in the Festival. All films should be without any watermark and advertisement.
SOME MORE RULES AND NOTES:
6. All films should be without any watermark and advertisement for final screening.

7. Screening will not be allowed before one month of the festival, and all submitter/s will inform to festival organizers for any screening in India and in any country for the same.

8. A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website, Facebook Page, FilmFreeway, townscript, by mail around November 3,2019.

9. Transportation and insurance costs of Pandrive, Hard drive, DVDs/BLURAYs/DCP’s, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.

10. GTIFF Agra 2020 would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the Entry and the same will not be returned to the entrants.

17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the film.
For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organizers.
18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer, if you are coming in GTIFF, Agra please collect, your participation certificate in special program for certificate distribution during the festival, there will be no charges.)
19. Anybody can submit one or more than one entry. There is no limit for submission.
20. Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances, until the Festival is over.

* all rights reserved with the organizers (T&C apply)

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jose Jayaraj

    Good festival. communication is good. Try to invite the directors of the nominated films in the next edition

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Mr. Jose, your film was appreciated at the festival, thanks for your participation in Global taj International Film Festival 2019, will have already invite this year and will aslo invite in the next year, please come sir.

  • AFX Animation

    It was a great experience to be a part of Global Taj International Film Festival. Thanks to the Juries for selecting my Film "Togetherness" as the Best animation Film. Communication and level of passion of the organizers are simply amazing.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dear Filmmaker, your amazing animations films was appreciated from audience as well as jury, in few minutes stories through animation you guys gave social messages to everyone, headoff to you and your team for particiapting in Global taj International Film Festival 2019. we will wait you for our next season ... Gud Luck AFX Animation for new films

  • Swati Chugh

    My experience at Global Taj International Film Festival was beyond expectations. The team worked very hard to make the event a world class one. The hospitality was exemplary - the team did all the efforts to ensure the filmmakers had a wonderful stay and experience. There were ample opportunities for networking as well as media coverage. My film Chitthiyaan - The Letters won the Best story award and I was absolutely delighted to have received the award from dignified guests. All in all its the best experience I have had so far at any film festival.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Swati you did a great job with your film and people loved it in theater, much more needed from your basket next year for sure. this is so nice of you that you and your team liked our team hospitality and creative efforts which makes festival a new energy for next year, see you in the next year with your new work in Golbal Taj International Film Festival.

  • This is such an amazing festival. Super friendly, stylish and great coverage. Thanks for everything and for the Best Actor award. Kindest regards.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Uwe, whata fantastic actor you are, you got many clap through out your film screening, Gud Luck and God Bless for future projects from Golbal Taj International Film Festival (GTIFF)... Congratulations again

  • Communication was top notch, the organizer loves films so you know filmmakers will be treated right. The designs of the posters, the laurels and the winning certificates were beautiful.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Sidartha you loved the creatives of festival that means your are watching small things , so nice of you that you liked our work style & management, and let me tell you one thingh i am a big fan of your film with minumum character and your direction quality as well you actedd so well, and jury given you the best Actor Award in international short film catagory from here, congratulations dear... Golbal Taj International Film Festival looking you next project in 2020 session