Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams.

The officially selected project in each month receives GSIFF laurel.
All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, will be shared on our social media.
All monthly winners of the period from DECEMBER 2020 to NOVEMBER 2021 will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN SPARROW AWARDS.
But annual event screening films will be selected from the monthly winners list by our annual event juries.
The Certificate Awards are given in the following categories:
Best International Feature Film
Best Indian Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Indian Short Film
Best Director
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Musical Theme
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best Animated Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Single Shot Sort Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Poster
Best Trailer
Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.
By submitting your film into competition in the
GOLDEN SPARROW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GSIFF), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

GSIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin.
Submitting your film to the GSIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

Chennai or Sirkali city is our monthly event screening places.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

2. The GSIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.

3. The GSIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the GSIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

4. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.

5. A nominee will be privately screened for the GSIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

7. GSIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

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  • Siddharth Thevadason

    Thank You Golden Sparrow International Film Festival, very supportive & recommended .

    September 2021
  • RABINDER PARASHER

    We are beyond thrilled and excited that our Short Film 'Deep Fall' has been declared an Award Winner. We won the 'Best International Short Film' Award, 'Best Director' (Special Jury Award) and 'Best Actor' Award in the 'International Competition - Short Films' category at 'Golden Sparrow International Film Festival'. On behalf of the entire cast and crew, we would like to thank the entire team of 'Golden Sparrow International Film Festival'. I highly recommend this festival to all Film makers.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    thank you for your support

  • Jonia Mathew

    I strongly recommend all film makers to apply.The festival gives a platform to creators to showcase their talent.I would like to thank them for choosing my film for the awards and honoring the lead actress with the best actress award.

    September 2021
  • It is a great feeling to take part in such an important festival and receive an award. I would like to thank the festival directors and the jury.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    thank you for your support

  • NJ Brown

    If you have a short film, this is a festival worth participating in. I'll be submitting my next film here.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    thank you for your support