IFFA to symbolize this festival we represented the "Coconut tree" as our logo.
Because one who reaches this Island through the sea, this tree becomes as 'saving the lives' to all humans. So the people define it as a "Tree of Life". Any artist who is wavering through this sea. The International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar will be as a " Tree of Life" for him.

The officially selected project in each month receives IFFA 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 COCONUT TREE 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


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

IFFA is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin.

Submitting your film to the IFFA 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 Andaman and Nicobar city is our monthly event screening places.
Annual event will be held in Port Blair.
1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. The IFFA reserves the right to refuse entries.
3. The IFFA 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 PBIFF 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 IFFA 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. IFFA 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.

Overall Rating
  • Hakan Ünal

    Even though I sent several messages to the festival asking gently for the certificate, they just ignored. Networking and communication are the worse not worth to a festival way of writing. Totally dissapointed!!! I will never recommend this festival to anyone.

    May 2021
  • Beautiful festival, great experience for me! I am honored for the awards won by my film "Laura's Hereafter". Thank you so much! I wish your event a great success.

    April 2021
  • Thanks You to awarding my Shortfilm " Smoking Kills " .
    See You Soon with a new shortfilm ...

    Best regards

    March 2021
  • Being part in this festival with my film "Unhappy" was a pleasure. And thank you very much for the Award . A real honor. Thank you. I ll be back with a new movie next time. Thomas Goersch

    March 2021
  • Truly humbled after winning Actor at the IFFAN. Really professional and passionate festival, the certificates have a wonderful design as well! Grazie!

    March 2021