Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival is one of the oldest documentary film festivals in India. Started in 1998, we have been successfully organising this festival annually to introduce and nurture documentary and short film culture in and around Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world. Our event is an inclusive, democratic, local, independent and a small event with a purpose. By showing films at multiple venues, we reach out to the audiences who would otherwise miss out such opportunities.

We are proud to announce the 26th edition of our film festival.

It is a non competitive film festival.

1) Non Competitive event
2) No screening fee will be provided
3) Will be held offline depending upon the local administrative situation; if the local administration does not allow offline / physical event, the festival will be conducted online.
4) Downloadable links / files should be sent for the selection
5) Local stay will be provided to the filmmakers of the selected films, if the festival takes place offline
6) No travel support will be provided to the filmmakers who attend the film festival, if the festival takes place offline
7) Films that promote or support hatred will not be admitted
8) Discussions will be organized via online if the filmmakers can't attend the festival
9) The films should have subtitles in English.
10) Entry fee will not be returned.
11) Selection Committee and Jury are results are final and non negotiable.
12) Selected films will be screened in the future non commercial film screenings and film festivals (organised by MARUPAKKAM) with the consent of the concerned filmmakers / producers
13) Feature length fiction films will be screened in DCP format.
14) There will be no competition for feature length fiction films.
15) Feature length fiction films (selected only) from India will be given a moderate screening fee.

Overall Rating
  • It was an honor to be part of the 25th year of this amazing festival which is organized with such pure and unique belief and dedication.

    February 2024
  • I'm super glad to be a part of the 25th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2023 with my short film 'VYARTH'.
    Thanks for understating the depth and need for the social message that we want to give through "VYARTH".
    It has been an honor to be a part of this incredible film festival.
    May the festival continue to provide filmmakers with a platform that encourages creativity and expressiveness.
    Writer & Director - Vijay Chaugule

    December 2023
  • Thank you very much for choosing my film for the festival!
    Bless you!

    December 2023
  • guhan s

    Had a great time in attending the screening and the discussion session for our film in Madurai festival 2024. I appreciate the festival organizers and everyone involved for their efforts.

    December 2023