Malabar, The Land of Festivals.
Malabar is the northern Kerala land of Southern India. We live to love the Feasts (All kinds of Foods & Beverages) and Fests (Cultural, Art, Film & Music Festivals). Our hospitality towards guests and expertise in hosting the festivals are very well known.
The Malabar Music Festival is a music video festival that presents the best music videos of various genres from all over the world, in the most beautiful province in South India with a high interest in tourism and culture, Malabar. We focus on innovative approaches to creating music videos.
The moment the atmospheric and sensual music and the visual side are collective with the use of film elements, an artistically valuable music video can be created. Our goal is to create a place where the whole world culture will connect with the music industry.
Spike Jonze, Gore Verbinski, and many other incredible directors even got their start in music videos. We want to find the succeeding great creator, the next great musician, and the next great music video.

Third Edition Festival Winners: https://youtu.be/0YYCTCpV7S0

All official Selection Videos will receive Official Selection Laurels.
Award Winners will receive Official Certificates and Laurels.

Main Categories:

01- Best International Music Video
02- Best American Music Video
03- Best European Music Video
04- Best African Music Video
05- Best South American Music Video
06- Best Arabian Music Video
07- Best Asian Music Video
08- Best Australian Music Video
09- Best Indian Music Video
10- Best Additional Region Music Video
11- Best Folk Song Video
12- Best Love Song Video
13- Best Family Song Video
14- Best Animation Music Video
15- Best Experimental Music Video
16- Best Lullaby Song Video
17- Best Children Song Video
18- Best Nature Song Video
19- Best Dance Performance Video
20- Best Instrumental Music Video
21- Best Original/Live Song Video
22- Best Sports Song Video
23- Best Video Game Music
24- Best Covid-19 Theme Music

Director Categories:

01- Best Music Director
02- Best Female Music Director
03- Best Male Music Director
04- Best LGBT Music Director
05- Best Student Music Director
06- Best Debut Music Director
07- Best Covid-19 Theme Music Director
08- Best Video Director
09- Best Female Video Director
10- Best Male Video Director
11- Best LGBT Video Director
12- Best Student Video Director
13- Best Debut Video Director
14- Best Covid-19 Theme Video Director

Language Categories:

01- Best English Song Video
02- Best Hindi Song Video
03- Best Chinese Song Video
04- Best Spanish Song Video
05- Best Bengali Song Video
06- Best Portuguese Song Video
07- Best Russian Song Video
08- Best Japanese Song Video
09- Best Turkish Song Video
10- Best Marathi Song Video
11- Best Telugu Song Video
12- Best Tamil Song Video
13- Best Korean Song Video
14- Best French Song Video
15- Best German Song Video
16- Best Vietnamese Song Video
17- Best Italian Song Video
18- Best Arabic Song Video
19- Best Iranian Song Video
20- Best Bhojpuri Song Video
21- Best Gujarati Song Video
22- Best Urdu Song Video
23- Best Kannada Song Video
24- Best Malayalam Song Video
25- Best Indonesian Song Video
26- Best Polish Song Video
27- Best Malaysian Song Video
28- Best Sinhalese Song Video
29- Best Punjabi Song Video
30- Best Nepali Song Video
31- Best Konkani Song Video
32- Best Lahnda (Western Punjabi) Song Video
33- Best Filipino Song Video
34- Best Odia Song Video
35- Best Additional Language Song Video

Individual Categories:

01- Best Producer/Production Company
02- Best Cinematographer
03- Best Choreographer
04- Best Costumer
05- Best Editor
06- Best Sound Design
07- Best VFX
08- Best Makeup Artist
09- Best Vocalist/Singer
10- Best Female Vocalist/Singer
11- Best Male Vocalist/Singer
12- Best LGBT Vocalist/Singer
13- Best Solo Instrumental Performance
14- Best Lyrics

Social Media Categories:

01- Best YouTube Shorts-Performance Video
02- Best Facebook Reels-Performance Video
03- Best Instagram Reels-Performance Video
04- Best TikTok Shorts-Performance Video
05- Best Mobile Shorts-Performance Video

Musical Film Categories:

01- Best International Musical Short Film
02- Best Indian Musical Short Film
03- Best International Musical Documentary
04- Best Indian Musical Documentary

✓ All videos must have been made in or after 2010.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ Any genre films can be submitted.
✓ Music videos may not have English subtitles.
✓ No restriction/limitation on the duration of the final video work.
✓ Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
✓ The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
✓ No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
✓ Music Videos that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. By submitting to Malabar Music Festival, contestants/submitters agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images etc. presented in their works.
✓ Videos streamed/released online and/or available on OTT/television platforms also can be submitted.
✓ We may promote clips/posters from your video works on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
✓ Malabar Music Festival organizers reserve the rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
✓ The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
✓ Any technical issues with the submitted works are 100% the responsibility of the entrants. At the time of judging if your video file doesn’t work, it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, you can resubmit the same project to current edition. But will have less precedence.
✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.
✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

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  • Anna Gutmanis

    Thank you Malabar Music Festival for a wonderful experience! Artists 4 Racial Equality are grateful for your support of "Breonna" and excellent communication.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.

  • Andres Paredes

    Very excited to have submitted a musical video project to the Malabar Music Festival. I was impressed with the organization and their dedication to the video musical arts.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.

  • Lauren Speeth

    Winning at Malabar for "Grow" is such an uplift to the team. We really appreciate how your team encourages a wide variety of musical genres. The communication was excellent. We wish we could have been there with you to celebrate, but we'll surely submit future works, and look forward to the day this pandemic is behind us all. Thank you once again from all of us at Elfenworks Productions! Rock on, Malabar Music Festival!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.

  • Gabriel Pareyon

    Thank you for your hard work and selection among thousands of music films. It is a high honour to know that our musical-visual proposal is enjoyed in sensual Kerala, by people so receptive to the arts.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.

  • Ruth Weber

    We were so honored to have our two music videos, " Mushrooms," and " We're Goin' Green," win awards in the Malabar Music Festival. The festival had great value, and their communication with us was very good! We will definitely submit other films in the future and recommend this festival to others!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.