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 Foto Fest" is an Art and Photographic Festival that presents the best Art & Photographic performance 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. Malabar Foto Festival began as an Art festival in 2016 and has had four Live Events. We focus on innovative approaches to creating art & photographic performance.

At "Malabar Foto Fest", art & photographic performance are not observed as commodity content but as an artistic masterpiece. We encourage cultural exchanges and looking for quality, message, poetry, beauty.

There is a say that a photo is worth 1000 words, and the submitted photos should tell a story. And officially selected photos will be displayed on our online/social-media pages.

1st Edition Winners:

All winners will be honored with their work, bio, and web link on our online/social-media pages and emailed a personalized JPG award celebrating their accomplishment so that they can share their achievement online.

The viewer’s choice award will be considered from the response of the viewers' on the festival’s social media pages for the official selections.

All official Selection will receive Official Selection Laurels.
Jury Award Winners will receive Official Certificates and Laurels.
Viewer’s Choice Award Winners will receive Official Certificates and Laurels.

✓ The "Submitter" (usually the photographer him or herself) may enter as many categories as they wish.
✓ You may enter as many photographs "in a series" as FilmFreeway will allow per "project page" (six photos).
✓ These photographs must be the original work of the person submitting themselves or on "behalf" of a photographer the submitter is representing with their consent.
✓ For those of you "new to FilmFreeway", you must make a profile page for yourself and a "Project page" for each of your Photographs before entering “Malabar Foto Fest” competition.
✓ You may enter Black and White photographs in ANY category but we also have a Black and White photograph category SPECIFIC to Black and White photos.
✓ Use your best judgement into which category or categories to enter each of your photos. You may enter the same photography entry in more than one category or enter more than one photo project in the same category.
✓ Write a brief about your works in the project page, explain how did you relate your work and theme/category.
✓ Mention the year of creation/capture in the project page.
✓ No restriction/limitation on the oldness of the final 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.
✓ Works 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 Foto Fest, contestants/submitters agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding Photos, Paintings & Posters etc.
✓ Watermarked works and/or proof to confirm the ownership are needed upon festival selection committee request
✓ Videos(Time lapse, storytelling etc..) streamed/released online and/or available on online platforms also can be submitted.
✓ We may promote photos/posters from your submissions on social media.
✓ Malabar Foto Fest 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.