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 Festivals). Our hospitality towards guests and expertise in hosting the festivals are very well known.

Malabar Short Film Fest is an International Short Film Festival to connect the filmmakers from all over the world in the most beautiful province in South India with a high interest in tourism and culture, Malabar.

Entries are invited for the 2nd Edition from 10th Feb,2022. And the festival event will happen in Feb-2023

1st Edition winners:
2nd Edition winners:

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

Individual/crew awards will be selected separately from each main award categories. So the chance of getting recognized for your project is high at this festival.

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2012.
✓ Any genre films can be submitted.
✓ All films must be submitted in English or with Onscreen English subtitles (if in a different language).
✓ Films from Kerala with Malayalam language are exempted for English subtitles.
✓ Duration of the Short films should be over 7 minutes and under 43 minutes.
✓ Duration of Micro Short films should be over 2 minutes and under 7 minutes
✓ Duration of Nano Short films should be over 30 seconds and under 2 minutes
✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
✓ Films streamed/released online and/or available on OTT/television platforms also can be submitted.
✓ We may promote clips/posters from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
✓ We retain the right to change the date and timing of the festival under special circumstances.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), 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.
✓ We cannot provide refunds.
✓ 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.
✓ No pornography. Explicit sexual or extreme nude content will result in disqualification.

Overall Rating
  • A wonderful festival and honored to have my film selected and to be a part of this great festival.

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.

  • Amazing festival! Extremely professional and welcoming!

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, keep supporting.