Marathi International Film Festival (MIFF) is the first-ever Marathi Film Festival Organized outside Maharashtra, India. MARATHI is an Indian Regional Language, of Maharashtra State, where they produce more than 200 films a year.

MIFF's mission is to promote Marathi Culture & Music, through the art of cinema across the world.

MIFF expects to be attended by all regional Distributors and exhibitors from and across the USA. The Biggest Supporter of our film festival is a corporation that provides major content to Netflix & Amazon. The First Edition of MIFF took place in New Jersey, USA.

01. Best Feature Film
02. Best Director Feature Film
03. Best Male Actor In Feature Film
04. Best Female Actor In Feature Film
05. Best Writer Feature Film
06. Best Short Film
07. Best Director Short Film
08. Best Male Actor In Short Film
09. Best Female Actor In Short Film
10. Best Writer Short Film
11. Best Music Video

Terms and Conditions
** All the films must have English sub-titles **
** Films must contain "Marathi" Language to be considered for awards **
**To qualify for 2024 MIFF, films must be completed between January 2021 to December 2023. Any film before that will be disqualified
**COVID-19 UPDATE: We may have to conduct an online Film Festival Due to the Pandemic, in such case, you, the film submitter or a producer or a company will be solely responsible for online submission and shall indemnify the MIFF and its team, directors, officers, members, managers, sponsors from all damages, liabilities, expenses, claims, or judgments may arise from/because of online Film Festival.**

Marathi International Film Festival (MIFF) will use the term “content” to mean and refer to any content, videos, films, media, captures, pictures, and all other materials, such as publicity stills or other supporting content you submit to us. Each time you submit content to the for selection, you will be confirming your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, all the terms and conditions of Marathi International Film Festival's Terms of Use, including, without limitation, this Agreement.
To be considered for the Marathi International Film Festival, your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to formatting, compatibility, operating characteristics, and submission. These can be found on the website of the submitting partner FilmFreeway. To submit content, you will also need to meet Age Requirements and your content must meet the Marathi International Film Festival’s Content Requirements. MIFF will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content. Before submitting content you will need to complete your registration and submission for the festival via the website of the submitting partners. Filmmakers must submit film DCPs, and KDM's via online partner AutoDCP or with any other source. If you can not provide DCP you must send a Blu-Ray DVD which can play in the USA. Your Film ( in the format mentioned above) Should Reach us two weeks before the festival date.
The age requirement to submit a film is 13 and older. If the entrant is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian will need to complete the registration form and include the name of both the participating child or children and the parent or guardian. Submission of the registration form confirms that the parent/guardian has read and agrees on behalf of the child or children to be bound by this agreement and understands, agrees, and shall be fully responsible for the submission. If you are aged 13 to 18 years of age (you are considered a minor where you live) and you submit content for selection in the Marathi International Film Festival, you are confirming to that you have received your parent’s/ guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agree to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.
You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Marathi International Film Festival. The Festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your content from all and every platform including but not limited to MIFF.
You agree you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory, or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect Marathi International Film Festival’s ability to gain support from third parties which assists the website to continue.
Marathi International Film Festival reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, in violation of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. Marathi International Film Festival reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content is in violation of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If receive notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.
In regards to intellectual property, and copyright, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images, or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
If you believe any content on Marathi International Film Festival violates the copyright of any other party violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us by email at
5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO Marathi International Film Festival
In connection with the content you submit to us for consideration in the associated video casts, you are authorized to host, cache, and store your content and grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use your content, in full or in part for Marathi International Film Festival purpose.
The rights described in this agreement and granted to commence immediately upon submission of content to and continue until the completion of MIFF for the particular year.
Marathi International Film Festival has the right to include your film or video in its promotional activities. This may include but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the MIFF, physical screenings, viral campaigns, presentations, and product pitches.
Marathi International Film Festival has the right to compress, transcode, and package your film for online and offline presentations.
MIFF has the right to screen your film at and partner events, including screenings and launches associated with the festival and after the festival with associated TV Channels (One Screening Only), Online Release ( Week End), and otherwise without any compensation for a year from festival date.
Marathi International Film Festival does not claim any ownership rights to the content that you submit to MIFF. The Festival retains all rights, titles, and interests for the time of the Film Festival as mentioned above in number 5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO. You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorizations, rights, and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorizations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights, and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.
Upon entering into this agreement, you agree that the Marathi International Film Festival reserves the right to during the film festival and otherwise benefit from and/or realize revenue in connection with your content during the film festival. No compensation will be given to you or your representative for screening your film in the MIFF. and for other mentions in number 5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO
Your indemnification obligations under the Terms of Use include any third-party claims arising from or caused by your content, the submission of your content, Marathi International Film Festival’s use of your content consistent with the rights granted to by this agreement and/or any use you may make of the service.
Your festival submissions via submitting partners are at your own risk. You are solely responsible for your content, the representations, and obligations under this agreement and for any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.
Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorized or that is in violation of this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any and all damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.
This Agreement, together with our Terms of Use, is the entire agreement between you relating to your submission of content for use at Marathi International Film Festival and the subject matter of this agreement supersedes any prior or inconsistent agreements. MIFF may terminate this agreement with you, registration, and right to use or submission at any time without notice to you. There is No CASH prize involved in any category of awards. We will give a trophy or a certificate or both to an award winner.
This agreement is made in the State of New Jersey, USA, and is governed by the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New Jersey, USA.
The MIFF & its team will make an initial shortlist of films to screen at the Festival Screenings. The awards in each category as mentioned will be given on the last day of MIFF. The MIFF team's decisions will be final.
13. You (Participant) also agree that the terms and conditions, Date of the Film Festival, and venue may change without prior notice. You (Participant) also agree to all future changes in the terms and conditions.
By submitting your Film to the Marathi International Film Festival, you freely and voluntarily give and express your full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises, or assurances, not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to the Film’s owners or you, by the Festival and or any other Related Parties.
** Student Film is one, Where the Producer and director are studying either in school or college, and must send proof**

Overall Rating
  • Prasad Sawant

    Wonderful festival with a friendly team of professionals. Highly recommended to anyone who makes films.

    December 2023
  • Ashish Sahasrabuddhe

    Very glad to submit my film to Marathi International film festival. Very happy that I received an award for the Best Writer Feature FIlm. I wish I could have attended the festival in New Jersey and connect with fellow filmmakers for future projects that I am Writing and Directing at the moment.

    November 2023
  • Dim Light Tales

    It was a Heartwarming Festival. Great Jury. Happy to be a part off this festival.

    June 2022
  • There is no communication to me regarding festival dates or selection or winners. Social media pages are not updated nor website, we are paying such a huge amount and in return there is no communication to us.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Chaitanya, Every one were informed through FilmFreeway long back about selection. Even if your film is not selected then also you should have received the email. Every one else has received so does you. Check your email or update on FilmFreeway. Results will be announced soon.

  • Ken Sagoes

    We are deeply honored that our short film “The McHenry Trial - Don't Judge a Kid by Their Hoodie" was included in your festival. The event is well-organized with great communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for kind words.