The festival features top films from the world’s filmmakers as well as introduces new, talent from around the world. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams.

WE ARE HUNTING THE GOOD MOVIES, FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

The officially selected project in each month receives PBIFF laurel.
All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, will be shared on our social media.
All monthly winners of the period from JULY 2020 to JUNE 2021 will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN JARAWAS AWARDS.

But annual event screening films will be selected from the monthly winners list by our final event juries.  

The Certificate Awards are given in the following categories:

Best International Feature Film
Best Indian Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Indian Short Film
Best Director
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Musical Theme
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best Animated Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Single Shot Sort Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Poster
Best Trailer

Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the PORT BLAIR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PBIFF), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

PBIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin.

Submitting your film to the PBIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.
Chennai city is our monthly event screening place.
But the annual event will be held in Port Blair. 
1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. The PBIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
3. The PBIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the PBIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
4. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
5. A nominee will be privately screened for the PBIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
7. PBIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

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  • karthi keyan

    I am really honored and grateful for selecting our film 'life of a soap'. It also won 'best stop motion' award. Unfortunately i couldnt attend the event. Overall the communication and hospitality was good. Thank you very much for the great support.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome.

  • I was very happy attending this festival and walking away a 3-time winner. "Official Selection", "Finalist" and "Outstanding Achievement" in the Documentary Film category. This festival is very well put together and run by some amazing people. I hope to return in the future. Keep up the GREAT work!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome.

  • Hi! I feel so honored to be part of this wonderful festival. The communication has been fantastic as everything was told to me every step of the way. I love the awards and how inclusive the selections are! Thank you so much for inviting my film to play a part in your wonderful festival. I can't wait to be there soon!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome.

  • Was awesome being selected and winning with this festival. I also had an honorable mention as well. Both my films did well. Very professional, clear concise directions and great communication. I highly advise to enter this film festival. I will again.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome.

  • Pierre-André Le Leuch

    A very good and serious film festival organized by kind people with a great taste for film art. I warmly recommend it !

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome.