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.
Indian history says that Malabar and each South Indian states & Union territories (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & Telangana) have a very Inseparable relationship. So this time Malabar Festivals Team directing an exclusive Music Festival only for South Indian languages (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Konkani, & Tulu. Also for commonly used Urdu, French & English languages)
South Indian Music Awards (SIMA Fest) is a Music Festival that presents the best music videos of various genres from India’s southern states, 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 South Indian 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.
Applications for this festival will start receiving from 15th Dec, 2021 onwards. And the festival will happen on 14th & 15th Dec, 2022.
Festival Venue: Eco stay Holiday Home, Chundale(PO), Wayanad, Kerala, India, Pin-673123.
Festival dates: 14-Dec-2022 & 15-Dec-2022
The first day will start with a round table discussion about “Importance of Music in South Indian Culture”, and screening of officially selected Music Videos will be follows in the evening session.
The final day will start with continuing the screening of officially selected Music Videos for the final round, and the day will end up announcing the award winners.
23+ Main Category Awards will be there. And we will have 14+ Director Category Awards, 15+ Language Category Awards, 17+ Individual Category Awards, 05+ Social Media Category and 02+ Musical Film Category Awards as well.
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 official Selections will receive Official Selection Laurels.
Award Winners will receive Official Certificates and Laurels.
✓ All videos must have been made in or after 2011.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ Any genre films/videos 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 South Indian Music Awards, 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.
✓ South Indian Music Awards 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.