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.

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


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

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

Submitting your film to the TAIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive a certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.
1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. The TAIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
3. The TAIFF 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 TAIFF 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 TAIFF 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. TAIFF 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.

Overall Rating
  • Marios Malapetsas

    It was an real pleasure to participate in this unique film festival.
    From the bottom of my heart I would like to say Thank You!

    April 2024
  • Richard Oliver

    Allahu Akbar 🙏 God is so good. This would be my 1st award win from India. I worked so hard on this film to the brink of exhaustion. Because of its historic, sensitive (and some might say) controversial subject matter. I knew that it would be hard to get the funding I needed. So I decided to forge ahead and fund and produce it myself.

    As budding filmmakers, to have our work or passion project reviewed and acknowledged by distinguished and reputable accomplished judges, is truly an honor in itself. I was discouraged from my publicist to produce this film 🎥 so this win gave me the clarity and assurance to accept that I was spiritually led to produce the right project at the right time in our history. It also gave me the confidence to keep following my creative vision and instincts. To push the limits of music, art and cinema to the next level of greatness. On behalf of myself and my CFO/PR Veena Kondapalli (from Hyderabad India) I want to again thank the Tamizhagam International Film Festival for this recognition. I look forward to submitting more of my work in the future.

    But to be honest I want no awards, fame or fortune for my film at all. My only hope is that it will help reconnect us all, back to our HUMANITY. To the festival I thank you for your Humanity 🙏❤ and I proudly accept this award on behalf of the children of Gaza, who inspired my film. Yeah Mon 🇯🇲" - Richard Oliver Jr.

    March 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your kind review

  • Alexander Nikolayenya

    My bows and great gratitude to you for your high assessment of my film “Through the Mouth of a Baby.” Your spiritual legacy inspires millions of people around the world.

    March 2024
  • Andy Bambach

    We are very pleased to have been an award winner at the TAMIZHAGAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for our film 'These Are The Sounds I Make' in the category BEST SOCIAL AWARENESS SHORT FILM. Thanks Andy and Sue

    March 2024
    Response from festival:


  • Fabrizio Luches

    We are honoured to have been selected in your festival and for the award, we hope to present the next project in the next edition of the Festival. Thank you very much!
    Alice In Melaraland

    March 2024
    Response from festival: