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 Tamil have a very Inseparable relationship. Tamil culture is rooted in the arts and ways of life of Tamils in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, and across the globe. Tamil culture is versatile articulated in language, literature, music, dance, theatre, folk arts, painting, media, comedy, cuisine, costumes, celebrations, philosophy, traditions, rituals, etc. So this time Malabar Festivals Team directing an exclusive international festival only for Tamil Music & Tamil Films.
Tamil is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia. It is an official language of the sovereign nations of Sri Lanka and Singapore, the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and the Union Territory of Puducherry. And it is used by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Tamil is also spoken by the Tamil diaspora found in many countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia & Mauritius. Tamil is also natively spoken by Sri Lankan Moors.
Tamil has the most ancient non-Sanskritic Indian literature. Scholars categorize the attested history of the language into three periods: Old Tamil (300 BC-AD 700), Middle Tamil (700–1600), and Modern Tamil (1600–present). So the main aim of "Tamil Music & Film Fest" is to collect Tamil talents, performances, experiences & creativity from around the world; and feel, enjoy & learn at our venue. This festival is for understanding the current and development status of the above-said versatilities of Tamil natives and Tamil diaspora.
All official Selections will receive Official Selection Laurels.
Award Winners will receive Official 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 submissions must have been made in or after 2011.
✓ All submissions must be in Tamil Language only.
✓ 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.
✓ Submissions may not have English subtitles.
✓ Duration of the Feature films should be over 75 minutes and under 180 minutes.
✓ Duration of Extra Short films should be over 43 minutes and under 75 minutes
✓ 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
✓ No restriction/limitation on the duration of the Documentary films.
✓ No restriction/limitation on the duration of the Music videos.
✓ 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.
✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
✓ Films & 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 Tamil Music & Film Fest, contestants/submitters agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images etc. presented in their works.
✓ Films & Videos streamed/released online and/or available on OTT/television platforms also can be submitted.
✓ We may promote clips/posters from your works on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
✓ Tamil Music & Film Fest 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.
✓ We retain the right to change the date and timing of the festival under special circumstances.
✓ No pornography. Explicit sexual or extreme nude content will result in disqualification.