THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES is an International Live Screening Film Festival based in Maldives , South Asia .

THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES is planned to celebrate world films in the tropical haven of white sand beaches ,chain of islands with powdery beaches and turquoise waters .

This festival is about bringing together people from different corners of the world to enjoy and appreciate the art of film making .




THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES is an Independent festival that supports & promotes aspiring filmmakers all over the world. The Festival is also concerned toward supporting and encouraging creative minds globally, especially filmmakers, and artists to participate in the festival .

THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES attracts a broad selection of shorts and feature films by independent filmmakers working in every genre and format and offers an extraordinary chance to have a glimpse of the future of independent cinema.


The festival prides itself upon providing opportunities for talented directors, producers, writers, actors and crew members from all over the world to learn together and exhibit their work in a stimulating international environment. The Festival ensures and encourages good content from outside the mainstream film industry. We look for films that represent different facets of filmmaking, from polished productions to no-budget gems.


Cash Prize for the winners on the following categories

. Best Director . Best Short Film . Best Narrative Feature

Cash Prize will be given on the ANNUAL EVENT OF THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES . Trophy , Certificate and other exciting prizes for the winners in all categories .

The winners in each season (month) will receive a laurel and trophy, medal and certificate . The monthly winners will automatically be qualified for annual screening and will be nominated for the prestigious THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES ANNUAL Awards.

Besides the "BEST of the category" AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, which are given in different categories.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into the selection process of THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES , you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms. THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES is open to any film regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES is not a guarantee of selection. All the winning films will receive prestigious THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES, Certificate of Recognition. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

2. Once a film is submitted to THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES , the same film can’t be re-submitted again.

3. A director / producer may submit more than one film. THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the project. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to

commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.

4. THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES reserves the right to refuse entries.

5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

6. The organizer will not refund any fees once the filmmaker submits his / her film. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission copy may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the programming director or executive director. THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

7. After a film has been selected, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES website. The ‘Selected’ status means that you can use the THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES Laurel on your poster & banners.

8. All submitted films will be privately screened for THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

9. “Best of the Best” films will receive prestigious THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES, Trophy and Certificate.

10. Filmmakers’ submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

11. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link of your film.

12. THE GRAND CINE CARNIVAL- MALDIVES may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time.

Overall Rating
  • Sean Alexander Carney

    I am so honoured my film won Best Film on a Disability Issue at the Grand Cine Carnival Maldives in September 2023. This is a festival that gives invaluable support to filmmakers and helps give a voice to the voiceless in our world. My film Remembering Nearfield is about an imprisoning disability called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) caused by man-made electromagnetic radiation. it is time to consider Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) a global health and human rights issue of our times and to consider effective measures to avoid harming ourselves and others with wireless radiation. Thank you GCCM for a wonderful festival full of interesting films and voices.

    September 2023
  • Tom Gruenberg

    An elegant festival! It is totally embracing to filmmaking. Thoughtful with a special ingredient of creative flare which encourages filmmakers. This is due to its exquisite creative dna baked into the festival. Thank you for the honors, Johnny Vonneumann

    September 2023
  • harrie verstappen

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance to show off my work. Only wish I could have been there.

    September 2023
  • Claudio Recabarren Madrid

    I am a producer and music composer of the film fulldome and VR Cosmic Caverns, very pleased to participate in this prestigious festival, and on behalf of the entire crew, congratulations and thanks for the Best Film VR Award

    September 2023
  • Kristina Gjems

    Greetings from Norway. we are so happy to be part of your wonderful festival and honoured to receive an award for our short film. Thank you!

    September 2023