TWIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that educate, inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film. The festival provides a platform to introduce their films to the broadest possible audience. TWIFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.


1.Entries must have been produced worldwide within five years.
2. Label DVD with the Film Title and Telephone Number. Please do not label the disc with paper or stickers otherwise it may render the disc unplayable.
3.Non-English submissions must be subtitled or dubbed. A separate list of translated dialogues will not be accepted.
4.The entry fee is per category.
5.If shipping preview copy by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.
6.Entries will not be returned.
7.By submitting your film, TWIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
8.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 and regulations.
9.The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.
10.The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless TWIFF 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, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • May Yam

    Absolutely wonderful festival that is professionally run in an amazing venue. The organizers really respect and acknowledge the filmmakers. We loved watching our film with high quality sound and visuals. Our film, Headwind, won Best Short Film award and every film has a Q and A opportunity which to me is one of the highlights. To connect with the audience. I highly recommend this festival.

    October 2018
  • TWIFF is a very professionally-run film festival with fantastic communication from the film festival staff, and a comfortable, modern, intimate theater in Japantown. We were honored that our film You Can Be BRAVE won Best Documentary Feature and that it was so well received. There were several films with a message for social awareness. We would love to attend this film festival in the future.

    October 2018
  • Kumar Raj ( Rajendrakumar M. R. )

    We are very proud & glad for our feature film " Tara the journey of love & passion " to be part of your prestigious film festival and received 2 Awards .
    We have suggestions which we would like to put forward for positive improvement of our film festival to grow & become worlds no1 film festival & we will be happy to contribute positive suggestions in the growth of your film festival .
    a) PRESS INCLUDING TV , RADIO , FILM MAGAZINES , ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINES , EVENT COMPANIES , MAGAZINES , E -NEWS PAPERS has to be invited by your festival coordinator has to send our invitations to entire press to cover the event . regular press releases send before and after the event .
    b) The consulates of all countries to be invited
    c) Govt officials , minsters to be invited
    d) Big sponsors to be invited
    e) The tourism ministry & tourism department to be notified in advance to include the film festivals in all their publicity & printouts
    f) There has to be advertisement / publicity in local news papaers & on billboards which are sponsored .
    g) Big names in show biz in the country have to be invited to make the event successful
    h) Tie up with colleges & schools to ensure all seats are filled up during all screenings and award function no seat should be empty .
    i ) Have interns for the film festival taken from media colleges where by you have 30 interns to help during the film festival
    j) There should be photographers interns from photography college . there should be 25 photographers clicking pics .
    k) Red carpers have to be bigger
    l) The publicity boards for taking pix in front have to be bigger & better
    m) The directors -producers & lead actress have to be sponsored to fly down for film festival with help of big sponsors .
    n) Sponsors you have to tie up with biggest advertising companies , event management companies radio , billboard & tv companies for big sponsorship tie ups
    o) You can get sponsors form various consulates , govt bodies , event management companies , film commissions etc .
    Good luck i can keep going on
    Would love you to succeed in very big way & become no 1 in world , we are there to stand by you all the time we promise you .
    Good luck
    God bless you
    Best regards

    Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

    Umair Siddiqui ( Film Festival Director For Feature Film Tara )
    C: +919773503615

    Kumar Raj Productons

    October 2018
  • Great intimate festival with interesting independent films, and good conversations with the filmmakers. The festival clearly cares about exploring good independent cinema as well as topics of social change. They were congenial, responsive and had personal touches. They could advertise better to get more people attending.

    October 2018
  • Very fun festival. The organizers are super-friendly and show a great passion for this festival. The New People Theater is a very nice venue with an excellent sound system. Some very good discussions with filmmakers-most of whom were in attendance. Very good community support. Japantown is a fun destination with some very good restaurants and accommodations.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words.