The Festival des cinémas indiens de Toulouse/Toulouse Indian Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Toulouse, France since 2013. As the name indicates, the Festival is dedicated to introducing the French public to Indian cinema. It is the only true film festival dedicated to the films of the Indian subcontinent in France. It was born from a will not only to publicize the Indian cinema to the French public but also to promote the city of Toulouse, its metropolitan area and the Occitanie region in India. One of the major strengths is the work of cultural mediation towards the public.

We systematically dedicate a time before the screening to introduce the movie and each time it is possible, we hold a discussion with the public after the screening. This is very appreciated, especially in the case of this cinematography which is little known, and even suffering from prejudice. Working on French subtitled copies is one of our priorities.

In a cinephilic city like Toulouse, which is rich with theatres and numerous festivals, it is important for the such prolific Indian sub-continental cinema to have a place and that we can make it available to the public, in a musical, cultural, educative and living together mediation approach.

Jury Prize for Best Feature Film
Jury Prize of Best Short Fiction

Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film
Audience Choice Award for Best Short Fiction

Submissions for the festival are open to Indian sub-continent production films ; features, shorts, documentaries & animation films. Films must be complete.
For short film competition, 30mn duration max.

You can submit a screener of the film with English or French subtitles online streaming with password. Kindly note that dvd/bluray won’t be returned.

After accepting the invitation to participate in the Festival, film cannot be withdrawn.
Please inform us as soon as possible if someone comes to introduce the film (producer, actor, director…) and at least 5 weeks before because of the programme and the visa procedure.

We take in consideration recent films (For 2025, released after 2022/01/01) and/or which weren’t released in France.

In case your film is selected and if it has only English subtitles, we absolutely need English subtitles in a file apart (srt/ass) as we create French subtitling file and a HQ clean (without subtitles) of your film which can be uploaded on our secured platform. Kindly note that subtitles made for our screenings belong to their authors and/or Toulouse Indian Film Festival only, according to copyright legislation.

In case your film is selected, kindly note that authorization from the right holder(s) + authorization for using film poster, stills, photographies & videos are needed for the screening(s).

To resume, if your film is selected, you have to send as soon as possible :
all the authorizations requested (before March 1rst),

HQ clean film copy (before March 15th),

English subtitles in srt/ass file with time code (before March 1rst),
film poster, stills, director’s photography, informations regarding the film, press kit if you have, synopsis, film festivals selections & awards, trailer (before March 1rst).

Overall Rating
  • Tathagata Ghosh

    Toulouse Indian Film Festival respects films and filmmakers. It is easily one of my favorite film festivals and I always look forward to bringing my films to the festival. Elodie and Vanessa are the best!

    April 2024