Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams.

The officially selected project in each month receives UIFF laurel.
All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, will be shared on our social media.
All monthly winners of the period from AUGUST 2020 to JULY 2021 will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS.
But annual event screening films will be selected from the monthly winners list by our annual event juries.
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
URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (UIFF), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

UIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin.
Submitting your film to the UIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

Chennai or Karaikudi city is our monthly event screening places.
Annual event will be held in Karaikudi.

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

2. The UIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.

3. The UIFF 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 UIFF 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 UIFF 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. UIFF 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
  • Sohyun Han

    It's my huge honour to include my first feature film in UIFF!
    Thank you for giving me a wonderful experience and your support to a debutant filmmaker.
    I will remember your kindness and professional ability in the film industry.
    I hope I can submitt my next film to you and work togethet for the 7th art dedicatedly!
    Thank you so much :)

    January 2021
  • It was a wonderful experience for us at Uruvatti International Film Festival. The organisers were very helpful in addressing our queries and they conducted the event with so much heart that it was really nice to participate in the event. Our Film 'Thank you for listening' won two awards at the film festival. It was very overwhelming for us. I convey my wishes to the organisers of Uruvatti Film Festival. I wish them all success

    January 2021
  • It was a great pleasure to be part of the festival. Perfect communication. We even won Honorable Mention for our film My Gypsy Road. Thank you for this and we wish you a lot of successful editions to come!

    January 2021
  • Chuck Waagen

    Great festival! Thank you so much for the special jury award for ON THE DAY THAT I DIED. It is a great honor.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome

  • Amin Maher

    Lovely festival. Thanks for you awards and your event to support independent cinema all over the world.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support and you are welcome