Chennai World Cinema Festival

Chennai, India

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Deadline
15 Sep 2023


Published: 06 Jan 2023
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


Kind attention please:
The Public Elections-2024 are currently going on in India. Thus permission for the ceremony, donation etc. can be obtained only after the formation of the new government. So the festival will be held from 2nd to 8th August.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Chennai World Cinema Festival Launch Program: 01-09-2023 To 03-09-2023.
The inaugural Chennai World Cinema Festival was held successfully for three days on September 1, 2, & 3. 700 seater Sri Devi Karumari Theater. A wide screen like an IMAX theater. It is a theater with 4K projection and Dolby Atmos sound system.

3 days,
18 screenings,
27 Short Films & Feature Films,
18,000 visitors,
70 Film Industry Celebrities.
The ceremony was held well.
All visitors were admitted free of charge.

More than 100 print dailies, online magazines, Twitter posts, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, YouTube videos, etc., all covered the festival.

Screening fee, travel expenses, accommodation expenses were given to the creative team who are not financially comfortable.
Film festivals to come will be grander than this.

With love
Director World Cinema Bhaskaran.
Contact: +919003917667
kfs.cinema@gmail.com

Chennai World Cinema Festival
07-06-2024 – 13-06-2024
[Here the ceremony must be held on the specified date.]




Chennai World Cinema Festival
07-06-2024 – 13-06-2024
INR 2,500,000 Cash Award Festival.
2023 New Year Offer!
You can apply free of charge for all categories till April 1st, 2024.

More Than Just A Festival!

Art, in all forms, inspires us. From the first drawings of prehistoric man to Artificial Intelligence driven illustrations, the journey of art has been one of curiosity, progress, and redemption. The form of cinema is the most impactful of them all. It is only this art form that has the power to blend time with space. The real and the images correspond to one another in films. It is only in cinema that we can reflect, introspect and often modify our realities as well as our history. It is a medium to look into our past and our future.

The transnationality of films often translates one civilization to another. Cinema is a calling card for the universal values of humanity.

We are here to celebrate this power of films: the power to unite, the power to transform and transcend. We are at the Chennai World Cinema Festival!

Tamil cinema has a history of 100 years.

Rangaswamy Nataraja Mudaliar (1885 – 3 May 1971) is known as the father of the Tamil Nadu film industry and was a pioneer in producing silent films. He had, directed, and released South India’s first silent film ‘Keesaka Vatham’ in 1918. The first Tamil talking feature film, Kalidas, a multilingual directed by H M Reddy was released on 31 October 1931. More than 100 Tamil movies are produced every year. Chennai is the Capital of the Tamil Cinema Industry.
Chennai World Cinema Festival is a unique film competition organized by working professionals from the film industry.
Our programming team focuses on Feature Films & Short Films, as our main mission is to promote talent and their vision. This festival encourages filmmakers from all countries to enter the Film Competition where we will be screening Indian and International feature-length films and short films. The festival will consider any film in any genre. From entertaining to educational, inspirational to thought-provoking, comedic to ironic, CWCF is the place to showcase your films to the widest possible live audience.

So, if you’re a Feature Film filmmaker or a filmmaker who creates innovative short films – whether they’re Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Children, Animation, or Experimental – you’re welcome to enter.

Date and Place:
The Chennai World Cinema Festival will be held from June 07 - 13, 2024 in Chennai, India
Festival Program:
The festival program is divided into the following categories:

INTERNATIONAL WORLD CINEMA [Competition Section] :
Films produced internationally. Filmmakers working in all International languages, and those working on Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Historical, Biography, Horror, LGBTQ, Children, Animation, or Experimental are encouraged to apply.

INDIAN WORLD CINEMA [Competition Section]:
The producer and the Director should be Indian nationals. Filmmakers working in all Indian regional languages, and those working on Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Historical, Biography, Horror, LGBTQ, Children, Animation, or Experimental are encouraged to apply.

WORLD CINEMA NON-COMPETITION SECTION:
Winner of any category in FIPRESCI (International federations of film critics) Accredited festivals of the period 2021-24 are eligible under this category.


FIPRESCI ( International Federation of Film Critics ) Winners World Cinema Non-Competition Section:

[All Submitted films get screening & Digital certificate.]

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION-FIAPF ACCREDITED FESTIVALS:
Winner of any category in INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION-FIAPF ACCREDITED FESTIVALS of the period 2021-24 are eligible under this category.

FIAPF Winners World Cinema Non-Competition Section:

[All Submitted films get screening & Digital certificate.]

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM [Competition Section]:
Short Films produced internationally. Filmmakers working in all International languages, and those working on Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Historical, Biography, Horror, LGBTQ, Children, Animation, or Experimental are encouraged to apply.

INDIAN SHORT FILM [Competition Section]:
Short Films Producer and the Director should be Indian nationals.. Filmmakers working in all Indian regional languages, and those working on Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Historical, Biography, Horror, LGBTQ, Children, Animation, or Experimental are encouraged to apply.

Programming is the soul of CWCF. The festival is programmed with care by the festival selection committee, keeping in mind cinematic aspects, as well as the topicality, social relevance, and geographical representation of the films. We welcome films that seek out new cinematic languages to engage honestly with issues of great concern.

CWCF aims to be shown on the most giant cinema screens.

1. SriDevi Karumari Theater, [700 Seat, 4K Projection, Dolby Atmos Sound] Virugambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India.

2. Prasad Preview Theatre 4K Barco Projection, Dolby Atmos Sound, 200 Seat ], Arunachalam Road, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

3. NFDC Tagore Theatre [4K Digital Projection, Dolby Atmos Sound, 100 Seat] Music College Road, State Bank Of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai - 600028.

Welcome on board!


International Festival

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