Uruvatti International Film Festival (1)


11 Aug 2020
Call for entries

18 Aug 2020
Early deadline

27 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

18 Sep 2020
Late deadline

30 Sep 2020
Extended deadline


05 Oct 2020
Notification date

09 Oct 2020
09 Oct 2020


#238, Sevarakottai, Kallal, Sivagangai District.,  630305, Kallal, Tamil Nadu, India

Festival description
Short film festival 45'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  45'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 09 October 2020      Festival end: 09 October 2020

The festival features top films from the world’s filmmakers as well as introduces new, talent from around the world. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams.

The 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 Sound Designing Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Experimental Film Best Horror/Science Fiction Film Best Women’s Film Best Film on Women Best Animated Film Best Family/Children Film Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories

Please read these Rules 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

Submitting your film to the UIFF is not a guarantee of selection.

All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a award or certificate.

Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

Films must have been completed between January 1st 2015 and October 30th, 2020.

Do not submit works in progress.

Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. The film submitted to the UIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.
3. A director / producer/ Festival agent may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
4. The UIFF is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival within India only. 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.
5. The UIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
6. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the UIFF, 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. A nominee will be privately screened for the UIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
10. “Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
11. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
12. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
13. 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.

All short films submitted must be available for exhibition as a UIFF-approved ProRes digital file. Short films will be transferred temporarily onto UIFF’s secure and private hard drive system for presentation in one or more of our compiled short programs. BLU-RAY AND DVD WILL NOT BE SCREENED FOR EXHIBITION.For programming consideration, the festival only accepts online screeners. WE DO NOT ACCEPT DVD SUBMISSIONS.

All films must be submitted as either an online screener or Vimeo link for consideration. If links are password-protected, passwords must be valid through March 30, 2021 or your submission will be considered INVALID and will be DISQUALIFIED with no refund.

After submitting, please check your account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements and is 'In Consideration'. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given. Within one week after your submission date, you'll receive a confirmation email that we've received your submission, as well as any potential notifications of further information we need from you.



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