Why Apply to TFM Online Film Festivals?

TFM has varied themed Online Film Festivals encouraging Independent Film Makers to showcase International films, television, and new media to the world. TFM is taking Film Festivals  Digital, keeping up with the current media trends. Our festival that is devoted to finding and highlighting the best cinema in the world and to taking it to maximum people through digital media. The Jury results will be announced digitally.

We Are Inspired by Innovation, Enterprise, and Creativity in Film making.

Thousands of films are made every year by extremely talented, innovative, and visionary filmmakers that are left unnoticed. We aim to celebrate these filmmakers for their efforts and share with the world the raw talent that we discover along the way. 


Engage your audiences online 

Showcase your talent to a wider audience through our theme film festivals

Digital screening to increase the reach

TFM has themed festivals like TFM Film Festival, PINK LOVE LGBTQA+ , JUMPSTART WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL, POP CANDI MUSIC FESTIVAL, TFM WEB SERIES FESTIVAL etc that are completely ONLINE. It is your chance to get your work into these Festivals and be a part of the competition and the digital screenings. 

All the entries have a common criterion of eligibility i.e. the producers of the film and/or actors/director can be European,   American, African, Middle East or Asian.

We are seeking entries from film-makers across formats and genres. Your film will be assessed on narrative structure, cinematography and post-production techniques.

So if you have a story to tell, we want to see it! 

The objective of these Film Festivals is to:
-To encourage new generation content creators.
-A platform for budding artists/filmmakers to showcase their talents.
-To impart opportunities for the future generation by making them aware of the vast scope of the film industry. 
Rules & Terms


Entry fees:

Since all film festivals have an operating cost, we need to charge an entry fee. We urge you to use the early bird discount. The details are mentioned on FILMFREEWAY/FESTHOME. All the films are to be submitted digitally Only through Vimeo Links or any other private links. 

Please read all TFM policies carefully before applying.

--Email the following details to thefilmymonks@gmail.com

A. Complete Entry Form

B.  Your film poster, Synopsis, Brief about Director

C. Link to Trailer and Film

Dates and Venues 
The Filmy Monks Film Festival is a premier new age film festival that is completely ONLINE. It is your chance to get your film into these Film Festivals and be a part of the competition and the digital screenings. 

We are seeking entries from film-makers across formats and genres. Your film will be assessed on narrative structure, cinematography and post-production techniques.


Entries will be assessed and successful submission will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film on our digital platform for a period of our choosing.

Formats & Entry Charges

For the selection process a private link in Mp4 HD with minimum 1K resolution format video is to be shared. Final date for submissions is as communicated on TFMFF website. The film may be shot in any format. However, we recommend 16:9 / 16:9 Full Height Anamorphic -HD. 


You must have completed the work no earlier than three years preceding the date of submission deadline.


Digital Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. We require permission to screen the film on our platform for at least 1 month. Either a Festival Jury or People Choice poll votes will select the final award winning entry. A short list of nominees will be invited and the award winner will be notified on the day of screenings.

Clearance & copyrights 

All entries must obtain the appropriate copyright clearances (i.e. music, images, etc). Failure to do so will result in the entry being disqualified from the competition.


we reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes, before, during and after the Film Festival. You will be required to provide: press materials, high res stills from the film, poster, promo reel or trailer (in HD if available), filmography/biography and a headshot/photograph of the Director.

Content Categories 

The film festivas are open for Short Films, Features, Documentaries and Web Series. The content must adhere to the theme and can belong to any genres.

Judging Criteria 

We are looking for original, creative and high quality moving image production. Your film will be assessed on narrative structure, cinematography and post-production techniques.

If your film is selected for the Festival, you will have the opportunity to screen your work on an international platform. The Filmy Monks will promote your film. However to maximize your film's success, it would be helpful if you also generate hype and interest in your project. Please be sure to avoid misrepresentation of The respective Film Festival in your marketing.


All decisions are reserved by The respective Filmy Monks Film Festivals and they will stand all binding. Any disputes with respect of any matter relating to the TFM Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts and forums in Mumbai, India

Main Submission Categories

NEW - Hindi/English/Regional 

Films/Shorts/Documentaries/Web Series 

Made within January 2018-2020 Till date of application Open.

OLDER - Hindi/English/Regional

Films/Shorts/Documentaries/Web Series

Making older upto 5 years from 2014 - 2020.

            Each project category that demonstrates outstanding craftsmanship, storytelling,                                      and technical achievement will receive the TFM FILM Award.                                                  There are additional award categories for the Student & Regional Language Awards.                                               The Official Selections are viewed by our team of judges.                                                                     


            Competition Section

              BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM                     BEST SHORT FILM                                BEST FEATURE FILM  

              BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM                 BEST DIGITAL CONTENT - WEB                    BEST LGBTQ FILM 

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