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Why Apply to TFM Online Film Festival?

TFM Online Film Festival is a premier film festival encouraging Indias Independent Film Makers 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. Our Jury will award the best films through private screenings.

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. 


                         MARK YOUR CALENDAR

                 

15th NOV 2019 Early Bird Deadline If you've passed this date, you've missed the                              Earlybird pricing, but don't worry, you can still submit before the Regular deadline!  

15th DEC 2019 Regular Deadline. Our Regular deadline passes on this date,                                 but there's one last chance to enter if you still haven't made the plunge...   

31th DEC 2019 Late Deadline. This is the last and final opportunity to enter, so get your submissions in before this date!  

5th JAN 2020 We Notify Official Selections. This is the fun day when we get to let you all know whether you've been selected or not! 


How it Works

Enagage your audiences online wherein no physical presence required

Opportunity to showcase your work on our online platform and monetise your film

Access to Global distribution networks through TFM

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 TFM Film Festival 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 must be South Asian or have a South Asian connection. (South Asia -India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal).


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! 

TFMFF intends to:
-To provide a unique DIGITAL platform for global films that will enable each territory to excel with mutual support and       expertise.
-To encourage new generation content creators in India.
-To cultivate and foster world class film markets in India.To provide a platform for budding artists/film makers and students      to showcase and develop their talents.
-To impart training opportunities for the future generation by making them aware of the vast scope of the film industry. 
Rules & Terms

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF A FILM TO TFM FILM FESTIVAL:

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 www.thefilmymonks.com. There is 50 USD / INR 3000 charge for submitting a film into the festival and all the films are to be submitted digitally Only through Vimeo Links or any other private links. Payment can be sent to our PayPal account at thefilmymonks@gmail.com OR Paytm account linked to phone no as mentioned on our website.

TFM Early Bird Submission Deadline Until 15th NOV 2019 - $40 / INR 2800

Regular Deadline Until 15th DEC 2019 - $50 / INR 3500

Late Deadline Until 31ST DEC 2019 - $60 / INR 4200

Notification Date - 5th JAN 2020

Please read all TFM policies carefully before applying.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions

Application Process Using Paytm/Paypal/Debit Card/Credit Card is very simple:

--Download the Entry form at the link below

--Pay the application Fee via Paytm (number 9930839310 n/o Ron Nag) /Paypal/Debit/Credit at the link mentioned .

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

a. Complete Entry Form

b. Paytm/Paypal Transaction ID

c. Your film poster, Synopsis, Brief about Director

d. Link to Trailer and Film

Submit Now using Paytm

Submit Now using PayPal/Debit/Credit cards 

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 TFM Film Festival 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 must be South Asian or have a South Asian connection. (South Asia -India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal).


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

TFM Film Festival will take place in JAN 2020. The absolute final submission deadline is as communicated on TFM Film Festival Website. The results will be announced at an Awards Ceremony. The venues vary - see website for details. https://www.thefilmymonks.com/film-festivals/

Competition 
 

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.

Selection

The film should have a South Asian connection. South Asian Connections means the following countries India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The producers of the film i.e. actors, director or the cultural theme must be from the South Asian community You must have completed the work no earlier than three years preceding the date of submission deadline.

Screening 

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.

Publicity 
 

we reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes, before, during and after the TFM 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 

TFM film festival is 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 and market 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 Filmy Monks Film Festival in your marketing.

Disclaimer

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

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 January 2014 -January 2020.




Each project categories that demonstrates outstanding craftsmanship, storytelling,                     and technical achievement will receive the TFM FILM Award. There are additional award categories for the Student Award, and Regional Language Awards. The Official Selections are viewed by our team of judges.  Winners are announced on FEB  10TH 2020.

Competition Section

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM                                BEST SHORT FILM                                BEST STUDENT FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM                                  BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR's FILM           BEST LGBTQ TALENT
BEST BOLLY-HOLLY PANORAMA MOVIE             THE BEST ASIAN CINEMA                    BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST YOUNG FILM MAKER (Upto 15 Years)          THE BEST INDIAN DEBUT DIRECTOR
BEST DIRECTOR DIGITAL CONTENT -WEB          BEST DIGITAL CONTENT - WEB                                              

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