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
20th Sept 2020 Early Bird Deadline If you've passed this date, you've missed the Early bird pricing, but don't worry, you can still submit before the Regular deadline!
30th Sept 2020 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...
10th Oct 2020 Late Deadline. This is the last and final opportunity to enter, so get your submissions in before this date!
15th Oct 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
All the entries have a common criterion of eligibility i.e. the producers of the film and/or actors/director can be European, or have a South Asian connection. (Europe, Asia).
-To provide a unique DIGITAL platform for global films that will enable each territory to excel with mutual support and expertise.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF A FILM TO TFM FILM FESTIVAL:
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 no fee / 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.
TFM Early Bird Submission Deadline Until 20th SEP 2020
Regular Deadline Until 30th SEP 2020
Late Deadline Until 10TH OCT 2020
Notification Date - 20th OCT 2020
--Download the Entry form at the link below
--Email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Complete Entry Form
B. Your film poster, Synopsis, Brief about Director
C. Link to Trailer and Film
Submit Now using PayPal/Debit/Credit cards
All the entries have a common criterion of eligibility i.e. the producers of the film and/or actors/director can be european / Asian or have a South Asian connection. (South Asia -India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal).
TFM Film Festival will take place in NOV 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/
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. Entry Free.
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.
Digital Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. We require permission to screen the film on our platform for at least 2 months. 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 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.
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.
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.
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
Made within January 2018-2020 Till date of application Open.
OLDER - Hindi/English/Regional
Making older upto 5 years from 2014 - 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 & Regional Language Awards. The Official Selections are viewed by our team of judges. Winners shall be announced in December 2020.
BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM BEST SHORT FILM BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM BEST DIGITAL CONTENT - WEB BEST LGBTQ FILM
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