Malhaar International Film Festival ()


20 Jun 2020
Call for entries

31 Jul 2020
Festival closed

20 Aug 2020
Notification date

20 Jun 2020
15 Sep 2020


Lajpat Nagar,  110024, Delhi, Delhi, India

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 25'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 20 June 2020      Festival end: 15 September 2020

Locked in our own houses, we had the liberty to spend the most amount of time with ourselves. During these turbulent times, many of us had to confront our deep-rooted emotions that wouldn’t have easily surfaced. Some found positivity during these times of profound soul searching and some went into the depths of distress with confrontation at several levels of survival. Lockdown not only stopped our physical movement, but also the man-made vicious circle we were running into. It brought out thoughts and emotions that are un-parallel to another time experienced in the history of mankind. Most of us froze, some worked hard to figure it out, others let go and some couldn’t take it.

But, a few gems amidst us had the vision and the insight to document these moments, in fiction and non-fiction. They expressed how they felt, they dared to present the unbiased perspective. To those few rare individuals, we call out today. Come, join us in showcasing your magnificent captures of lockdown that definitely will leave a lasting impression in the minds of most, for years to come.

A story is best when it is told. A story breathes when it is heard.

+ Global virtual screening of selected videos / films

+ Visibility to producers, acquisition managers, OTT platforms, audience and press

+ Global Marketing and promotion of the film & the filmmaker

+ Filmmaker’s virtual interaction with the live audience about the journey of the film

+ Filmmakers tweet chat with fans and audience at a predetermined date and time

+ Filmmaker of the best film will get an opportunity to develop paid video(s) for Match My
[Talent], subject to mutual agreement

+ Certificates and titles for different categories will be awarded as below

All videos must be in English or have English subtitles.

Content creator to be 18+ years of age
Films must have been completed after January 23, 2020
Match My [Talent] reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries

Each film maker / content creator can submit multiple videos / films across different genres.

Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure all necessary rights to use the same. However, it is not necessary to submit the rights / agreements to Malhaar. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigate or endorse the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Match My [Talent] expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Match My [Talent] has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.

Shortlisted entries will be announced between June 24-25, 2020. *subject to change. The judges’ decision is final.

Shortlisted content creators / filmmakers will be given 2-4 days to send with corrections / changes in format or style if any.


Digital screening of each video will be as per the given schedule published before the screening.
Screening of each film will be followed by a live Q&A between the filmmaker and the audience unless the filmmaker chooses out of it via email min 2 days before screening date.

Selected Q&A’s will be followed further on twitter for increased engagement with audience and industry
Tentative dates of Malhaar screenings are 27-28th June *subject to change. Match My [Talent]’ decision will be final.



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