Malhaar Virtual Video Festival- Season-2 (2)


17 Jan 2022
Call for entries

30 Apr 2022
Final deadline


01 Jul 2022
Notification date

09 Jul 2022
27 Aug 2022


Lajpat Nagar,  110024, Delhi, Delhi, India

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

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' 30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 09 July 2022      Festival end: 27 August 2022

After a fantastic first edition during the lockdown of 2020, Malhaar Film Festival is back with a more exciting part two. This year, we have condensed the format of Malhaar into a finite number of interesting themes, which are sure to give our creators a run for their money.

Submission lines shall soon be opened for films made by amateur/experienced/aspiring filmmakers from across the globe.


This time, we are inviting creators to showcase their storytelling in any vernacular language of the world. Themes and dates would be announced shortly...till then, stay tuned!


Thanks to technology and globalization, every language, no matter the number of its speakers, has a chance. Localization is the magic word, which is eliminating the monopoly of certain languages like English.

Although films in English is in the race too, equal importance shall be placed on regional languages from all parts of the world. Filmmakers whose native language is English, can truly submit in that as much.

With Malhaar Local on Global, a whole lot of content is in wait of being churned out of the environment, politics, characters, plot and treatment preferences of regional cinema. We’re picking local this time, because we want to go deeper into the close-knit and impenetrable ethno-social pockets of the world, capturing the essence of these regions as we go.

+ 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

+ Certificates and titles for different categories will be awarded

-All videos must be in the local language with English subtitles.

-Content creator to be 18+ years of age

-Match My [Talent] reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries

-Each filmmaker/content creator can submit multiple videos/films across different genres/themes.

Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or other underlying work, the 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 VIDEOS Shortlisted entries will be announced on the website and also updated to the winner directly. 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 closer to the festival time.
Screening of each film will be followed by a live Q&A unless the filmmaker chooses out of it via email min 2 days before the screening date.

Selected Q&A’s will be followed further on Twitter for increased engagement with the audience and industry
India Festival Dates: July 9th to July 16th
Global Festival Dates: August 20th to August 27th
Submissions for Theme based Festival opens from Jan 17th 2022 and Closes on April 30th 2022
Submissions for 360 Hour Project opens from April 1st and Closes on April 15th 2022
*Themes will be revealed on April 1st 2022*subject to change. Match My [Talent]’ decision will be final.



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