Wednesday, December 1, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Schedule

23rd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021 6-10 Dec, multiple venues, Madurai


FOR SYNOPSIS & OTHER DETAILS :


Animation films, Music Videos, Experimental films





Screening Schedule

6 Dec : 10 am to 5 pm, Madurai Media and Film Studies Academy

10 am Inauguration

11 am - 1pm

Bloodside (Dir : Evan Pearce, Josh Tokarsky; 5 min 11 sec; Animation; Canada)

We Stay in this House (Dir : Kiyoko McCrae; 14 min; 43 sec; Documentary; United States)

Barrio Frontera (Dir :Reed Purvis; 18 min; Short fiction; Argentina)

Kapaat (Dir : Janvi Madabusi; 14 min; Short fiction; India)

State (Dir: Swanand Kottewar; 8.40 min; Documentary; India)

Waiting Room (Dir :Aleksandra Folczak; 23 min 14 sec; Documentary; Poland)

Brief Life of Insects (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 22 min; Documentary; Retro I)



2 pm - 5pm

The Disappearance of Tom R (Dir:Paul Sirague; 18 min 55 sec; Documentary; Belgium)

The Fox of the Palmgrove (Dir : Divakar SK; 8 min 56 sec; Animation; India)

Devoid of Sense (Dir: Maxim Vorobyev; 3 min 25 sec; Music video; Russian Federation)

The Bird (Dir : Perrine Lamy-Quique; 5 min 33 sec; Experimental; France)

Not Far Out (Dir : Beran Ergün; 11 min 46 sec; Documentary; Germany)

Fallen Friends (Dir : Russell Lake, JazzElle; 4.01 min; Music video; United States)

Green House (Dir : Andrey Lukyanov; 11 min 52 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

The Golden Willow (Dir : Mridupawan Bora; 24 min 20 sec; Documentary; India)

Doctor (Dir : Alexander Solovyov; 5 min 38 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Ishim (Dir : Kirill Sultanov; 24 min 37 sec; Documentary; Russian Federation)

Since Forever (Dir: Nisam Asaf; 14 min 22 sec; Short fiction; India)

Love Songs of Sotjak and Ringeng (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 17 min; Documentary; Retro I)


6 Dec; 6 pm to 8.30 pm, Kaleidoscope

Karl (Dir: Andrii Granytsia; 19 min 37 sec; Short fiction; Ukraine)

Colors : Saffron (Dir: AK Srikanth; 14 min 51 sec; Short fiction; India)

Angel (Dir : Lina Asadullina; 13 min 36 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Chicks (Dir: Olga Gagarina; 14 min 07 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Naida (Dir: Yuri Sholin; 20 min; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Wild Roses of the Barskoon Gorg (Dir : Pavel Bykovchenko; 10 min 17 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Escaping Museums - Lak(h)empong Diaries (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 29 min; Documentary; Retro I) 


6 Dec; 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, LENS Media Centre

Fall of Ibis King (Dir:Mikai Geronimo, Josh O’Caoimh; 9 min 42 sec; Animation; Ireland)

Songs and Secrets of Sadolpara (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 20 min; Documentary; Retro I)

Backstage (Dir : Lipika Singh Darai; 1 hour 25 min; Documentary; India 

Happiness Class (Dir: Samina Mishra; 55 min; Documentary; Director's Cut)



7 Dec : 10 am to 5 pm, IDEAS Centre

10 am to 1 pm

The Custodians of Andean Gold (Dir : Marcella Menozzi; 32 min 25 sec;

Documentary ; Italy)

Since Forever (Dir: Nisam Asaf; 14 min 22 sec; Short fiction; India)

Perm (Dir : Shekh al Mamun; 30 min; Documentary; Bangladesh)

Who Says the Lepchas are Vanishing? (Dir : Abhyuday Khaitan; 42 min; Documentary; India)

Zero Kilometer (Dir: Shamas Nawab Siddiqui; 14 min 20 sec; Short fiction; India)

Sounds from a Truck Country (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 39 min; Documentary; Retro I)


2 pm to 5 pm

Friend (Dir : Andrey Svetlov; 20 min; Short fiction; Belarus)

Sugar School (Dir: Dhanajay Bhawalekar; 37.24 sec; Documentary; India)

The Price of Cheap (Dir : Barry Stevens; 1 hour 20 min; Documentary; Canada



7 Dec; 6 pm to 8.30 pm, Kaleidoscope

Kerala Hip Hops - Into the Roots (Dir: Akshay KP; 9 min 04 sec; Documentary; India)

Before We Leave (Dir: Natalia Gurkina; 9 min 24 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Like in the Movies (Dir : Maria Ivanova; 13 min 04 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Shadows of Your Childhood (Dir: Mikhail Gorobchuk; 21.23; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

The Broken Femur (Dir: Luyckx Jonas; 28 min 44 sec; Documentary; Belgium)

Saving Kolobok (Dir: Zhanna Shmakova; 10 min; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Forget Me Not (Dir:Lea Gygli; 13 min 03 sec; Short fiction; Switzerland)

Copi (Dir: André Gevaerd; 18 min 47 sec; Short fiction; Brazil)

The Mercenary (Dir: Elena Vorobyova; 8 min 17 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Home (Dir: Yang Yang; 16 min 59 sec; Short fiction; China)

Mavka (Dir: Anastasia Ledkova; 15 min; Short fiction; Russian Federation) 




7 Dec; 5.30 to 8.30 pm, LENS Media Centre

Kings Have Their Resorts, People Have Theirs Songs (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; Documentary; Retro I)

80.000 Schnitzel (Dir: Hannah Schweier; 1 hour 43 min; Documentary; Germany)

The Sako Tapes (Dir: Machiel van den Heuvel; 1 hour 13 min 20 sec; Documentary; Indonesia / Netherlands)



8 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm; Lady Doak College

10 am to 1 pm

The Threshold (Dir: Mithun Gomes; 11 min 41 sec; Short fiction; India)

A Window of Heart (Dir: Shrinidhi Naulakha; 9 min 23 sec; Short fiction; India)

The Hook You Will Not Bite (Dir :José David Apel; 29 min 30 sec; Documentary; Argentina)

La Mujer Salvaje (Dir: Sara G. Cortijo; 25 min; Documentary; Spain)

Hanlong Soymilk Shop (Dir : Ina Morken; 6 min 51 sec; Documentary; Taiwan)

Atomkraftwerk Zwentendorf (Dir : Hope Tucker; 16 min 40 sec; Documentary; United States)

Imaginary Homes (Dir: Priya Naresh; 18 min; Short fiction; India)

When the Earth Sang a Song (Dir: Teena Kaur; 14 min 06 sec; Short fiction; India)




8 Dec; Lady Doak College

2 pm to 3.30 pm

652 miles = 0 (Dir: Giulio Gobbetti; 3 min 45 sec; Documentary; United Kingdom)

Jadzia (Dir: KK Araujo, Ariane Porto; 19 min 58 sec; Short fiction; Brazil)

Dancing with Rosa (Dir : Robert Muñoz Rupérez; 26 min; Documentary; Spain)

I Won’t Remain Alone (Dir: Yaser Talebi; 15 min

3.45 pm to 5 pm

Retrospective of Nina Sabnani (Screening and interaction with the filmmaker)


8 Dec; 6 - 8.30 pm ; Kaleidoscope

The Florist (Dir: Priyam Chanda; 14 min 14 sec; Short fiction; India)

A Father’s Gift (Dir: Jagannath Radhakrishnan; 20 min; Short fiction; India)

Nonsense (Dir : Elena Korzhaeva; 18 min 22 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Under the Dark Clouds (Dir: Kangmin Lim; 3 min 27 sec; Animation; United States)

Days of Summer (Dir : Adhiraj Buragohain; 58.40 min; Documentary; India)

12 + (Dir: Irina Valts; 11 min 24 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

This is not a War (Dir : Irina Valts, Evgeniya Lazarenkova; 11 min 58 sec; Short fiction; Russian Federation)

Bad Places (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; Music Video; Retro I) 




8 Dec; 5.30 - 8.30 pm LENS Media Centre

La Manaa / Not Allowed (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; Documentary; Retro I)

The Russian Rondo of Natalia Shakovskaya (Dir: Irina Zaitseva; 1 hour 17 min 46 sec; Documentary; Russian Federation)

65 Rose (Dir : Davide Del Mare; 1 hour 29 min 28 sec; Documentary; Italy)


9 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm, People’s Watch TN

10 am to 1 pm 

Hope on Paper (Dir: KP Sasi, 7 min; Short / Music / Experimental film; India; Director’s Cut)


Emptiness Crossing Us (Dir: Fernando Moreira; 22 min 58 sec; Documentary; Brazil)

Moving Upstream Ganga (Dir: Sridhar Sudhir; 1 hour 45 min; Documentary; India)

In their Eyes (Dir: Arnaud Blin; 44 min; Documentary; France)

2 pm to 5.30 pm

Father (Dir : Deng Wei; 1 hour 37 min; Documentary; China)

Ghar Ka Patha (Dir: Madhulika Jalali; 1 hour 7 min; Documentary; India)

Ailleurs Partout ( Dir: Isabelle INGOLD, Vivianne PERELMUTER ;1 hour 3 min; Documentary; Belgium) 





9 Dec; 6 pm to 8.30 pm Kaleidoscope

The Falling Fruit. The Frozen Time. And the Five Variants on Mani Kaul’s Uski Roti

(Dir: Jay Kholia; 12 min 12 sec; Short fiction; India)

Sita (Dir: Abhinav Singh; 18 min 58 sec; Short fiction; India)

Visitors (Dir : Navnita Sen; 13 min 10 sec; Short fiction; India

Tolilo and Wassla (Dir: Jon Meyer; 24 min 33 sec; Documentary; United States

ID-Tal - a sacred painting (Dir: Yamini Makeshwar; 16 min 42 sec; Documentary; Canada

From Durban to Tomorrow (Dir: Dylan Mohan Gray; 39 min 48 sec; Documentary; South Africa

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 60 min; Documentary; Retro I) 


9 Dec; 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm LENS Media Centre

Street Out (Dir : Sofia Rocha; 1 hour 40 minutes; Documentary; Argentina

Murder Most Modest (Dir : Shany Moran Haziza; 1 hour 46 min; Documentary; Israel)




10 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm, Madurai Kamaraj University

10 am to 1 pm

Films by Abeer Khan : Filmmaker in Focus

Films by Nina Sabnani : Retrospective

2 pm to 5 pm

Student films from USA : Curated by Swarnavel Easwaran 

10 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm; Gandhigram Rural Institute

10 am to 1 pm

Dreaming of Words (Dir : Nandan; 60 min; Documentary; India) 

Insects to Infinity - Sublime Journey of Jayaram (Dir: Mayan @ Mahesh Yoganand; 50 min; Documentary; Director's Cut)

2 - 5 pm

Adhichanallur Thamirabarani Civilization (Dir: R R Srinivasan; 122 min; Documentary; Director's Cut)

10 Dec; 6 pm to 8.30 pm, Kaleidoscope 

Scape Goat (Dir: Tathagatha Ghosh; 25 min; Short fiction; India; Director’s Cut)


Jacaranda (Dir: Austin Spies; 2 hours; Documentary; United States)

Closing remarks


10 Dec; 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm, LENS Media

Red Ant Dreams (Dir: Sanjay Kak; 120 min; Edited by Tarun Bhartiya; Documentary; Retro I)

Closing remarks


*AS MORE VENUES MAY BE ADDED, THE SCHEDULE GIVEN ABOVE MAY BE CHANGED ACCORDINGLY.


For more details : www.maduraifilmfest.blogspot.com




Friday, November 26, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : We invite you!

23rd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021 :
6-10 Dec; multiple venues, Madurai

More than 100 films under 7 sections & 5 categories! Online and offline interactions!

Categories :
Documentaries, Short films, Animation Films, Experimental Films and Music Videos!
Sections :
1) Retrospective : Tarun Bhartiya
2) Retrospective II : Nina Sabnani
3) Filmmaker in Focus : Abeer Khan
4) Student films from USA : curated by Swarnavel Easwaran
5) Indian films
6) International films
7) Director's Cut : curated by Amudhan R.P.


Schedule :
Day Shows : 10 am to 5 pm
6 Dec : Madurai Media and Film Studies Academy, P&T Nagar
7 Dec : IDEAS Centre, Vazhaithoppu
8 Dec : Lady Doak College, Chokkikulam
9 Dec : People's Watch, BB Kulam
10 Dec : Department of Communication, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar
Evening Shows : 6 -10 Dec; 6 pm to 8.30 pm
1) Lens Media, Aarapalayam
2) Kaleidoscope, Ayyar Bungalow

More details soon!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Selected Animation Films, Experimental Films & Music Video

23rd Madurai Film Festival : Selected Animation Films, Experimental Films & Music Video



1) Bloodslide - Pica (Official Video)
Directors Evan Pearce, Josh Tokarsky
in Animation films
Canada
MIDSFF1120

2) The Fox of the Palmgrove 
Director Divakar SK
in Animation films
India
MIDSFF1108

3) Under the Dark Clouds 
Director Kangmin Lim
in Animation films
United States
MIDSFF1041

4) FALL OF THE IBIS KING
Directors Mikai Geronimo, Josh O'Caoimh
in Animation films
Ireland
MIDSFF1028

5) The bird
Director Perrine Lamy-Quique
in Experimental films
France
MIDSFF1102

6) Devoid of Sense: Dark Side of Your Soul
Director Maxim Vorobyev
in Music videos
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1103

7) Fallen Friends
Directors Russell Lake, JazzElle
in Music videos
United States
MIDSFF1099

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Selected Short fiction


23rd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021

Selected Short Fiction

Selection Committee : Asha Joseph, Prabhakar, Vilasini and Babu



1) Barrio Frontera
Director Reed Purvis
in Short fiction
United States
MIDSFF1118

2) Kapaat
Director Janvi Madabusi
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1113

3) Not far out
Director Beran Ergün
in Documentary , Short fiction
Germany
MIDSFF1100

4) GREENHOUSE
Director Andrey Lukyanov
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1098

5) DOCTOR
Director Alexander Solovyov
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1089

6) Since Forever
Director Nisam Asaf
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1086

7) Karl
Director Ilya Yakovlevich Noyabrev
in Short fiction
Ukraine
MIDSFF1085

8) Colors: Saffron
Director AK Srikanth
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1081

9) CHICKS
Director Olga Gagarina
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1080

10) NAIDA
Director Yuri Sholin
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1078

11) WILD ROSES OF THE BARSKOON GORG
Director Pavel Bykovchenko
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1076

12) Before We Leave
Director Natalia Gurkina
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1074

13) LIKE IN THE MOVIES
Director Maria Ivanova
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1073

14) ZERO KILOMETER 
Director SHAMAS NAWAB SIDDIQUI
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1071

15) FRIEND
Director Andrey Svetlov
in Short fiction
Belarus
MIDSFF1070

16) CONDUCTOR (short)
Director Oleg Savenkov
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1069

17) ARRIVING NOW
Director Diana Belova
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1067

18) SAVING KOLOBOK
Director Zhanna Shmakova
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1065

19) FORGET ME NOT
Director Lea Gygli
in Short fiction
Switzerland
MIDSFF1064

20) Copi
Director André Gevaerd
in Short fiction
Brazil
MIDSFF1063

21) THE MERCENARY
Director Elena Vorobyova
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1055

22) HOME
Director Yang Yang
in Short fiction
China
MIDSFF1053

23) MAVKA 
Director Anastasia Ledkova
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1051

24) The Threshold
Director Mithun Gomes
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1050

25) A Window Of Heart
Director Shrinidhi Naulakha
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1048

26) The Florist
Director Priyam Chanda
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1047

27) A Father's Gift
Director Jagannath Radhakrishnan
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1046

28) NONSENSE
Director Zhdan Tikhonov
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1043

29) 12+Director Irina Valts
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1034

30) THIS IS NOT A WAR
Director Irina Valts, Evgeniya Lazarenkova
in Short fiction
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1033

31) Imaginary Homes
Director Priya Naresh
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1027

32) When the Earth Sang a Song
Director Teenaa Kaur
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1024


33) Jadzia
Directors Kk Araujo, Ariane Porto
in Short fiction
Brazil
MIDSFF1021

34) The Falling Fruit. The Frozen Time. And the Five Variations on Mani Kaul's Uski Roti.
Director Jay Kholia
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1020

35) Sita
Director Abhinav Singh
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1011

36) VISITORS
Director Navnita Sen
in Short fiction
India
MIDSFF1010

Thursday, November 18, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Selected Documentaries - List 02


23rd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021

Selected Documentaries : List 02

Selection Committee Members : Debaranjan, Santhosh Kumar KC & Abeer Khan



1) We Stay in the House
Director Kiyoko McCrae
in Documentary
United States
MIDSFF1119

2) STATE
Director Swanand Kottewar
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1111

3) The Disappearance of Tom R.
Director Paul Sirague
in Documentary
Belgium
MIDSFF1109

4) Not far outDirector Beran Ergün
in Documentary , Short fiction
Germany
MIDSFF1100

5) Kerala hip hop - Into the roots
Director Akshay k p
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1075

6) Hanlong Soymilk Shop
Director Ina Morken
in Documentary
Taiwan
MIDSFF1031

7) Atomkraftwerk Zwentendorf
Director Hope Tucker
in Documentary
United States
MIDSFF1030

8) 652 miles = 0 (or the wonderful convenience of video calling)
Director Giulio Gobbetti
in Documentary
United Kingdom
MIDSFF1023

9) I won’t remain alone
Director Yaser Talebi
in Documentary
Iran, Islamic Republic of
MIDSFF1015

10) Id-Tal
Director Yamini Makeshwar
in Documentary
Canada
MIDSFF1002

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Selected Documentaries List 01

23rd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021

Selected Documentaries : List 01

Selection Committee : Sushma Veerappa, Mini Hari and Ramdass Kadavallur


Director Aleksandra Folczak
in Documentary
Poland
MIDSFF1110

2) BACKSTAGE
Director LIPIKA SINGH DARAI
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1104

3) The Price of Cheap
Director Barry Stevens
in Documentary
Canada
MIDSFF1101

4) TUN-RUNG-KHAM (The Golden Willow)
Director Mridupawan Bora
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1097

5) 80.000 Schnitzel
Director Hannah Schweier
in Documentary
Germany
MIDSFF1096
Director Anjali Patil
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1095

7) Murder Most Modest
Director Shany Moran Haziza
in Documentary
Israel
MIDSFF1093

8) The Sako Tapes
Director Machiel van den Heuvel
in Documentary
MIDSFF1092

9) The custodians of the Andean gold
Director Marcella Menozzi
in Documentary
Italy
MIDSFF1090

10) IshimDirector Kirill Sultanov
in Documentary
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1087

11) The Russian Rondo of Natalia Shakhovskaya
Director IRINA ZAITSEVA
in Documentary
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1083

12) Who Says The Lepchas Are Vanishing
Director Abhyuday Khaitan
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1079

13)SHADOWS OF YOUR CHILDHOOD
Director Mikhail Gorobchuk
in Documentary
Russian Federation
MIDSFF1068

14) The Broken Femur
Director Luyckx Jonas
in Documentary
Belgium
MIDSFF1066

15) Moving Upstream: Ganga
Director Shridhar Sudhir
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1057

16) The hook you will not bite
Director José David Apel
in Documentary
Argentina
MIDSFF1044

17) In their eyes
Director Arnaud Blin
in Documentary
France
MIDSFF1042

18)[Emptiness crossing us]
Director Fernando Moreira
in Documentary
Brazil
MIDSFF1040

19) 65 Rose
Director Davide Del Mare
in Documentary
Italy
MIDSFF1035

20) FatherDirector Deng Wei
in Documentary
China
MIDSFF1025

21) Ghar Ka Pata (Home Address)
Director Madhulika Jalali
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1014

22) AILLEURS PARTOUT
Directors Isabelle INGOLD, Vivianne PERELMUTER
in Documentary
Belgium
MIDSFF1007

23) Street Out
Director Sofia Rocha
in Documentary
Argentina
MIDSFF1006

24) Talilo and Wassla
Director Jon Meyer
in Documentary
United States
MIDSFF1003

25) From Durban to Tomorrow
Director Dylan Mohan Gray
in Documentary
South Africa
MIDSFF1001

26) perm
Director shekh al mamun
in Documentary
Korea, Republic of
MIDSFF1082

27) Jacaranda
Director Austin Spies
in Documentary
United States
MIDSFF1049

28) La mujer salvaje
Director Sara G. Cortijo
in Documentary
Spain
MIDSFF1039

29) Dreaming of Words
Director Nandan
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1061

30) Dancing with Rosa
Director Robert Muñoz Rupérez
in Documentary
Spain
MIDSFF1018

31) Days of Summer
Director Adhiraj Buragohain
in Documentary
India
MIDSFF1037



Tuesday, November 9, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Selection is on!

 23rd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021 

Dates : 6-10 Dec

Both online and offline!

We received 120 films so far.

The selection process is going on.

We will be announcing the final list of films on 20th Nov 2021.


Amudhan R.P.

Festival Director

Madurai Film Festival 2021

Sunday, September 5, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Entries Invited!

23rd edition of Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021

A snap from 2019 edition; @ Lady Doak College, Madurai

Dear friends!

We are getting ready for our next and 23rd edition of Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021.

The festival will be held on 6-10 Dec at multiple venues (depending upon local restrictions) in Madurai.

We invite short films, animation films, music videos and documentaries from across the world.

There is no restriction in the theme. 

The maximum duration of a short fiction can be 20 minutes.

There is no duration restriction for documentaries.

The films should have been produced within the last 24 months. 

The festival is a non competitive event.

We also collect a nominal entry fee.

Film festival will be happy to host the filmmakers, whose films get selected by our official selection committee. We will not be able to meet the travel expenses of the guests . 

Last date to send entries : 15 October. 

The selection result will be announced on 15 November. 

The schedule will be announced on 1 December. 



Saturday, December 19, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Responses from the Audience Members!


22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020 

Responses from the audience!



Madurai Film Festival 

I thoroughly enjoyed being able to get access to all those lovely movies made by creators from different parts of the world. To be able to enjoy a piece of art from another part of the globe from home is a huge blessing if you ask me! 

- Abhirami Bose, MA English, St Joseph's college, Bangalore 

I liked the very subject matter of these documents involving varied human elements. The imageries and emotions shown go beyond a particular community, ethnicity or place. They lead me to silence, solitude and reflection.

- Juje Monteiro, St Joseph's college, Bangalore 

Through the wide range of documentaries and films that I watched, I was able to contemplate on a wide variety of topics. Independent films need spaces like this to flourish and showcase things that don't make it onto mainstream media. 

- Wesley Nativity D'Souza, M.A. English 1, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore 

Watching films and documentaries in The Madurai International Film Festival was indeed a festival. It took me to a quick travel through history, art, fictions and to meet some real life heroes. All at the same platform. I enjoyed it. 

- Roshan Gyan Topno, St Joseph’s College, Bangalore 

The Madhurai International film festival was an extremely enriching experience as I got to explore not only diverse genres but also films and documentaries created in other countries. It gave me a broad perspective and a repertoire of knowledge and understanding of the world.

- Shona Lynn Desilva, M.A English I, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore 

The entire experience was an extremely immersive one, transporting me into another universe. The films unlocked a fresh and unique perspective, a more insightful and inclusive way of understanding. 

– Anushka Phadnis, M.A English, St Joseph’s College, Bangalore 

Getting access to well curated sets of films or documentaries is so rare and Madhurai International Film Festival offered the perfect space for such an exploration. I especially liked the selection of Russian films that brought to screen a part of the world we don't immediately think of and intriguing aspects of art.

- Swathi Rajeevan, I MA English, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore 

Watching those documentaries literally took me back to my filming days. Also the most recent documentaries, released in 2020, made me re think a lot of things. I mostly watched the political and social ones and I loved them, the struggle was real and the people were real the stories were real. 

- Kapil,1 MA English, St. Josephs college, Bangalore 

Compiled and presented by 
Micah K Thambi, Assistant Professor, St.Joseph's College, Bangalore

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 4, 9 December - Screening Schedule

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020 

6-10 December; online and physical 

Day 4, 9 December  : SCREENING SCHEDULE with links







Monday, December 7, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 3, 8 Dec - Screening Schedule

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020

6-10 Dec; online and physical 

Day 3, 8 December : SCREENING SCHEDULE with Links


CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILMS 



Sunday, December 6, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 2, 7 December

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020

Screening Schedule : Day 2, 7 December, 2020

12 am to 12 am 

 a still from the film 'L for...'
directed by Bharati Kapadia