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Film Festivals in Chennai

The Tamil film industry is more than 90 years old with the first silent movie Keechaka Vadham being made in 1916 by R. Nataraja Mudaliar. Today it is one of the major film industries of India where actors like Rajnikanth are hero worshipped. The film festivals in Chennai are some of the best organised events and movie buffs wait all round the year for these festivals.

Chennai International Film Festival

Film festival is organized by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in support with government of Tamil Nadu, south Indian film Chamber of Commerce and the film federation of India in the city of Chennai. The foundation of the festival was laid in the year 2003 aiming to provide a common platform to the film fraternity to show all its expressions via films. Film festival brings different culture of different nations together on one platform. It reflects the friendly relation between people from different parts of the world.

The categories included in the Chennai International Film Festival are Best film in Tamil, Second Best Film, Special Jury Award for Individual Performance, Online film buff Award, Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award.
Website: https://www.chennaifilmfest.com/

Chennai International Short Film Festival

Film Festivals in Chennai

The film festival is celebrated annually in the month of February at Chennai. CISFF is organized by Chennai Academy of Motion Picture.

The types of categories included in the film festival are Competitive section (short fiction film, short documentary and short animation), Non Competitive world cinema section (short fiction, short documentary and short Animation), Retrospectives, Country Focus and Special Sections. The jury of three eminent decides the awardees. The award so presented by CISFF includes designer trophy, cash component and a certificate.

CISFF Office Address
No.21/11, FIRST FLOOR,
3rd Cross Street,Seethammal Extension,
Teynapet, Chennai – 600 018.
Phone Number
+91 9952006242
Email Address: director@cisff.in, cisffchennai@gmail.com

CWIFF: Chennai Women International Film Festival

The film festival is considered as India’s biggest unified film festival celebrated in Chennai. It is a combination of creativity and entertainment. The festival is organized and managed by Eventaa SouthIndia Productions (ESP). The types of films included in the category are short film, documentary, ad film and feature film.

The nominees are decided after the screening of films by keeping it open for general public. Apart from award distribution there are many fun filled activities performed. The nominees of the festival are from different parts of the world. CWIFF is a four daylong event including professionals, semi professionals, amateurs and student participants from different parts of the world.

The Festival Director
Chennai Women’s International Film Festival (CWIFF),
O/o Eventaa SouthIndia Productions,
(A Division of M/s Dollphins Interactive Sciences Pvt. Ltd)
2B, Rear block, Oakland Apartments,
Old #17, New #9, Melony Road,
T-Nagar, Chennai-600 017,
E-Mail: info@cwiff.com
Phone No:+91 44 2433 6959, +91 44 2435 8979

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