Film Producer Mr. Five Star S.Kathiresan 
(Hitmaker Of Polladhavan, Aadukalam & Jigarthanda) 
Inaugurated Madras Independent Film Festival On Feb 16 – 2021

Madras Independent Film Festival is a monthly contested international online film festival with an annual event held in Chennai. The winning film of each monthly contest will be screened at our live event with an overall winner chosen by our esteemed jury.


About The Festival Director



– Rathina Kumar is an Indian film director and Cinematographer. He is known for directing independent Tamil Feature Film “Surveillance Zone” Which is the World’s first CCTV Point of view film with a very low budget of 45,000 INR ,has got many awards and recognitions across the world. It’s a matter of pride that he won ‘Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records’ for the movie “Surveillance Zone”. 

His movie was considered “inspirational to aspiring filmmakers” for breaking down the perceived costs associated with producing a feature film . And he was the Cinematographer for “My son is Gay” (Award Winning Tamil Film) 

He started MIFF to encourage and support independent film makers and their stories from around the world. Our motto is to help the indie filmmakers find success by celebrating their achievements across the world.


Madras, acquired its name from Madrasapattinam which is a fishing village situated to the north of Fort St. George. Chennai also known as Madras the official name until 1996, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India.

Filmmaker Reviews

Madras Independent Film Festival

Filmmakers Review

Arek Zasowski

Friendly and professional online event. Good communication with the Organisers. Beautiful laurel and certificate. I will submit again my future projects. Keep up the great work.

Brandie Rich

This was a wonderful festival! The communication was great and timely. This festival didn’t hesitate to respond to any of my questions regarding the process and I received my beautiful laurels and certificate very quickly. I look forward to submitting future projects to this festival.

Angelena Bonet

What an absolute honour to be a part of the Madras Independent Film Festival! To win Best Women Filmmaker for my documentary "Change The World" is a dream come true. Thank you for such a wonderful film awards ~ your communication and heartfelt care for independent filmmakers is much appreciated. Keep up the great work and I look forward to submitting more of my work in the near future!

Molly Gazay

Love this festival! We have won a few awards from Madras, and we couldn’t be happier. They were great at updating us, and promoting the materials on their social media and website!

MIguel Angel Barroso García

Great Festival that looks at independent cinema, auteur cinema of all genres !!! We are very grateful for the Award for our films !!! Good luck!!!

Ken Holmes

Fantastic festival! I’m thrilled to have been a part. Definitely recommend!

Craig Moore

Thanks to Madras Independent Film Festival for recognising my short film, Three Brothers Two, in their acting categories. Very pleased. Quick turnaround, very affordable and the certificates are nice!

Just A Girl 17x

Loved, loved loved this festival. This is Depression was chosen as an award winner and we couldn't be happier. Thank you so much MIFF... you are all lovely xx

Barron Smith

This was a excellent festival. They communicated well and everything was on time!!!!

Karthick K

Everything was good especially communication are in timely manner !
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