June 2020 Edition Winners & Finalists

Screenplay Contest

Feature Films

Dhumkkudiya – Best Feature, Best Actress Award for "Rinkal Kachhap" (India)

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Budhwa – a native tribal realizes his true identity while serving to his rich masters. Despite being an integral part of the Tribal Community, Budhwa sabotaged its own people, culture, Identity, and beliefs in pursuit of his greed.

Documentary Films

We are Jaaukanigas – Best Documentary, Best Cinematography & Best Background Music Award (Argentina)

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Documentary dedicated to the first RAMSAR Site in the Santa Fe province, located in the islands and coasts area of the General Obligado Department. It is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity in the province, where many species adapted to life in the wetland proliferate, as well as a great source of freshwater that must be protected and cared for. This RAMSAR Site takes its name from one of the three groups that make up the nation of the Abipones that populated the region for about 6000 years. The documentary proposal seeks to discover the natural beauties and riches of the site, as well as its cultural characteristics from the perspective of a diversity of characters.

Music Videos

terroir – Best Women Filmmaker Award (United States)

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The French word ‘terroir’ is used across many languages and cultures to describe the soil and climate factors that give wine its character. Metaphorically, we can look at our human upbringing and the resulting character of various world cultures as ‘terroir’. Factually, we all originate from women, but it is the rare culture that respects or honors this truth. Why do we pervert the vessel of life to its own self-denial?

Short Films

Dream for Happiness – Best Short Film, Best Cinematoraphy & Best Actress Award for "Stefka Yanorova" (Bulgaria)

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Semi Finalists

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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