October 2020 Edition

Screenplay Contest

Feature Films

Symphoria – Best Feature Film & Best Actress Award For "Catherine Dao" (United States)

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At 29, Shawn Wittig is the epitome of the spoiled rich kid living on the largesse of an indulgent single playboy father. The years of coddling by dad, including avoiding prosecutions from DUI to manslaughter charges continue to fuel Shawn’s addictions to drugs and alcohol, When the law finally caught up with him, Shawn is released into a teaching/rehabilitation program at the local university run by JT Dalton, a brilliant but mysterious chemist. At first JT’s and Shawn’s relationship is antagonistic but, after a late night in the chemistry lab, it becomes something deeper. Soon JT and Shawn are involved in an illicit and highly sexualized affair that begins to consume both their lives. When the University catches wind of the affair, JT is promptly suspended and Shawn’s father forces the young man to give up his romance with his older professor.

Documentary Films

NEWS FROM FUKUSHIMA – Best Documentary Feature Award (Japan)

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The nuclear disaster in Fukushima set off three meltdowns. This film documents a theater piece, performed in San Francisco last year, by a multicultural cast, bringing together poetry, dance and music to explore the ideas of human error and suffering juxtaposed to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Web Series

ALL ABOUT SEC 377 – Best Web Series (India)

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First Lgbt Web Series Made In India

Music Videos

I Miss My baby Girl – Best Music Video (United States)

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When my girlfriend had a miscarriage at 8 months I was lost and did not know what to say or do. She went into a deep depression. This song is about me as a MAN not being able to understand from the mother’s point of view of what she and MILLIONS have went through since the beginning of time. BUT in this song I’m speaking from the father point of view

Indian Short Film Category

An Untold Story of Paperboats – Best Short Film & Best Actor Award For "DARSHAN GURJAR"

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This action packed film is the story of a school boy who gets drawn into the dark life of child soldiers. Set in the Naxalite infested jungles of Bengal.

Animation Short Film Category

Rock N Justice – Special Mention Award

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This is a pilot that shows the introduction of the band members, Rocket Rabbit, Aqua Duck and Lightning Pig.

International Short Film Category

Brother Troll – Best Film, Best Actor Award For "BUI DAM", Best Supporting Actor Award For "NICOLAJ FALCK" & Best Editing (Faroe Islands)

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Once upon a time in the Faroe Islands, two lone brothers struggle to save the family farm and their relationship after the sudden loss of their older brother.

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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