Tamil cinema today is a benchmark for several other film industries in India and this initiative we are sure will ensure the reach of Tamil films across the globe even among non-Tamil speaking people.
This festival is an attempt to bring Tamil films in to the limelight. There are already festivals held across the world, such as Cannes, the Dubai Film festival and the South Asian Film festival. But this is the first one dedicated to Tamil films. Tamil films are no longer hidden in the background, and even Hollywood is having to take notice and join in. Enthiran / Robot is the best example for that. The famous Stan Winston studios roped in for the film and gave International touch for an Indian director's creativity. The idea of this festival was to bring films that are based more on story than commercialism, from Directors who are not afraid to be different.
In 2010, we have screened 13 films, all of this nature. All of these films dared to stand out. They are carefully chosen films, with a variety of themes, such as culture, patriotism, friendship, romance and family values. They have shown all aspects of our lives, from adult to children, from the rich palaces to the slums. On the same basis, we selected 15 films for the 2nd edition of NTFF in 22 different category. At the end of the festival, the best film in each category will be selected on the genuine viewers voting system.
Following is the list of the films:
Enthiran - Director Shankar
Angadi Theru - Director Vasantha Balan
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya - Director Goutham Vasudeva Menon
Kalavaani - Director Sarkunam
Aadukalam - Director VettiMaran
Madrasapattinam - Director Vijay
Boss Engira Baskaran - Director Rajesh.M
Mynaa - Director Prabu Soloman
En Swasam - Director Prasanna
Yudham Sei - Director Miskin
Payanam - Director RadhaMohan
Tha - Director Sooriay Prabakar
Thenmerku Paruvakaatru - Director Seenu Ramasamy
Sengadal - Director Leena Manimehalai
Ellalan - Director Santhosh
1. MGR's Enga Veettu Pillai
2.Sivaji's Kappalottiya Tamilan
We are also planning to display the novel attempts of youths in Tamil short films. The NTFF committee, that comprising 12 juries, decided to dedicate a day in this 5 days grand festival for short films. Those who wanted to send their short films to the NTFF, please send the films on or before 25th March 2011. Artist so far confirmed to join NTFF are Director Cheran, Director Vijay, Director Miskin, Director Vasanthabalan, Director Vettrimaran, Director Radha Mohan, Director Seenu Ramasamy, Director Santhosh, Director Prabu Soloman, Direcotr Sooriya Prabakar, Director Rajesh.M and Producer Janaki. More artists to be confirmed very shortly. Vaseeharan Sivalingam Festival Director NORWAY TAMIL FILM FESTIVAL