NTFF 2018 GENERAL RULES: Instructions for all submissions

From last year onwards there is a new condition to receive the awards. Awards are given with the expectation of the awardees honour the award and attened the award ceremoney. 
The awards will be given only on stage and if the awardees do not attend
the ceremoney we will send only the certificates to the winners and not the symbolic awards with inscription.

Entry fee for Feature /Full Length Film – 100 € (Euros)
Entry fee for Short Film, Music Videos, Animation and Documentary – 50 € (Euros)

Feature films from Tamil Naadu, Feature film from Diaspora, TV- Serials from Diaspora, International films, Short Films, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animations: We also welcome the Short films, Documentaries; Music videos, Animations across the globe, kindly send us your videos to Norway Tamil film festival committee NTFF 2017, Vaseeharan Sivalingam, Tante Ulrikkes vei 11. 0984 Oslo 9, Norway. before 25th of February 2017 , we will honor following best awards ,

Best Short film| Best Actor |Best Director |Best Story |Best Cinematographer
|Best Music Video |Best Documentary |Best Animation|Best TV Serials - Diaspora

For our 9th year, we want to discover something new. Come and see again what we’ve for you during the month of April 2018
For Any Further Questions about Norway Tamil Film Festival I Director Vaseeharan Shivalingam can be reached at 0047-91370728, email: tamilfilmfestival@gmail.com , website: www.ntff.no

GENERAL RULES: Instructions for Tamil and other language films/short film submission:

01. The film’s subject matter, the production itself or the film’s director should have a strong connection to the films

02. Screenings format is DCP/Blu-Ray. We also accept films delivered as files (sharing on Google Drive or Blu-ray quality)

03. The film should be finalised during the last year (2017 for all kind of tamil films and 2016/2017 for all kind of other language category!).

04. Screening copies must have English subtitles, unless they are in English.

05. Selections will be made by the festival’s administration.

06. Decisions of refusal will not be commented. Preview copies will not be returned.

07. Films can be shown in or out of competition.

08. Eligible for the NTFF Shorts competition is up to a maximum length of 30 minutes (including credits).

09. For NTFF documentary(90 minutes), Music Video(5minutes) and animation film(60 minutes)

10. For TV - Serials from Diaspora (30 minutes per Episode) 

11. For NTFF  International Categories(150 minutes) Only films produced in the year 2016 or 2017 are eligible for the competition. (From year 2017)


Rules and Regulations: Music Video:
Norway Tamil Film Festival (NTFF) and Vaseeharan Creations give you a unique opportunity to showcase your talent and win Tamilar Award for best music video of the year. 
All you have to do is make your own video with your own Songs. Having a passion for filmmaking? Then you are at the right space!

Shoot your own video for these songs as a compiled video and send mail to tamilfilmfestival@gmail.com or you can upload the video in YouTube and mail the link to us. Anyone and everyone can participate.

Contest Date:

All submissions should be made from the 25th of October 2017 to the 25th of February  2018.

Any submission beyond the closing date will not be accepted whatever.

• Videos should be original!

• No shades of imitation from any copyrighted content should be seen.

• Faces of celebrities are prohibited

• The NTFF jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

• Video files should be mailed or shared to tamilfilmfestival@gmail.com or you can upload the video in dropbox or YouTube and mail the link to us


1. Submissions are done online from our web site/download the submission form for ntff 2018.

2. Submission deadline is 25th of February  2018 for Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animations, Midnight Sun Singer 3.

3. Preview copies (DVD or digital file) must be sent to us by February 25, 2017.

4. If the short film is not complete, a temporary version can be sent upon agreement with the festival.

If you have already submitted we would like to thank you for your interest towards Norway Tamil Film Festival. We have received Short films, Music videos and documentary more than expected. Evaluation process is on progress, results will be announced in WWW.NTFF.NO webpage , NTFF Facebook as well leading news papers in india and online websites on 05th March 2018.

9th Norway Tamil Film Festival Dates : 26th April til 29th April 2018 at Oslo, Norway.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at tamilfilmfestival@gmail.com, please appolgize for any delay in response we are busy in scheduling the events, thanks in advance for your kind coordination and understanding