Tamilar Awards 2019: All submissions are now closed

Calling all filmmakers! Applications now open for 2019 edition. Now in its 10th year, the festival highlights the extraordinary talent and technique of the making and film communities for Tamils completely over the world.

Norway Tamil Film Festival announces our Call for Film Entries for the ninth annual festival, running April 25th until April 28th.

Submit your film to the Norway Tamil Film Festival. This is our time to celebrate you, the filmmaker, and the invaluable artistic talents that you provide to the film.

Taking part in a film festival can be an important step in the career development of a film director. There is much merit to having your film in this festival, where only those works selected are screened.

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 attended the award ceremony. The awards will be given only on stage and if the awardees do not attend the ceremony, we will send only the certificates to the winners and not the symbolic awards with inscription.

SUBMISSION: 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 (Closing date 31st of December 2018), Feature films from Diaspora, International films(world), 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 2019,
Vaseeharan Sivalingam, Tante Ulrikkes vei 11. 0984 Oslo 9, Norway.
Before 25th of January 2019, we will honour following best awards,

Awards & Prizes

we will honour following best awards,
Norway Tamil Film Festival – Tamilar Awards 2019, Total 40 nomination categories!
For Short Films: |Best Short film| Best Actor |Best Director |Best Story |Best Cinematographer
|Best Music Video 1|Best Independens Music Director 1| Best Documentary 1|Best Animation 1|4th Midnight Sun Singer – 1 |Feature Films Tami Naadu – 20 | Feature films Tamil – Diaspora – 5 |Feature film International – 5

For our 10th year, we want to discover something new. Come and see again, what we have for you during the month of April 2019
For Any Further Questions about Norway Tamil Film Festival I
Director Vaseeharan Sivalingam can be reached at 0047-91370728, email:tamilfilmfestival@gmail.com, and website: www.ntff.no (under Constructions)

Vaseeharan Sivalingam
Festival Director – NTFF

Rules & Terms

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 (2018 for all kind of Tamil films and 2017/2018 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 NTFF International Categories (150 minutes) only films produced in the year 2017 or 2018 are eligible for the competition.

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 2018 to the 25th of January 2019.

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 google drive, Vimeo or YouTube and mail the link to us

1. Submissions are done online by email: tamilfilmfestival@gmail.com / from our web site/download the submission form for NTFF 2019.
2. Submission deadline is 25th of January 2019 for Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animations, Midnight Sun Singer 3.
3. Preview copies (DVD or digital file) must be sent to us by January 25, 2019.
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 newspapers in India and online websites on 25th February 2019.