The success of any film depends upon its impression on the public. What better way than a film festival to showcase films and to get a widespread opinion? Initially the first round of short listing of films will be done by the jury panel, their judgements will be based on the technicalities of the film and also if the films adheres to the rules of the festival. The short listed films will have the honour of being screened to film enthusiasts and the general public by means of a prestigious multiplex. These films will again be subjected to judging by the jury panel and the results will be confidential. The schedule of the film screening will be mailed officially to those participants whose films will be screened at the multiplex. The producer and the director of the film will receive one free ticket each for the screening of films. The award function for the same will be held at a prestigious venue in Chennai on the last of the event.

Categories For Women & Men:

Short Film

Sparking the imagination and calming the soul with stories, women are incomparable at it. CWIFF provides the right platform to expose, highlight and celebrate this unparalleled talent of women under the category of short films. Get yourself caught in the tangle to soothe the soul of every human.

Duration: Maximum 40mins; Theme: Open


Realities are bitter truths and the best experiences nurtured by every human. CWIFF has designed the stage for women to showcase their struggles, victories and the remarkable experiences from around the world with their documentary films. Let us get ready to plunge in and explore the realties and share the best experiences through the distinguished art of film-making.

Duration: Maximum 40mins; Theme: Open

Feature Film

Women are proving that they are not less than men in different walks of life. The making of feature films for 2 hours is a nowhere a less bet comparatively. CWIFF takes the pride in setting up the arena to portray the virtues of women by testing their fullest potential with the making of feature films. Participate and prove that your talents are beyond estimations.

Duration: 50mins and above; Theme: Open

Ad Film

It only takes few seconds to convey the biggest and the toughest of tales and to adorn a curve at last on the faces of the viewers that makes everything straight. With complete bliss CWIFF has set ways for women to display their ad films and exhibit their strengths towards making of films.

Duration: Maximum 2mins; Theme: Open

Categories For Student:

Short Film

Students are the emerging talents in changing the ideologies and marking trends in the World class cinema. CWIFF has taken the initiative to recognize and appreciate the talents of young blood by showcasing their Short films with maximum duration of 40 minutes in front of the popular juries and acknowledge them with Cash money and awards.


Documentaries, the defined way which provides detailed perceptions on a subject manner, is the best way to analyze the strength of the moviemakers as the realities are being shot and documented. Also, Students possess the power to transform our society into an ideal place to live in by emphasizing the happenings of our society. To encourage the making of documentaries, CWIFF has opened the arena for students to document the realities with maximum duration of 40 minutes and the best ones will be awarded.

Ad Film

Ad films are the simplest way to express ideas in seconds, yet they are challenging. The conceptual ad films with detailed technicalities with maximum duration of 2 minutes are welcomed in the India’s Biggest Unified Film Festival, CWIFF.


The Movies to be submitted by the participants (Men, Women and Students category) will follow the below mentioned procedure:

  • April 15 is the last date for submission of entries for all categories.
  • The participants will receive the screening schedule of the festival in the first week of May through e-mail or post.
  • The participants are expected to be present on all 4 days of screening on a compulsory note and their presence is also awaited for the rest days of the event.
  • Vulgarity, Obscenity in the film content will not be appreciated and accepted.
  • The movies will be subjected to JURY panel viewing and those films that are selected by them will only be screened during the festival time.
  • The decision of jury is given the highest priority and no revision of their judgment will be made.



CWIFF-Chennai Women’s International Film Festival,

O/o Eventaa SouthIndia Productions
(A Division Of M/s Dollphins Interactive Sciences Pvt. Ltd),
2B, Rear Block, Old No.17, New No.9,
Oakland Apartments,
Melony Road, T-Nagar,
Chennai-600 017,

The participants can submit their movie and pay the cash amount through the following ways:


Submit your DVD along with the necessary materials mentioned in the Entry form and Cash amount directly in the CWIFF office to the above mentioned address


Demand Draft to be taken in favor of “Dollphins Interactive Sciences Pvt. Ltd” and send the DVD along with the necessary materials mentioned in the Entry form through post to the above mentioned address


Transfer the entry fee to the below mentioned account

  • Pay To : Dollphins Interactive Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
  • Account No : 910020021295803
  • Bank Name : Axis Bank
  • Branch : New Panvel (E), Navi Mumbai
  • IFSC Code : UTIB0000652

and send the DVD along with the necessary materials mentioned in the Entry form through post to the above mentioned address


Upload your films in online video sharing websites like youtube, vimeo, dailymotion and send us the link to submit your entry with CWIFF.

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