The festival is open to microfilms made in any part of the world, ‘Microfilm” means a very short aesthetic creation, which means any type of films; duration must be under 5 minutes including credits.

There are 4 Categories in the festival such as an Open Category; Theme based Category, Student Category and Exhibition Category

The films which based on any subjects will consist in the open category section, while the films on a certain topic will consist in the theme based category (Topic: Global Friendship)

Student Category is reserved for regular students (not for film school students)

The Exhibition category is a competitive section, will comprise of short films, duration between 5 to 15 minutes.

The microfilms done by technical experts and celebrities from different sectors will come under section 'Purple Zone', whose films herald a new aesthetic awakening and enlightenment.

The entry submission must be done through online, please visit the page ' Entry Submission/ Contact Us'

The festival selection committee selects 500 final round films from all these categories for the festival screening.

In a special screening, the venue jury selects 50 micro-films for the competition category from the final round films

The winners will be presented with the Crystal Leaf Awards and cash Prize.


The largest independent Micro Film Festival of the country

It’s a Twenty – twenty venture in filmmaking

200+ internationally renowned film personalities will vote for the best film of the festival

50,000 + upscale, educated, tech-savvy, attendees participate through the three faces of the program

Specially designed contests for both young and old alike



The world has shrunk together "like an ageing orange", with its hi-tech communication facilities and globalized environment. There exists, therefore, an essential ambivalence in the nature of human relationships--it has at once blossomed, and withered.

We propose to discourse on the nature of a truly global friendship through this category of films; there has emerged an urgent need for preserving relationships at the personal, social, national and international levels, so that we may rediscover ourselves even in the midst of this thoroughly 'friendless' environment we live in. Let us join hands in this process of emotional bridge-building and help make the universe a smaller and friendlier place....


Regular Deadline: October 20, 2021

Late Deadline: November 10, 2021

Extended Deadline: January 21, 2022

The Festival Screening : January 29, 30

Award Ceremony: February 12


The creative output will maintain excellent perfection and will quench viewers of tastes and visions. It really offer a Qualitative Drop

We believe our film festival will give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to a wide range of audience.


The ‘Vogel kop’ superb bird-of-paradise is the mascot of the festival. The bird of paradise is known as the ultimate symbol of freedom and joy

International Micro Film Festival, Kochi (IMFFK2021)


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