Guidelines for competition

Kindly read the following guidelines before sending your films for the TEFF competition.

tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019

Theme: Climate Change, Ecological Migrations, Transcultures

Short and feature films pertaining to the above theme (explicitly or implicitly) can be entered for the competition. However, the theme should deal with ecocultural aspects of the subjects featured in the film. 

Regulations for Ecodocumentary Competitions:

  1. Documentary films having environmental and ecological content made no earlier than 2015 are invited to the competition.
  2. The categories of competition are given in the “Categories & Awards” page.
  3. The Documentary could be submitted online or in DVD/pendrive.
  4. An applicant can enter one or more documentaries for the competition.
  5. All Documentaries using languages other than English should be subtitled in English.
  6. Along with the film the applicant has to send the CV of the director, the declaration form,  a poster of the film and a high-resolution digital photograph of the director.
  7. We are sorry that we are unable to return the DVD or pen drive. 
  8. The organizers will use the film for screening and academic purposes only.
  9.  The organizers of TEFF have the right to screen the film for non-commercial purposes in any educational institutions in India or other countries.
  10. Jury of eminence in the field will select the best films. 
  11. Award-winning films will be screened in the festival.
  12. The Best Ecodocumentaries will receive certificates.
  13. There is no registration fee for entering films for the competition.
  14. All expenses, as well as the risk of transportation damage, are to be borne by the sender. The organizers of the Festival do not take any responsibility for the film transportation.
  15. Influencing the jury members at any cost will lead to disqualification of the entry.

Please send your films, either through Vimeo or G-Drive which we can download from or send them by courier or post to the following address:

tiNai Ecofilm Festival
(C/o Rayson K. Alex)
Chamber No. A 305
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar
Goa – 403726