In a first of its kind move, the seventh edition of the International Film Festival scheduled to be held in Chennai in December will have a competition for Tamil movies. E Thangaraj, general secretary of the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation says that the last date for receipt of entries from Tamil movies is November 5.
The organization is organizing the film festival regularly in the City. Tamil films produced and censored between December 15, 2008 and October 15, 2009 are eligible for entry. Entry forms can be obtained from the office of Chennai International Film Festival, E Block, Second Floor, Room No 4, Gemini Parsn Apartments, Cathedral Garden Road, Chennai 600006.
The best film will receive a cash prize of Rs three lakh and an ICAF trophy. The second best film will get a cash prize of Rs two lakh and a trophy. A special jury award would have a cash component of Rs one lakh and a trophy, he said. According to Thangaraj, the support is good enough from Tamil film makers for this move.