To attend the Malhaar Film Festival, you need to have at least one of the following. Either an NFT Ticket or Regular Ticket. To get your NFT Ticket, click on this link - To get your Regular Ticket, click on this link -
If you wish to buy a Malhaar Regular Ticket(a good old paper ticket), click on this link - If you wish to buy an NFT Ticket, click on this link -
A Malhaar Regular Ticket is just like any other ticket. You buy a regular ticket, and get entrance to the film festival. Just like a ticket you buy for a movie. Its benefits end as soon as the festival ends.
If you buy a Malhaar Regular Ticket, here’s what you get access to:
1) Films’ screenings
2) Panel Discussions
4) QnA with Featured Filmmakers
5) Cultural performances
6) Exclusive Discord Invite-only events
7) Celebrity Talks
Not at all! To enter the film festival, you can do both: Either buy a Malhaar Regular Ticketor claim your NFT Ticket. But just know that if you go the NFT way, not only will you get a free entry to the Malhaar Film Festival, but you will also become the owner of a Malhaar NFT.
We encourage every Malhaar participating filmmaker to go for the free NFT because it helps you learn and explore the web 3 / blockchain. Hence kept totally free, so that max focus is on finding out the merits. However it’s totally everyone’s choice. If you don’t want the NFT, you could go for the digital ticket for conference at 50% discount straight. Also, don’t ease up everyone only with the shortlist at the fest. We hope to push you all to practise talking about your film, the story that matters to you. Hence the two simple rules go towards the win. The winners get access to distribution network. The distribution will be both physical / theatrical and digital… as selected by distributor network. Once the film goes for distribution, it can get picked for acquisition or development or licensing etc. That’s Malhaar’s intent to support all our filmmakers in .. so choose the way that suits you but play full out. Use the unique codes shared with each of you to enrol people in entering the festival through your code. If you need ideas on how to win, talk to us directly! Write to us at
An NFT Ticket is just like a regular Festival Ticket. It serves as your entry pass to the Malhaar Global Virtual Short Film Festival and grants you all the benefits listed on top. The difference is also that the NFT Ticket holds long term utilities versus traditional tickets that lose its value with the event.
In simplest terms, an NFT is a digital art that holds a certain amount of value, and can be owned and collected by a person. Think of a digital drawing, or a GIF perhaps, that is one of a kind, and only you own it. You may not be able to hang it on a wall, but only you will have the original piece on your hard drive.
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Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have piqued the interest (and wallets) of consumers and businesses all over the world. This is due in great part to high-profile transactions, such as the $69 million digital artwork by Beeple sold at Christie's Auction House.NFTs are digital content bits that are kept on a blockchain, which is the same technology that underpins other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The distinction between NFTs and other cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is that NFTs are one-of-a-kind tokens that cannot be duplicated or swapped with another NFT of the same value.The quick response is that the solution isn't particularly safe. It's no secret that threat actors are driven opportunists who would try to steal any object, physical or digital, that has value; and while NFTs are still in their infancy from a commercial standpoint, their quick rise in popularity has opened up a brand-new route for hackers. This isn't simply a hypothetical problem; it's something that's currently happening.
Artists have long suffered at the hands of publishers, producers, and auction houses that usher them into contracts that don’t serve their interests. The primary problems are that: Many contracts require creators to give up the rights to their intellectual property (IP). As a result, they don’t have a say in how their work is adapted or where and when it is displayed. Many artists only receive a pittance for their work, and they miss out on profits that are made when their work is subsequently sold on secondary markets. As a result, a lion’s share of the wealth goes to the multinational corporations they sign with. NFTs have the potential to usher in more equitable models by bypassing the gatekeepers that currently control creative industries. With NFTs, artists can mint their creations on a blockchain and sell their work independently. This allows them to retain their IP and creative control. Additionally, thanks to mechanisms built into the blockchain, artists can earn royalties (which they can set themselves) from all secondary sales of their work. So when you buy an NFT even on secondary markets, you are generally ultimately supporting the creator.
If you wish to learn the pros and cons of buying an NFT, we recommend you read this page thoroughly.
Like a regular Ticket, an NFT Ticket also serves as your entry pass to the Malhaar Global Virtual Short Film Festival and grants you all the content of Malhaar Film festival Season 2. But the difference between Malhaar Regular Ticket and NFT Ticket is that the NFT Ticket holds long term utilities versus traditional tickets that lose their value once the festival is over. Benefits of Regular Tickets : 1) Access to Shortlisted Films 2) Access to Panel Discussions during festival 3) Access to Masterclasses during festival 4) Access to QnA sessions (if any) with Featured Filmmakers during festival 5) Exclusive Invites on Discord 6) Celebrity Talks (if any) during festival Benefits of NFT Tickets : 1) Access to Shortlisted Films 2) Access to Panel Discussions during festival 3) Access to Masterclasses during festival 4) Access to QnA sessions (if any) with Featured Filmmakers during festival 5) Access to Cultural performances during festival 6) Exclusive Invites on Discord 7) Chance to receive a Lottery NFT (a golden chance to get an NFT connoisseur’s originally owned NFT, free of cost) 8) Pre-Reserved seating for Malhaar Season 3 9) Discount on purchase of soon-to-be released Match My [Talent] NFT tokens 10) Celebrity Talks (if any) during festival
Yes. These are the long-term benefits of owning a Malhaar NFT : 1) Chance to receive a Lottery NFT (a golden chance to get an NFT connoisseur’s originally owned NFT, free of cost) 2) Pre-Reserved seating for Malhaar Season 3 3) Discount on purchase of soon-to-be released Match My [Talent] NFT tokens
If you have submitted a film at Malhaar, you don't have to buy an NFT Ticket. We have allotted an NFT Ticket to all submitters already. You just have to claim your NFT Ticket. To claim your NFT Ticket, fill this form If you don't want to fill the form, Click here to join us on Discord. Once you get in, send us a message saying “I am a submitter at Malhaar, my name is _________, my submitted film’s name is _______ and I want to claim my free NFT Ticket.” We’ll connect with you.
Date of Malhaar Film Festival : 19th August - 28th August, 2022 (click to know the schedule) Venue : Virtual Film Festival (only remote participation possible, click on to join)Themes : This year, the dominant themes on which selections were based were: 1) MIGRATION 2) EDUCATION 3) PASSION 4) MENTAL HEALTH 5) GENDER Format : Malhaar this year is going to be characterised by 2 mega-events in its format : 1) Theme based screenings of shortlisted films 2) A 360-Hour Filmmaking Project (Pre-festival event) For aspiring Filmmakers and/or film students but not limited to, this year we also had the 360-Hour Film Making Project. True to its unique name, this event was designed to challenge creators to create a short film within 360 hours and submit it for the main festival. The film that they submit should incorporate some keywords, (that were provided by the festival committee) in various measures. Malhaar Film Festival 2nd Edition will be lined with masterclasses, forums, QnA sessions with featured and non-featured filmmakers and celebrities. To understand the format better, we would advise you to click here and navigate the entire website.
Earlier, we were going to conduct Malhaar Film Festival in two phases. Malhaar LOCAL (which was scheduled in July 2022) and Malhaar GLOBAL (which was scheduled in August 2022). But now that format has been adjusted and changed into a singular phase, i.e., from August 19th - 28th, 2022.
In a nutshell: bringing about a resolute shake-up of our creative industry. Malhaar Global Virtual Short Film Festival is a young yet rapidly-evolving enterprise, comprising of those independent creators and filmmakers from all around the world, who have established their own little community through sheer talent. We are currently a community of about 800 creators and filmmakers. Through this endeavour, we are trying to provide the limelight to all the major upcoming filmmakers as well as small-budget, independent filmmakers.
Film Festival borne by the CoVid pandemic In 2020, when the first-ever Malhaar Film Fest was held, it was just a social experiment, designed to capture people’s collective creative expressions of life in lockdown during the CoVid-19 pandemic. Evidently, the theme back then was the lockdown, which included all themes that could be wrapped into the discourse of lockdown- like social isolation, mental stress, migration during the pandemic, etc. The 360-Hour Challenge One of the most exciting aspects of Malhaar Season 2 has been the conceptualization of the 360-Hour Filmmaking Challenge. Within the 360-Hour Challenge, participants were asked to create a short film of no more than 12 minutes, within 360 Hours. Sounds easy enough right? Well, not quite. Participants were required to incorporate certain keywords in their film that were given by the team at Malhaar. These keywords could be used in any measure, whether as dialogue, or as themes, topics, or props. Theme-based Season 2 of Malhaar Film Festival Film Festivals usually do not follow a thematic pattern while accepting submissions. In the first edition of Malhaar Film Festival, we received a mountain’s worth of films from submitters across the world, mostly because we accepted films not only from filmmakers but non-filmmakers and/or aspiring filmmakers as well. Since the featured theme was synchronous to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, and lockdown as a theme is quite broad, we discovered that almost every film was, if going by the set parameters of lockdown-based themes, eligible for consideration. Even though we were thrilled to have received such enormous amounts of submissions and participation, for a small team like ours, it gets quite difficult to properly assess each of these movies. Also since the genres and subjects and themes are so vastly different from each other, it gets quite difficult to compare them on a unified scale of comparison. Global through Local Malhaar, in just a couple of years, has become that efficiently inclusive film festival format that has the bandwidth to look towards international productions, as well as include the deeply regional content that deserves to be highlighted. In fact, the Malhaar Short film Festival has designed its format in such a way that enables both Indian regional as well as International features to co-exist together, without competing with each other. Adopting Blockchain for a Better Future: Malhaar Short Film Festival is one of the few non-government and non-financial ventures that are embracing the power of the Blockchain. As a Cinema appreciation fraternity focused on the upliftment of small-time, independent filmmakers (specifically in regional subsections of the film industry), and being a fully virtual event, Malhaar Film Festival takes it upon itself to lead the revolution of blockchain in the Indian Creative Industry. Integration beyond Malhaar, throughout Match My [Talent] Yes, Match My [Talent] is en route to adopting this groundbreaking technology, not just for Malhaar, but to enable support to the entirety of operations at Match My [Talent], to ensure our artists get the best deal available!
In 2022, we have received film submissions (total 1000+) in Indian regional languages like Malayalam, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, English, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Gujarati, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu from independent filmmakers of these regions. Not just in India, we have received film submissions from filmmakers in Poland, Bangladesh, Uruguay, United States, France, Turkey, Ukraine, Tunisia, Nigeria, Argentina, Hungary, Bhutan, Netherlands, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, South Korea, Greece, Lithuania, Mexico, Germany, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, Israel, Chile, Russia, Peru, Iran, Bolivia, Luxembourg, Egypt, Paraguay, Denmark, United Kingdom, Cuba, Paraguay, Venezuela, Belgium, China, Uganda and Spain.
Match My [Talent] is the parent organization of the Malhaar Film Festival. Malhaar is just one of the initiatives started by this organization to support and uplift the Performing Artists’ community.
The first Malhaar Film Festival was held in August 2020, when the CoVid lockdown had begun.
Malhaar 2020 brought in the works of both established and amateur filmmakers, depicting their emotions, experiences, interpretations and imaginations of life during & beyond the global lockdown. The intent to do so was to build a collective consciousness of an unusual time that everyone in the world had lived through, in a similar manner, at the same time. Intent was to connect with strangers through their stories and either find ourselves in it or become aware of an aspect of the pandemic that we weren't or aren't aware of, because, this tragedy was so big that none of us came out of it untouched. Malhaar Global Virtual Video Festival 2020, in its first edition, started out to bring forth people’s life experiences of the worldwide lockdown caused due to the pandemic. Malhaar sought to create a stage for all the experiences captured during this time, be it a feature film made by a veteran filmmaker, or home-made short video created by a non-filmmaker, simply on a smartphone. This edition was a tribute to people from all walks of life, who were experiencing the impact of the pandemic in their own ways, each one being unique from the other, yet, very similar at the core. An effort to bring the documentation of common people to filmmakers, who stitched together countless human emotions into one amazing tapestry for us to observe and reflect upon.
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1) A chance to stream and watch Shortlisted Films 2) Access to Panel Discussions during festival 3) Access to Masterclasses during festival 4) Access to QnA sessions (if any) with Featured Filmmakers during festival 5) Access to Cultural performances during festival 6) Exclusive Invites on Discord 7) Chance to receive a Lottery NFT (a golden chance to get an NFT connoisseur’s originally owned NFT, free of cost) 8) Pre-Reserved seating for Malhaar Season 3 9) A chance to avail a great discount on purchase of soon-to-be released Match My [Talent] NFT tokens 10) Access to Celebrity Talks (if any) during festival
Yes! Malhaar Film Fest shall have filmmakers for both experienced and amateur filmmakers.
Your Malhaar profile is an important step in creating a personal connect between your film and its fanbase, which will ultimately convert into greater and direct financial support for you and your art. But more importantly, if you do not create your profile, patrons will not be able to watch your film on the Malhaar Streaming Channel, and you lose your chances of winning at the final rounds of Malhaar. So please, please, please…complete your individual profile on Malhaar.
No. If your profile is empty on the Malhaar official streaming channel, people might be able to watch your film but not view any information about you. Consequently, they won't be able to contact you either.
No. To receive an NFT Ticket, we need your wallet address to airdrop it into the wallet. Just like if you need to send money to someone’s bank account, you at least need their bank account number right? Do not worry, your metamask wallet address is not a confidential detail, just like a bank account number. Noone can steal anything from your account if they only have your bank account number. They’ll need confidential details too, like user name, password, card details, CVV and OTP. Similarly giving your wallet address doesn't mean anything. The only confidential detail of your metamask wallet that you should never share with other people is your Secret Phrase. Your Secret Phrase is highly sensitive information.
We will send all the non-shortlisted filmmakers a Certificate of Participation. We also give you a 50% Discount Coupon Code that will allow you to access the film festival at lesser prices. You can still take advantage of the networking opportunities that are available at this festival.
Yes. If your film has been shortlisted, you will receive an NFT Ticket, free of cost. You don't have to pay a dime for it. All you have to do is give us your metamask wallet address (if you don’t have a metamask wallet, you can create one). Once you do that, we’ll airdrop the NFT Ticket into your wallet. After that you need to link your metamask wallet with your account on Malhaar platform ( ). Once you do that, you’ll automatically be logged in the platform and enjoy the content and lineup of the 10-day festival. So yes, the answer to the second part of your question, to make use of the NFT Ticket, not only do you need to have a metamask wallet, but you also need to link the wallet with your account on Malhaar platform ( )
Yes, selective films will have details interviews over the 10 days of the festival and some in the next few weeks. Campaigns will be coming your way that will help you move closer in that selection round, so keep participating and keep an eye on various announcements and grab the chance for a detailed interview.
You said it! Meta mask and NFT is new and we don’t expect you to know it already. We will support and guide so that you cross the initial bridge through Malhaar and then keep on exploring it for yourself. We know that the initial part is always a hiccup and hence the free NFT to get past the initial knowhow. We will help you all set it up + a complete detailed masterclass will be conducted on everything you need to know about the meta mask and NFT. Click here to join us on Discord so that we may directly connect with you over this issue
If you get an email saying that “Your film has been Shortlisted for Screening”, it means that your film will be screened on the Cinema Hall of Malhaar’s official Streaming Channel. But there is also the final round of Malhaar, where some films out of the whole lot of shortlisted films will win a distribution deal.
Here is what shortlisted films get: 1) Global distribution 2) Theatrical release 3) OTT distribution 4) Malhaar laurel 5) Direct viewership on Malhaar official streaming Channel 6) A chance to get your shortlisted film converted into NFT (we provide complete hand holding in the process) 7) International visibility thanks to Malhaar’s active community And many more things but the film has to perform well in the festival.so all the very best for that. The winners get access to the distribution network. The distribution will be both physical / theatrical and digital… as selected by the distributor network. Once the film goes for distribution, it can get picked for acquisition or development or licensing etc.
Here is what shortlisted films get: 1) Global distribution 2) Theatrical release 3) OTT distribution And many more things but the film has to perform well in the festival. So all the very best for that.