Call For Entries : International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala

Posted: April 10, 2012 by moifightclub in Call For Entries, cinema, Documentary, film, Film Festival, News, short film
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The 5th Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala will be held in the capital city Kerala ,Thiruvananthapuram (formely known as Trivandrum) from the 8th to 12th June 2012. The festival, a unique venture in India is being organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs, Govt of Kerala as part of its endeavor to catalyse a vibrant documentary and short film movement.

PROGRAMME:

The festival will have :

A. National Competition Section under the following categories:

1) Long Documentary (over 40mts)

2) Short Documentary

3) Short Fiction (under 70mts)

4) Animation

5) Music Videos

B. Campus films competition for films produced by students from Educational Institutions above Higher Secondary level based in Kerala:

1) Short Fiction works 20min and less.

C. National and International non-competitive sections with the following categories.

1) Long Documentary Section (over 40mts)

2) Short Documentary Section

3) Short Fiction section (under 70mts)

4) Public Interest spots

5) Music Videos

6) Animation Films

7) Student Productions (Director must provide proof of being a bonafide student)

– There will also be specially curated sections focusing on issues, themes, countries and the works of filmmakers. The programme will also include Interaction/Workshop Sections with Media and Professionals from all over India.

DEADLINE: Last Date for receiving the Completed Entry form and preview material is30th April 2012.

PRIZE MONEY :

A. There will be a National Level competition for long documentaries, short documentaries, Animation and short fiction films produced in India between May 1st 2011 and 30th April 2012. The following awards will be given:

a) Best Long Documentary (40mts and above) with a cash prize of Rs 1.00 lakh and a certificate.

b) Best Short Documentary (under 40mts) with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/ and a certificate

c) Best Short Fiction (under 70mts) with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/ and a certificate

d) Best Animation with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/ and a certificate.

e) Best Music Video with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/ and a certificate

– Navroze Contractor Award for the Best Documentary Cameraman: Rs. 10,000/

B. Campus films competition for films produced by students from Educational Institutions above Higher Secondary level based in Kerala:

– There will be a competition for short fiction films for bonafide students studying within Kerala .The films will have to be 20min or under in duration and produced between Jan 1st 2011 and 30th April 2012 . The director of the film has to be above 18years at the time of production. The jury will award the following prizes:

i) Best Campus Film (20min and below) with a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/ and a  certificate to the creative team.

RULES & REGULATIONS (for competitive sections):

1) Eminent Juries will be appointed by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy .No person with any involvement in the films will be present on the Jury.

2) Only films produced in India or with one Indian Director are eligible for the National level competition. All films participating in the competition have to present either a certificate from the Board of Film Certification or a signed notarized affidavit on Rs 50/ Stamp paper by the person entering the film that the film has been completed between May 1st 2011 and 30th April 2012 (both days inclusive)

3) Campus Films have to be made by students who were registered students at the time of the production of the film, in an educational institute above Higher Secondary level located within Kerala. The films have to be short fiction of under 20min duration. The films have to be produced between Jan 1st 2011 and 30th April 2012 (both days inclusive) .The age of the Director has to be above 18yrs at the time of production. A certificate from the Educational Institution stating both the above is required.

4) Films must be available for festival screening on one of the following formats : DV, Beta SP/PAL, 35mm

5) A selection committee appointed by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy will select films for the screening in the competition and non competitive sections.

6) A director or production company may enter more than one film, provided a separate entry form accompanies each film.

7) No films as works in progress will be accepted. A film once entered cannot be re-entered in the competition.

7) Only selected films will be intimated by email. No letters of non- acceptance will be sent. All lists will be available on the website by 20th May 2012

8) Directors of films in competition will be invited to attend the festival with 2 Class AC Train fare and hospitality during the festival.

9) All non English-speaking projects must have English subtitles.

10) The Director of the festival has the power to include any film at his discretion.

ADDRESS :

Secretary, Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Mani Bhavan, Sasthamangalam Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala –

695010

CONTACT : Ph – 0091-4712310323. Fax -0091-4712310322. Email – iffkoffice@gmail.com

For more information, please visit www.iffk.in or www.keralafilm.com or direct link to the page is here.

Tip : Sumit Purohit

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