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The Film And Television Institute of India, Pune has introduced a new short course for television fiction. See the attached picture for all the basic details. And click here for more.

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NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab, a 2-part workshop is designed to prepare screenwriters’ with original Indian stories for working with the international filmmaking market place. It aims at improving a completed screenplay in its final stages and to increase the international marketability of the same.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Open only for Indian citizens residing in India
  • Open only for feature length fiction films
HOW TO APPLY
  • Create a MyFilmBazaar Account.
  • Use this ID to access the online application form.
  • The Regular Deadline for applications is 3 March 2017 (6 pm IST).
  • The Extended Deadline for applications is 13 March 2017 (6 pm IST).
  • Applications will not be considered complete till the payment has been processed.
  • Email/hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Before you begin, please make sure you have the following:

  • Logline
  • Short Synopsis (500 – 600 words)
  • Writer’s Statement (500 words)
  • Updated Bio

In addition, you have the option of submitting either

  • Full Screenplay

OR

  • Story Synopsis (6 -10 pages | 12 point font, single spaced, 1” margin)
  • First 20 pages of the Screenplay ( in industry accepted format)

Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview, either in person or on Skype (in the month of April)

DATES FOR THE LAB
  • Session 1 – end of May 2017
  • Session 2 – 6 weeks after Session 1 concludes
  • Session 3 – 8 weeks after Session 2 concludes
  • 20 – 24 Nov, 2017 – Film Bazaar
FEE
  • INR 3000 for applications submitted on or before the Regular Deadline, 3 March 2017 (6 PM IST).
  • INR 5000 for applications submitted after the Regular Deadline from 4 March to 13 March 2017 (6 PM IST).
CONTACT
  • For further clarifications, write to screenwriters-lab@filmbazaarindia.com.
  • For more details, and to apply, click here.

NFDC Screenwriter's LabNFDC Film Bazaar 2016 is calling for entries for Industry Screenings.

  • The regular deadline for submissions is October 15, 2016.
  • This year, the Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24 at the Goa Marriott Resort alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016.
  • Industry Screenings provides an opportunity to showcase your film to some of the top film Festival programmers, Sales agents, Distributors and Producers from across the world.
  • Films of any length and genre are eligible to apply for Industry Screenings. Short films can also be submitted to the Industry Screenings.

– For booking an Industry Screening, a Film Bazaar Delegate Registration is necessary. Once you register, you get access to the Market Guide, which contains contact details of International Sales agents, Distributors, Festival curators and Producers attending the Bazaar.

– Opportunity to showcase your film on a wide-screen format in digital theatres for potential buyers and collaborators.

– The films that were a part of the previous editions of Industry Screenings at Film Bazaar have had world premieres at leading International Film Festivals, won National Awards and some have had successful theatrical releases. These include: Ruchika Oberoi’s Island City (International Premiere at 72nd Venice International Film Festival, FEDEORA Award (Best Debut Director), Best Screenplay Award at New York Indian Film Festival 2016), Rajat Kapoor’s Ankhon Dekhi (Opening Film at 8th Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2014, Winner of Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (Critics) and Best Story Filmfare Awards), Nagraj Manjule’s  Fandry (Grand Jury Prize at Mumbai International Film Festival, Best First Film – Director at 61st National Film Awards 2014), Qaushik Mukherjee’s Tasher Desh (International Premiere at 7th Rome International Film Festival 2012), Anup Singh’s Qissa – The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (NETPAC Award for Best Asian Cinema-Contemporary at Toronto International Film Festival 2013, DIORAPHTE Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014), Karan Gour’s Kshay (Jury Award at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2012, International Premiere at Chicago International Film Festival 2011), OP Srivastava’s Life in Metaphors: A Portrait of Girish Kasaravalli (Best Biographical Film at 63rd National Film Awards), Gyan Correa’s The Good Road (Indian entry for the Best Foreign Film at 86th Academy Awards, Best Gujarati Film at 60th National Film Awards 2013)

– Please click here to visit the official site for booking Industry Screenings.

– For further queries, write to : screenings@filmbazaarindia.com

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS, MACAO (IFFAM) IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES FROM INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA.

The International Film Festival & Awards, Macao (IFFAM) is calling for entries.

– The first edition of this festival will be held from 8 to 13 December, 2016 in Macao.

– Last date of Submission is 30 September 2016.

– The Official Selection consists of the following sections- Competition, Out of Competition/Gala, Hidden Dragons, Best of Fest Panorama and Crossfire (Retrospective).

– The Festival invites entries for feature-length fiction films above 60 minutes.

– The film must be completed post 15 December 2015. Priority will be given to films being presented at the festival as its World Premiere.

– For further details on submission and for the Rules & Regulations, please visit IFFAM’s official website www.iffamacao.com.

– Deepti DCunha is the Consultant to the Festival Director, Marco Mueller, for India and South Asia.

– For any queries regarding the festival, please contact deepti.dcunha@iffamacao.com and info@iffamaco.com

Last date of Submission is 30 September 2016.

IFFAM is an event jointly organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and Macao Films & Television Productions and Culture Association (MFPTA), and administered and managed by MFPTA (the “Festival”).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of Chinese-language, East Asian and international cinema in all its forms as entertainment and as an industry, as art and as a tool of dialogue, in a spirit of freedom and exchange. In addition to all the various sections, the Festival shall include retrospectives and tributes to major figures in the film industry as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema.

 

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NFDC Screenwriter's Lab

NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 is calling for entries for the Viewing Room and the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab.

– Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24, 2016 at the Goa Marriott Resort alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016.

– The Early Bird Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2016, which will offer a discount on the submission fees. The regular deadline is September 30th 2016.

WIP Lab

– Submissions are invited for the two WIP Labs – WIP Fiction and WIP Documentary.

– In each WIP Lab, up to five projects in their rough-cut stage will be selected to be presented to a panel of international film experts for their feedback.

– The WIP Documentary Lab will only consider creative feature length documentaries in the rough cut stage which are aimed at a theatrical release.

– Feature-length films of any genre in the rough-cut stage are invited to apply to the WIP lab.

Viewing Room

The Viewing Room will present films seeking finishing funds, world sales, distribution partners and film festivals to investors, world sales agents and film festival programmers attending the film bazaar. Here, films are viewed on individual computer terminals in private booths via a specially designed software which allows the users to contact the director or producer of the film via email.

– Films of all genres and lengths in rough or final cut are invited to apply to the Viewing Room.

– Feature length films in the rough cut are eligible to apply to both WIP lab and Viewing Room.

– Short films can also be submitted to the Viewing Room.

– For application form and other details, click here.

– The films that were a part of the previous Work-in-Progress Labs at Film Bazaar have had their world premieres at leading international film festivals and some have even gone on to enjoy a successful theatrical run. These include Raam Reddy’s Thithi, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata, Kanu Behl’s Titli, Avinash Arun’s Killa, Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus, Ajay Bahl’s BA Pass.

 

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The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organising a short-film festival on the concept on “Swachh Bharat”. And it’s inviting shorts for the same. The contest is open to everyone

Here are the basic rules and regulations that you need to know

Festival Regulations

1. The Festival shall be a competition of short films & shall be held on 2nd October 2016 in Siri Fort Auditorium.
2. The applicant is duly authorized, on his/her behalf and on the behalf of any person or entity that has ownership rights in the work, to submit to the Festival and the applicant declares that this submission is not in violation of any law nor violates any right of said person or entity or that of any third party in any manner whatsoever.
3. The Swachh Bharat short film festival, its officers, as well as any of its fiscal sponsors and affiliated entities is not responsible, for any damage to, or loss of, any materials submitted by the applicant, whether that damage occurs en route to or from the Festival or during the course of the Festival’s possession, any loss caused to the film material or otherwise, in or during the Festival or of said materials.

Submission Guidelines

1.Entries open only for short film with duration of not more than 3 min (180 secs). To be shot in HD format.

2. The films can be made in any of the listed official languages of India and must be subtitled in English.
3. The film must be produced in the last 1 year preceding the Festival, i.e. with effect from 1 October 2015.

Deadline

Submission deadline Sept 10, 2016.

Fees

There is no entry fee for submissions.

Awards

Best film – shall carry a cash prize of INR Ten (10) Lakhs and a certificate.
Three (3) films falling in Second Best Category – each shall be awarded a cash prize INR Five (5) Lakhs.
Six films (6) falling in Third Best Category – each shall be awarded a cash prize of INR Two (2) Lakhs.

For more details and submission form, do click here.

DIFF

Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 2016 invites submissions for the 3rd DIFF Film Fellows Programme – a Himalayan Filmmakers’ Lab that aims to develop filmmaking talent across India’s Himalayan regions.

– The residential programme features mentorship sessions, screenings of the best of contemporary independent cinema, masterclasses by visiting filmmakers and industry professionals, and panel discussions on contemporary filmmaking.

– This year, the mentorship sessions will focus on ‘The journey from idea to script in documentary filmmaking’, ‘Alternative forms of expression in documentaries’, ‘Producing a fiction short’, ‘Choices in constructing a narrative’, ‘Producing a short in anticipation of making a feature’.

Eligibility 

The DIFF Film Fellows Programme is open to aspiring directors from any of the following regions: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and the hill regions of West Bengal and Assam.

– DIFF is searching for film directors who are interested in polishing their skills and increasing the impact and reach of their work.

– Applicants must have made a least one film — a short or feature — and be aged between 18 and 30.

(Please refer to the DIFF Film Fellows Rules and Regulations for more detailed information)

How to Apply  

– Applicants should submit the duly completed Application Form (no application fee) with a film they have directed. A jury of three film professionals will review the applicants’ films, essays and notes on future projects, and select five DIFF fellows.

– Selected candidates must be able to attend all workshop sessions and participate in festival screenings and events.

– The application aorm is available on the website.

Application Deadline 

– Applications must be submitted by 16 August 2016. They may be sent by email to info@diff.co.in (please mention <DIFF Film Fellows 2016 – Application>, in the subject line).

– Successful candidates will be notified by 19 September 2016.

Where and When Mentorship sessions: 1–3 November 2016. Festival screenings and events: 3–6 November 2016. Venue House of Peace and Dialogue, Upper TCV, Dharamshala.

Fellowship Inclusions – The programme will cover train fares (two-tier AC) and food and lodging for the duration of the workshops and festival (1–6 November 2016).

– To know more about the DIFF Film Fellowship Program, please click here.