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OPEN HOUSE WICA & WWI

OPEN HOUSE W. I. C. A. & W. W. I

Invite you to a day of commemorating and celebrating the works of two leading Cinematographers of our time,

Mr. V K Murthy & Mr. V Babasaheb
The following films will be screened:

‘Life in Full Open’ (Documentary on V Babasaheb)
Dir: Avinash Deshpande
DoP: A S Kanal

‘Ganga Jamuna’
Dir: Nitin Bose,
DoP: V Babasaheb

‘Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam’
Dir: Guru Dutt
DoP: V K Murthy
VENUE : WHISTLING WOODS AUDITORIUM
TIME : 10.30 am Onwards
DATE : 10th May 2014

 

WICA Office Numbers: 2635 5926, +91 88792 14579
E mail: info@wica.in

 

The Indian Independent Film Festival

The Indian Independent Film Festival is dedicated to discover and showcase the work of talented and emerging filmmakers throughout the world.

Our aim is to provide a unique platform & an outlet for independent filmmakers to showcase their creativity and reach the broadest audiences possible.

TIIFF is a celebration of artistic excellence.

Seminars, Workshops, Art & Paintings and Exposition sessions by eminent Filmakers, screening of National & International films, are the vital components of the festival.

Our objective is to promote FILM TOURISM across the globe which inspires people to experience the screened places firsthand. This annual film festival brings to the city, a bouquet of Indian and International cinemas, thus giving the audience a good spread to choose from.

The festival will be attended by Filmmakers, Technicians, Distributors, Production Houses, Corporates, Beuracrats & Celebrities thus giving the exhibitors to connect and explore opportunities from the industry professionals.

At TIIFF, we honour notable Actors, Filmmakers, Technicians and all other associates acknowledging their success and contribution to the film industry.

IMPORTANT DATES
Contest Opens : December 1, 2012
Contest Ends : March 30, 2013
Film Screening : May 27 – June 01
Awards Ceremony : June 2nd

PRIZES INCLUDE
Cash prizes
Camera Kit
Platinum TIIFF membership
An opportunity to direct a feature film

Details at the festival website here

Gujarat International Short Film Festival 2013

Rules and Regulations

1. The Gujarat international Film festival of India is a festival of short films. The competition will be held on 1st June 2013 at Surat, Gujarat, India.

2. The competition is open to all national and international participants.

3. All films must be submitted on VCD/DVD/MOV file for consideration of the selection committee, before 26th may 2013.

4. Each entry must be accompanied by a completely filled in entry form.

5. All entries must be sent to the GIFFI prepaid and insured for your own protection.

6. VCDs/DVDs submitted will be not be returned, except under extreme circumstances,$10 fee is needed for the return of the submission after the festival.

7. If selected for the festival, exhibition prints may be presented in either 35mm films, beta cam sp (Pal) video, digi beta (PAL) or high quality DVD, the festival will accept other formats on a cash by cash basis and subjects to a availability of equipment.

8. The selection of the Films for the GIFFI will be announced not later than 13th June 2013

9. Please notify to us by email, fax, of any changes of address. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.

10. The Gujarat International Film Festival of India reserves the right to use experts and pictures from the film for promotions and public relation purpose.

11. The film can be in any language, but it should be submitted in English or Hindi. If the language of the film is English or Hindi, it is not required to be subtitled.

12. Running time of the film should not be less than 3 minutes and should not exceed 30 minutes.

13. No refund of the travel expenses is provided for the participants attending the festival. festival will provide free lodging only for one day and only for one representative for each of the selected films.

14. Academy Award Trophy and the cash prizes awarded for all the competition winner in each category are similar.

15. Competition category (All films produced after 1st Jan 2010).

16. The films of any genre can be submitted for the competition.

17. The short film can be documentary, experimental, narrative, fiction, social, comedy, or animation. The original film may be produced on 35 mm,16 mm, HD,DIGI BETA , BETA SP,U-MATIC, DV, DVD but the film must be available on DVD for presentation or preview propose.

18. Each participants can send as many entries as he/she like, but with separate entry forms (you may copy or Xerox entry form), preview DVD, synopsis/description, still photographs, press kit should be enclosed.

19. All entry fees will be acceptable in American dollars for the international participants. Indians payments are to be made by sending cheque, money order , DD ,or international money order in the name of Bank of India A/c No: 275120110000203 payable to Dreamworks Digital Studio Academy for Multimedia and Creative Art, Surat (the later only for international entries).

20. All the amount collected by ticket/donation/pass would be utilized to help the AIDS victims, such profits obtained will be donated deducting the cost of event management.

21. The following prizes will given away as cash prizes for the Academy Awards. winning film makers ,Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best child Artist, and Best Screen play writers Best cinematographer will be honored for their exceptional achievements and will receive Academy Awards, cash prizes, and certificates of participation.

22. Registration fees for professional filmmaker amateur, and students RS.1100 for Indians. For other Countries non Indians Professional film makers USD $25.

23. The entry fee for competitions must be paid/sent through money order/DD/cash/Master Card/ cheque in the name of Bank of India A/c No: 275120110000203 payable to “Dreamworks Digital Studio Academy for Multimedia And Creative Arts , Surat.”

24. The preview material should be addressed to:
Gujarat international Film Festival of India
(ACAAI)/Dreamworks Digital Studio
S-4, Suryoday Complex,Beside Regent Square D’Mart Mall.
Karan park Road, Adajan, Surat 395 009, Gujarat India.

25. Please write on the courier/Postal invoice :
“Gujarat International film festival of India selection purpose/cultural purpose only- not for
commercial use. No commercial value, value for customs purposes
should approximately USS $2 per film.

26. After selection, the promotional material of the film has to reach the festival office before 31st may 2013.

27. Participation in the festival implies acceptance of these Rules and Regulation.

28. Decision of the festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding to all parties.

The 3rd Indian Screenwriters’ Conference

THE 3rd INDIAN SCREENWRITERS’ CONFERENCE

UNTOLD STORIES
SCREENWRITING AND THE TRUTH OF OUR TIMES

Venue: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra (W), Mumbai
Dates: February 25, 26, 27, 2013, 10AM to 6PM

First day: While Indian cinema and TV has been making rapid strides of progress in recent years, expanding the bandwidth of creative and professional freedom ever so often, there are also unanswered questions coming up: How much of India’s changing social reality does popular entertainment really reflect? Have our stories become allergic to the real issues surrounding us? And, if at all, we use them for dramatic purposes, how are they really represented? What is the impact of that?

The terrible gang rape in December triggered off a national debate where one pertinent question repeatedly being asked is: How does popular cinema and TV portray women and the gender equation? Why has machismo become so integral to the definition of the new hero? And, what are the subliminal messages leaking out of our scripts?

FWA believes that it’s time for some soul-searching! Screenwriters, as the original architects of narratives that engage the popular imagination, must get discuss and reflect on such issues, and collectively introspect on the question of social responsibility of our profession. (Respected social scientist Shiv Vishwanathan will deliver the keynote address.)

Second day: The Conference will showcase the new and interesting work being done by screenwriters in cinema and TV. How are older conventions being challenged, and broken? What is the new ground being charted by these emerging voices? What does that imply for the future of Indian screenwriting?

Third day: The newly amended Copyright Act has caused much exultation, and also some confusion. Top legal experts will demystify it and explain its implications for film and TV writers. And then, the Minimum Basic Contract, which FWA has negotiated with the producers associations, will be announced and explained.

850 screenwriters and writer-directors are expected to participate. This is the most important event for screenwriting in the country, and ought to impact the profession in a significant way.

Confirmed participants include: Salim Khan, Javed Akhtar, Gulzar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Anurag Basu, Rakeysh Mehra, Govind Nihalani, Sriram Raghavan, Sudhir Mishra, Amit Khanna, Vipul Shah, Jabbar Patel, Vikramaditya Motwani, Bejoy Nambiar, Abbas Tyrewala, Amole Gupte, Habib Faisal, Navdeep Singh, Girish Kulkarni, Umesh Kulkarni, Lekh Tandon, Abhishek Sharma, Shridhar Raghavan, Kumararaja (Aranya Kandam), Rituparno Ghosh, Hariharan, Urmi Juvekar, Ishita Moitra, Manu Rishi Chadha, Leena Yadav, Prasoon Joshi, and others. More confirmations are rolling in every day. Will you be there?

Also, Tom Schulman (Oscar winner for ‘Dead Poets Society’) and Rebecca Kessinger (Asst. Executive Director of Writers’ Guild of America) will be there as our guests since FWA and WGA are planning several collaborative initiatives.

Since seats are filling up fast, we suggest that you visit www.fwa.co.in and register. If there is a problem, e-mail screenwritersconference@gmail.com

Screenwriters, this is our chance! If you want to make a difference, be there!

Note: Only FWA members can attend the Conference. (So, if you are not a member yet, become one!)

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / Cuba 2013

We are proud to present you our new CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / Cuba 2013.

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short films, photo works, computer graphics works, architecture projects and performances, to include in the next 2013 Exhibition:

HYBRID IDENTITIES – International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Architecture and Performing Art

Selected artworks will be presented at:
– Edinburgh, at the Old Ambulance Depot, from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013
– Cuba during the 5th edition of FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, in Camaguey, in “The Next Resistance” section, from 24th to 28th April 2013

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2013.

The selections will be based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment to create a smart life. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality. Be smart. Be hybrid. Be better.

The Edinburgh event is open to photography, video art, computer graphics, architecture and performing art; the Cuba event is open only to video art.

It would be a great pleasure for us if you would help us to spread the press release among your contacts and on your website. In attachment you can find the press release and the image.

Best regards,
Luca Curci
Director

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
www.lucacurci.com/artexpo

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Kaali Salwar @ BMW Guggenheim Lab, Mumbai

Screening of Kaali Salwar
at the BMW Guggenheim Lab
at Horniman Circle
on 14th december at 6 pm
Screening will be followed by a conversation between the filmmaker, Fareeda Mehta and playwright Ramu Ramanathan

Our Lives… To Live : Film Festival At Films Division, Mumbai

SUNDAY 09 DECEMBER
11:00 am 43 India
FOCUS: The Gendered Impact of Neoliberal
Globalisation

AMERICA AMERICA KP Sasi
A music video that cocks a snook at the great American
empire and exposes the American war machine for what it
is – global terrorism.

HOW GREEN WAS OUR VALLEY Fereshteh Joghataei
A dam has been built and the water is rising. 63 villages will
be flooded and the residents must be uprooted. People wait
for a miracle at a holy shrine.

BRANDED GIRLS Bijoyeta Das, Khaled Hasan
In Bangladesh, young women work in sweatshops
producing clothing for the world’s top brands at less than
minimal wages.
Discussion with Ilina Sen

FOCUS: our bodies, our rights
MERA ANUBHAV OP Arora
Interviews of women across the country, about their
experience of using the Loop as a family planning device in
the 1960s.

SOMETHING LIKE A WAR Deepa Dhanraj
This classic traces the history of the family planning
program and exposes the cynicism, corruption and brutality
which characterizes its implementation.

CAN WE SEE THE BABY BUMP PLEASE? Surabhi Sharma
Medical tourism and commercial surrogacy have spawned
a range of clinics and practices across big cities and small
towns The film meets with surrogates, doctors, law firms,
agents, and family in an attempt to understand the context of
surrogacy in India.

Panel: filmmaker Surabhi Sharma and others

WE ARE FOOT SOLDIERS Debolina Dutta, Oishik Sircar
In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi red
light district came together to form their own organisation,
Amra Padatik (We Foot Soldiers), drawing inspiration from
the work that their mothers had been doing to demand their
right to sex work as work. The film journeys through the
lives of six Amra Padatik members.

MORE THAN A FRIEND Debalina
Rupsa and Ranja are in love with each other, and move
in together. Their domestic help seems bemused. When
Ranja’s mother comes to visit, all the characters must come
to terms with the situation and with their own feelings. A
docu-fiction work set in Kolkata, in the climate of greater
awareness about same sex relationships.

ORCHIDS: MY INTERSEX ADVENTURE Phoebe Hart
Phoebe Hart knew she was different growing up – but she
didn’t know why. This award-winning documentary traces
Phoebe’s voyage of self-discovery as an intersex person, as
she embarks on a road trip with her sister to meet other
intersex people and hear their stories.
Discussion: Understanding Intersex (and looking beyond
the gender binary) with Shalini Mahajan

MANN KE MANJEERE Sujit Sircar, Gary
The famous anthem about a woman rebuilding her life in the
aftermath of domestic violence. Mita Vashisht as the woman,
Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics, Shubha Mudgal’s voice.

CLosing film:
FACING MIRRORS Negar Azarbayjani
With her husband in prison, Rana drives a taxi to support
herself and her young son. During a journey to drop Adineh
far outside Tehran, Rana makes a discovery that horrifies
her. A story of prejudice, friendship and redemption.

This schedule is subject to change. For details log on to www.iawrtindia.blogspot.com
Kerala state
Chalachithra
Ac ademy
DEPT. OF COMMUNICATION
MEDIA FOR CHILDREN
SNDT WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY PUNE

Venue:
RR Theatre
10th floor
Films Division
24, Pedder Road
Mumbai – 400026

Directions
Nearest station – Grant Road. From Grant Road(West), take a taxi, or bus no 155 to Pedder Road. The Films Division is located at the signal diagonally opposite Jaslok Hospital.
The screenings are free and open to all.

Regards,
“THE fd ZONE” team

Int Children’s Film Festival of India 2013

International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children’s cinema to young audiences in India since 1979. The outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations which are attended by more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals from across the world.

ICFFI is organized by Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) – a autonomous body under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India committed to nurture and promote a dynamic children’s film culture in the country. Since its inception in 1955, CFSI has been producing, exhibiting and distributing exclusive, entertaining and enriching content for children. CFSI is currently chaired by Nandita Das – renowned actor and director.

Every two years, the festival commences on Children’s Day i.e. 14th November, the birth date of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru also fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) known for his love for children. Pandit Nehru established CFSI in 1955 after India’s independence with the hope that indigenous and exclusive cinema for children who are the future citizens thereby stimulating their creativity, compassion and critical thinking. It is this vision of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru that guides our ICFFI.

In today’s world that is cluttered with consumerist & often violent content especially for children, ICFFI is committed to promoting cinema that is humane and non-violent, and yet delightful and fun! Special care is taken to screen films in the festival that cultivates an understanding of other cultures, lives and experiences and thereby encouraging children to reflect on the world around them. Workshops and open forums at the festival aim towards stimulating critical appreciation and creative pursuit of cinematic arts amongst children and young people. The festival also supports the work of children’s filmmakers around the world by rewarding them for their dedication and talent. ICFFI gives an opportunity to children in India for interacting across the country during the festival.

ICFFI is one of the largest and most colourful children’s film festivals in the world. A unique feature of this festival is its audience more than a hundred thousand children travel from little villages and towns from across India to view high quality international children’s cinema that they would never be exposed to otherwise. Here they rub shoulders with other kids, eminent guests and directors from different parts of the world. ICFFI is dedicated to these little delegates and to those imaginative film-makers who attempt to make films for the toughest audience of all – children!

The 18th edition of ICFFI will take place from 14th to 20th November, 2013. The festival normally has Competition Sections like Competition International, Competition India, Competition Little Directors where international and national films compete for the prestigious Golden Elephant Trophies, accompanied by cash awards. The festival will also screen specially curated Non-Competition Sections including Children’s World that will showcase the most acclaimed films from the last decade and International Retros which will present the best of International Children’s films to young audiences in India.

Other attractions in the festival are workshops, open forums and unreleased latest films made by Children’s Film Society, India

 

details here

Gujarat International Short Film Festival 2013

1. The Gujarat international Film festival of India is a festival of short films. The competition will be held on 1st June 2013 at Surat, Gujarat, India.

2. The competition is open to all national and international participants.

3. All films must be submitted on VCD/DVD/MOV file for consideration of the selection committee, before 26th may 2013.

4. Each entry must be accompanied by a completely filled in entry form.

5. All entries must be sent to the GIFFI prepaid and insured for your own protection.

6. VCDs/DVDs submitted will be not be returned, except under extreme circumstances,$10 fee is needed for the return of the submission after the festival.

7. If selected for the festival, exhibition prints may be presented in either 35mm films, beta cam sp (Pal) video, digi beta (PAL) or high quality DVD, the festival will accept other formats on a cash by cash basis and subjects to a availability of equipment.

8. The selection of the Films for the GIFFI will be announced not later than 13th June 2013

9. Please notify to us by email, fax, of any changes of address. The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.

10. The Gujarat International Film Festival of India reserves the right to use experts and pictures from the film for promotions and public relation purpose.

11. The film can be in any language, but it should be submitted in English or Hindi. If the language of the film is English or Hindi, it is not required to be subtitled.

12. Running time of the film should not be less than 3 minutes and should not exceed 30 minutes.

13. No refund of the travel expenses is provided for the participants attending the festival. festival will provide free lodging only for one day and only for one representative for each of the selected films.

14. Academy Award Trophy and the cash prizes awarded for all the competition winner in each category are similar.

15. Competition category (All films produced after 1st Jan 2010).

16. The films of any genre can be submitted for the competition.

17. The short film can be documentary, experimental, narrative, fiction, social, comedy, or animation. The original film may be produced on 35 mm,16 mm, HD,DIGI BETA , BETA SP,U-MATIC, DV, DVD but the film must be available on DVD for presentation or preview propose.

18. Each participants can send as many entries as he/she like, but with separate entry forms (you may copy or Xerox entry form), preview DVD, synopsis/description, still photographs, press kit should be enclosed.

19. All entry fees will be acceptable in American dollars for the international participants. Indians payments are to be made by sending cheque, money order , DD ,or international money order in the name of Bank of India A/c No: 275120110000203 payable to Dreamworks Digital Studio Academy for Multimedia and Creative Art, Surat (the later only for international entries).

20. All the amount collected by ticket/donation/pass would be utilized to help the AIDS victims, such profits obtained will be donated deducting the cost of event management.

21. The following prizes will given away as cash prizes for the Academy Awards. winning film makers ,Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best child Artist, and Best Screen play writers Best cinematographer will be honored for their exceptional achievements and will receive Academy Awards, cash prizes, and certificates of participation.

22. Registration fees for professional filmmaker amateur, and students RS.1100 for Indians. For other Countries non Indians Professional film makers USD $25.

23. The entry fee for competitions must be paid/sent through money order/DD/cash/Master Card/ cheque in the name of Bank of India A/c No: 275120110000203 payable to “Dreamworks Digital Studio Academy for Multimedia And Creative Arts , Surat.”

24. The preview material should be addressed to:
Gujarat international Film Festival of India
(ACAAI)/Dreamworks Digital Studio
S-4, Suryoday Complex,Beside Regent Square D’Mart Mall.
Karan park Road, Adajan, Surat 395 009, Gujarat India.

25. Please write on the courier/Postal invoice :
“Gujarat International film festival of India selection purpose/cultural purpose only- not for
commercial use. No commercial value, value for customs purposes
should approximately USS $2 per film.

26. After selection, the promotional material of the film has to reach the festival office before 31st may 2013.

27. Participation in the festival implies acceptance of these Rules and Regulation.

28. Decision of the festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding to all parties.

 

Details here

Dharamshala Film Festival 2013

The Dharamsala Film Festival (DFF) grew out of a pure love for celebrating the eternal play between consciousness and creativity – and a deep appreciation of how the arts, and most specifically independent film, are powerful vehicles for fostering awareness and change. Additionally, we are world travelers who rejoice in the cross-cultural expansion that subtly transforms all those who wander far and wide, and we embrace film as a medium for this soul-level evolution.

We are committed to providing the local community as well as travelers to this magnificent Himalayan destination with a diverse presentation of high-quality independent films from around the world. The festival themes are CONSCIOUSNESS and CREATIVITY, two widely cherished and intimately related subjects which bear increasing relevance for both our mountain spiritual community and our planet at large.

We hope that this initiative will profoundly touch festival-goers, stimulate thoughtful reflection on our own ways of life and connection to spirit, and catalyze deepening shifts in the evolution of consciousness. For the community, we wish to partner in creating bridges of understanding and to encourage the practices of sacred arts and activism and ultimately contribute to the harmonious development of Dharamsala for all of its inhabitants and visitors.

 

Details here

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