Short film making competition at IFFI, Goa from Nov 24-28

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Mumbai, Nov 13 (UNI) The Department of Art and Culture, Government of Goa is organising a competition of short film-making as a part of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for the second consecutive year, aimed to discover and promote budding talent in the field of film-making.

This competition is being collectively organised by the Department of Art and Culture, Goa and Vinsan Graphics Production, in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa.

The competition will be held from November 24 to 28. The theme of the film will be ''IMMORTAL'' and will be open to Indian filmmakers only.

A press release from Entertainment society of Goa said there is no entry fee. The director of the film should submit a proposal with the script. The proposal with selected script will be entitled for the competition. The film can be either in Hindi, English or could be a silent film. A panel of three judges will select the script.

The director of the film will head the team which will be known by the name of the director. A total of 16 selected entries will be entitled to participate in the competition. The film will be shot in 3 CCD/ Mini DV Format.

The film duration should be from minimum of three minutes to a maximum of six minutes.

The release further added that there will be no age bar for the director. The organisers will provide the movie camera and editing system. Participating groups will have to arrange for their own Mini DV Tapes required for shooting. Participants will have to make their own arrangement for background music. They can arrange their own cameraman/editor. However, organizers will provide them with cameraman/editor, if required. In case of special effects and animation, the competing group will have to arrange for the expert.

However, the organizers, on advance request, can provide software for 3D animation and special effects.

The first prize for the winning film is Rs 15,000 followed by second prize of Rs 10,000 and third prize of Rs 8,000. The copyright of the films will remain with the director of the film.

However, Department of Art and Culture, Goa will posses a copy of each film made under this competition and will have the right to screen the same, as and when required.

The last date to submit the entries with the script is November 20. The proposal should include duly completed entry form, director's profile and script. The entry forms are available on and at the Department of Art and Culture, 5th floor, Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji. Completed forms can be submitted to the Dept of Art and Culture or to, the release informed.


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