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Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India

23 July - 23 July 2017


Contact: Jyoti Singh

E-mail: info.kolkata@miniboxoffice.com

Phone: 01204129059

Fax: -

Address: N-003, Plumeria Garden Estate,
Greater Noida
UTTAR PRADESH
201308
India

Festival website

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Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-17 is an amalgamation of unleash cinematic creativity & madness of cine-goers of beautiful city of Kolkata. The Kolkata city is the hub of Bengali Cinema, a culturally rich & destination of many budding filmmakers since past century. The festival objective is to give momentum to the short cinema & to foster the growth of new breed of filmmakers.

The festival is dedicated to serve the short filmmakers specifically from west Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Orissa along with short film makers from India & world.

The humble journey of KSIFF has began in year 2012 to mark the 100 years celebration of Indian cinema & to salute the contribution of the Bengali film industry towards the development of cinema in India. The 2012, 13, 14, 15 & 16 editions of festival were huge success with participation from all over India & foreign nations and are the trendsetter festival in India & now in huge demand among young filmmakers.

The festival provide platform to aspiring and professional filmmakers for showcasing their talent with networking & marketing opportunities in film industry. The festival also hosts master classes & short film market. The festival objective is to create short films culture, promotion of upcoming filmmakers, developing sources of revenue generation for short films and to make short film making a commercial enterprise.

Theme(s): All genre

Year established: 2012

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category


Submission deadline:
6 July 2017

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $40

Categories:

  • Animated Short
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Format(s) accepted for submission:

  • Click For Festivals
  • Festhome
  • FilmFreeway
  • Online Link (& Password)
  • Withoutabox

Requirements:
Rules and Regulations:

6th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2017

1. Entry Deadlines:

Regular Entry: 06 July 2017
Late Entry: 10 July 2017

2. Awards for both professional and students category-

Production Awards

❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation ❏ Best Documentary ❏ Best Music Video ❏ Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Director
❏ Special Festival Mention


Creative Awards

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏Best Screenplay
❏ Best VFX


Performance Awards

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress


Music Awards

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music


Companies/Institutional Awards

❏ Best film/Animation production institution (Academic)
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Bangalore, Maharashtra or UP etc]
❏ Best film production house:-
❏ Short/Documentary production house
❏ Ads/Animation production house
[Award will be given on state/City basics Ex. Best in Bangalore, Maharashtra or UP etc]

Award Criteria

Submission for Best Film Production Institution Award (Academic)

• Institution Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two student projects
• List of in-house resources.
• List of award winning productions
• List of alumni working with reputed film banners
• List of institution filmmaking faculty along with specialization & experience.

Submission for Best Film Production House Award

• Company Show reel
• Submit DVD of any two movies produced by company
• List of all movies produced by the company and mention if movies won any awards.
• List of professionals associated with the company (Like Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Producers etc)
• Attach the CV’s of core team members

Certificate of participation will be given to all participants. The winners will be honored with certificate and trophy + short film distribution deal.

3. Entry FEE: No submission will be considered until the non-refundable entry fee has been paid.

PRODUCTION AWARDS

❏ Best Short Film ❏ Best Animation ❏ Best Documentary ❏ Best Music Video ❏ Honorable Jury Mention ❏ Best Director
❏ Special Festival Mention


Entry Fee: For all production awards
Short Film, Documentary, Animation & Music Video:
Regular Students: Rs.1500 + Rs.225 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1725 / or $37
Regular Professional: Rs.1800 + Rs.270 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 2070 / or $ 40


CREATIVE AWARDS

❏ Best Cinematography ❏ Best Editing ❏ Best Screenplay

Entry Fee: For all creative awards

Short Film, Documentary, Animation & Music Video:
Regular Students: Rs.1400+ Rs.210 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1610 / or $37
Regular Professional: Rs.1600 + Rs.240 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1840/ or $ 40


PERFORMANCE AWARDS

❏ Best Actor ❏ Best Actress

Entry Fee: For all performance awards

Short Film & Music Video:

Regular Students: Rs.1400+ Rs.210 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1610 / or $37
Regular Professional: Rs.1600 + Rs.240 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1840/ or $ 40


MUSIC AWARDS

❏ Best Original Music ❏ Best Background Music

Entry Fee: For all Music Awards

Short Film, Documentary, Animation & Music Video:
Regular Students: Rs.1400+ Rs.210 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1610 / or $37
Regular Professional: Rs.1600 + Rs.240 (15% Govt. Service Tax) = Rs. 1840/ or $ 40

COMPANIES/INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS

❏ Best film production institution (Academic)
❏ Best film production house

Entry Fee: For each companies/institutional award

Best film production institution (Academic): Rs.5000+ Rs.750 (15% Govt. Service Tax) =
Rs. 5750/ or $ 100
Best film production house:
❏ Short/Documentary production house: Rs.3000+ Rs.450 (15% Govt. Service Tax) =Rs. 3450/ or $ 80
❏ Ads/Animation production house: Rs.5000+ Rs.750 (15% Govt. Service Tax) =Rs. 5750/ or $ 100


Late Entry Fee: Rs.500 + Rs.75 (15% Govt. Service Tax) =Rs. 575/ or $ 10
in addition to regular entry fee.

Entry Fee can be paid electronically in the following account:

Account Name: Miniboxoffice A/C No: 19620210002643
IFSC Code: UCBA0001962 Swift Code: UCBAINBB242
Bank: UCO Bank Branch: B-7/2, Site-IV, Greater Noida-201306, U.P, India

OR: The demand draft shall be issue in the favor of “Miniboxoffice” payable at Noida or Delhi.

International filmmakers can pay the fee through PayPal at id fee@miniboxoffice.com.

4. Films must be subtitled in English if language is other than English and Hindi.

5. Year of production & accepted movie duration:

Year of production: Jan-2014 onwards
Short Film, Documentaries & Animation: up-to 60 min
Music Videos: 2-8 min

6. Films participated in KSIFF-12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 are not eligible for participation in 2017.

7. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged.

8. KSIFF-17 stages/process:
• Entry submission as per rules & regulations.

• Notification of shortlisted films by the festival office on 08 July 17 and late submission notification on 11 July 17.
• Delegate registration to attend KSIFF-17. All filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes.
• Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony on 23 July 2017 at Kolkata, India.

9. Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2017 does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.

10. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

11. By submitting movie to Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2017, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

12. Filmmakers are requested to submit the following through email at info.kolkata@miniboxoffice.com.
• Synopsis of the movie.
• Crew & Cast List.
• Biography & Filmography of Film director.
• Photograph of Director.
• Still and Posters of film in JPEG format.

13. Movie Submission-
• Submit movie via private online link through Vimeo, Google drive, YouTube or wetransfer etc, scanned entry form & fee payment details at info.kolkata@miniboxoffice.com.

Or

• Two sets of DVD along with entry form, fee and others details mentioned in application form at given address

Link to entry form

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