The Dharamshala International Film
announces the second edition of the DIFF Film Fellows programme.
DIFF Film Fellows initiative hopes to encourage and develop
filmmaking talent in the Himalayan regions of India by providing an opportunity
to young, up-and-coming filmmakers from the area to attend DIFF 2015 and
participate in its various events, which include screenings of the best of
contemporary independent cinema, and master classes and workshops held by
visiting filmmakers and industry professionals. Selected participants will also
have the opportunity to engage in special one-on-one mentorship sessions with
Each applicant must send in a
completed entry form and a link to a short film that she or he has directed.
Based on this, five young filmmakers will be selected as part of DIFF Film
Fellows 2015. The programme will cover all their travel arrangements (2AC
train), and food and lodging for the duration of the festival. Applicants
should be available to to come to Dharamshala for up to one week for the
Rules and Regulations
1. Applicants must be 30 or younger. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 October 2015.
2. Applicants must be from one of the following Himalayan regions: Jammu & Kashmir Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand Sikkim Arunachal Pradesh Meghalaya Nagaland Manipur Mizoram Tripura Hill regions of West Bengal and Assam
3. Applicants must send a
completed entry form and a link to a short film directed by them. 4. Films submitted must be shorter than 20 minutes in duration. They can be an
excerpt from a longer film (do not send the full film). 5. Films can be in any genre: fiction, documentary, experimental, or animation. 6. A panel of industry professionals will judge the entries and their decision
will be final.
The deadline for sending applications is 15 September 2015.