Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12th IFFT-KW JOSEPH AWARD - 4th Edition

12th International Film Festival of Thrissur


The aim of the K W Joseph film award, organised by the International Film Festival of Thrissur & K W Joseph Smaraka trust is to select feature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence, for the promotion of film art through competition among debut filmmakers

BEST FILM: Rupees ONE LAKH with Certificate.
Films selected to competition will be screened  in 12th IFFT.

Festival Regulation
1. Sections
 National Competition for the first or second film of a Filmmaker.

2. Eligibility
2.1 Only films made in India by an Indian citizen during 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016.
2.2 The film should be in any Indian language.
2.3 Silent Films are also eligible.
2.4 The title of the film should be registered in India..
2.5 The Director should be an Indian national.
2.6 The applicant should submit a declaration stating the date of completion of the film.
2.7 Films certified by CBFC during the period 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 are only eligible..
2.8 Films shoud be in any Indian language in 35 mm or in a wider gauge or digital/video format and as a feature film above 70 min.duration. .

3. Procedure:
3.1 An applicant has to fill the required fields and upload the bio-data, photographs etc. and also provide the details of entry fee paid electronically.
3.2 Entry Fee Rs. 10000/-.
3.3 The entry fee is non refundable.
3.4 Entrants are required to submit 2 DVDs (Tested / All Code), Promos, Trailers and a separate DVD containing Directors Photograph, Bio-data, Synopsis of the film, Stills of the Film, Posters, Pamphlets etc. packed properly and freight pre-paid.
3.5 Film should be sub-titled or dubbed in English.
3.6 Entries should be submitted along with a certificate by the Applicant that the film      is    the first or second film of a Director.

4. Payment of Entry Fee
4.1 The entry fee may be sent by electronic transfer using IFSC code mentioned below under intimation to International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT).

4.2 Account Holder: International Film Festival of Thrissur.
           Account No. 40261100101892
           Bank: KERALA GRAMIN BANK
           Branch THRISSUR  MAIN
           IFSC CODE: KLGB0040261

4.3 If the entry form is submitted manually, the entry fee should be attached as a Bank draft in favour of:
 INTERNATIONAL Film Festival of Thrissur
payable at THRISSUR
5. Cut off Date
National Competition: 10th January 2017.
5.1 Final Submission:  All selected films in prescribed format should be received by the Festival Authorities by 10th January 2017.
5.2 Each entry form shall be accompanied by the material detailed below (soft copy of the same to be sent to IFFT).
5.3 Acceptable formats for feature films are:- DCP (Unencrypted), Bluray ,Full HD along with two DVD copies.
5.4 Synopsis (precise and not exceeding two hundred words) of the film, Director & Producer’s profile.
5.5 Director’s note in English and details of cast and crew.

The following should also be sent separately by e-mail to: ifftinfo@gmail.com
1. Film Stills (5-nos) (200-300 dpi).
2. Director’s working stills (2-nos) (200-300 dpi).
3. Producer’s stills or Logo (200-300 dpi).
4. Posters.

5.6  A declaration shall be furnished by the applicant, declaring that the information furnished are true to  and he is responsible for  the data/material furnished.

 6. Notifications:
6.1 Successful entries will be acknowledged via e-mail.
6.2 Only selected applicants for Competition  will be informed.

7. Pre-Selection Process:
7.1 Entries will be previewed by Pre-Selection Committee and the shortlisted films  will finally be selected ..

8. Selection Process:
8.1. The decision of the selection committees will be final & binding on all and will not be subject to any dispute..
8.2. Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances. Participation in the festival implies acceptance of Festival Regulations.
8.3. In the case of faulty projection, the festival cannot be held liable for intangible losses incurred by Director, Producer or Distributor.

 9. Rights of Festival Authorities:
9.1 Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters shall be final & binding on all parties. 

10. Copyright:
10.1 It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders. IFFT will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. IFFT reserves the right to disqualify any film of any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.
10.2 Films should be censored between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016.

11. Jury:
11.1 The Jury selected by the Festival Authorities will determine the winning films. The decision of Jury will be final and binding to all.
11.2  The Jury has the right to withhold an award in any category, where no entries, in the Jury’s opinion, meet its standards for award / recognition.

12. Archive:
12.1 The DVDs sent for selection as well as digital tapes / media sent for the final screening will be retained for the Festival Archive. Also, DVDs containing photographs & publicity material received with the Entry Form will not be returned.
12.2 The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen award winning films in different centres in Kerala on non-commercial basis.

 13. Insurance:
13.1 Insurance cost on films in transit will be borne by the entrant.
13.2 The Festival Authorities undertake to insure tapes / media against technical damage, fire, destruction, loss, theft during the period between their arrival at the Festival Office and despatch from Festival Office.

Should any dispute or difference arises between the Producer and the IFFT in respect of the films referred to, the decision of the Executive Director, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL of THRISSUR (IFFT 2017) shall be final and binding on both the parties. The Arbitration Clause will not apply on the decision of Juries, which will be final and binding on both the IFFT and the applicant for K W JOSEPH AWARD 2017

15. General:
15.1 IFFT is under no obligation to comments or feedbacks regarding the submitted film to applicant or any other representative of the submitted film.
15.2 For promotional / publicity purposes, clippings from any film entered in the festival may be shown on the National / International Television / Local network / Internet, etc.
15.3 Clippings of selected films will be put online on the official website of the festival.

 All Communications, Entries, DVDs, and Documentation should be sent freight prepaid, addressed to:
Executive Director
International Film Festival of Thrissur,
5th Floor,Cochin Devaswam Board Building,
SWARAJ Round North, Thrissur 680001.
Mob: 9496168654, 0487 2333818

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