Friday, August 26, 2016

IFA is looking for a filmmaker!

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
looking for a filmmaker
IFA wishes to commission a film on our Arts Education programme, which supports Government School Teachers and Artists to work with Government Schools in Karnataka.
India Foundation for the Arts is an independent, national, not-for-profit, professionally managed grantmaking organisation based in Bangalore that supports research, practice and education in the arts. IFA began supporting the arts in 1995 and has made over 450 grants disbursing Rs 22 crore since. Please for further information.
Deadline for application: September 08, 2016
About the Arts Education programme at IFA
The Arts Education programme at IFA is rooted in the belief that learning and teaching happen simultaneously. It is with this belief that the programme was named 'Kali Kalisu', which in Kannada translates as 'Learn and Teach'.
Kali Kalisu works towards strengthening arts based learning in Government Schools, from primarily non-metropolitan areas across Karnataka. It makes grants to artists and teachers undertaking arts based projects; organises training modules for teachers across districts; creates capacity building initiatives for administrators, principals and headmasters; and conducts block level arts education events to raise awareness.
About the Film/ Project
The film commissioned should capture the many strands of the Kali Kalisu programme, detailed above. It must also showcase the diversity of grants made, and clearly demonstrate through examples, the impact of some of the projects that received support.
The film is primarily intended to be screened to teachers, artists, and administrators, but also needs to speak to a varied audience, including prospective donors. It should therefore be informative as well as inviting, making the programme both accessible and exciting. For potential donors the film must be able to convey the significance and impact of the programme.
Duration: 10 to 12 mins
Language: Kannada and English, with English Subtitles (There might be other languages involved, depending on the region within Karnataka.)
Budget: Rs 4.5 lakh (All Inclusive)
Quality: High Definition (HD video)
Timeline: The project proposal should have a clear and achievable breakdown of the timeline for delivery, keeping in mind the December 31, 2016 deadline
Shooting Locations: All over Karnataka, including very remote parts with little access to modern amenities
We expect the completed film by December 31, 2016
Any Indian individual or organisation can apply. Ability to communicate in Kannada is mandatory.
  1. Your CV and letter of intent
  2. Showreel or samples of work [DVD, Weblink with password etc]
  3. Sample plan of your vision, timeline and budget breakup for the film
Send all your materials to or the address mentioned below, any application received without the above mentioned attachments will not be considered. The deadline for applications is September 08, 2016.
Only the successful applicant will be informed by September 18, 2016.
We look forward to hearing from you.
India Foundation for the Arts
'Apurva' Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross,
Raj Mahal Vilas IInd Stage, IInd Block,
Bangalore - 560 094
Tel: 91-80-2341 4681 / 82

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ann Arbor Film Festival | Official Call for Entries!

Ann Arbor, Michigan - USA
March 21 to 26, 2017

In the Spotlight today is the 55th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), an Academy-qualifying event that is one of the most durable and longest-running film festivals in North America. AAFF encourages cinematic talents to cross boundaries, shatter expectations, and experiment with new storytelling concepts and techniques. Each year AAFF screens more than 100 short films, with great works by students and emerging makers alongside films by accomplished artists.

AAFF proudly provides at least $20,000 USD in cash and film stock to more than 20 filmmakers. The awards are generously supported by Lawrence Kasdan, Michael Moore, Ken Burns, Kodak and many others that are ardently committed to the success of AAFF filmmakers. Additionally, all participating filmmakers at AAFF enjoy stellar hospitality, including transport from the airport, host accommodations, and full VIP access to filmmaker dinners, after-parties, and other perks designed to enhance industry networking opportunities.

Screenings are just the beginning at AAFF, special exhibitions and installations draw special attention for visitors. Last year AAFF commissioned and premiered an original score by electronic hip-hop artist Flying Lotus performing live onstage to Harry Smith's avant-garde animated masterpiece Heaven & Earth Magic . AAFF creates an engaging atmosphere for cinema fans, artists and industry leaders alike for a spectacular week-long event. Oscar-nominated director Sam Green shares, "In an age when the bottom line seems to eroding some of the soul of cinema, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is unique, and truly radical, in its celebration of film as an art form. The AAFF is a cultural treasure."

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September 1, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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AAFF is committed to the support of bold, visionary, independent filmmakers; to the advancement of film and new media; and to the engagement of communities with remarkable cinematic experiences.

AAFF draws from a rich legacy of successful alumni and has screened the early works of George Lucas, Gus Van Sant, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Chick Strand, Barbara Hammer, and even the new wave band Devo. The Festival's home is at the historic Michigan Theater, a 1920s era movie palace with live organ performances prior to screenings in the 1,700 seat main auditorium. Taking place in brisk spring, attendees enjoy locally owned restaurants, unique shops, and a walkable downtown all matched with a warm, welcoming Michigan charm.

Ann Arbor has nine categories open for submissions including Experimental, Narrative, Animation, Documentary, and Music Video - don't wait, qualify your project today!

Monday, August 22, 2016

5th Dharamshala International Film Festival

Dharamshala international film festival

Audiences at DIFF 2015

The call for applications for the third DIFF Film Fellows Programme has been extended to August 31 to enable more people to apply. The programme will give five aspiring directors from India’s Himalayan regions the opportunity to attend mentorship sessions, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions. Our mentors this year are directors Umesh Kulkarni and Anupama Sreenivasan.
The coming months will see Best of DIFF screenings in Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai. Details will be announced shortly on the DIFF website and Facebook page.
Finally, what makes DIFF  special are its films and filmmakers. This year will be no exception, with films from around the globe, the best of recent Indian indies and some very distinctive directors presenting their films and participating in panels and masterclasses. Further details next time...

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