We are happy to announce that Entries are open for 1st International Short Film Festival Bangalore 2018, Interested Participants are requested to send short Films for Festival Competition and Screening.

What you can do?

We invite you to submit your story today and share this call for stories with family, friends, colleagues and your extended social networks.

The festival wants to offer cultural exchange, enabling all participants to deepen their experience of life.

Abstract Synergies is backed with their sound financially strong, parent company, Helpopedia Inc., sustained from past 18 Years in the industry with numerous Corporate International projects.

In an era where artistic expressions have no barriers, Abstract Synergies Film Festival is inviting aspiring filmmakers to create inspiring work by simply using your mobile.
If you are a storyteller and have a strong instinct to create films just pick your smartphone and start shooting and showcase your talent to a International audience.

The preparations of the 1st Produced and Organized by Abstract Synergies Film Festival, Mumbai, a Film and Event Production Company In Association with Helpopedia Inc., Cognitive Education, We are happy to welcome a lot of International film producers and artists in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

This program will be accompanied by a whole number of surprises. The festival wants to offer cultural exchange, enabling all participants to deepen their experience of life. Film as a form of art has the power to create a tolerant world - even if initially on screen only: it's a first class medium for transporting unusual perspectives of our view of the world and our actions.

AWARDS SHORT FILMS

1st Prize - USD 1000/- + Trophy (Best Short Film)
2nd Prize - USD 500/- + Trophy (Best Short Film)
3rd Prize – USD 250/- + Trophy (Best Short Film)

Other Category of Awards: (Trophy)

Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Editing
Best Screen Play
Best Short Film (India)
Best Mobile Shoot
Best Documentary
Best Short Film (Aboard)
Best Music Director
Best Message Oriented
Best Background Score
Best Dialogues
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Child Artist
Best Silent Film
Best Negative Role Male
Best Negative Role Female
Best Art Director
Best Special Effects
Best Sound Design
Best Singer
Best Lyric Writter
Best Makeup Artist
Best Poster Designer

Certificate of Participation to All Film Makers.

Rules & Regulations for Abstract Synergies Film Festival:

Duration : Up to 25 Minutes (including credit list)
The short film must have been completed after 1 January 2017, Open to all age groups.
Subject : Any of your choice
Format : Uploaded on Google Drive, Digital Format in MP4 720p/1080p. Documentary or Short Film could be shot on any camera but English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English, Hindi & Marathi.

Entries MUST be PAL format only. NTSC is NOT accepted. Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD. The film can be documentary, experimental, narrative, fiction or animation. The original film may be produced on 35 mm, 16 mm, HD, DIGI BETA, BETA SP, U-MATIC, DV, DVD, but the film must be available on Google Drive for presentation/download link for preview/download purpose.

Each Preview copy should be labeled with the title, running-time and contact email and phone number. Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview copy, synopsis/description, still photographs, press kit should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.

Abstract Synergies Film Festival has right to use the entries / sent / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain copies of each film as part of our festival library.

Exclusive rights to be given to Abstract Synergies Film Festival. The film should have not been published previously on YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo or any other online publishing media websites. By submitting your movie to this festival, you further agree that Abstract Synergies Film Festival has rights to send your Films for our other partner festivals. If your films are selected in any of our/ or partner festivals, you are entitled to come and collect the award, certificate and award prize money.

Pre selection Committee: All the Documentaries or Short Films will be confidentially screened by a pre-selection committee appointed by Abstract Synergies Film Festival. This committee reserves every right to exclude Documentaries which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language. The Documentaries or Short Films lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected. Final Screening: Documentaries or Short Films selected by pre-selection committee will only be eligible for final screening at the competition venue.

Publication Authorization: All the official entrants will authorize the organizers to publish their Documentary or Short Film in Abstract Synergies Film Festival and will also allow usage of clips from the Documentary for the promotional usage on TV, Radio, in Print, at live festival events including photos , for which the entrants are solely responsible. Also the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners (if any).

Acknowledgement of the Awards : Entrants must agree to acknowledge the award on the film festival itself, if wins the award.

Return of the Copies: Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers film archive for cultural, non-commercial, non profit festivals and archival screening in the future.

Cancellation / Rejection: Committee reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehavior disturbing the course of the festival. Committee also reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration / entry of any Documentary or Short Film or persons or institutions. Committee reserves all the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition. Entry will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Documentary or Short Film on or before the said deadline and will be considered as the final entry. Results declared by the pre-selection committee and final juries will be treated as final and all the participants will be abided by them. Committee and juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable.