Call for entries open for prestigious ANDREI TARKOVSKY MEMORIAL AWARDS 2022

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Black Swan International Film Festival – Kolkata focuses on the unconventional, the innovative, and the true artists of our time. The Festival is created by independent filmmaker, for independent filmmakers, with the sole purpose to showcase and screen new and upcoming talents from all around the world.

Our main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to excel by accepting all genres, and to have the best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give filmmakers a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and cinematic artists. BSIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. BSIFF unites cinematic, cultural, and educational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.

We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking but experimental works, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections.

The officially selected project in each month will receive laurel and certificate and the winners will receive customised certificate and laurel and are rated at their respective IMDb pages (if applicable). Also all the monthly winners will automatically be qualified for annual screening and nominated for our the honorary Andre Tarkovsky Memorial Award.

Besides the BEST of the category AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS, which are given in different categories.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Black Swan International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

BSIFF is open to any film, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the BSIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1.The film submitted to the BSIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.
2. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
3. The BSIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
4. A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
5.You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BSIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
6. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
7. The BSIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the BSIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
8. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
9. A nominee will be privately screened for the BSIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
10. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
11. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BSIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
12. BSIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

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  • Vanessa Wright

    Thank you Black Swan International Film Festival. It is such an honour that you chose my documentary, Sankofa Chicago "Outstanding Achievement Award" for the educational film category. I will be submitting future projects to this festival. Thank you again!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations and thank you for your valuable feedback. we are really honored . we will be happy to work with you again. Best wishes for your future projects.

  • Aaron Pacentine

    Black Sawn was amazing, they take their time and it was an honor to be awarded in the documentary category for my film, "Remembering Return to Oz".

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on your win and thank you for your valuable feedback. We are looking for a longer association with you.

  • Rakshak Foundation

    We are glad and honor to be selected as a winner. Jute Story Beyond Bars is extremely thankful.
    - Chaitali Das, Director

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on your win!! We hope for a longer association with you.

  • The Black Swan International Film Festival is world class! My entire team is forever grateful for having our project 'Dying To Learn' honored as best short script in their illustrious festival. I would recommend it for everyone with a vision to share.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on your win !! We are honored for your valuable feedback. We will be happy to work with you again.

  • We love your festival and enjoyed so much being a part of it. We hope for many more films with you in the future, Thanks you so much. We are grateful for our awards! Elizabeth Bishop and Vibhas Kendzia

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on your win and thank you for your valuable feedback. We will be happy to work with you again.