FESTIVAL MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission & objective of the festival is to give short films an identity that differentiates art form ,from the conventional big screen.CISFFI 2017 show cases short films that celebrate diverse cultures ,aesthetic traditions, social & relevant themes & other works that challenge &transcend exceptions.Our particular interest is in short films that deal with novel themes,cutting-edges technology & visualization, traditional as well as those that dissent in form, technique or content from the mainstream.
Submission to the festival is open to short films,documentaries,animated films created by independent & student film makers.
Independent & student film makers may submit any number of films under festival"s film categories .If you are submitting two or more films,they should be on separate DVD's,with separate documents
All films are judged equally based on:
Content Originality (Quality of story-line, and script)
Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition)
Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)
Image (Focus, color, and lighting)
Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise
Selection of films will be done by a committee whose decision will be final. However, Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and sector is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.
The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen (maximum 5 screening) in different cities of India on non-commercial basis. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period.
Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official Festival rules and regulations as established herein. The CISFFI-2017 Short Film Festival reserves the right to extend the Festival deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
Awards & Prizes
LOTS OF AWARD & PRIZES
Rules & Terms
The short film must have been completed after 1 January 2008.
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 DVD presentation or preview purpose.
Total running time must be less than 15 minutes in length, including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time.FILMS ABOVE 15 MINUTES TO 25 MINUTES WILL INCLUDED IN CATEGORY 2,
The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles for festival presentation.
Two DVD’s need to be submitted along with the entry fee. Each Preview DVD 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 DVD, synopsis/description, still photographs,cast & crew list, press kit should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry.
CISFFI-2016 organization has right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVD and materials from the film for Festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library.
Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until festival is over.
The publicity material (Broach er, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the short film to be enclosed with the entry. Entry materials submitted shall not be returned to the entrant.
Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
The entry form/application will be considered only on receipt of film submission entry fee.ENTRY FEE FOR FILM UNDER 15 MINUTES[ CATEGORY 1]
IS Rs.500/- (five hundred rupees) - (Films produced in India) & US$ 20 (Twenty American Dollars for film produced outside India)
ENTRY FREE FOR FILM ABOVE 15 MINUTES & UNDER 25 MINUTES[CATEGORY 2]
IS Rs 1000/-[one thousand rupees i.e for film produced in India] -US$ 40 [40 American Dollars i.e for Films produced outside India] by Cash or Demand Draft or Cheque, or money transfer in favor
of santanu chakraborty (Account number - 3250245284 ,)
SWIFT CODE : CBININBBCAM
(MICR CODE: 70016005 ) (IFSC CODE : CBINO280103 ),
Bank Address: - 86 SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE ROAD .
WEST BENGAL ,
Date of submission
Regular Submission –
26 february2016 to 31st july 2016 (with Rs 500 OR $20 Entry Fee)
Film should be submit before deadline. The CNEFRAME Film Festival is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.
DVDs submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained after submission. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit DVDs without any physical / quality defects.
The FESTIVAL is open for professionals as well as students. No separate section for student filmmakers.
The Festival is schedule in September 2016
Mailing Address for the festival office
9/4 NEPAL BHATTACHARJEE STREET