November 12-14th, 2021, the 13th „New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival” will bring highlights of the New Indian Cinema to Frankfurt, Germany. We will be hosting a hybrid event at the renowned Orfeos Erben and online Germany wide as well.
We are looking forward to the re-start of cinemas and festivals after the corona crisis, willing to do our best to adapt to the current dynamics and develop new perspectives for a cinematic future.
We are now looking for submissions for our New Generations Short Film Wallah competition. The movie should be a production of Independent South Asian Cinema or with focus South Asia. A German premiere is desired. We are looking for works with their own visual language, new angles and forms.
The New Generations Short Film Wallah Award is in its seventh year now.
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Along with the short film reel we will also award the New Generations Short Film Wallah Award, a cash price of max. EUR 150 for the best production, which will be announced at the festival.
Winners so far:
2020: 51 States (Cass Virdee)
2019: Passage (Asavari Kumar)
2018: Sisak (Faraz Arif Ansari)
2017: Sanyog (Aly Rana)
2016: To my dreams (Anjana Premchand, Khalid Shah, Ankit Jain)
2015: No Love Lost (Shekar Bassi)
We call for applications that meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the competition:
- Genres: Fiction, Documentary, Narrative, Animation, Comedy and Experimental from independent productions
- Suggested topics: Anything related to topics concerning South Asia.
- Production: from South Asia or from abroad, explicitly having a link to South Asian society, i.e. dealing with a South Asian topic, or with “Desis’ lives abroad”
- Production Date: preferably at most two years old
- Duration: max. 20 minutes
- Format: Digital File
- Deadline: 31st July 2021
Please submit your film, along at least a short synopsis, two stills, director’s bio and all information that is helpful for evaluating, through FilmFreeway. Should you not be able to submit a digital submission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every film submitted is evaluated by the New Generations Short Film Wallah Jury. Applicants will be informed by latest September 2021 about the outcome. Accepted filmmakers agree to submit the screening copy on time, permit that short clips for promotional purposes are shown and provide high resolution stills (300 dpi) and permit use for PR.