End of October/beginning of November 2019 (exact dates yet to be confirmed)!, the 11th „New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival” will bring highlights of the new Indian Cinema to the renowned Orfeos Erben cinema in Frankfurt, Germany.
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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 a focus on South Asia. A German premiere is desired. We are looking for works with their own visual language, new angles and forms.
Along with the short film reel we will also award the New Generations Short Film Wallah Award, a cash price of EUR 150 for the best production, which will be announced at the festival.
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: Identity, Culture, Ethnicity, Home, Belonging, Globalization, Gender, urban/rural life and 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 (preferred), DVD, BluRay or DCP
- Deadline: 31 July 2019
The New Generations Short Film Wallah Award is in its fifth year now. Winners so far:
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)
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 about the outcome.
Accepted filmmakers agree to submit the screening copy on time and permit that short clips for promotional purposes are shown and stills are used for PR.