In September or October 2024 (exact dates yet to be confirmed), the 16th „New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival” will bring highlights of the New Indian Cinema to Frankfurt, Germany.
We are looking forward to offer a snapshot of the current global dynamics and present 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 but not strictly necessary. We are looking for works with their own visual language, new angles and innovative forms.
The New Generations Short Film Wallah Award is in its 10th year now. Please also visit our website https://newgenerations.de, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NewGenerationsIndependentIndianFilmfestival and follow us on Instagram @newgenerationsffm and Twitter @NewGenFFM.
***Please note that the timeframe indicated is tentative, as we are currently fixing the venue for our festival***
Along with the short film reel we will also award the New Generations Short Film Wallah Award. The winner will only be announced at the festival itself but invited beforehand for the screening, with all travel costs covered.
Winners so far:
2023: Solitude (Mahinder Chana)
2022: KISS (Varun Grover)
2021: The Wait (Prarthana Goswami)
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 with a link to 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: 30th April 2024
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. English subtitles are required, should your submission be in any other language. Should you not be able to submit a digital submission, please contact us at email@example.com.
Every film submitted is evaluated by the New Generations Short Film Wallah Jury. Applicants will be informed by latest end of August 2024 about the outcome. Accepted filmmakers agree to submit the screening copy and provide high resolution stills (300 dpi) and permit use for PR instantly after acceptance, and permit that short clips for promotional purposes are shown.