After successfully conducting the Siliguri International Short Film Festival in Siliguri for the last three years, we are planning to organise the 1st RAIGANJ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in the cultural city of North Bengal right from 2022!
Raiganj has a distinct a cultural legacy of it’s own.
There are many budding and aspiring filmmaker, actors and technicians in this town.
The history of Raiganj even boasts of it’s fight for freedom against the British rulers.
The police station was set up 125 years ago and railway connectivity reached the plan 115 years ago. The city hold the 106 years old Raiganj Coronation High School.
Raiganj is also known for Raiganj Wildlife sanctuary (also called the Kulik Birds Sanctuary), home to a large population of Asian openbills and other waterbirds and it is the largest bird sanctuary in Asia.
Raiganj can be a prime seat of the film tourism in near future.
Hence the idea of holding The Raiganj International Film Festival.
Best Feature Film (Open to all) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
Best Short Film (Open to all) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
Best Education Documentary/Short Film (Participate only Educational Institution) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
Best Musical Album (Open to all) 1st (Memento with Certificate), 2nd (Memento with Certificate) & 3rd (Memento with Certificate).
IN ALL CATEGORIES (CREATIVE AWARDS)
Best Direction (Memento with Certificate)
Best Editing (Memento with Certificate)
Best Cinematography (Memento with Certificate)
Best Music (Memento with Certificate)
IN ALL CATEGORIES (PERFORMANCE AWARDS)
Best Actor (Memento with Certificate)
Best Actress (Memento with Certificate)
Best Supporting Actor/Actress (Memento with Certificate)
Educational Documentary / Short Film
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
The winner will be honored with a certificate and trophy.
The film must be subtitled in English if the language is other than English.
Entry submission as per rule and regulation.
The decision of the jury will be final and can’t be challenged.
Once the film is submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however the festival director reserve to right to disqualify any film.
By submitting the movie to Raiganj International Film Festival, Filmmaker /Producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issue.
1st Raiganj International Film Festival – 22 does not take any type of financial commitment. All travel, lodging and boarding, and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival.
Festival’s guest registration to attend RIFF-22. All nominated filmmakers must have registered as a guest to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers and attendees, which include lunch. On-spot guest registration is not allowed.
The short film must have been completed before 1st January 2022.
Applications can send the Film on DVD or in Pen Drive (Video Format .MP4 or .MOV).
Entries MUST be PAL format only. The Festival Management will not be responsible if the film is not screened due to problems with the DVD or with the Pen Drive.
Total running time must be less than 40 minutes in length (for a short film, not a feature film), including front and back credits. There is no minimum running time limitation.
All non-English films must have English subtitles for festival presentation.
A censor certificate is not mandatory for the film screening.
Two DVDs OR one PEN-DRIVE need to be submitted along with the entry. Each preview DVD should be labeled with the title, Running – time, Contact Email, and phone number. If the applicant is sending film in a PEN DRIVE separate paper needs to send with an Entry Form mentioning the Title, Running – time, Contact E-mail and Phone number of the application, and Producer/Director of the film.
Multiple entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, preview DVD (OR PEN DRIVE), synopsis/ description, should be enclosed. Each film is considered a new entry.
RIFF organization has the right to use the entries / send / selected / nominated films, DVDs, and materials from the film for festival promotional purposes and to retain DVD copies of each film as part of our festival library.
The publicity material (Broacher, Stills, Poster, etc.) and a synopsis of the film are to be enclosed with the entry.
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 film should be submitted before the deadline.
The festival committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
The competition is open for professionals as well as students.
For further assistance please mail to the festival coordinator.
There is a minimum of 10 entries for any category. If not, then no competition will be held for this specific category and no prize to be given. this is the committee’s final decision.