Voices from the Waters - 2017
11th International Travelling Film Festival on Water
Call for Entries

Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with a consortium of organizations, is presenting the 11th edition of Voices from the Waters 2017. The 10th edition of Voices from the Waters received entries from 88 countries across the world underlining the global relevance of this festival. Over the last ten years the festival brought together film directors, grass-root level water activists, environmentalists, scientists, policy makers, scholars and artists, from all walks of life to engage in a process of learning and debate on various water issues from around the world.

We invite you to be part of the 11th International Film Festival on Water by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues.

Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore are available for collaborative non commercial screenings at cultural and educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, small towns and Residential areas in India and abroad.
If you have a film under any of the following categories: Water Scarcity, The Dams and the Displaced, Water Harvesting/conservation, Water Struggles/Conflicts, Floods and Droughts, Global Warming and Climate Change, Impact of Deforestation on Water-Bodies, Water Sanitation and Health, River Pollution, The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies, Water and Life, you may consider sending it to us. Please note that the categories are flexible and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water.

Awards & Prizes

It is a social film festival. No awards are constituted since it is a non funded festival

Rules & Terms

Selection Process
There is no entry fee for films submitted
All the submitted films will be subject to a selection process by the festival selection committee comprising of eminent professionals including documentary film makers, film critics, social activists, academician’s et al.

Applicant must pay for the shipment of films or appropriate internet transfers to Bangalore Film Society.

Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. Two DVDs of the film with English subtitles
2. A signed copy of the entry form (can be sent via email)
3. Three high-resolution stills of the film (can be sent via email)
4. A high-resolution photograph of the director (can be sent via email)
5. Promotional materials are welcome

All the submitted films will become part of Voices from the Waters archives and will be made available for screening for non-commercial purposes based on a written authorization by you. Please send your authorization letter for the above purpose along with the film.

Last date for submissions: June 15, 2017

5 Reviews

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    Mohammad Mohammadian

    Your film festival is very nice, Thank you so much.

    December 2017
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    Reza Majlesi

    unfortunately the connect of this festival isn,t good

    November 2017
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    Noreen Bingham

    Great festival all round with interesting and varied programme.

    November 2017
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    Jorge Mario Zuleta

    I really felt a very warm reception from the Festival. It is also a very important topic for us all. It was amazing to be part of it.

    November 2017
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    rupesh ghimire

    cool, save the nature and environment

    November 2017