Voices from the Waters - 2018
12th International Travelling Film Festival on Water

Call for Entries

Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with a consortium of organizations is presenting the 12th edition of Voices from the Waters 2018. The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters received entries from 88 countries across the world underlining the global relevance of this festival. Over the last eleven 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 12th International Travelling Film Festival on Water by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues.

Voices from the Waters is 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.

Selection Process
It is a non competitive film festival to promote water literacy among the public. There is no entry fee for films submitted. Please submit only water related films made in 2016, 2017 and films that will get completed by May 30th 2018.

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.

It will be a 2 tier Selections:

1. Pre-selection- the films will be shortlisted broadly based on the theme water
2. Final Selection- selecting the best films in terms of form and content
Applicant must pay for the shipment of films or appropriate internet transfers to Bangalore Film Society.

Guidelines
Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. Two DVDs of the film with English subtitles, if sent by courier
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 passport size photograph of the director (can be sent via email)
5. Promotional materials: synopsis of the film, brief CV of the filmmaker, awards won, festival attended etc,

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.

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

Selection Process
It is a non competitive film festival to promote water literacy among the public. There is no entry fee for films submitted. Please submit only water related films made in 2016, 2017 and films that will get completed by May 30th 2018.

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.

It will be a 2 tier Selections:

1. Pre-selection- the films will be shortlisted broadly based on the theme water
2. Final Selection- selecting the best films in terms of form and content
Applicant must pay for the shipment of films or appropriate internet transfers to Bangalore Film Society.

Guidelines
Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. Two DVDs of the film with English subtitles, if sent by courier
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 passport size photograph of the director (can be sent via email)
5. Promotional materials: synopsis of the film, brief CV of the filmmaker, awards won, festival attended etc,

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.