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Zero mm Youth Film Festival Southasia

Zero mm is an international film festival presenting films on a range of themes related to youth and Southasia.

Zero mm aims to act as a launchpad for emerging filmmakers in Southasia by providing the audience to create dialogue through cinema. It envisions nurturing an international community of youth filmmakers, activating an audience for Southasian identity and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers.

The Festival is a jump board of experimental filmmaking, a celebration of urban culture and an inspiration for youth to explore Southasia and its identity.

The Festival offers fellowships to selected filmmakers each year for learning, networking and development of future collaborations.

The submission is open for the 2019 Zero mm Youth Film Festival Southasia.

We are especially seeking films made by young and emerging filmmakers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan.

Filmmakers who are not Southasian but have made films telling Southaisan stories can also submit.

The themes for the Zero mm 2019 are;
. Anything Southasia
Anything, literally, that can give a taste of Southasia through compelling stories. We want to talk about food, history, art, culture, bazars and more.

. Urban Youth
Films that talks about urban youth, their aspirations, life and dreams

. Gender Experience
Looking through gender lens, reflecting on life experiences and sharing how gender impacts opportunities and challenges

Live Action/Documentary/Animation
• Shorts Under 10 Minutes
• Short Under 30 Minutes

• Best Live Action/Documentary/Animation – Under 10 Minutes
• Best Live Action/Documentary/Animation – Under 30 Minutes

Submission Deadline
14 May 2023

Submission Fee: 10 USD

Online Submission
The festival takes submissions online through FilmFreeway.

Rules & Terms
• There is no production completion deadline.
• Premiere is not essential for the films.
• Only digital formats (Apple ProRes 422 or H.264) for screening are required.
• Films will be screened in their original language/version. All films must have subtitles in English.
• Film Producers, Directors, Distributors or their duly authorized representatives or duly authorized government organization / agency of the participating countries may enter their films for the competition through the enclosed Entry Form.
• The Festival organizers reserve the right to invite films they consider suitable for the film festival.
• The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the festival with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
• Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.

Competition Conditions
Films entered in the Competition Section must fulfill the following conditions:
• Entries will be subject to preview by a committee constituted by this Festival. A film which is not accepted for the Competition Section can be shown in other Section with the specific consent of the entrant.
• No person in any way connected with the production or commercial exploitation of a competitive entry will be a member of the jury. All Members of the jury will refrain from releasing any articles or reviews to the press concerning the films submitted for their judgment until after the jury's decisions have been formally published/declared.

Our Mission
To become the epicentre of youth filmmaking to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, create new audiences and celebrate Southasian culture and identity