Directors' Fortnight Kolkata New Wave 2018

The original motivation behind film festivals was culture and tourism, not business.

The idea for the very first occurred to sculptor Antonio Maraini, secretary-general of the Venice Biennale, when he was watching a football match.

His aim was to create an artistic event as popular as any big sports gathering and, when the Venice Film Festival held its inaugural edition in 1932, guests sat in the gardens of the Excelsior Hotel, sipping cocktails while watching Fredric March and Miriam Hopkins in Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde on an outdoor screen — with not a distributor or trade paper in sight.

Flash forward 86 years to the 2018, eight decades after that revolutionary event what is the need of creating a new festival ? When a more than 4000 festivals are already in exsitance.

We are proud to present the first edition of DFK New Wave. This year's festival will run from 23rd to 25th February 2018. DFK New Wave is founded to nurture and create a loyal audience base for global independent films. The festival will strive to promote an open environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

This year we will screen narratives, documentaries, animation, VR films, short
films and feature films. We are looking for documentaries where the film-maker had a passion which he/she put into the film. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done; be it a full-length feature, a short or a super short - we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories.

We believe the purpose of film festivals should be changed after so many years. We are on a eve of delivering a much expected revolution of film festival.

A festival
-which initiates converstaion and round table discussion after each screening.

-where films are not viewd as a comodity content but as a artistic masterpiece.

-believes every film is not just about screening but a wonderful journey to be cherished.

-for real people for real films to solve real problems.

-encourages cultural exchanges.

-respects every collaborator equally and celebrates their contributions.

So just be a part of it, This is the future.

The event will be happening at the "ICCR" It's an independent art house place. The filmmakers and cinephiles will experience eventful two days in the mid-November. The seminar, Media sessions, Debate and discussion sessions, Industry interactions and Traditional Folk Music performances during the dinner parties.

We are also focused on creating a cinematic space. Award winning Visual Artists will be working on from January to transform the Gallery interior to present you a unique space where the live screenings will be going on. The main objective behind this idea is to challenge the multiplex model and to teach single screen owner how they can get benefited by attracting the audience if they don't follow traditional system of modernizing single screen theater.

Awards & Prizes

BEST LIVE ACTION FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST ANIMATION FILM

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST ACTOR

BEST ACTRESS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST SOUND DESIGN

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

BEST EDITING

BEST PHOTO SERIES

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Rules & Terms

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The following terms and conditions apply to all films selected by DFK NEW WAVE to participate in the 2018 DFK NEW WAVE, taking place 23rd to 25th February 2018. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to your Film.

2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

All films submitted for the DFK NEW WAVE must fulfill the following requirements :

1- Films must have been made during the 24 months preceding the DFK NEW WAVE 2018.

2 -Short films must have been made during the 24 months preceding the DFK NEW WAVE 2018 with a running time under 45 minutes.

3 - Films must not have been shown on the Internet or broadcasted on TV or commercially released in India.

4 – If selected a DCP or a Blue Ray or a DVD will be required for the screening.

3. SELECTION.

The films screened during the DFK NEW WAVE are selected under the responsibility of the Curator, appointed by the board of directors of the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata.

4. INSCRIPTION

The opening of registrations starts on 23rd August 2017.

The deadline for registration and reception of films is same for short films and feature films.

Submissions for short films are now open.

Submissions for feature films are now open.

Films submitted for preselection can be presented:

- Without subtitles if the original language is Benngali, Hindi or English.

- With English subtitles for all other original languages.

5. REGISTRATION FEES

FOR FEATURE FILMS

Submissions for feature films must include payment of entry fee.

Submit through FILMFREEWAY.
The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are refundable as per the submission platform guideline, though entry fees are not refundable after notification dates.

FOR SHORT FILMS

Submissions for short films must include payment of entry fee.
Submit through FILMFREEWAY.

The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are refundable as per the submission platform guideline, though entry fees are not refundable after notification dates.

6. PRESELECTION.

FOR FEATURE FILMS

DFK NEW WAVE only accepts online screeners.

FOR SHORT FILMS

DFK NEW WAVE only accepts online screeners.

Any other format will not be considered.

A work in progress is accepted, however, there will no more than one version per film considered.

7. SELECTION - SUBTITLING

If your film is selected you will be asked to provide a DCP (Digital Cinema Package): Server JPEG 2000 or a Blue Ray or a DVD.

Films selected by the DFK NEW WAVE are screened in with English subtitles. Subtitling is at the producer's charge.

8. SELECTION - SHIPPING AND INSURANCE

For officially selected films, only transport costs between screening locations during the Festival are covered by the DFK NEW WAVE. This does not include screenings organized by the producer or rights owner of a film.

In case of loss or damage to a print, the DFK NEW WAVE will not reimburse any amount.

9. SELECTION - MATERIAL

Information on each selected film to appear in the catalogue must be sent later on to the DFK NEW WAVE office. a Online downloadable subtitled film trailer of the film as well as a subtitle list.
Films screened at the DFK NEW WAVE must be in DCP or Blue-ray or DVD only, technically excellent with readable subtitles.
As a promotional means for the entire selection, the DFK NEW WAVE website may, for as long as it wishes, use any photo or digital film clip not exceeding three minutes.