Film-making is an art of exploration: it discovers novel means of expression that nurture ideas that make an impact; ideas that stay with us for longer than we'd have imagined. And when our words falter in their narration of our tales and our songs fall short of capturing the music surrounding our lives, we seek solace in the comforting embrace of cinema; where a film portrays our stories better than we ever could, where a film makes a difference. Join us, as we embark on a journey of exploration, a journey of life as seen through your lens. We're ready; are you?

Intesaab 2020, organised by the Ishan Foundation Trust, Jaipur x Mumbai, marks a new beginning where art and artists find their way to express their inhibitions. Scheduled on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of June 2020, it is India’s first virtual festival, where these three days are an amalgamation of panel discussions, talks, events, and workshops, where Intesaab shall diverge into an iconic platform for art across the nation to be rediscovered and cherished.

The Intesaab International Micro Film Festival is an attempt to provoke the best of creative abilities to craft a moving cinematic piece around the idea of freedom when one is truly bereft of it. Filmmakers should make their micro films in such a way that it showcases their individual interpretation of the theme, with respect to one or several aspects of the present circumstances.

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All official selections will be screened on 14th June (details to be announced on the official website)
The winners will be rewarded with vouchers, special workshops, and/or a masterclass on film reading/filmmaking.

-The film must be an interpretation of 'Azaadi' (freedom);
-The IIMFF 2020 is open only to students;
-The film must not exceed 2 minutes in length (excluding title card, opening and closing credits)
-The film may have screened at other festivals;
-The film must be shot indoors. No other filming location will be allowed;
-The film can include languages other than Hindi and English. However, in such a case, it is the participant’s responsibility to add subtitles in either Hindi or English for their submission;
-Participants can use a mobile phone or a DSLR camera to shoot their film. However, they must ensure that the resolution of their film isn’t any less than 720p.
-Participants are allowed to choose any software to edit their film. However, the film cannot have any watermarks.
-Use of copyrighted material in any aspect of the film is prohibited.
-Participants must ensure that their film isn't controversial, offensive or disrespectful towards any religion, caste, community or gender.
-Silent films will be accepted as long as they adhere to the theme and other rules of the event;
-Participants should note that a montage of still photos is not allowed;
-Use of stock footage in the film is strictly prohibited;

Contingents Please Note:
In your entry, please mention your contingent name. Entries without contingent names will be considered as individual submissions.