Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities and the 7th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival invite you to A Short Film Competition on Water in the City.
The competition is part of the Year of Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities, a collaborative celebration being held in India on the occasion of completing 60 years of Indo-German diplomatic relations.
Since 2005, Bangalore is the only city in the world that hosts a film festival exclusively dedicated to water: Voices from the Waters. As one of the key collaborators of the Festival, the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore is supporting this year’s Short Film Competition on Water in the City.
We invite you to participate in this international competitive filmmaking workshop with renowned film personalities, Til Passow from Germany and Sagar Ballary from India, in Bangalore. The workshop will be conducted from August 27 to September 2, 2012 complementary to the 7th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival from August 31 to September 2, 2012.
This is an open call worldwide for all those who would like to try their hands at creating cinema on one of the most highly debated global issue – water! Let your imagination take wings and glide… or flow like water….
* Subject: Water in the City
* Duration: 1 to 3 minutes
* Format: Digital
* Call for Entries: Open to all
* Deadline for Entries: June 15, 2012
Selection of films: By renowned documentary filmmakers from Bangalore who have made films on water and whose films were part of the earlier Voices from the Waters International Film Festivals, and scholar activists on water issues who have also tried their hand at making films and photo exhibitions on water.
Number of films to be selected: The eminent jury will select 10 films from the entries to screen at the 7th edition of Voices from the Waters at six venues spread across Bangalore from August 31 to September 2, 2012. The decision of the jury is final and binding.
An international jury will select 10 films to be screened at the closing ceremony of the Indo-German Urban Mela on July 1, 2012.
The Prize: A few of the shortlisted filmmakers will be invited to Bangalore to participate in a Master Class with internationally-renowned filmmakers Til Passow and Sagar Ballary complementary to the Festival (August 27 – September 2, 2012).
Making Films: • The master classes will conclude with participants making films on water. • Duration of the films will be determined by a group of specialists from India and Germany. • Films made during the master classes will be shown at the Voices from the Waters Festival.
Rules: • All entries should reach us on or before June 15, 2012. • Two DVD copies of the film should be sent. • The filmmakers should bear the shipping costs. • The films received will not be returned and will form part of the archives of Voices from the Waters • The organisers of the festival hold the right for non-commercial use of the films received for the purposes of raising public awareness at different fora.
Note: This competition is part of Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities. Participants from India and Germany can apply for special travel grants.
All entries should be addressed to:
Voices from the Waters Master Classes
No.33/1-9, Thygaraja Layout
Jaibharath Nagar, M.S. Nagar P.O
Bangalore 560033 Karnataka, India
Contact: Diana: Mobile: +91 9986926103
Brief note on the Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival
This Festival was initiated by the Bangalore Film Society in 2005, as an effective way of reaching out to the uninitiated on water issues with an emphasis on youth. The programme aims to bring together high school and college students, grassroot level water activists, environmentalists, scientists, policy makers, filmmakers, lecturers, scholars, artists and working professionals from all walks of life to engage in a process of learning and debate on various water issues from around the world.
Voices from the Waters has established its relevance over the last six years and we have consistently been receiving films for the Festival from across the world underlining the global concern for water. The Festival is growing in stature year after year with more and more institutions coming forward to collaborate and take the Festival across India and abroad through the year giving film makers a chance to exhibit their works to a broader and more diverse audience, thus enhancing water and environmental consciousness.
The collaborators of the Voices from the Waters International Festival include the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore; Alliance Francaise de Bangalore; SVARAJ, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) of Ithaca College, USA; Christ University, Bangalore; VISTHAR; Charter of Human Responsibilities; SAMVADA; Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy; Art Group from Doddaballapur; YWCA Bangalore and Water Journeys - Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water – academic and socio-cultural organisations deeply concerned about our depleting potable water resources and searching for ways to replenish this source of life for life worlds.