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  1. Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF) has called in all Indian filmmakers to send in their short film entries to compete at the global film festival. This year, Festival Director Anil Sadarangani has collaborated with Mumbai-based PR, to bring MANHATTAN SHORT to India in the last week of September 2013. All the films in India languages, other than English must have subtitles. Deadline for entries is July 31, 2013. Established in New York City in 1998, this is the fourth consecutive year that Manhattan Short comes to India. Interested filmmakers must send their films directly to New York.
  2. The International Film Institute (IFI), Thrissur, will conduct a Monsoon Film Festival in August. The institute will also organise a 10-day-long short-film workshop. In a press meet here on Monday, short-film director Sandeep Pampally said that the workshop would be the first of its kind producing many short-films and helping candidates promote their films. The camp will be conducted on the IFI campus in 10 categories associated with the film field. Ten delegates can participate in each section. Around 20 short-films will be made during the workshop and will be sent to international film festivals in the country. The films will also be broadcast on television. Technical facilities and equipment needed for film production, food and accommodation will be provided free of cost to the participants. Film scripts of 30, 15 and 10-minute duration have been invited for the workshop. Entries have been invited for short-films, documentaries, cartoons, campus films, children’s films, advertisement films and home cinema. Short-film competition will be in 10 minutes, 30 minutes and 60-minutes categories. Awards will be given for the best short film, director, actor, actress, editor, music director, singer male and female and make-up. Admission to the workshop will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. Entries for the film festival should be received on or before July 31. For details and registration, contact: 0480-2802020, 9142202011, 9142202033, www.internationalfilminstitute.in, email: internationalfilminstitute@gmail.com.
  3. Dear AudioGraphers: Greetings from Khona Talkies! We are looking for an experienced Location Sound Mixer for a 55-day schedule (7 days technical rehearsal; 45 days shooting, 3 days wrap) in a low-budget independent Bangla-language feature film titled "Under Construction" directed by Bangladeshi young filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain. We are planning to shoot in Arri Alexa and sync sound, mostly in real location (partly on set) in Dhaka city between 1 August to 30 September 2013. Martina Radwan, New York based German cinematographer, will be our Director of Photography. Please read the attached info pack containing synopsis and director's note FYI. Would be great if you kindly let us know your remuneration and equipment list by 25 June 2013. Also feel free for further inquiry in this regard. Best regards Saikat Mallick Production Coordinator "Under Construction" Film Project Khona Talkies +880 11 93 23 97 97 Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Kranti Kanade is casting for his next feature film in Hindi-English has started. Please check details, spread the word, and email: castingcrd@gmail.com Kranti Kanade is an award-winning Film Director and Screenwriter born in Pune, India. He studied filmmaking at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and FTII (Film and Television Institute of India). He is the director and writer of "Gandhi Of The Month" starring Harvey Keitel and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar (Slumdog Millionaire) in the lead. The screenplay won the film fund grant instituted by the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
  5. Winners get their next Short Film/ Documentary produced : Runners up get a chance to work on a film project in UK: All participants get their Shorts/Docs distributed & Monetized. The submitted short film duration should not be greater than 30 minutes, in case of documentary it is 40 minutes. There will be a three stage selection procedure. Last Date for Submission - 30th April 2013. Contact at - sixsigmashortfilms@ gmail.com . Contest Details at - http://www.sixsigmafilms.com/makemyfilm.htm
  6. Urgently required "2nd Assistant Director" for a movie. It's Low Budget Film. But is "PAID JOB." Please note: 3) Please send your proper Resume with subject "For: 2nd Assistant Director Position" 4) Only those candidates apply who have worked in at least 2 Feature Films. Kindly revert asap along with your Resume at priyanka@dentistswati.com Shortlisted Candidates will be called for a meeting at our office today.
  7. We are proud to present you our new CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / Cuba 2013. International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short films, photo works, computer graphics works, architecture projects and performances, to include in the next 2013 Exhibition: HYBRID IDENTITIES - International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Architecture and Performing Art Selected artworks will be presented at: - Edinburgh, at the Old Ambulance Depot, from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013 - Cuba during the 5th edition of FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, in Camaguey, in "The Next Resistance" section, from 24th to 28th April 2013 The deadline for applications is February 25, 2013. The selections will be based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment to create a smart life. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality. Be smart. Be hybrid. Be better. The Edinburgh event is open to photography, video art, computer graphics, architecture and performing art; the Cuba event is open only to video art. It would be a great pleasure for us if you would help us to spread the press release among your contacts and on your website. In attachment you can find the press release and the image. Best regards, Luca Curci Director International ArtExpo Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33 70122 Bari (Italy) +39.0805234018 +39.3387574098 lucacurci@lucacurci.com www.lucacurci.com/artexpo HYBRID IDENTITIES_Call for Artists.pdf
  8. COFFI -Short Films Contest 2012 is an excellent opportunity for both a budding film maker as well as reputed institutes. This contest is especially designed to provide a platform for debutant filmmakers to showcase their talent and connect with the top filmmakers, producers, film investors & lenders. The short films of finalists will be screened at COFFI- Conference on Film Finance. The categories of the contest are Short Films, Animated Movies & Documentaries within a running duration of up to 15 minutes. Last date is 3rd Dec 2012. Late fee applicable from 27th Nov 2012. Entry Fee for Students is Rs.1000/- & for others fees is Rs.1500/- . Benefits for all Participant(s): • All participating films will get a participation certificate • Selected films will be uploaded on the our YouTube Channel • Mention of the films on the facebook network of Six Sigma Films Benefits for the Finalist(s): • Free delegate pass for 2nd Conference on Film Finance to the finalists • Finalist(s) will be provided with a certificate• Film will be screened at the conference • Film will also be propagated through the social media network of Six Sigma Films & Group Additional Benefits for the Winner(s): • Winner(s) will be awarded with a Memento& Certificate at the conference by the eminent filmmakers/guests • Brief introduction/profile of the Film/Filmmaker in the Conference Booklet • Screening of the winning films at Shamiana Club Partners are Western India Film Producers' Association, Indian Film Exporters Association,Gujarati Film & Television Producers' Association, The Bankers Club, BanknetIndia.com, Indiantelevision. com, Bollywoodtrade. com, FashionScrapbook.com, audiencematters. com, Majestic MRSS, bollywoodtrade. Com,Take One, "BlockBuster", Docs & Shorts, Shamiana & 1takemedia. com, For more information & contest form please, feel free to mail at coffishorts2012@gmail.com, coffi@sixsigmafilms.com Or visit: www.sixsigmafilms.com/coffishorts.htm ABOUT COFFI CONFERENCE & AWARDS, 18th Dec 2012, JW Marriott, Mumbai - It will bring together around 200 eminent film producers, directors, film investors, technology experts, television producers, management consultancies, research companies, institutes, etc.Conference on Film Finance will also include Film Finance Awards 2012,Presentations on Digital Cinema and latest Technologies and Interactive Sessions on Film Finance, Marketing & Distribution & how to pitch/market the film and Exhibition Stalls. More details at - www.sixsigmafilms.com/coffi.htm Updates on our Facebook page at - https://www.facebook.com/sixsigmafilmspage
  9. February 21-25, 2013, Puri, Orissa. The Bring Your Own Film Festival (BYOFF) is a film festival that began in 2004 on the beaches of the temple town Puri, in the Indian state of Orissa. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that there is no formal screening or qualifying process, but rather it is a forum for independent filmmakers. Anyone can just walk-in, register, and exhibit his work. The festival has proven to be popular and has generated considerable interest in the Indian film-making community.[1] In this Film Festival, Any film maker can bring their film to the festival and screen it. Not only filmmakers, but also artists from other fields like music, theatre, painting, sculpture, dance, literature and photography are encouraged to participate and show their work.
  10. 6th December to 13th December 2012, Mumbai Contact details are here. Spectrum Asia Contemporary Asian films will be showcased in this section to capture the cinematic trends in Asian countries. First / Second Film Competition The Festival is starting a competition of first or second film made by Asian director. Director of the film must have debuted not before before one year of the festival. This competition will be adjudged by an International Jury. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 2,000. Best Short Film Competition Many aspiring young directors and film school students in Asia are making digital short fiction films. 8th Asian Film Festival is organising Short Fiction Film Competition. The idea is to hunt new talents in direction. Short Fiction Film made two years before the festival are eligible. Duration should be upto 30 minutes and in digital format - preferably DVD. Running time of more than 30 minutes will be at the discretion of Festival Director. This competition will be adjudged by an International Jury. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 1,000. Master of Asian Cinema Japanese master Akira Kurosawa first placed Asian cinema squarely on the world map with his classic, Rashomon by winning the Grand Prix at Venice International Film Festival in 1951. Thereafter, Asian cinema has slowly but steadily emerged into international spotlight by winning top awards at world's important film festival. The Award Winner will present some of these award-winning Asian films that bagged the top honours at Global film festival. Satyajit Ray Memorial Award Ths award will honour the person who's lifetime mission is to propogate film culture by running of film society, writing books or Magazine etc. Focus on One Asian Country A package of six to seven films will be screened showcasing the trends in cinema in that country Retro Tributes will be paid to Indian and Asian directors by organising Retrospectives of their films. Asian Film Culture Award The award will honour the achievements of Asian directors, who remain unknown to common cinemagoers in India. There is a little awareness about Indian directors in other Asian countries and vica versa. The award will be presented to recognise the achievement of the director in popularising Asian cinema and artistic achievement in cinematography. The award will be presented to the winner during the Festival's opening ceremony. Background: Cinema arrived in Mumbai, formerly Bombay on the western coast of India, in December 1896 with the package of first ever films made by Lumiere brothers. By 2000, the Mumbai Film Industry had truly acquired the dimensions of an Entertainment Industry, catering to the entertainment needs of a nation of one billion, currently poised on the verge of corporatisation and expected to touch a total turnover of Rupees 15,000 crores. India remains the only country perhaps where Hollywood has failed to capture the local theatres. The Hollywood blockbusters prefer to dub in regional Indian languages to gain foothold in the Indian market and compete with the indigenous cinema. In a country where Hollywood machinations, with its smart marketing and sleekly made films, have made a dent in India slowly in the last five years. However the concept of Asian Cinema is completely alien. It is interesting to note that while the Asian Cinema has been winning accolades in the international festival circuit, none of the SAARC countries screen Asian cinema commercially. It is not even much known in film society network of South Asia. The Asian Film Festival is one such beginning in the right direction. The Festival aims to establish interaction between Asian Film fraternity and create a dialogue with the West. Extending from Turkey to Japan, and divided culturally in the Middle East, West Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and the Far East, the Asian Cinema is as diverse and rich as its topography. Yet, the Asian countries share cultural similarities, and a comman socio-economis scenario. They are plagued by similar problems of poverty, illiteracy, population, lowly status of women. Cinema could be a comman bond, which could create awareness about each other amongst Asian countries.
  11. Film editing is part of the creative post-production process of filmmaking. The term film editing is derived from the traditional process of working with film, but now it increasingly involves the use of digital technology. The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences to create a finished motion picture. Film editing is described as an art or skill, the only art that is unique to cinema, separating filmmaking from other art forms that preceded it, although there are close parallels to the editing process in other art forms like poetry or novel writing. Film editing is often referred to as the "invisible art" because when it is well-practiced, the viewer can become so engaged that he or she is not even aware of the editor's work. On its most fundamental level, film editing is the art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence. The job of an editor isn’t simply to mechanically put pieces of a film together, cut off film slates, or edit dialogue scenes. A film editor must creatively work with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing, as well as the actors' performances to effectively "re-imagine" and even rewrite the film to craft a cohesive whole. Editors usually play a dynamic role in the making of a film. With the advent of digital editing, film editors and their assistants have become responsible for many areas of filmmaking that used to be the responsibility of others. For instance, in past years, picture editors dealt only with just that—picture. Sound, music, and (more recently) visual effects editors dealt with the practicalities of other aspects of the editing process, usually under the direction of the picture editor and director. However, digital systems have increasingly put these responsibilities on the picture editor. It is common, especially on lower budget films, for the assistant editors or even the editor to cut in music, mock up visual effects, and add sound effects or other sound replacements. These temporary elements are usually replaced with more refined final elements by the sound, music, and visual effects teams hired to complete the picture. Film editing is an art that can be used in diverse ways. It can create sensually provocative montages; become a laboratory for experimental cinema; bring out the emotional truth in an actor's performance; create a point of view on otherwise obtuse events; guide the telling and pace of a story; create an illusion of danger where there is none; give emphasis to things that would not have otherwise been noted; and even create a vital subconscious emotional connection to the viewer, among many other possibilities. Source: WikiPedia
  12. Hello all! We started DesiShoots with the aim to bring together the community of creative, independent film makers in India. Share your knowledge, experiences, worries, questions, films and reels etc. Hoping to see a lot of reels soon! - Admin
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