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ViBGYOR Film Festival-2013: Call for Entries


07 October, 2012

Welcome to the 8th Edition of ViBGYOR International Film Festival for Short & Documentary films, to be held in Thrissur, Kerala, India from February 7-12, 2013! You may submit your films ( documentary/short-fiction/music video/animation/spot/experimental ) that pertain to any `spectrum' (see below) for SELECTION PREVIEW. An eminent panel of Jury will select the final set of films for ViBYOR-2013. The last date for film submissions is November 15th, 201 2 .

We insist on Online Film submission procedure, for which you may visit www.vibgyorfilm.org and also refer to Film Submission Guidelines and FAQ. For any difficulty/problem with online film entry procedure, please send queries to info@vibgyorfilm.org or contact us at: 91-9447000830/ 91- 9447893066

Film Spectrum:

One may enter films under `FOCUS OF THE YEAR' package or `ViBGYOR' Theme package/s or `KERALA SPECTRUM' package. The theme for the `Focus of the Year-2013' package is ‘Stolen Democracies' . There are seven themes under the ViBGYOR package, namely: 1) Identities 2) Rights 3) Gender & Sexualities 4) Fundamentalism & Diversity 5) Developmentalism 6) Nation State and 7) Culture & Media . Only films made by filmmakers residing in Kerala will be considered under Kerala Spectrum package, which showcases documentaries, short fiction and `Focus-Children' films based on `Kerala' themes. (On the Entry Form you will find `International/National/Kerala Spectrum' distinction, which we maintain only for the sake of considering films eligible for Film Fellowship).

i) Only films completed and released after 1 st January 2011 could be entered. Films once entered at ViBGYOR will not be accepted

ii) There is an Entry Fee of INR.300 for National/Kerala Spectrum entries and $10 for `International' entries. You may submit more than one film, but each entry should comply with all submission requirements.

iii) Please make sure that in the Online Film Entry form you provide with all mandatory information (marked with *), regarding each film entry.

iv) Don't forget to upload high resolution stills (around 1MB) of your film/s. Need to publish a high quality still, very significant to your film, in our Festival catalogue.

v) Two DVD (PAL) copies should be submitted for Selection Preview purpose, without which we will not consider your entry.

vi) For Final screening, we accept DVCAM, MiniDV and DVD as Exhibition copies (if your film is selected).

vii) Send the film submission packets to: ViBGYOR, 2 nd Floor Kalliath Square, Palace Road, Thrissur, 680 020, Kerala, India. Tel. 9447000830 / 9447893066 Please mention your Online Film Entry Registration number on all discs, packets and in all further communications.

viii) ViBGYOR is a non-competitive Film Festival; so there are no Awards. However we grant THREE Film Fellowships to three deserving young filmmakers whose films are entered under the National/ Kerala Spectrum sections.

ix) The filmmaker/a representative of all selected films is invited to attend the festival and assured of local hospitality. (ViBGYOR is not in a position to pay for travel expenses).

On behalf of the ViBGYOR Team,
Paul Joseph Kattookkaren (cell. 9447546417) President-ViBGYOR Film Collective
Sarat Cheloor  (9809477058)Secretary-ViBGYOR
Benny Benedict (9447000830),  National Coordinator 





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