21 Aug International Online Short & Docu Film Festival Competition postponed to September 10-12
The International Online Short & Documentary film festival competition jointly organized by Orange Film Academy and Research Centre and International Film Festival Thrissur (IFFT) has been postponed to September 10,11 and 12.
Earlier it had been planned to conduct from August 28 to 31. With the announcement of new dates the deadline to submit short films and documentary for the festival competition has been extended till September 7. “The request from the filmmakers to postpone dates for two more weeks in the backdrop of the Covid19 Pandemic, forced us to extend the dates,” said Cherian Joseph, CEO, Orange Film Academy & Research Centre. While the the Best film will be given a prize money of Rs.50, 000 and certificate the Second best film will get Rs.25, 000 and certificate.
The theme of the Film Festival competition is ‘Alone, together’. “We have selected this theme of “Alone, Together” as an emotion, feeling that could capture the virus infected times that we pass through. With the lockdown, the States were resolute in keeping people safe at their homes. But the homeless were the abandoned lot. Contact and Positive became words with negative and bad consequences,” said Festival Director Damodar Prasad.
But theme of the film should not be necessarily revolved around Covid 19 pandemic. A filmmaker can interpret and expand the theme ‘Alone Together’ according to his creative bend of mind.
Those who want to submit entry should know the rules and regulations. Please visit this link to know more
Note these new dates:
Festival competition Dates: 10,11, 12 September 2020
Entries Open on: 25 July, 2020
Deadline: 07 September, 2020
Prize Money: The Best film- Rs.50, 000 and certificate
Second best film: Rs.25, 000 and certificate
Certificates also given to the best director, the best cinematographer, the best sound design and the best editing.
Jury: The competition will be adjudged by a specially chosen national Jury.