Amnesty India’s Film Festival 2018, Cinema for Human Rights

Amnesty India’s Film Festival 2018, Cinema for Human Rights

 

Amnesty India’s Film Festival recognizes that cinema is a powerful medium for highlighting human rights violations in India.  It seeks to shine a light on stories of courage and perseverance in the face of injustice and to encourage individuals to stand together to achieve human rights for all.

Cinema for Human Rights is a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their talent and voice their opinions on human rights violations and economic, social and cultural issues in India.

Indians for Amnesty International Trust is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for the first edition of its annual film festival “Cinema for Human Rights”, which will take place in October 2018. We are looking for films that touch on one or several human rights issues that are connected to our areas of work. This includes freedom of expression, women’s rights, gender identity and sexual orientation, discrimination, communal violence, human rights defenders, whistle blowers and impunity, among-st other issues. The themes mentioned are not exhaustive. Films centered on other human rights issues are equally welcome for submission. 

Themes

  • Women
  • Human Rights
  • Gender Identity
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Communal Violence
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Others

Guidelines

  • Human rights issues should be at the center of the narrative.
  • Due weight age will be given to both the human rights content and cinematic brilliance of the films.
  • Entries are open for films made in any regional language; however, they must have English subtitles.
  • All filmmakers whose films have been officially selected will be notified six weeks prior to the festival.
  • All submissions should only be made through the submission link provided below.
  • All films should be previously sunscreen and unreleased.
  • All submissions should be accompanied with a biography of the filmmaker of not more than 150 words.
  • Please refer to the entry form for details related to the Festival and the submissions.

How to submit

  1. All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between January 2016 to November 2018 within a running duration of 30 seconds to 15 minutes are eligible for the festival.
  2. Entries of all films / documentaries (hereafter referred to as ‘Entry’ or ‘Entries’) shall be accepted only in DVD/BLURAY format. After nomination please send 2 BLURAY without watermark and any advertisement.
  3. If the language of the Entry is other than English, it must be dubbed or sub-titled in English.
  4. Censorship will not be applicable to any entries submitted for the festival.
  5. AIFF 2018 reserves the right to screen the entries in different cities of India on a non-commercial basis.
  6. AIFF reserves the right to exhibit excerpts from any Entries submitted for the festival in any television network or internet platform or related media during the festival period for promotional or publicity purposes.
  7. Entry forms with incorrect, inadequate, illegible or ambiguous particulars will not be considered.
  8. Entries submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained post submission. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit entries without any physical or qualitative defects.
  9. Awards and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the entries.
  10. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. 
Benefits- Awards and Prizes
Cinema for Human Rights,  is a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their talent and voice their opinions on human rights violations and economic, social and cultural issues in India.

All submissions will be eligible for the following awards:
Best Film Award
Best Story

Deadline:  All movies should be submitted or before 12 p.m., 15 September 2018.

 

Please download the form here and mail the filled application to aiff@amnesty.org.in

 

 

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