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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

7th National Science Film Festival & competition (14-17th Feb.2017 )


7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017 Call for Entries
Deadline: 15th December 2016
Date: 14th to 18th February 2017
Venue: Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata

A Festival of Films on Science, Technology, Environment & Health

Vigyan Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India take pride to announce 7th National Science Film Festival & Competition 2017

National Science Film Festival & Competition aims to:
-Foster, strengthen and create scientific temper through popular science films.
-Recognize the initiative and output of science film makers on the specific aspects of science,
technology, environment, health and related issues.
-Encourage science film making.
-Gives opportunity to:
=Appreciate film based science communication;
=Film makers / communicators to showcase their work;
=Interact with science film makers / communicators, scientists and others to gain insights on science communication.

Categories of Films (competitive and non-competitive)
Films on science, technology, environment and health are invited from film makers / institutions / students under the following categories:

-Category A
Films made by government and non-government institutions / organisations (15-25 minutes)
-Category B
Film made by independent film makers/production houses (15-25 minutes)
-Category C
Films made by college students (5 - 25 minutes)
-Category D
Films made by students studying in class 6th to 12th (upto 10 minutes)
-Category E
Films made on spot mobile phone (upto 5 minutes)

Non Competitive Category:
-Films made with foreign collaborations
-Films from other countries
-Films made by host organisations

Technical guidelines for producers in various categories:
Category A to D : Format- SD/HD, Aspect Ratio-16:9 25FPS.
Category E : Format- HD

General Conditions for Entry in categories A to E:
-Films produced ONLY between 16th December 2015 and 15th December 2016 will be entertained.
Films submitted in earlier NSFFs will not be accepted.
-Applicants can submit maximum two entries in one category. Separate entry form is required for each entry.
-Films produced in languages other than Hindi or English must be sub-titled in English.
-Captions and credits must be clear, legible and must be within the safe areas.
-Theme for the category E will be announced on the first day of the festival.
-VP and NCSM
a. will have the right to telecast and screen the awarded / shortlisted films as and when required for educational purpose.
b. will not be responsible for any damage to DVD submitted by the participants.
c. reserve the right to reject any entry without assigning any reason.
d. can change the category of the film without any explanation if the film is not found suitable for the category indicated by the applicant.
-DVD of films submitted for the festival / competition will be retained by the organisers.
-Producers /Directors of awarded films under the category A & B will have to resubmit copy of the film in Blu Ray/DVC pro.
-It is essential to fill all the columns in the entry form, failing which the entry is liable to be rejected.
-The award money of all the beaver awards will be distributed equally between the producer (copy right holder) and the director. Trophies will go to the producers and certificates will be awarded to both the producer and director.
-The film should not violate the copyright / intellectual property law. In case such a violation is reported at a later date the awardee/s will
a. be liable for any legal action.
b. have to return the cash prize, trophy and certificate.
c. be barred in future from participating in the NSFF competition.
-Separate entry form with synopsis in the prescribed format should be filled for each entry accompanied by the following:
a. Two copies of film in DVD in mp4 format.
b. Hardcopy of the synopsis of the film in English or Hindi, typed in the given format along with signature of the applicant.
c. Certificate from the Principal / Director / Head of the institution for category C and D.
d. A separate DVD containing:-
i. Synopsis of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
ii. Script of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
iii. Five stills of the film in JPEG format
iv. One still image of the Director and the entire crew in JPEG format
v. One still of the entire crew members (in JPEG format)

Screening and result:
a. A jury will be constituted to judge the entries.
b. Short listed entries would be announced during December 2016/January 2017.
c. A five-day science film screening and workshop on science films will be organised during the National Science Film Festival and Competition – 2017 at Birla Industrial &Technological Museum, Kolkata.
d. Shortlisted entries will be screened during the festival.
e. Two representatives from the crew of the each shortlisted film will be invited to attend the festival.
f. AC III return train fare by the shortest route, lodging and food will be provided.
g. If award is shared by 2 or more persons / organisations, the amount will be equally divided.
h. Organisers reserve the right to modify the rules and conditions including number and amount of awards.

Last date for receipt of entries:
All entries (separeate entry form for each film) for the 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition – 2017 should reach by 5 pm on or before 15th December 2016 along with enclosures by hand/speed post/ courier on the following address:

Science Film Festival Division
Vigyan Prasar,
A-50 Institutional Area
Sector-62, NOIDA, UP 201 309
Telephone: +91 120 240 4430, 240 4435 (Extn: 205, 219)
Fax: +91 120 240 4437
Email: nsff.vp@gmail.com

Checklist for enclosures:
1. Two copies of the film in DVD in mp4 format using PAL 625/50 standard.
2. Hardcopy of the synopsis of the film in English or Hindi language, typed in the given format along
with signature of the applicant.
3. Certificate from the Principal / Director of the institution for category C , D.
4. A separate DVD containing:-
i. Synopsis of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
ii. Script of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
iii. Five stills of the film (in JPEG format)
iv. One still of the Director (in JPEG format)
v. One still of the entire crew members (in JPEG format)

Download guidelines and application form:
http://www.vigyanprasar.gov.in/…/n…/Combine-booklet-2017.pdf

For submission of the form and other details, please visit VP’s website www.vigyanprasar.gov.in

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