Saturday, November 15, 2014

Third Imphal International Short Film Festival will reward 23 categories

The 3rd edition of the IISFF 2014 announces 5 more award categories - Best Animation Film, Best Costume, Best Make-Up, Best Jury Award and One Film grants which will be selected to the best synopsis from the participating filmmakers. With this we have 23 awards which is itself the largest and biggest film festival in Northeast India.

Legend Studio and Action for Social Advancement (ASA), Manipur is all set to organise the third edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival (IISFF) - 2014 on December 27 and 28 at Imphal City in Manipur.

Announcing this to the press here today, Mohen Naorem, Secretary of ASA and also the Festival Director of IISFF-2014, said that the festival, which is to be organised under the theme "Tell your Stories Through Film", would promote the talents of young filmmakers around the world.

Imphal International Short Film festival has made its brand of promoting quality films on short, animation and documentaries. To reach out to independent filmmakers, entry fees has been waived off which is helping the filmmakers to submit directly.

To ease the problem of sending courier and spending huge amount on mailing, online submission on dropbox and Google Drive is also started in the third edition of IISFF 2014.

He mentioned that around 50 short films from within and outside India would be screened during the festival. Prominent Indian entries includes "Mirror never Lies" by Shikha Janet Alagh; "Hoondajali Message" by Sukhendra Shukla and "Viramam" by Sathyanarayanan.

The International entries include films from Iran,Isreal, Egypt, Romania, Spain, Italy, USA and UK. The International entries are all award winning films like "Un Homme Bien", "Rebus", "The Story of a Rainy Night", "Cargols", "Malpais", "Helwan" and "Hibernation".

The festival would showcase the world's best contemporary short films in this North Eastern part of the region and would present awards to 23 different categories including Best Short Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Musical Score, Best Animation Film, Best Costume, Best Make-Up, Best Jury Award and One Film grants which will be selected to the best synopis from the participating filmmakers. The awards would include Trophy and citation.

He further informed that submissions are open to all language films of all genres (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental, music video or other) from any nation of the world. However, all non-English foreign films and regional Indian films must have English sub-titles. The short films should not exceed beyond 40 minutes duration.

All the films would be evaluated in the same standard digital format; irrespective of the formats in which the film was originally shot. Along with the copies of the films, three stills of the films and a 60 second promo should be sent for promotional activities.

Interested filmmakers may send their entries for the festival till November 30, 2014, Mohen added.

For further details, call Mohen Naorem (Founder Director) on (L) 03852416518, (M) 8732060901

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