19th International Children's Film Festival India: The Golden Elephant

19 Annual November 14, 2015 to November 20, 2015

 
Category

Competition Little Directors

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
July 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Late Deadline
August 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 30, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 60 minutes
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after August 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 5    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
Hindi

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 5    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 5    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Hindi
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Golden Elephant - Best Film by Little Director
The award will not carry any cash prize.

Silver Elephant - Best Film Runner up by Little Director
The award will not carry any cash prize.

Special Mention - Little Director
Special Mention Plaques may be awarded at the Discretion of the Jury. The Special Mention Plaque does not carry a cash reward.

Certificates
Certificate of participation to all films made by Little Directors in this section

Category Rules

NOTE 31st AUGUST DEADLINE IS A RECEIVE BY DEADLINE
NOTE : NO DOCUMENTARIES PLEASE


Eligibility
• Films must be made by individual children/ groups of children aged 6 to 16.

• Films made by children under the guidance of adults are eligible but the contribution of adults should be confined to training or facilitating the process & should not be extended to areas like scripting, shooting, story-boarding or animating.

• Films must be suitable for children - content should have no explicit violence, sexual reference or coarse language.

• Films can be shot on any video format available: HD, DVD, Mini DV etc.

• The films must have been produced in 2013 to 2015.

• Only films that have been cleared of rights (including musical rights) will be accepted.

• Films must be entered by nominated parent/ legal guardian (for individual entries) or teacher/supervisor/mentor (for group entries), on behalf of the Director/Crew.

• It is the obligation of the nominated parent/ teacher/supervisor entering the film for Competition (from now referred to as ‘Legal Guardian’) to ensure that the director and/or director’s Legal Guardian own all copyright for or have written permission to use all underlying works included in the film including music, performance and script.
Note: Competition Little Directors is open to schools, children’s clubs, workshops, NGOs, etc. The same guidelines apply to group submissions whereby a teacher/ supervisor/mentor/ trainer acting as the Legal Guardian of the group, must sign the terms and
conditions on behalf of the group. Legal Guardians should be aware that the participant indicated on in the submission as the Director of the film will be asked to act as the film’s representative during the festival and for publicity purposes. Please indicate in whose name the award will be distributed in the event that the film wins an award.