8th CMS VATAVARAN - Environment and Wildlife Film Festival

8 Annual October 09, 2015 to October 12, 2015

 
Category

 

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
September 30, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
March 31, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 30, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 25.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 15, 2013

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from India

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
Hindi

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV    
MiniDV    
DVCAM    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Hindi
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Feature Film Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Best of the Festival Award - Indian
Awarded to the best overall production chosen from the Indian Award categories by the Jury to honour work which reveals a fascination with its subject, rendered on screen with style, truthfulness and integrity to its sources.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

PRITHVI RATNA AWARD
This is the highest CMS VATAVARAN honour which is conferred on to a filmmaker for his/her outstanding contribution to nature and conservation filming throughout his/her career, which has also resulted in bringing change in perception, practice and policy with regards to environment.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

BIODIVERSITY
Award will recognize films which highlights the role of biodiversity – forests, protected areas, biosphere reserves, mangroves, coral reefs, plant and animal biodiversity, genetic diversity, sustainable use and consumption of biodiversity, habitat degradation and protection, threats from invasive alien species, traditional knowledge and innovative practices - pertaining to biodiversity conservation; The award can also go to a film that provide an insight into the behaviour of animal(s) in its natural habitat, that reveals information or throws new light into some aspect of it which is either new to the people or never filmed before. To be eligible for an award in this category, the film either look at one of the above aspects or some combinations of the above.
Sponsor:NO SPONSOR

CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES
Awarded to the production which contributes greatly to the current scientific understanding of climate change, its impacts on ecosystems, agriculture, food security, health, human settlements, especially in the coastal areas in the years to come or global politics of climate change. Film focusing on adoption of sustainable technologies and practices in almost all areas of human living, including energy generation, water use, building construction, health, food production, transportation and mobility, commerce and industry etc.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Awarded to the production creating awareness about the environmental issues concerning the natural world i.e. pollution, waste management, mining etc thereby focusing on combating destructive development projects, influencing environmental policies and striving for environmental justice.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

WATER FOR ALL
For the best programme educating people about water sources, pollution, conservation, social and management issues, corporatization, water conflicts or solutions.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

SERIES
A series is a collection of films based on similar thematic area, storyline, issue and format. The series should have three or more films.
Sponsor:NO SPONSOR

FILMS FOR CHILDREN
For the programme that most effectively kindles an appreciation of the natural world and its conservation amongst the young audience.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

NEWCOMER
Awarded to the documentary or short film or experimental work produced by an amateur i.e. general student/group of general students/ filmmaking student/group of filmmaking students during their course of study, upcoming filmmaker/individual that most effectively communicates environment and wildlife conservation.
Sponsor:NO SPONSOR

ANIMATION
Awarded to the animation film produced with traditional animation techniques, computer generated images (CGI) or other production methods highlighting concerns on environment and wildlife or promoting conservation efforts.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

LIVELIHOOD
For the programme which highlights those fighting for protecting the natural assets such as land, water and forest, which are so intrinsically linked to their livelihood and survival. Best practices or sustainable livelihood or grassroots innovations will also be considered.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS (PSA)
Messages, short or promotional films, commercials or advertising campaigns that educate or inform the public at large. Duration not more than 180 seconds. The programme must highlight the issue or convey a conservation message.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sponsor:No Sponsor

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - BEST STORY
Sponsor:No Sponsor

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - BEST EDITING
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

Only bonafide Indian citizens can apply for the Indian Categories.
Subject focus of the films could be issues of local or national environmental and wildlife concern. In the case of Indian productions involving a foreign entity, the following conditions should be fulfilled;
I.At least one of the co-producers must be an Indian citizen.
II.The director must be an Indian national.

CATEGORY – ANIMATION
Specific guidelines;
I.Any form of computer generated animated film produced in accordance with the definition of animation.
II.Atleast 50 per cent of the film should consist of animated sequences.
III.The production can be of any genre made for television or new media.

CATEGORY – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS (PSA)
Duration not more than 180 seconds.