8th Annual

8th CMS VATAVARAN - Environment and Wildlife Film Festival

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 20.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Late Deadline
March 31, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 31, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00

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, 2009

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
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.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND 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 Award
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

ANIMATION AWARD
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

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

NATURE AWARD
Awarded to the most spectacular film providing an insight into the behavior of a particular species either plant or animal or other non-human living creatures in their natural habitat or ecosystem that reveals information or throws new light into some aspect of it which is either new to people or never filmed before.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

STUDENT FILM AWARD
For documentary or short film or experimental work produced by a student or a group of students during their course of study.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

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

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AWARD
Awarded to a production that most effectively sensitizes audiences about social, environmental, economic aspects of man and wildlife relationship. The films can depict successes, conflicts, trade, crime, wildlife governance, legislations, court interventions, or profile the great defenders of wildlife.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD - INTERNATIONAL
Awarded to the best overall production chosen from the International 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.Awarded to the best overall production chosen by the Jury
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Indian citizens cannot apply for International Categories. Only non-Indian citizens can apply for the International Categories.

Subject focus of the films could be issues of global or any other country specific or even on issues of India’s national environmental and wildlife concern.

Specific guidelines to be considered for ANIMATION AWARD;
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.

Specific guidelines to be considered for STUDENT FILM AWARD;

I.Films made by students of recognized educational institutions, colleges and universities are eligible.
II.Films directed by Indian students pursuing courses abroad shall be considered as a special case.