9th Annual

9th CMS VATAVARAN - International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum

November 02, 2017 to November 06, 2017

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CMS VATAVARAN
RESEARCH HOUSE
34B, SAKET COMMUNITY CENTRE
NEW DELHI DELHI 110 017
India
Phone: 911126864020
Fax: 911126968282
info@cmsvatavaran.org, submission@cmsvatavaran.org
http://www.cmsvatavaran.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Wildlife Conservation
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

Thematic Award Category
There will be TWO Awards in each of the Thematic categories:
Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes)

Awarded to a production that most effectively sensitizes audience about faunal diversity, animal behavior and social, environmental, economic aspects of man and wildlife relationship. The film can depict successes, conflicts, trade, crime, wildlife governance, legislations, court interventions, or profile the great defenders of wildlife in the country.
Environment Conservation
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

Thematic Award Category
There will be TWO Awards in each of the Thematic categories:
Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes)

Awarded to the production creating awareness about environmental issues concerning the natural world i.e. conservation of biodiversity, soil, water & atmosphere linked with protected areas, pollution, waste management, mining, traditional knowledge and innovative practices, etc, thereby focusing on combating destructive development projects, influencing environmental policies and striving for environmental justice.

Feature Film
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

Awarded to the full-length running time production, 80 minutes or longer, made to achieve it mass-audience objective. Film should highlight environment & wildlife concerns and conservation initiatives.
Climate Change - Adaptation & Mitigation
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

Thematic Award Category
There will be TWO Awards in each of the Thematic categories:
Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes)

Awarded to the production which contributes to the current scientific understanding of climate change, its impacts on ecosystems, agriculture, food security, health, human settlements, especially in the coastal areas or global politics of climate change. Films should emphasize the portfolio of strategies that include mitigation, adaptation, and technological development that are required to diminish the risk associated with climate change. The cost effectiveness of actions to tackle the impacts of climate change can also be considered.
Festival Theme 2017 - Conservation 4 Water
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

Thematic Award Category
There will be TWO Awards in each of the Thematic categories:
Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes)

Awarded to productions that provide insights into the linkages between climate change and water issues, and the need for sustainable conservation practices for addressing water equity. Films may showcase water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, food and health insecurity, desertification, biodiversity loss, and environmental damage. On these themes, the film can also highlight compelling stories on technology use, sustainable lifestyles, indigenous practices, or policy interventions.
Animation
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

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.
Livelihoods
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

Thematic Award Category
There will be TWO Awards in each of the Thematic categories:
Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes)

Awarded for the programme that highlights those fighting for protecting the natural assets such as land, water and forest, which are so intrinsically linked to their livelihood and survival.
Films for Children
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

Awarded for the programme that most effectively kindles an appreciation of the natural world and its conservation, amongst the young audience.
Amateur Film
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

Awarded to the Film most effectively communicates environment and wildlife conservation and produced by an amateur i.e. upcoming filmmaker/individual, student/ group of students of film-making or the filmmakers who never entered their film in CMS VATAVARAN previous editions.
Student Film
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

Award will be given to ONE School and ONE College level entry in Indian and International sections

Awarded to the documentary or short film or experimental work produced on environment and wildlife conservation issues by a regular student or a group of students from any school or college.
Sustainable Technologies
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

Thematic Award Category
There will be TWO Awards in each of the Thematic categories:
Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes)

Awarded to the film focusing on adoption of technologies based on renewable energy in almost all areas of human living, including energy generation, water use, building construction, health, food production, transportation and mobility, commerce and industry etc.
Public Service Announcements (PSA)
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

Awarded to the 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.
Series (Based on Environment & Wildlife)
Overall Excellence Award

Best of the Festival Award*
Awarded to the best overall production in the Indian and 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.

Best Cinematography* (only for Indian Filmmakers)
For the excellent cinematography which illustrates nuances of the film’s story beyond spoken dialogues.

(*Filmmakers cannot enter for these awards)

General Award Categories

Awarded to the series, which is a collection of films based on similar thematic area, storyline, issue and format. The series should have three or more films.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The festival aims to bring to the fore larger environmental concerns through films. It forges a dialogue and generate timely debate on the topical environmental issues involving the public. A film festival with a difference, CMS VATAVARAN...
a). is an activity forum promoting space for environment issues in the public media;
b). is a movement reaching out to people in various walks of life, it enhances and inspires understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the need for conservation;
c). is an attempt to change minds, attitudes and policies;
d). is an initiative galvanizing civil society and promoting a platform provoking the larger public and opinion making process;
e). encourages and nurtures a new breed of "alternate filmmakers" who are passionate about environmental issues and through their films want to articulate the environmental concerns to initiate dialogue and public debate;
f).stimulates production of high quality films in the fields of wildlife, nature and environment.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

CMS VATAVARAN - International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum is India’s only International Film Festival This is an outcome of CMS’s core commitment to go “beyond research” (www.cmsindia.org) Based on extensive research, this festival (competitive and travelling) was initiated for encouraging environment films and forums that result in perception, practice and policy change. CMS VATAVARAN has been involved multifariously in policy research and programmes evaluation aimed at creating sustainable solutions for environment protection.

The 9th CMS VATAVARAN is set to be staged from November 02 – 06, 2017 in New Delhi. The 2017 Theme is Water 4 Conservation. Productions that provide insights into the linkages between climate change and water issues, and the need for sustainable conservation practices for addressing water equity.

Over the years the festival has grown in prestige, stature, reach, association and patronage.

Today CMS VATAVARAN is the most prestigious, one of its own kind influential international event for the environment and filmmakers fraternity and all those who are concern about it.

The festival reaches out to people from all genres including filmmakers, civil society groups, government organizations, environmentalists, researchers, conservationists, policy makers, activists, public and private sector organisations and students of all ages and is recognized as a calendar event among filmmakers, environment, wildlife and conservation sector.

For more information visit www.cmsvatavaran.org <http://vat2015.cmsvatavaran.org/cms-vatavaran-announces-its-call-for-entries-for-2017/>

Milestones: CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival

• 2016: The 7th travelling film festival will take place in seven river front cities with the theme of Water for Life. Nominated films of the 8th competitive edition will be screened at multiple locations. Issues such as river rejuvenation, water & health and ground water that were deliberated upon at the national level during the 2015 festival, will also be discussed during the travelling edition at specially curated forums with local stakeholders. CMS VATAVARAN is proposed to travel at seven locations i.e. Allahabad, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Mahbubnagar, Mangaluru, Nasik and Tiruchirapalli from July till December 2016.

• 2015: The eighth CMS VATAVARAN International Film Festival and Forum’s theme was ‘Water for Life’. The American Center hosted a special curtain raiser program, where Ambassador Richard Verma launched the festival. In eighth edition, festival brought in nominated filmmakers from USA, Germany, and across the country.
A total of 8 discussions, 4 workshops and a peace march was organized with 50 experts from the environment and filmmaking sectors. As India’s largest green film festival and forum, the 8th CMS VATAVARAN’s multiple program format included film screenings, seminars, workshops, tribal food festival, exhibitions, green haat all under one roof. Four special halls hosted film screenings, workshops and seminars. Special areas were created for food court, green haat and exhibitions. Two filmmaking workshops were organized by Quark Workshops and PSBT.

• 2014: The sixth CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival and Environment Forum’s theme is mainstreaming biodiversity conservation at different levels to promote living in harmony with nature.This year CMS VATAVARAN is proposed to travel at five locations i.e. Agra, Amritsar, Gangtok, Puducherry and Raipur from August till December 2014.

• 2013: The seventh CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Competitive Film Festival and Environment Forum’s The 2013 theme was mainstreaming biodiversity conservation at different levels to promote living in harmony with nature.The theme was also significant in the context of recently held 11th Conference of Parties (CoP-11) to
the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India and UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 (65th session of United Nations General Assembly resolution 65/161).
With the mission sustainability the 10th Conference of Parties (CoP-10) held in Japan agreed to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020 and the Aichi Targets as the basis for halting and eventually reversing the loss of biodiversity of the planet. The overall purpose of all these endeavours was to inspire broad-based action in support of biodiversity over this decade (2011 -2020) by all countries
and stakeholders. Thus, 7th edition of CMS VATAVARAN promoted the coherent and effective implementation of Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets.

• 2012: The fifth CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival and Environment Forum’s theme was Biodiversity Conservation. Festival travelled to 05 cities at multiple venues. Cities were Dehradun, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Kolkata with programmes built around the theme of biodiversity conservation. The festival and forum was held in 51 locations and 37 days. There were 250 film screenings, 4 Panel discussions, 3 Green film-making workshops, 3 Media round-tables, 3 Eco-tours (theme: healing the forest), Biodiversity quiz, biodiversity mapping and felicitation of 16 grassroots individuals. It witnessed an overwhelming participation of 47,736 people from different sections of the society. Also, Hyderabad CMS VATAVARAN – Biodiversity Film Festival was organised
for delegates of 11th Conference of the Parties (COP-11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

• 2011: The sixth CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Competitive Film Festival and Environment Forum’s theme was Biodiversity. The jury consisted of 37 members who nominated 68 films (51 Indian films from 22 states and 17 international films from 27 countries) from 317 entries for the festival.

• 2010: The fourth CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival and Environment Forum’s theme was Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies. Over 400 films were screened in 8 cities at multiple venues. Series of panel discussion on the theme “Confronting Climate Change: Towards Carbon Neutral Indian Cities were organized across these cities.

• 2009: The fifth CMS VATAVARAN Competitive Film Festival’s theme was Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies and also national Heritage Conservation. Films were screened under 16 thematic areas for Indian films and there were nine categories for international films. International environmental journalists’ congress and a special workshop on confronting climate change were special attractions. 22 programmes were organised in the festival.

• 2008: The third Travelling Film Festival, 2008-2009, held in eight cities (with the highlight on climate change) screened 304 films over 24 days. Seminars, symposiums, technical workshops, painting competitions, exhibitions, games, talks and eco-trips were held. Six national and 51 state partners lent support and 80,000 participants attended.

• 2007: Awards for technical excellence and the Young Environmental Journalist Award were initiated. Based on climate change, the festival drew 275 entries from 18 Indian states and 18 countries; 77 films were screened and 31 films won awards. Workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, summits, and a seminar on the state of Indian rivers were also held. Noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal was the jury chairperson.

• 2006: The Travelling Festival went overseas to Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo apart from touring Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kashmir, Kolkata, Pune, Ranchi and Sirmour.

• 2005: The third CMS VATAVARAN Competitive Film Festival received 244 entries on the theme forest for life and 5,000 people attended. There were 134 new filmmakers and nine awards worth INR 10 lakhs. The Steering Committee was chaired by Dr. Karan Singh, eminent scholar and a member of parliament, and the final jury was headed by Shyam Benegal.

• 2004: The first Travelling Festival of CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival went to Chennai, Coimbatore and Mumbai. People began recognising and supporting the CMS VATAVARAN environment awareness movement.

• 2003: The second CMS VATAVARAN Competitive Film Festival became biennial, it saw 154 entries on the theme of water for life and a year round outreach programmes. There was endorsement from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CMS and UNEP instituted an award ‘Prithvi Ratna’ for extraordinary contribution to wildlife filmmaking and natural history.

• 2002: India’s one and only environment and wildlife Film Festival – CMS VATAVARAN - began its maiden run. It served a dual purpose – one, generating awareness on environmental issues, and, two, lending recognition to the endeavours of environment and wildlife filmmakers. Their efforts were supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The theme was sustainable environment through films.

ORGANIZERS

Indira Akoijam (Communication Manager); P N Vasanti (Director General); Sundeep C Srivastav (Head CMS VATAVARAN); Sundeep C Srivastav (Head Coordination)

GENERAL RULES

CMS VATAVARAN ? RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Rules and Regulations and Terms of Entry as contained in this document will govern the 9th CMS VATAVARAN - Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and will hereafter be referred to as the CMS VATAVARAN ? Rules and Regulations. Please read the CMS VATAVARAN ? Rules and Regulations carefully for submitting the entries.
Film entries must meet the following criteria:

QUALIFYING DATES
Films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2015 and must carry a release date or copyright date or airdate during the calendar year 2015, 2016 or 2017.

JUDGING AND EXHIBITION COPY LANGUAGES
Entries are invited in all languages. Non-English and Non-Hindi language productions must include an English voiceover or subtitles.

EXHIBITION AND JUDGING FORMAT
All films are required to be submitted in H.264 HD Format in Pen Drive/ Hard Disk/ Vimeo Link.

PRESS KIT AND FESTIVAL DIRECTORY
Please include High Resolution Photographs (JPEG, TIFF or EPS formats). The following will be required for the press kit and Festival Directory;
(a) Production stills (5); (b) Director?s photograph (2);
(c) Poster, press clippings, brochures pamphlets etc (optional);
All the above to be sent by email or in a CD-ROM along with the duly filled form and other required enclosures.

DELIVERY
Courier payment formalities should be completed before materials are dispatched. CoD (Cash on Delivery) will not be accepted.

CREDIT
Names on the Credit roll must match with those in the Entry Form.
Entries can be submitted by the producer, co-producer, commissioner, broadcaster, director or any individual/organisation that has the right to submit the entry.

BROADCAST OPPORTUNITY
All shortlisted and nominated films will be eligible for broadcast on select television channels. Broadcast right includes, but is not limited to, terrestrial TV, direct or indirect satellite TV, digital and cable television. Payment for broadcast will be on prevailing rates negotiated with the respective broadcaster.

ENTRY FEE is non-refundable.

GENERAL
1. One film can be entered in one category only.
2. Films may be of any length. The only exception is Public Service Announcements, which should be not of more than 180 seconds duration.
3. Films may be of any genre ? documentary, fiction or non-fiction etc., however it must be based on environment and wildlife issues.
4. Entrant may submit more than one film in any category. Each film must be accompanied by a separate ENTRY FEE and ENTRY FORM.
5. Film(s), previously submitted to CMS VATAVARAN, or modified versions of previous entry will not be entertained.
6. CMS will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any films. All films and related materials may be insured by the entrant against any damage or loss which may occur during transit or in the course of the festival.
7. CMS reserves the right to shift a film to a more suitable category and the entrant will be duly informed about the change.
8. CMS reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity with aims of the Festival or produced in ways which does not respect living creatures, their behaviour and habitats.
9. The screening committee of the Festival will decide the compostion of the events, protocol and screening schedules of the Festival.
10. Exhibition copy formats submitted to the Festival will not be returned and will be a part of the CMS VATAVARAN archives. Please do not submit originals (original DVD, original tape, print photographs etc).
11. The trophies and the citations of international winners will be handed over to the filmmakers/designated representatives only. The trophy and citation will not be shipped/ couriered to the filmmaker?s native country under any circumstance.
12. Please preview your entries before shipping. Programs with time code or other defects may be disqualified. NO REFUNDS.
13. The decision of the Nomination Jury and the Award Jury shall be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
14. The Jury reserves the right to withhold an award in any category for which there is an insufficient number of qualifying submissions, or to create new awards for films deserving special recognition.
15. CMS has the right to change any information contained in this document (including festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.
16. Please thoroughly review the CMS VATAVARAN- Rules and Regulations, Category Information and Entry Form included in this proforma.
17. Submission of entries implies full acceptance of the CMS VATAVARAN ? Rules and Regulations, Guidelines and Terms of Entry.
18. All matters regarding the Festival will be decided by the Festival Directorate and its decision in these matters shall be final.
19. All matters not mentioned in these regulations will be decided by the Festival Directorate. The discretion to make an exception to any rules and regulations of the festival will rest with the Festival Directorate.
20. All disputes are subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts and forums in Delhi only.
21. Copyright CMS. All rights reserved throughout the world. Reproduction of this form, or any other CMS VATAVARAN material, in any manner is strictly prohibited.

JUDGING PROCESS
The Judging at CMS VATAVARAN is a three tier process. It consists of Peer Review, Nomination Jury and Award Jury. A panel of Nomination Jury reviews and decides on the CMS VATAVARAN Nominees. The Award Jury selects the award winners from amongst the Nominated films. The Jury looks for content, treatment, presentation, authenticity, accuracy, technical excellence, educational value and motivational elements. Both, the Nomination Jury and the Award Jury consists of a panel of experts and professionals from diverse backgrounds such as environmental wildlife, film production, academicians, media, Industry representatives, cinema and advertising world etc. of national and international repute.

Send the entry form with all enclosures to:

CMS VATAVARAN
RESEARCH HOUSE
Saket Community Centre
NEW DELHI ? 110 017. INDIA
P: 91-11-2686 4020, 2685 1660
F: 91-11-2696 8282
www.cmsvatavaran.org

For submissions related enquiry, please contact:
Ms Bharti Kapoor
submission@cmsvatavaran.org
Mobile No. +91 9868213566

For all Festival related query and information please write to
info@cmsvatavaran.org / vatavaran@cmsindia.org




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS OF ENTRY

1. I am duly authorised to submit the entry to CMS VATAVARAN International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true. In case the same is found to be incorrect and incomplete, CMS has the right to reject the entry at any stage;
2. Should this entry be selected for exhibition at CMS, I grant CMS the right to screen it at the festival;
3. I grant CMS the right to make additional copies of the films submitted in the CMS VATAVARAN for the touring festivals, travelling film festivals and other non-commercial/ educational public screenings for creating environmental awareness and spreading the conservation message around the world;
4. If nominated, I give my consent and rights to CMS VATAVARAN for broadcasting the said film during the period of two years
(Nov 2017 ? Oct 2019). I understand that payment for broadcast will be on prevailing rates negotiated with the respective broadcaster.
(optional) Yes No
5. If nominated, I grant CMS the right to use footage (upto 5%), for promotional purposes.
6. I also agree that by doing so, CMS will not be held responsible for any copyright violation. I also agree to get the necessary clearances from the copyright holders, if any, required for the same;
7. The entry submitted for CMS VATAVARAN will become part of CMS VATAVARAN Archive;
8. If my film is Awarded then the prize money (cheque) should be in the name of
9. If film is awarded and receives prize money, I will provide scan copy of my PAN CARD.

By signing below, I am indicating that I understand, comply and agree to abide by the CMS VATAVARAN ? Rules and Regulations mentioned in the guidelines.