Jaipur International Film Festival

08 Annual January 02, 2016 to January 06, 2016

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47, Saket Nagar (Shyam Nagar)
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Short fiction film
All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2012 to 10th November 2015 within a running duration of 30 seconds to 45 minutes are eligible for the festival.

Entries of all short fiction films / short documentaries / short animation (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in DVD format.

To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be less than 45 minutes in duration.

If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category (short fiction film, documentary film, Animation ) will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section.
Documentary film
All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2012 to 10th November 2015 within a running duration of 30 seconds to 45 minutes are eligible for the festival.

Documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes .

Entries of all films / documentaries / animation (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in DVD format.

If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category (short fiction film and documentary film and Animation film) will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section.
Animation film
All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2012 to 10th November 2015 within a running duration of 30 seconds to 45 minutes are eligible for the festival.

Animation competition section must not exceed duration of more than 30 minutes .

Entries of all films / documentaries / animation (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in DVD format.

If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category (short fiction film and documentary film and Animation film) will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section.
Feature Film
The film should be a Feature Film.

* It should have been released between 1st September 2014 and 10th November 2015. Not necessary for For upcoming film- with world premier

* Film/s should be in 35mm/70mm/16mm/Digital format/DVCPro/ with optical soundtrack and all other formats allow from this year.

Now also accepted in DVD format and Blu Ray

AWARDS -

GOLDEN CAMEL - For Best Director
RED ROSE - For best released film between September 2014 and November 2015
GREEN ROSE - For a film which gives global message
YELLOW ROSE - For upcoming film- with world premier

BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR (Director First Film)

BEST ACTRESS Award (National and International)
BEST ACTOR Award (National and International)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY award
BEST SOUND award
BEST EDITING award
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award
BEST COSTUME award

Special Jury Mention

New Awards from JIFF 2016
Best Political Film
Best Sports Film
Best Women Film
Best Child Film
Best Wildlife Film
Best War and Peace Film
Best Current issue Film

Best film from each Continent (like Asia, Europe, America, Africa)
Documentary Feature
The film should be a Documentary Feature Film.

* It should have been released or produced between 1st September 2013 and 10th November 2015. Not necessary for For upcoming film- with world premier

* Documentary Feature: all formats/all genres/all duration ((over 45 minutes) by directors from All Continents) allow, also accepted in DVD format and Blu Ray

IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM, PLEASE LEAVE BLANK UNNECESSARY POINTS IN ENTRY FORM.

AWARDS -

Best Director

GREEN ROSE (Documentary Feature) - For a film which gives global message

YELLOW ROSE (Documentary Feature) - For upcoming film- with world premier

Best Documentary Feature

BEST SOUND & EDITING award

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award

Special Jury Mention

New Awards from JIFF 2016
Best Political Film
Best Sports Film
Best Women Film
Best Child Film
Best Wildlife Film
Best War and Peace Film
Best Current issue Film

Best film from each Continent (like Asia, Europe, America, Africa)
Feature Script Screenplay Competition
Experienced & new producers/directors/writers from all over the world can register or submit their script/s.

The ISC Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators. This is launching year in JIFF. But we discussed the scripts in Co-production market in JIFF from 2013.

Our goal is to discover new exciting screenwriting talent from around the world. Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

ALL SUBJECTS/GENRE ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL OVER WORLD.

One person can submit maximum 2 scripts.

Shorts Script Screenplay Competition
Experienced & new producers/directors/writers from all over the world can register or submit their script/s.

The ISC Screenwriting Competition continues to empower global connectivity between screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, and innovators. This is launching year in JIFF. But we discussed the scripts in Co-production market in JIFF from 2013.

Our goal is to discover new exciting screenwriting talent from around the world. Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

Top finalists will get their scripts read by industry professionals.

ALL SUBJECTS/GENRE ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL OVER WORLD.

One person can submit maximum 2 scripts.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

Jaipur International Film Festival Trust is registered under act of public trust act 1959 (1959 ka 42) under the Devasthan Commissioner, Jaipur Khand, Jaipur office.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Launched in January 2009, Jaipur International Film Festival -JIFF became expanding ‘n established name in organizing world film festival every year in Rajasthan’s pink city of Jaipur in India.

JIFF History:-

JIFF 2015

• The seventh JIFF 2015 has received 1807 films from 100+ countries
• 159 feature, short, documentary and animation films were screened and few films screened in The Merchant (Film Market)
• 35 Awards

JIFF 2014

• The sixth JIFF 2014 has received 1587+ films from 90+ countries
• 156 (156 films in desktop screening) feature, short, documentary and animation films were screened and few films screened in The Merchant (Film Market)
• 28 Awards
• 5 days long festival


JIFF 2013

• The Fifth JIFF 2013 has received 1397 films from 90 countries
• 217 feature, short, documentary and animation films were screened and 27 films screened in The Merchant (Film Market)
• 28 Awards
• 7 Venues and 11 Screen

JIFF 2012

• The Fourth JIFF 2012 has received 902 films from 70 countries
• 178 short, documentary, animation and feature films were screened.
• 28 Awards


JIFF 2011

• The third JIFF 2011 was held with overwhelming response & it was a feather in crown.
• 15000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival.
• Altogether 600 films were received from 67 countries of the world.
• 144 short, documentary, animation and feature films were screened from 67 countries.


JIFF 2010

• The second JIFF 2010 was held with overwhelming response & it was a feather in crown.
• 10000 film lovers and film makers visited the festival.
• Altogether 350 films were received from 41 countries of the world.
• 87 short & documentary films and two feature films were screened from 23 countries.
• Viewers & readers of JIFF 2010- Around 15 billions in world.
• Ninety-four films were sent to Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India, New Delhi for official approval, and of that 87 films got censor clearance.


JIFF 2009

• The first JIFF 2009 was a first milestone towards success.
• 3500 film lovers & film makers attended the festival.
• Altogether 148 films were received from 7 different countries.
• 58 short & documentaries, and 2 feature films were screened from 6 foreign countries.
• Viewers & readers of JIFF, 2009 – Around 10 billion in Rajasthan, 20 billion in India & 2 billion in the world.


ORGANIZERS

Hanu Roj (Festival Founder Director)

GENERAL RULES

FOR FEATURE & DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

8th Jaipur International Film Festival-2016
January 2 to 6, 2016, Jaipur, INDIA

WELCOME TO MOVIE LAND
Since 2009, Jaipur India has hosted 7 International Film Festivals, both competitive and non-competitive. These festivals became annual events from 2009 onwards. The next festival, which includes a competition for feature films by directors from All Continents will be held in Jaipur and is the 8th edition.

FESTIVAL REGULATIONS

The Festival is being organized by the Jaipur International Film Festival Trust and with support from Indian Film Industry, Rajasthan Film Industry and film makers from around the world.

Objectives:
The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

Film Entry Submission Last Date:
Regular deadline: October 10th, 2015
Late deadline: November10th, 2015

ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL CONTINENTS

Film entries has to be sent through post/courier at the festival office

1. Date and Place

The Festival will be held in Jaipur from 2 to 6 January, 2016.

2. Regulations
The programme of the Festival will be divided into the following categories:
a) World Premier
b) Feature Film and Documentary Feature
c) Documentary Film (Short)
d) Short Fiction Film
e) Animation Film

3. The Festival Director reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity with aims of the Festival,

4. COMPETITION - Feature Films by Directors from All Continents.

4.1 Films entered in the Competition Section must fulfill the following conditions:
4.1.1 Films must be feature films/documentary features.
4.1.2 They must have been released between 1st September 2014 and 10th November 2015 (not released yet and in post production films are also accepted). Eligibility period will be determined by the Censorship visa/certificate of the country where the film has been produced.
4.1.3 In the case of co-productions, at least one of the producers/production companies must have the right to sanction the participation of the film in competition in the Festival and authority to receive award, if any, is won.
4.2 Entries will be subject to preview by a committee constituted by this Festival Director. A film which is not accepted for the Competition Section can be shown in the World Premier.
4.3 The competition will be held subject to the acceptance of a minimum of seven eligible films from different Continent.
4.4 The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting. The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries. The Director of the Festival, the Nodal officer for JIFF and the Chairperson of the jury can attend the deliberations of the jury but shall neither participate nor vote.
4.5 No person in any way connected with the production or commercial exploitation of a competitive entry will be a member of the jury.
4.6 The following prizes will be given away:

AWARDS FOR FEATURE FILM - GOLDEN CAMEL, RED ROSE, GREEN ROSE, YELLOW ROSE

GOLDEN CAMEL - For Best Director
RED ROSE - For best released film between September 2014 and November 2015
GREEN ROSE - For a film which gives global message
YELLOW ROSE - For upcoming film- with world premier

BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR (Director First Film)

BEST ACTRESS Award (National and International)
BEST ACTOR Award (National and International)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY award
BEST SOUND award
BEST EDITING award
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award
BEST COSTUME award

Special Jury Mention

New Awards from JIFF 2016
Best Political Film
Best Sports Film
Best Women Film
Best Child Film
Best Wildlife Film
Best War and Peace Film
Best Current issue Film
Best film from each Continent (like Asia, Europe, America, Africa)
BELOW IN YELLOW COLOR RULES ONLY FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM/s (From JIFF 2015)

The film should be a Documentary Feature Film.
* It should have been released or produced between 1st September 2013 and 10th November 2015. Not necessary for upcoming film- with world premier (not released yet and in post production films are also accepted)
* Documentary Feature: all formats/all genres/all duration ((over 45 minutes) by directors from All Continents) allow, also accepted in DVD format and Blu Ray

IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM, PLEASE LEAVE BLANK UNNECESSARY POINTS IN ENTRY FORM.
AWARDS -
Best Director
GREEN ROSE (Documentary Feature) - For a film which gives global message
YELLOW ROSE (Documentary Feature) - For upcoming film- with world premier
Best Documentary Feature
BEST SOUND & EDITING award
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award
Special Jury Mention

5. Feature Film must be:
For exhibition - the following criteria will be followed:
5.1. The film should be a Feature Film.
5.2. It should have been released after 1st September, 2014. (Not necessary for upcoming film- with world premier
5.3. Films should be in 35mm/70mm/16 mm and Digital format, now also accepted in DVD format.

6. Notice of participation
Entrants should inform the Festival Director by 30th November, 2014 about their participation, including the titles of films and the names and addresses of the directors, producers, production companies and world sales companies against each film titles.

7. DVD’s for Selection
DVD’s of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of 8th JIFF) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 10th November, 2015. DVD’s may also be sent through diplomatic channels.

8. Entering films in the Festival
8.1 Film Producers, Distributors their duly authorized representatives or duly authorized Government organization / agency of the participating countries may enter their films for the Competition/World Premier in the enclosed Entry Form.

The contact Address is:

Director
Jaipur International Film Festival
47, Saket Nagar (Shyam Nagar)
Behind Shyam Nagar Metro Station
New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019
Rajasthan, INDIA
Ph: +91-141-6500601, Mob: 91+800 3937 961 Web: - www.jiffindia.org
E-mail-jiffjaipur@gmail.com, info@jiffindia.org
8.2 The Festival Director may also invite films it considers of interest.
8.3 The Form, duly filled in, separately for each film proposed to be entered should reach the Festival Director by 10th November, 2015.

9. Prints

9.1 Prints of films selected for exhibition in the Festival must reach the Festival office at Jaipur on or before January 10, 2015. The title(s) of the film(s) sent, the number of reels, shipping details including the dates of dispatch and the air consignment number must be faxed/e-mailed to the Festival Director. Prints should ideally be air freighted/couriered directly to the Festival Director at the address. Special arrangements have been made for clearance of film consignments addressed to the festival Director through Indian Customs. The Festival Director will not be responsible for any film prints etc. that are diverted to other cities in India.
9.2 After closing of the Festival, the prints will be returned through air-freight or diplomatic channels, to the entrants or to their duly authorized representative mentioned in the Entry Form.

10. Insurance
The Insurance of prints in transit from the country of origin to the Festival Director and from the Festival Director to the country of origin will be the responsibility of the entrant. The Festival Director will insure the prints against damage, partial and total, by fire, theft or any other unnatural causes from the moment it takes delivery of the prints to the moment it hands them back to the concerned airline/agency for dispatch, in conformity with Addendum 1 of the FIAPF Regulations for International Film Festivals. The insurance value will be the print cost as specified in the Entry Form, supported by documents from the concerned laboratory. Damage to the print, if any, should be certified by an independent agency, at the cost of the sender.

11. Freight and Other Charges

11.1 The DVD’s (two DVD’s or Blu Ray) for selection (selection committee of 8th JIFF) should be sent “freight pre-paid” i.e. at senders cost.
11.2 Festival Director will not pay any charges other than the air-freight charges. It may also please be noted that the Festival Director cannot reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign currency, unless previously agreed to in writing.
11.3 The Festival Director will not bear freight or any other charges for unsolicited films, Videos, DVD sent to it, if these are not selected for screening in the Festival.
11.4 The special arrangements made by the Festival Director for clearance through Indian Customs in Jaipur are applicable only in the case of consignments directly air-freighted on request and addressed to this Festival Director. In the case of publicity material, etc. sent pre-paid by Courier Services or through agents in India, the concerned Courier Service/agent should be instructed to deliver the material directly to the office of the Festival Directorate in Jaipur. The Festival Director shall not be responsible for any material that is diverted to some other city in India.
12. Subtitling
Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than English must have subtitles in English. Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are required, shall not be screened in the Festival.

13. Screening
13.1 Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.
13.2 No accepted film will be shown outside the Festival city by the Festival Director.
13.3 The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 5 screenings per film as per FIAPF Regulations for non-competitive festivals and competitive specialised festivals which allow for a maximum of 5 screenings per film.

14. Excerpts for Television
For promotion of films entered in the Festival on television, producers/authorised entrants are requested to supply four excerpts of the film(s) entered, each of a maximum duration of three minutes, to the Festival Director. These should be supplied preferably on DVC Pro format or Beta (PAL system) format.

15. General
15.1 Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section.
15.2 Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused after checking of the prints by the Print Checking Unit of the Festival Director.
15.3 The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the Jaipur International Film Festival, Jaipur India with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.
15.4 Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.
15.5 The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties.

16. Correspondence and Shipping Address:

All correspondence, publicity materials, DVD’s and film prints should be addressed to:

Director
Jaipur International Film Festival
47, Saket Nagar (Shyam Nagar)
Behind Shyam Nagar Metro Station
New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019
Rajasthan, INDIA
Ph: +91-141-6500601, Mob: 91+800 3937 961 Web: - www.jiffindia.org
E-mail-jiffjaipur@gmail.com, info@jiffindia.org

All film prints sent through diplomatic channels can also be delivered to the above office in Jaipur.

- (for 8th JIFF, rules and regulation designed according to International Film Festival of India-IFFI, www.dff.nic.in)

Note:-

Screening will not allow before one month of the festival, and all submitter/s will inform to festival organizers for any screening in India and in any country for the same.
8. A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website: around December 21, 2015.
9. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs/BLURAYs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.
10. JIFF 2016 would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the Entry and the same will not be returned to the entrants.
17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the film.
For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers.
18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer)





Eligibility Regulations
for SHORT FICTION FILM, DOCUMENTARY FILM, ANIMATION FILM

1. All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2012 to 10th November 2015 within a running duration of 30 seconds to 45 minutes are eligible for the festival.

2. Entries of all films / documentaries (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in DVD/BLURAY format.

3. There shall be four categories in the festival: short fiction film, documentary film, animation film and feature film.
A- To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be less than 45 minutes in duration
B- Documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes
C- Animation competition section must not exceed duration of more than 30 minutes

4. If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category (short fiction film, animation film and documentary film) will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section.

5. If language of the film is other than English, it must be dubbed or sub-titled in English.

6. Films may be entered by any organization, agency, individual producer or director.

7. Selection of films / videos for JIFF 2016 will be done by a committee whose decision will be final. However, Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and sect or is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.

8. A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website: around December 21, 2015.

9. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs/BLURAYs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant.

10. JIFF 2016 would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the Entry and the same will not be returned to the entrants.

11. Student / Diploma films / videos cannot be considered as Director's First film.

12. Censorship will not be applicable to any films / videos entered in the festival.

13. The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen (maximum 5 screening) in different cities of India on non-commercial basis.

14. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period.

15. Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered.

16. DVDs submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained after submission. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit DVDs without any physical / quality defects.

17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the film.
For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers.
18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer)
19. Anybody can submit one or more than one entry. There is no limit for submission.
20. Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances, until the Festival is over.

21. The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 5 screenings per film as per FIAPF Regulations for non-competitive festivals and competitive specialised festivals which allow for a maximum of 5 screenings per film.

22. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.

23. Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding on all parties.

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For International Screenplay Competition - ISC@JIFF (Mind to Audience)

Rules & Regulations:
1. One person can submit maximum 2 entries. For features: page limit (paper size A4, with one enter space & font (any font) size-12) 2-250 & for Shorts: page limit (A4, with one enter space, font (any font) size-12) 2-80 .
2. Either than language Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu, Sanskrit, French, Malayalam, Tamil, it should be dubbed or translated in Hindi or English.
3. All entries should be produced/written/recorded after 1st January 2014 are eligible for the competition.
4. Entries will accept till final deadline only.
5. In each category will be top 3 awards. (top 3 winner/s)
6. All selected entry will gate participation certificate.
7. After submitting the entry JIFF will never return the any submitted material.
8. If in any category JIFF will receive less than 5 submissions, in that condition there will be no competition.
9. The script/screenplay/story should be your fundamental composition (मौलिक रचना). Your entry to any misinformation automatically will be cancelled.
10. Result will announce during the closing ceremony or after the festival, if entries will receive more than expectation.

Rule Nu:- 17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director/writer (s) or producer(s) of the film/script. For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers.
Rule Nu:- 18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer)

I / we have to read the rules carefully and I / we agree with them.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FOR FEATURE & DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 8th Jaipur International Film Festival-2016 January 2 to 6, 2016, Jaipur, INDIA WELCOME TO MOVIE LAND Since 2009, Jaipur India has hosted 7 International Film Festivals, both competitive and non-competitive. These festivals became annual events from 2009 onwards. The next festival, which includes a competition for feature films by directors from All Continents will be held in Jaipur and is the 8th edition. FESTIVAL REGULATIONS The Festival is being organized by the Jaipur International Film Festival Trust and with support from Indian Film Industry, Rajasthan Film Industry and film makers from around the world. Objectives: The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries. Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movies goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making. Film Entry Submission Last Date: Regular deadline: October 10th, 2015 Late deadline: November10th, 2015 ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL CONTINENTS Film entries has to be sent through post/courier at the festival office 1. Date and Place The Festival will be held in Jaipur from 2 to 6 January, 2016. 2. Regulations The programme of the Festival will be divided into the following categories: a) World Premier b) Feature Film and Documentary Feature c) Documentary Film (Short) d) Short Fiction Film e) Animation Film 3. The Festival Director reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity with aims of the Festival, 4. COMPETITION - Feature Films by Directors from All Continents. 4.1 Films entered in the Competition Section must fulfill the following conditions: 4.1.1 Films must be feature films/documentary features. 4.1.2 They must have been released between 1st September 2014 and 10th November 2015 (not released yet and in post production films are also accepted). Eligibility period will be determined by the Censorship visa/certificate of the country where the film has been produced. 4.1.3 In the case of co-productions, at least one of the producers/production companies must have the right to sanction the participation of the film in competition in the Festival and authority to receive award, if any, is won. 4.2 Entries will be subject to preview by a committee constituted by this Festival Director. A film which is not accepted for the Competition Section can be shown in the World Premier. 4.3 The competition will be held subject to the acceptance of a minimum of seven eligible films from different Continent. 4.4 The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting. The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries. The Director of the Festival, the Nodal officer for JIFF and the Chairperson of the jury can attend the deliberations of the jury but shall neither participate nor vote. 4.5 No person in any way connected with the production or commercial exploitation of a competitive entry will be a member of the jury. 4.6 The following prizes will be given away: AWARDS FOR FEATURE FILM - GOLDEN CAMEL, RED ROSE, GREEN ROSE, YELLOW ROSE GOLDEN CAMEL - For Best Director RED ROSE - For best released film between September 2014 and November 2015 GREEN ROSE - For a film which gives global message YELLOW ROSE - For upcoming film- with world premier BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR (Director First Film) BEST ACTRESS Award (National and International) BEST ACTOR Award (National and International) BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY award BEST SOUND award BEST EDITING award BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award BEST COSTUME award Special Jury Mention New Awards from JIFF 2016 Best Political Film Best Sports Film Best Women Film Best Child Film Best Wildlife Film Best War and Peace Film Best Current issue Film Best film from each Continent (like Asia, Europe, America, Africa) BELOW IN YELLOW COLOR RULES ONLY FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM/s (From JIFF 2015) The film should be a Documentary Feature Film. * It should have been released or produced between 1st September 2013 and 10th November 2015. Not necessary for upcoming film- with world premier (not released yet and in post production films are also accepted) * Documentary Feature: all formats/all genres/all duration ((over 45 minutes) by directors from All Continents) allow, also accepted in DVD format and Blu Ray IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM, PLEASE LEAVE BLANK UNNECESSARY POINTS IN ENTRY FORM. AWARDS - Best Director GREEN ROSE (Documentary Feature) - For a film which gives global message YELLOW ROSE (Documentary Feature) - For upcoming film- with world premier Best Documentary Feature BEST SOUND & EDITING award BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award Special Jury Mention 5. Feature Film must be: For exhibition - the following criteria will be followed: 5.1. The film should be a Feature Film. 5.2. It should have been released after 1st September, 2014. (Not necessary for upcoming film- with world premier 5.3. Films should be in 35mm/70mm/16 mm and Digital format, now also accepted in DVD format. 6. Notice of participation Entrants should inform the Festival Director by 30th November, 2014 about their participation, including the titles of films and the names and addresses of the directors, producers, production companies and world sales companies against each film titles. 7. DVD’s for Selection DVD’s of films may also be sent for purposes of selection (selection committee of 8th JIFF) only so as to reach the Festival Director not later than 10th November, 2015. DVD’s may also be sent through diplomatic channels. 8. Entering films in the Festival 8.1 Film Producers, Distributors their duly authorized representatives or duly authorized Government organization / agency of the participating countries may enter their films for the Competition/World Premier in the enclosed Entry Form. The contact Address is: Director Jaipur International Film Festival 47, Saket Nagar (Shyam Nagar) Behind Shyam Nagar Metro Station New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019 Rajasthan, INDIA Ph: +91-141-6500601, Mob: 91+800 3937 961 Web: - www.jiffindia.org E-mail-jiffjaipur@gmail.com, info@jiffindia.org 8.2 The Festival Director may also invite films it considers of interest. 8.3 The Form, duly filled in, separately for each film proposed to be entered should reach the Festival Director by 10th November, 2015. 9. Prints 9.1 Prints of films selected for exhibition in the Festival must reach the Festival office at Jaipur on or before January 10, 2015. The title(s) of the film(s) sent, the number of reels, shipping details including the dates of dispatch and the air consignment number must be faxed/e-mailed to the Festival Director. Prints should ideally be air freighted/couriered directly to the Festival Director at the address. Special arrangements have been made for clearance of film consignments addressed to the festival Director through Indian Customs. The Festival Director will not be responsible for any film prints etc. that are diverted to other cities in India. 9.2 After closing of the Festival, the prints will be returned through air-freight or diplomatic channels, to the entrants or to their duly authorized representative mentioned in the Entry Form. 10. Insurance The Insurance of prints in transit from the country of origin to the Festival Director and from the Festival Director to the country of origin will be the responsibility of the entrant. The Festival Director will insure the prints against damage, partial and total, by fire, theft or any other unnatural causes from the moment it takes delivery of the prints to the moment it hands them back to the concerned airline/agency for dispatch, in conformity with Addendum 1 of the FIAPF Regulations for International Film Festivals. The insurance value will be the print cost as specified in the Entry Form, supported by documents from the concerned laboratory. Damage to the print, if any, should be certified by an independent agency, at the cost of the sender. 11. Freight and Other Charges 11.1 The DVD’s (two DVD’s or Blu Ray) for selection (selection committee of 8th JIFF) should be sent “freight pre-paid” i.e. at senders cost. 11.2 Festival Director will not pay any charges other than the air-freight charges. It may also please be noted that the Festival Director cannot reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign currency, unless previously agreed to in writing. 11.3 The Festival Director will not bear freight or any other charges for unsolicited films, Videos, DVD sent to it, if these are not selected for screening in the Festival. 11.4 The special arrangements made by the Festival Director for clearance through Indian Customs in Jaipur are applicable only in the case of consignments directly air-freighted on request and addressed to this Festival Director. In the case of publicity material, etc. sent pre-paid by Courier Services or through agents in India, the concerned Courier Service/agent should be instructed to deliver the material directly to the office of the Festival Directorate in Jaipur. The Festival Director shall not be responsible for any material that is diverted to some other city in India. 12. Subtitling Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than English must have subtitles in English. Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are required, shall not be screened in the Festival. 13. Screening 13.1 Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India. 13.2 No accepted film will be shown outside the Festival city by the Festival Director. 13.3 The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 5 screenings per film as per FIAPF Regulations for non-competitive festivals and competitive specialised festivals which allow for a maximum of 5 screenings per film. 14. Excerpts for Television For promotion of films entered in the Festival on television, producers/authorised entrants are requested to supply four excerpts of the film(s) entered, each of a maximum duration of three minutes, to the Festival Director. These should be supplied preferably on DVC Pro format or Beta (PAL system) format. 15. General 15.1 Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section. 15.2 Films not presenting sufficient technical qualities for good public screening can be refused after checking of the prints by the Print Checking Unit of the Festival Director. 15.3 The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the Jaipur International Film Festival, Jaipur India with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses. 15.4 Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations. 15.5 The Festival Director will decide all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations but in conformity with the provisions of the International Regulations for film festivals and its decisions shall be final and binding on all parties. 16. Correspondence and Shipping Address: All correspondence, publicity materials, DVD’s and film prints should be addressed to: Director Jaipur International Film Festival 47, Saket Nagar (Shyam Nagar) Behind Shyam Nagar Metro Station New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019 Rajasthan, INDIA Ph: +91-141-6500601, Mob: 91+800 3937 961 Web: - www.jiffindia.org E-mail-jiffjaipur@gmail.com, info@jiffindia.org All film prints sent through diplomatic channels can also be delivered to the above office in Jaipur. - (for 8th JIFF, rules and regulation designed according to International Film Festival of India-IFFI, www.dff.nic.in) Note:- Screening will not allow before one month of the festival, and all submitter/s will inform to festival organizers for any screening in India and in any country for the same. 8. A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website: around December 21, 2015. 9. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs/BLURAYs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant. 10. JIFF 2016 would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the Entry and the same will not be returned to the entrants. 17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the film. For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers. 18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer) Eligibility Regulations for SHORT FICTION FILM, DOCUMENTARY FILM, ANIMATION FILM 1. All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2012 to 10th November 2015 within a running duration of 30 seconds to 45 minutes are eligible for the festival. 2. Entries of all films / documentaries (hereafter collectively called Films) shall be accepted only in DVD/BLURAY format. 3. There shall be four categories in the festival: short fiction film, documentary film, animation film and feature film. A- To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be less than 45 minutes in duration B- Documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes C- Animation competition section must not exceed duration of more than 30 minutes 4. If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category (short fiction film, animation film and documentary film) will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section. 5. If language of the film is other than English, it must be dubbed or sub-titled in English. 6. Films may be entered by any organization, agency, individual producer or director. 7. Selection of films / videos for JIFF 2016 will be done by a committee whose decision will be final. However, Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings or sensibilities of any caste, community, religion and sect or is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society. 8. A complete screening schedule of selected films shall be put up on the festival website: around December 21, 2015. 9. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs/BLURAYs, related documents, photographs and publicity materials from the country of origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant. 10. JIFF 2016 would be allowed to use all photographs and publicity materials received along with the Entry and the same will not be returned to the entrants. 11. Student / Diploma films / videos cannot be considered as Director's First film. 12. Censorship will not be applicable to any films / videos entered in the festival. 13. The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen (maximum 5 screening) in different cities of India on non-commercial basis. 14. For promotional / publicity purposes, excerpts from any film entered in the festival may be shown on any Television network / Internet or related media during the festival period. 15. Entry Forms with incorrect / inadequate / illegible / ambiguous particulars will not be considered. 16. DVDs submitted for selection will be considered as final and no changes will be entertained after submission. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to submit DVDs without any physical / quality defects. 17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director (s) or producer(s) of the film. For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers. 18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer) 19. Anybody can submit one or more than one entry. There is no limit for submission. 20. Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances, until the Festival is over. 21. The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 5 screenings per film as per FIAPF Regulations for non-competitive festivals and competitive specialised festivals which allow for a maximum of 5 screenings per film. 22. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations. 23. Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and binding on all parties. www.jiffindia.org For International Screenplay Competition - ISC@JIFF (Mind to Audience) Rules & Regulations: 1. One person can submit maximum 2 entries. For features: page limit (paper size A4, with one enter space & font (any font) size-12) 2-250 & for Shorts: page limit (A4, with one enter space, font (any font) size-12) 2-80 . 2. Either than language Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu, Sanskrit, French, Malayalam, Tamil, it should be dubbed or translated in Hindi or English. 3. All entries should be produced/written/recorded after 1st January 2014 are eligible for the competition. 4. Entries will accept till final deadline only. 5. In each category will be top 3 awards. (top 3 winner/s) 6. All selected entry will gate participation certificate. 7. After submitting the entry JIFF will never return the any submitted material. 8. If in any category JIFF will receive less than 5 submissions, in that condition there will be no competition. 9. The script/screenplay/story should be your fundamental composition (मौलिक रचना). Your entry to any misinformation automatically will be cancelled. 10. Result will announce during the closing ceremony or after the festival, if entries will receive more than expectation. Rule Nu:- 17. Prize and certificate will be awarded to the director/writer (s) or producer(s) of the film/script. For any duties, fees and charges accrued from the transporting of the trophy, will be covered by the recipient, not the Festival organisers. Rule Nu:- 18. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate. (Cost of certificate production and courier charges will cover the submitter or Director or producer) I / we have to read the rules carefully and I / we agree with them. www.jiffindia.org