2nd Annual

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata

April 06, 2018 to April 08, 2018

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
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International Feature Fiction
Narrative Fiction | Live Action | Experimental | New Media

International Short Fiction
Narrative Fiction | Experimental | New media/Web

International Feature Documentary
| Documentary | Feature |

International Short Documentary
Documentary | Live Action | Experimental | New Media | Short
International Animation Fiction
Narrative Fiction | Animation | Experimental | New Media
Virtual Reality VR
Virtual Reality Project
Video Art Award
International Video Art Award
Debutante Director Feature Fiction
Narrative Fiction | Live Action | Experimental | New Media | First Film | Feature Length
Debutante Director Short Fiction
Narrative Fiction | Live Action | First Film | Short
Debutante Director Feature Documentary
Documentary | First Film | Feature Length
Debutante Director Short Documentary
Documentary | First Film | Short
Episodic Content
Web | Episodic

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We are proud to present the second edition of Directors' Fortnight Kolkata. This year's festival will run from April 06 to April 08, 2018. Directors' Fortnight Kolkata is founded to nurture and create a loyal audience base for global independent films. The festival will strive to promote an open environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

This year we will screen narratives, documentaries, animation, short
films and feature films. We are looking for documentaries where the film-maker had a passion which he/she put into the film. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done; be it a full-length feature, a short or a super short - we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata is a Independent program. It is an annual event will be happening in Kolkata during the second weekend of November.
This year we will be looking for answers to the following questions alongside you and to raise a few more.



What do our audiences really want Film Festivals to be?


What do filmmakers really want from Festivals these days?


Very few can be markets or premieres, even publicity machines. How can we deepen the utility of festivals for the creative community?


Festivals deliver intelligent and engaged audiences to the films. Can we deepen the relationship between the fans and the creators?


How do we utilize cinema’s power to activate?


Can we work together so that films gain better momentum festival to festival and unleash the power of the combined festival community in some way?


Are we utilizing the strength of the festivals as an information gathering and dissemination tool as fully as we might?


What information is not being gathered when we collect films and crowds and can we change that?


This is the data age. Are we embracing transparency as fully as we might?


As trusted curators of this colossal heap of cinema culture, how do we really make a difference on a long term basis?


Is a short burst of guidance enough?


Growth requires consistency and do we provide that?


We are the filter, the trusted source. Film festivals are discovery platform for films that might otherwise be ignored. How to carry that over to the online environment?


How do we transform young people into loyal cinema lovers?


We are losing the youth. Can we stem the tide?

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata is also on a mission to redefine single screen theaters to transform into the moneymaking powerhouse of Artistic value driven films. We understand and resonates with today's youth, they found watching cinema in theater 'boring'. We believe every time they visit a theater should inspire them to visit again, in order to keep them engaging the theaters should offer them an 'experience' instead of just screening. So this year our festival screening place will become an extraordinary factor for the festival. With the help of Award winning visual artists from India during the month of March we are going to achieve this transformation..

Join us for this questions driven festival for more answers.

ORGANIZERS

Bittu Dey

GENERAL RULES

REGULATIONS


1. The following REGULATIONS apply to all films selected by Directors' Fortnight Kolkata to participate in the 2018 Directors' Fortnight Kolkata, taking place April 06 April 08, 2018. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to your Film.

2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.


All films submitted for the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata must fulfill the following requirements :

1- Films must have been made during the 24 months preceding the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata 2018.

2 -Short films must have been made during the 24 months preceding the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata 2018 with a running time under 45 minutes.

3 - Films must not have been broadcasted on TV or commercially released in India.

4 – If selected a DCP or a Blue Ray or a DVD will be required for the screening.



3. SELECTION.

The films screened during the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are selected under the responsibility of the Curator, appointed by the board of directors of the Doab Uncut Motion.



4. INSCRIPTION

The opening of registrations starts on 3rd June, 2017.

The deadline for registration and reception of films is same for short films and feature films.

Submissions for short films are now open.

Submissions for feature films are now open.



Films submitted for preselection can be presented:

- Without subtitles, if the original language is Bengali, Hindi or English.

- With English subtitles for all other original languages.



5. REGISTRATION FEES

FOR FEATURE FILMS

Submissions for feature films must include payment of entry fee.

Submit through withoutabox.

The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are refundable as per the submission platform guideline, though entry fees are not refundable after notification dates.



FOR SHORT FILMS

Submissions for short films must include payment of entry fee.
Submit through withoutabox.

The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are refundable as per the submission platform guideline, though entry fees are not refundable after notification dates.



6. PRESELECTION.

FOR FEATURE FILMS

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata only accepts online screeners.



FOR SHORT FILMS

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata only accepts online screeners.



Any other format will not be considered.

A work in progress is accepted, however, there will no more than one version per film considered.



7. SELECTION - SUBTITLING

If your film is selected you will be asked to provide a DCP (Digital Cinema Package): Server JPEG 2000 or a Blue Ray or a DVD.

Films selected by the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are screened in with English subtitles. Subtitling is at the producer's charge.



8. SELECTION - SHIPPING AND INSURANCE

For officially selected films, only transport costs between screening locations during the Festival are covered by the Directors' Fortnight. This does not include screenings organized by the producer or rights owner of a film.

In the case of loss or damage to a print, the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata will not reimburse any amount.



9. SELECTION - MATERIAL

Information on each selected film to appear in the catalogue must be sent later on to the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata office. An online downloadable subtitled film trailer of the film as well as a subtitle list.
Films screened at the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata must be in DCP or Blue ray or DVD only, technically excellent with readable subtitles.
As a promotional means for the entire selection, the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata website may, for as long as it wishes, use any photo or digital film clip not exceeding three minutes.



10. SCHEDULES

Definitive dates, times and locations of screenings during the Festival will be given to the participants late March 2018.

During the Festival, selected films may not be screened elsewhere in Kolkata before their official presentation at the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata, at the risk of being excluded from the event.



11. AWARDS

All features presented at the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are eligible for the Golden Durga prize

All first features presented at the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are eligible for the Silver Durga prize.

All short films presented at the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are eligible for the Silver Durga for short film prize.

12. PROMOTION MATERIAL


The Directors' Fortnight Kolkata declines any responsibility for registration applications not received. Doab Uncut Motion has the right to settle all cases not provided for in the present regulations. It reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or postpone the event or to modify the regulations, at any time, according to the requirements of its exploitation. No compensation of any kind can be made to the participants.

Participation in The Directors' Fortnight Kolkata implies acceptance of the afore mentioned regulations.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The following terms and conditions apply to all films selected by Directors' Fortnight Kolkata to participate in the 2018 Directors' Fortnight Kolkata, taking place April 06 to April 08, 2018. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to your Film.

2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.


All films submitted for the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata must fulfill the following requirements :

1- Films must have been made during the 24 months preceding the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata 2018.

2 -Short films must have been made during the 24 months preceding the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata 2018 with a running time under 45 minutes.

3 - Films must not have been broadcasted on TV or commercially released in India.

4 – If selected a DCP or a Blue Ray or a DVD will be required for the screening.



3. SELECTION.

The films screened during the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are selected under the responsibility of the Curator, appointed by the board of directors of the Doab Uncut Motion.



4. INSCRIPTION

The opening of registrations starts on June 3rd 2017.

The deadline of registration and reception of films is same for short films and feature films.

Submissions for short films are now open.

Submissions for feature films are now open.



Films submitted for preselection can be presented:

- Without subtitles if the original language is Benngali, Hindi or English.

- With English subtitles for all other original languages.



5. REGISTRATION FEES

FOR FEATURE FILMS

Submissions for feature films must include payment of entry fee.

Submit through Withoutabox.

The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are refundable as per the submission platform guideline, though entry fees are not refundable after notification dates..



FOR SHORT FILMS

Submissions for short films must include payment of entry fee.
Submit through Withoutabox.

The preselection process will begin only after the entry fees are paid. Entry fees are refundable as per the submission platform guideline, though entry fees are not refundable after notification dates..



6. PRESELECTION.

FOR FEATURE FILMS

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata only accepts online screeners.



FOR SHORT FILMS

Directors' Fortnight Kolkata only accepts online screeners.



Any other format will not be considered.

A work in progress is accepted, however there will no more than one version per film considered.



7. SELECTION - SUBTITLING

If your film is selected you will be asked to provide a DCP (Digital Cinema Package): Server JPEG 2000 or a Blue Ray or a DVD.

Films selected by the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata are screened in with English subtitles. Subtitling is at the producer's charge.



8. SELECTION - SHIPPING AND INSURANCE

For officially selected films, only transport costs between screening locations during the Festival are covered by the Directors' Fortnight. This does not include screenings organized by the producer or rights owner of a film.

In case of loss or damage to a print, the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata will not reimburse any amount.



9. SELECTION - MATERIAL

Information on each selected film to appear in the catalogue must be sent later on to the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata office. a Online downloadable subtitled film trailer of the film as well as a subtitle list.
Films screened at the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata must be in DCP or Blue ray or DVD only, technically excellent with readable subtitles.
As a promotional means for the entire selection, the Directors' Fortnight Kolkata website may, for as long as it wishes, use any photo or digital film clip not exceeding three minutes.