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Voices from the waters 2011

March 15, 2011

Voices from the Waters- 2011

The 6th International Film Festival on Water

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, SVARAJ, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF), Christ University, Bangalore, VISTHAR, Charter of Human Responsibilities, SAMVADA, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, YWCA Bangalore and Water Journeys – Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are organizing the 6th edition of the biggest international film festival on water- Voices from the Waters 2011.

This festival has established its relevance over the last five years and we have consistently been receiving entries from over 30 countries across the world underlining the global concern for water. The festival is growing in stature year after year with more and more institutions coming forward to collaborate with us and take the festival across India and abroad through the year giving the film makers chance to exhibit their works to a broader and diverse audience to enhance water and environmental consciousness.

2011 does not present a rosy picture at the water front in India. There is pronounced water scarcity. This may as well be the case across the developing world. What is hopeful though is the increasing ‘green consciousness’ across the country to reconstruct a sustainable environment by rethinking development. ‘Voices from the Waters’ add to this consciousness on the whole as the thoughts and concerns regarding the existence and well-being of our rivers and streams are now being voiced in the mainstream. Now more than ever, there is a call for awareness, dialogue and debate to inform the actions on which the future of our life worlds depends. ‘Voices from the Waters 2011 – the 6th International Film Festival on Water’ invites you to be a part of the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films on water and related issues.

If you have a film in under any of the following categories:

Water Scarcity,

The Dams and the Displaced,

Water Harvest/conservation

Water Struggles/Conflicts,

Floods and Droughts,

Global Warming and Climate Change,

Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies,

Water, Sanitation and Health,

River Pollution,

The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies,

Water and Life,

You can consider sending it to us. Please note that the categories are loosely conceived and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while focusing on the larger theme of water.

Guidelines:

Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. Two DVDs of the film (with English subtitles, if required)
2. A completed and signed copy of the entry form
3. Three high-resolution stills of the film (can be sent via email)
4. A high-resolution photograph of the director (can be sent via email)

Promotional materials are welcome

There is no entry fee.

All submitted films will be subject to a selection process by eminent members of the festival jury.

Applicant must pay for shipment of films to Voices from the Waters.

Submitted films will not be returned but will be part of Voices from the Waters library, one of the largest resources in the world for films on water.

Voices from the Waters is conceived as a travelling film festival. The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore at the main event will be taken across to educational institutions, non governmental organizations, small towns and villages across India for non commercial exhibition and discussions.

Last date for submissions: June 15th 2011

Address:

Bangalore Film Society

No.33/1-9, N. Thygaraju Layout, 4th Cross

Jaibharath Nagar, M.S. Nagar P.O

Bangalore 560 033

Karnataka/India

Mobile:+91-80-9448064513

www.voicesfromthewaters.com

 


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