Saiff 2017

FESTIVAL SECTION
a) INTERNATIONAL (WORLD CINEMA) SECTION:
The festival’ selection panel will choose best of the World Cinema through this section. Its intention is to support a better appreciation and understanding between cultures from around the world. International section of the festival aims at showcasing award winning and critically acclaimed films produced from all over the world in a non-competitive format. This section is open to only NON-INDIAN films.

b) INDIAN SECTION (FEATURE FILMS):
The Indian section of the Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival will present the best of the Indian films from all the Indian languages. The aim is to present critically acclaimed and reputed films of Indian film makers to the Indian audience and celebrate Indian cinematic brilliance! This section is open to only INDIAN films.

c) COMPETITION SECTION
The festival aims to showcase the best of the latest World and Indian Cinema through this competition section. To encourage filmmakers, Festival also aims to present innovative works done by various film makers. This section includes feature film, short film, animation film, music video and documentary films. The feature films must have been produced between January 1st, 2014 to April 30th, 2016. The short Film/ Animation/ Music Video/ Documentary must have been produced after 30th April 2012.

d) THEME ORIENTED SECTION
In this section we invite filmmakers who have made films on ”CLEAN INDIA”, “MAKE IN INDIA”, “DIGITAL INDIA”, “EDUCATION”, “PATRIOTISM”, “HUMAN RIGHTS”, “PEACE”, “WOMEN EMPOWERMENT”, “CHILD LABOUR”. These films can be reviewed independently and will be awarded as Independent Award in the particular Theme.

e) SHAAN-E-AWADH SECTION

SHAAN-E-AWADH SECTION aims to exploring new creative talent and also to promote films made by Locals, by providing an opportunity to showcase their work in the Process of exploring the magic of cinema. Films in any format including their Mobile phones are accepted in this section. This section is open to only RESIDENTS OF UTTAR PRADESH. This section includes all genres of films.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
1)Festival will accept those films in the “Competition Section” which are premiered in other festivals, however if any film is released theatrically, via satellite or internet, will not be accepted in the “Competition Section”. These films can be sent for “Indian Section or International Section”.

2)Film categories include all feature film, short film, documentary, animation film and music videos and experimental features. Festival entries are open to all films regardless of origin, content and genre.

A) To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be 1 minute and less than 30 minutes in duration

B) Non- fiction, documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes

C) Animation films in competition section must not exceed duration of more than 20 minutes.

D) Feature Films in competition section must be above 75 minutes

E) Theme Oriented film can be in all section; Shorts/ Feature/ Docu/ Experimental.

F) If any film is less than 75 minute & above than 30 minutes will be count as Experimental Short

If a film is not eligible to be entered in any category will be eligible for Critic Film and non competition section.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Official selections include all films selected to be screened during the festival. Special presentations include films invited by SAIFF to fortify our program. The films in competition represent the official selections chosen by our selection committee to go through the award jury process.

For more information, please feel free to write us on; submission@awadhfilmfestival.com

SAIFF AWARDS 2017
The Awards aim to encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical brilliance and competitive excellence and social relevance contributing to the society.
Categories as:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING
BEST STORY/ SCREENPLAY
BEST SOUND/ ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST ACTOR (MALE/ FEMALE)
BEST DIRECTOR (FEATURE/ SHORT)
BEST DIRECTOR (DEBUT)
BEST FILM (FEATURE/ SHORT/ DOCUMENTARY/ NIMATION)
BEST FILM (THEME ORIENTED)
BEST FILM (SHAAN-E-AWADH)

Winners will get an official winning certificate along with winning trophy; and all the film-makers whom film was officially screened at festival, will get an official selection certificate.
(Please email AT ashwani@awadhfilmfestival.com; if you haven’t received the certificate).

You Can Drop your Submission Here too; You can submit your film offline at address given below, with duly filled entry form with entry fees in a sealed packet.

Festival Office Address:-
Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival 5/174, Viram Khand 5,Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010,Uttar Pradesh (India)

For Online Payment
Awadh Art Society
HDFC Bank Account No.: 50100129315910
Branch: Indira Nagar, Lucknow
RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code: HDFC0000296
MICR Code: 226240003
Branch Code: 0296

(Please update us on submission@awadhfilmfestival.com, just after transfer the fees)
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