Tuesday, 16 April 2019

5th Banjara International Touring Film Festival welcomes the submission of Short Film "Big Lies" from US, directed by Igor Runov

Synopsis: Big Lies” concept was coined by Adolf Hitler as a propaganda weapon in his famous “Mein Kampf” but was first used by Joseph Stalin to cover up massive man-made hunger in the Soviet Union in the early 30s. The main character is an American writer who travels to Russia these days. She meets the last survivors of Holodomor. Soon she understands that the war of Russian peasantry, started by Bolsheviks 100 years ago, isn’t over yet. She also uncovers many controversial facts about the role played by American media and business in the early ’30s in Soviet Russia. 


5th Banjara International Touring Film Festival welcomes the submission of Short Film "Mayavi" from India, directed by Madhur Bakhle

Synopsis: A 35-year-old married heart patient goes to a psychic healer to get himself cured despite his wife's difference of opinion.



Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Short films Submission – Guide to 2019 Banjara International Touring Film Festival Submissions.



Interested in submitting a short  film to the 2019BITFF ? Before you submit, be sure to take a look at our guidelines below to ensure your short film is eligible for short  film submission.

Short film/teleplay scripts with lengths from 1-45 pages in English only.


Font size for short film submission  must be 12 point and in courier type.


Pages must be numbered in the top right-hand corner.


No restriction on the topic, theme, subject or genre for short film submission.


ENTRY DEADLINE for submissions are as follows:

Early bird(short film): Till 30th April 2019

Regular(Short film): 1st May - 31st July 2019

Late Deadline(short film): 1st August - 31st October 2019


Entry Fee :


Student Short  film Category (school/college ID card must be provided) :

Early Bird Entry( short film): US$ 17 or 1200 Rs

Regular Entry( short film):    US$ 20 or 1400 Rs

Late Entry(short film):         US$ 23 or 1600 Rs




Professional Short film Category: 

Early Bird Entry(short film): US$ 30 or 2200 Rs

Regular Entry(short film):    US$ 33 or 2400 Rs

Late Entry(short film):         US$ 36 or 2600 Rs







Short film submission procedure


Option 1


Submit your short film through FILMFREEWAY.


Please do not forget to enable download option on the platform when you load your short film/project as we need it for preview purpose for selection.


Producer's/ short filmmaker's direct contact details must be provided for the notifications, even if any agency is submitting on their behalf.


Poster and Synopsis of the short film (max 200 words) must be uploaded on the platform.


Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate entry for each short film/script/video.

In case of "Student Short film" category, school/college ID card copy also to be uploaded.

(RUPAY CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS WILL NOT WORK)


 

Option 2


Direct Submission - Completely Online.


Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate entry for each short film/script/video.

In case of "Student Short film" category, school/college ID card copy also to be attached.


Step 1 :


Upload the short film/video on any online platform (e.g. youtube, vimeo, google drive, dropbox, we transfer etc), protect it with password, if you want. You will be required to mention the URL and password of this upload in the entry form. Please do not forget to enable the download option for the short film/video.


Step 2 :


Pay the appropriate Entry Fee. You will be required to fill up the reference details in the entry form.


You can use Net Banking / Paypal / Credit Card / Debit Card for payment from India or any other country.


For Net Banking, required details are :


Bank Name: The Saraswat co-operative Bank Ltd

Account Name: Banjara Cinema Pvt. Ltd.

Account No: 397100100000174

IFSC Code: SRCB0000397

Account Type & Branch: Current Acc, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai


For card payment, select the appropriate category below by drop down menu and click 'Buy Now'. (RUPAY CARDS WILL NOT WORK WITH OUR PAYMENT GATEWAY)

You don't need to create any PayPal account if you do not have one). Paypal account holders can directly pay to our Paypal ID - 

Step 3 :


Please submit the ENTRY FORM by filling up all the details along with uploading one poster of the short film/video. You will be required to sign in here.



Alternatively, you can download, fill up and email the respective ENTRY FORM to "festival@banjaracinema.com" with one poster by clicking below.









Option 3


Direct Submission - Offline.

Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate entry for each film/script/video.
In case of "Student Short Film" category, school/college ID card copy also to be attached.
Step 1 :

Prepare 1 film's/video's DVD to courier to us.(DVD should be in PAL or NTSC system, in MP4 format with H.264 codec clearly marked with title (original and English) and running time.
Step 2 :

Pay the appropriate Entry Fee.
You can send the cheque or DD in the name of "Banjara Cinema Pvt. Ltd." through courier along with DVD.
You can also pay online :
You can use Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card for payment from India or any other country. You will be required to mention the payment reference details in the entry form.

For Net Banking, required details are :

Bank Name: The Saraswat co-operative Bank Ltd
Account Name: Banjara Cinema Pvt. Ltd.
Account No: 397100100000174
IFSC Code: SRCB0000397
Account Type & Branch: Current Acc, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
For card payment, select the appropriate category below by drop down menu and click 'Buy Now'. (RUPAY CARDS WILL NOT WORK WITH OUR PAYMENT GATEWAY)

You don't need to create any PayPal account if you do not have one). Paypal account holders can directly pay to our Paypal ID - banjaracinema@gmail.com
Step 3 :

Please download and fill up the respective ENTRY FORM by clicking below.

Step 4 :
Courier the duly filled ENTRY FORM along with DVD and cheque/DD. Please email your film's poster & synopsis to festival@banjaracinema.com

ADDRESS FOR COURIER: 
Flat 1102, Acacia CHS, Hiranandani Estate, Ghodbunder Road, Thane (w), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400607.
Tel : +91-9892695080

Please write on the courier -"For selection/cultural purpose only, no commercial value.
BITFF will not pay any postal/custom fee for the courier.

For any queries visit www.banjaracinema.com