National Children’s Film Festival India: The NCFF is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most imaginative and delightful national children’s cinema to young audiences in India. The festival presents features, shorts, live action and animation films over seven days of festival.
NCFF is organized by Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) – a Government of India organization, under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, committed to nurturing a dynamic children’s film culture in the country. Since its inception in 1955, CFSI has been producing, exhibiting and distributing exclusive, entertaining and enriching content for children. With an enviable catalogue of
around 250 films in 15 different languages, CFSI remains the prime producer of children’s cinema in South Asia.
The 2 nd edition of NCFF will take place from 08th – 14th November, 2016.
- Any Films for Children, rather than on Children can be submitted.
- In order to be eligible for the Official Programme, films must have been completed by December 1, 2014 or thereafter in order to be considered for NCFF.
- Films should be in original language with English subtitle.
- Duly filled entry form & Preview DVDs must reach the festival office before 30th September, 2016. This deadline must be strictly observed.
- Films with duration of 73 minutes or above will be considered as Features film whereas films with duration of less than 72 minutes or below will be considered as Short film.
- All films must have been produced in India. All the films certified as “U” category by CBFC , on or after Dec. 1, 2014 are eligible for National Children’s Film Festival 2016
- The Final exhibition material will be DCP (J2K Format)/ Bluray or Hi Res DVD
- The Festival charges an entry fee of `500/- for each film entry.
Please include the following materials with duly filled and signed entry form:
- Two Preview DVDs (Screeners) of the film, labeled with the film title, director’s name, year of production, duration (in Mins).
- One Data DVD with the following information:
Filled Entry Form (Microsoft Word File)
Synopsis of the film (100 words for feature film & 50 words for Short films)
Two or more high resolution stills from the film (300 dpi).
Director – Photo, Biography and Filmography
DVDs for selection must be clearly marked: “For 2nd National Children’s Film Festival of India Note: Do not send master tapes or film prints for preview screening, as the preview tapes/DVDs will not be returned. All material submitted to the Festival will be retained for archival purposes.
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The aim of this section is to encourage children & young people in India to experiment with the moving image, and stimulate pursuit of film-making both as an art as well as a creative expression of their point of view.
Films must be made by individual children/ groups of children aged 6 to 16
No entry fees for Little Directors
Films made by children under the guidance of adults are eligible but the contribution of adults should be confined to training or facilitating the process & should not be extended to areas like scripting, shooting, story-boarding or animating. Films must be suitable for children - content should have no explicit violence, sexual reference or coarse language.
- Films can be shot on any video format available: HD, DVD, Mini DV etc.
- Must have been produced in 2014/ 2015/ 2016The exhibition format must be DVD with resolution of 1920X1080 (PAL)
- Only films that have been cleared of rights (including musical rights) will be accepted.
- Films must be entered by nominated parent (for individual entries) or Teacher/supervisor/trainer/ mentor (for group entries), on behalf of the school.
- It is the obligation of the nominated parent/ teacher/trainer/mentor entering the film for Competition (from now on referred to as ‘Legal Guardian’) to ensure that the director and/or director’s Legal Guardian own all copyright for or have written permission to use all underlying works included in the film including music, performance and script.
Note: Competition Little Directors is open to schools, children’s clubs, NGOs, etc. The same guidelines apply to group submissions whereby a teacher/ supervisor/mentor/ traineracting as the Legal Guardian of the group, must sign the terms and conditions on behalf of the group.
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