[Reader-list] VFW2008: Deadline for Entries Extended

Bangalore Film Society , bangalorefilmsociety at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 17:53:12 IST 2008

Voices from the Waters 2008, The Biggest International Film Festival on
Water will be held in Bangalore from 13th September, 2008 to 18th September,
2008 at Bangalore University. The deadline for acceptance of entries has
been extended to 31st May, 2008. Kindly help spread the word by forwarding
the new call for entries to your friends and acquaintances.

Voices from the Waters 2008
3rd International Film Festival on Water

Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, Svaraj- Society for Voluntary Action
Revitalization and Justice, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca
College, USA (FLEFF) Mountainfilm in Telluride, USA, Alliance Francaise de
Bangalore and Water Journeys - Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are
organizing the third International 'Voices from the Waters'- the biggest
international film festival on water in August 2008 following on the
footsteps of the hugely popular and successful events in 2005 and 2007.

This consortium of committed organizations active in water issues are
inviting you to be part of this festival by contributing short, documentary,
animation and feature films (DVD format only) with English subtitles on
water and related issues. Also include a photograph and CV of the
film-maker, a minimum of three film stills and a short synopsis of the film.
You are also most welcome to send us photographs for exhibition at the

The first edition of 'Voices from the Waters' was held in April 2005 in
collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, while the second was
held in June 2007 in Bangalore, India by a consortium of organizations. With
the overwhelming success and the positive responses to the festival from
across the globe and the urgency of the water issue to a planet headed
towards catastrophe, 'Voices from the Waters' is being organized as an
annual event of images and sounds, of films, songs, photo and art
exhibitions, lectures and conferences, a platform for diverse voices – free
as water as nature intended it to be.

If you have a film under the following categories:
1. Water Scarcity,
2. The Dams and the Displaced,
3. Water Harvest,
4. Water Struggles,
5. Floods and Droughts,
6. Global Warming and Climate Change,
7. Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies and
8. Water and Life,

you should consider sending it to us so that we may place them in the
festival. All entries will be acknowledged. 'Voices from the Waters' is a
public awareness program and while there is no entry fee for the festival,
the final short-list for the festival will be decided from the entries by a
committee comprised of eminent film-makers, film critics and social
activists. This is also conceived as a traveling film festival.

Deadline for entries is 31st May, 2008 .

For more information, contact us at the address below.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
The organizing committee

If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water
- Loran Eisley

Georgekutty A.L.
Secretary, Bangalore Film Society,
33/1-9, Thyagaraja Layout, Jai Bharath Nagar, MS Nagar P.O.,
Bangalore- 560 033. Karnataka, India
Tel: 91- 80- 25493705
Email: bangalorefilmsociety at gmail.com , waterjourneys at rediffmail.com

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