[Reader-list] Fwd: CMCS Fellowship: Deadline Extended to July 10

Shilpa Phadke phadkeshilpa at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 23:50:50 IST 2008

*Deadline Extended to July 10, 2008*

CMCS Fellowship for Early Career Film Makers

The Centre for Media and Cultural Studies (www.cmcs.tiss.edu), Tata
Institute of Social Sciences announces a fellowship for film-makers at
an early stage of their career. The fellowship is designed to provide
the resources and environment for films that are innovative, relevant
and contribute to the growing body of documentary and short film work
in India.

The fellowship consists of:

* A stipend of up to Rs. 15,000 per month for a maximum period of
five months.
* The provision of in-house HDV equipment including camera and
editing facilities.
* Reimbursement of actuals of production expenses on the basis of
a pre-approved budget.

In order to be considered for the fellowship applicants are required to

* A detailed curriculum vitae
* Up to two non-returnable samples of work on DVD/VCD.
* An essay outlining the film proposal in not more than 2000
words. This essay should include: a working title for the film,
language, the central theme of the film, approach to the content and
narrative style, possible visual segments.
* A production schedule with a detailed time frame for:research
and script, cinematography, editing to rough cut, editing to final
cut, submission of all material.
* A budget for other production expenses (e.g. travel, field
expenses, payments to other professionals etc.). Please note that the
fellowship does not support any infrastructural costs such as setting
up of an office, buying of equipment, or per diem costs.
* Names and contact details of two referees, preferably from the
field of media, whom we will contact for a reference if needed.

The fellowship is open to all Indian nationals.
Up to two fellowships are available based on the quality of applications.
Short-listed candidates may have to come for an interview in August
2008. Travel will be reimbursed at the rates of three tier non-AC
train fare against valid tickets.
All proposals must be submitted as hard copies and signed by the film maker.
For any queries please contact:
cmcs.fellowships at gmail.com<cmcs.fellowships%40gmail.com>

Last date for receipt of applications is June 30, 2008

Terms of the fellowship:

o Selected fellows will be paid their fellowship amount on a
monthly basis and for production expenses in instalments as and when
o The footage and final film produced will remain with the
Digital Archive of the Centre. However, the fellow might retain a copy
of the same, for her/his personal use. The copyright will be held
jointly by the fellow and the Centre. The film will be distributed by
the Centre as a part of its catalogue of productions. The fellow may
also distribute the film. The Centre will be cited in the credits as
the Producer of the film and the fellow will be cited as Director of
the said film.
o The fellow is expected to adhere to the time schedule s/he
proposes. Any changes should be notified in advance.
o There will be a small advisory committee for each project.
The committee will facilitate the work of the fellow. S/he is
expected to keep in touch with the committee on a regular basis and
discuss and share her/his work at every stage (shooting script/ rough
edit and final edit).
o Fellows are expected to begin work by October 2008 and
complete their films by March 2009 at the latest.

Anjali Monteiro, Ph.D., Professor
K.P. Jayasankar, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Centre for Media and Cultural Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India
Phone: +91 22 2556 3290 to 3296, Ext. 660 (Work)
Fax: +91 22 2556 2912 e-mail: cmcs.tiss at gmail.com <cmcs.tiss%40gmail.com>
URL: www.cmcs.tiss.edu

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