[Reader-list] Fwd: Call for entry: Voices from the Waters- 2014 9th International Travelling Film Festival on Water

Bangalore Film Society , bangalorefilmsociety at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 01:09:22 CST 2014

*Voices from the Waters- 2014*

*9th International Travelling Film Festival on Water*


Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Deep Focus Cinema and a
consortium of organisations, is presenting the *9t*h edition of *Voices
from the Waters 2014*.

This festival has established its relevance over the last eight years and
has consistently been receiving entries for the festival from countries
across the world underlining the global concern for water. The festival has
gathered enormous support as more and more institutions are coming forward
to collaborate with us to take the festival across India and abroad through
the year, giving the film-makers an opportunity to exhibit their works to a
broader and diverse audience, thereby widening awareness on water and
environmental issues.

2014 too, presents a grim picture of the availability of water in India as
we witness an increasing water scarcity. Climate change is being
experienced in different ways: excessive rains to no rains in different
parts of India wreaking havoc on normal agricultural activities, causing
floods and droughts, cold and heat waves, throwing normal life out of gear.
This may as well be the case across the developing world. What is hopeful
though is the increasing ‘green consciousness’ across the country and the
world, to regenerate a sustainable environment by rethinking our clichéd
development models.

*Voices from the Waters* seeks to add to this consciousness as concerns
regarding the existence and well-being of our water-bodies are now being
voiced in our mainstream societies. Now more than ever, there is
a call for awareness, dialogue and debate to inform the actions on which
the future of our living-planet depends. *Voices from the Waters 2014* -
the *9th* International Film Festival on Water invites you to be a part of
the festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature
films on water and related issues.

*Voices from the Waters* is conceived as a travelling film festival. The
selected films after being premiered in Bangalore will be taken to
educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations,
small towns and villages across the world followed by discussions.

If you have a film under any of the following categories:

·  *Water Scarcity*

·  *The Dams and the Displaced*

·  *Water Harvesting/conservation*

·  *Water Struggles/Conflicts*

·  *Floods and Droughts*

·  *Global Warming and Climate Change*

·  *Impact of Deforestation on Water-Bodies*

·  *Water, Sanitation and Health*

·  *River Pollution*

·  *The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies*

·  *Water and Life,*

you may consider sending it to us. Please note that the categories are
flexible and your film does not have to necessarily adhere to them while
focusing on the larger theme of water.

Ps *If you have already entered your film in the previous festival, please
do not send it. However, a new film from you would be welcome.

*Selection Process*

*There is no** entry **fee** for **films submitted*

*All the submitted films will be subject to a selection process by the
festival selection committee comprising of eminent professionals including
documentary film makers, film critics, social activists, academicians et

*Applicant must pay** for **the shipment of films to The Bangalore Film


Entries to the Film Festival must include:
1. Two DVDs of the film (*with English subtitles, as required*)
2. A completed and signed copy of the entry form (1 Soft Copy + 1 Hard Copy)
3. Three high-resolution stills of the film (*can be sent via email*)
4. A high-resolution photograph of the director (*can be sent via email*)

5. Promotional materials are welcome

All the submitted films will become part of *Voices from the
Waters*archives and will be made available
 for screening for non-commercial purposes based on a written authorization
by you.

*Last date** for **submissions: May 30, 2014*


Georgekutty A.L

Bangalore Film Society,

No.33/1-9, IVth Cross, Thyagaraju Layout,

Jaibharath Nagar, M.S. Nagar P.O

Bangalore 560 033.


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