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4th International Water Film Festival: Voices from the Waters - Call for Entries

Posted by drinkwaterforlife on April 17, 2009 at 1:47 PM

From: george luckose <[email protected]>

Date: April 9, 2009 5:35:48 AM PDT

Subject: 4th International Film Festival 'Voices from the Waters

Call For Entries

Voices from the Waters 2009

4th International Water Film Festival, Bangalore

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, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, Charter of Human
Responsibilities and Water Journeys - Campaign for Fundamental Right to
Water are organizing the fourth edition of the biggest international
film festival on water- Voices from the Waters 2009 from Friday 4th
September, 2009 to Monday 7th September, 2009.  

Established in 2005 to promote among the public an awareness of the
myriad water-issues affecting our everyday lives either directly or
indirectly and as a platform for alternate voices and views rarely heard
in mainstream, Voices from the Waters started as a Bangalore-based
Environmental Film Festival and over the 2007 and 2008 editions grew to
be one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic platforms of debate,
dialogue and celebration of the precious resource, the blue gold, life
itself - water. 

We invite you to be a part of the festival by contributing short,
documentary, animation and feature films (DVD format only) with English
subtitles on water and related issues.

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

1. Water Scarcity,

2. The Dams and the Displaced,

3. Water Harvest,

4. Water Struggles/conflicts,

5. Floods and Droughts,

6. Global Warming and Climate Change,

7. Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies,

8. Water, Sanitation and health,

9.  River Pollution,

10. The Holistic Revival of Water Bodies,

11. Water and Life

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

Please find the entry form at

Submission Deadline: 31st July 2009


Entries to the Film Festival must include

1.DVD of the film (with English subtitles, if required)
2.A completed and signed copy of the entry form
3.3 high-resolution stills of the film (can be sent via email)
4.A high-resolution photograph of the director (can be sent via

Promotional materials are welcome.

There is no entry fee.

All submitted films will be subject to a selection process by eminent
members of the festival jury. 

Applicant must pay for shipment of films to Voices from the Waters.

Submitted films will not be returned but will be part of Voices from the
Waters library, one of the largest resources in the world for films on

Voices from the Waters is conceived as a traveling film festival. The
selected films after being premiered in Bangalore at the main event will
be taken across to educational institutions, non governmental
organizations, small towns and villages across India.

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