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.
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 email)
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 water.
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.