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Introduction


About MIT School of Film & Television


MIT School of Film And Television (MIT-SFT) is located at Rajbaug Pune, India, the Oxford of the east and a cultural capital of India. The scenic sprawling campus, once the abode of the legendary filmmaker Shri Raj Kapoor, where his International Films were produced, continues to be replete with his spirit of inimitable artistry.

MIT-SFT is an institute in India that imparts film education along with presenting the learners, opportunities to review and exchange information in all aspects of art, design and technology. It encourages learning, using vast range of media technologies and practices to understand appreciate and broaden their perspective about the artistic pursuits.

Film studies is an interdisciplinary academic in the MIT ADT University, dedicated to exploring the relations between media, power and social justice by integrating film and media theory and history with creative practice. Our faculty understands the study of media to be inextricably linked to questions of power, rights, human development, and self-determination. Our students investigate these questions historically and theoretically and through their own creative and collaborative work. After a rigorous introduction to film practice initiated and extended through 2-3 years of selected course work and theory, student create short films, under the guidance of faculty members.

MIT School of Film and Television, Rajbaug, Pune, India was established under the MIT Art, Design and Technology University (MIT ADT) Act, 2015 (Mah Act No. XXXIX of 2015).

OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION

A Student Film Making Competition to collaborate on a global scale for production and exchange of culturally diverse films on a single platform.

PRIZES :



  • Best Film  Live Action 1000 USD
  • Best Director  Live Action 500 USD
  • Best Film Animation  1000 USD

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILMSECTION
A SEGMENT OF THE PUNE INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF)
9th- 16th JANUARY 2020

Rules & Regulations: LIVE ACTION


GENRE: The Films must be of the genre – ‘FICTION’ and should essentially be a Live-Action film. Animated content as part of the live actionformat is accepted though it should not comprise a majority of the film. Fully animated films should be submitted to the Animation Section. Documentaries will not be accepted.

DURATION: Films must be not more than 30 minutes in length.

ENTRY FEE: There is NO ENTRY FEE for this section.

DEADLINE: The closing date for receipt of entries is November 30th, 2019. Films produced between the dates December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019are accepted. The entries should reach the designated address on or before the specified date. Proof of postage before the specified final date willnot be considered for films that reach late. The onus of obtaining a proof-of-delivery for managing disputes rests with the entrant.

FORMS: Forms are available online at www.piffindia.com

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:

1. In order to submit your film to PIFF, the applicant must be a registered student of any film institute. He / she must send a copy of their current Student ID card.

2. A letter from the film institute is a must stating the entry of the film.

3. An Institute is eligible to send maximum 5 entries only.

FILM ELIGIBILITY:

1. Films sent as an entry to the Students Film Section of PIFF 2018 or PIFF 2019 cannot be sent as an entry to PIFF 2020.

2. Film must not contain any content that would be considered pornographic. Entries that contain material of an explicitsexual or violent nature, or anything defamatory or likely to incite bigotry or racial prejudice, will be rejected.

3. Films that have received television (including cable, online) or commercial theatrical playout prior to the submission are NOT eligible.

4. The organizers of PIFF do not assume any responsibility for any violation of intellectual property by any entrant. Entries must be original contentrecorded by the applicant. Entrants must ensure that they own or have obtained all licenses and copyright to allow the film to be screened in publicacross a variety of different media including broadcast, cinema, web and wireless. Permission letters & licenses may be demanded if needed. Any music that is used in the film must be either originally composed or royalty free or have necessary permission of theowner of the content in writing to use the same.

5. All costs of production of the film (including talent, editing, etc) and all shipping fees will be borne by the entrant.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

1. Film in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

2. Material for viewing must be sent on a DVD or email a downloadable VIMEO link of good quality. Preview material should be labeled with title, run-time, screening format and contactinformation (name, email, address and phone number of applicant).

3. Preview material will not be returned. Do not send your master copy until you are notified.

4. Entries must include a fully completed, signed and dated registration form. If there is more than one producer or director of the film, then the formmust include the details and signatures of every producer & every director.

5. All filmmakers will be notified via email / telephone only. Hence please ensure that an accurate email id and telephone number are indicated. Pleaseprovide at least 1 alternate email id & telephone number to avoid any problems.

6. PIFF is permitted to retain viewing material as part of the festival library, for publicizing the festival and for educational purposes. No commercialexploitation of the content will be undertaken by PIFF.

7. Import declaration statements by all non-Indian entries must be sent along with the material via registered air mail with the declaration: ‘For PuneInternational Film Festival selection purpose only. No commercial value.’

8. All viewing material (DVD) to be mailed to the following address or VIMEO link emailed on filmfest.mitsft@mituniversity.edu.in

MIT School of Film and Television,
Rajbaug Campus, Loni Kalbhor, 
Pune – 412201, India

9. All the parcels should be accompanied by the entry form, College id Xerox, letter from the college and addressed as above and clearly marked:

‘FOR THE PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 –INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM SECTION – LIVE ACTION’

10. Airway Bill No details can be sent filmfest.mitsft@mituniversity.edu.in for confirmation of receipt.

11. The organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage to films in transit. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, delayed or damagedin the post or courier. The festival organizers reserve the right to disqualify incomplete, altered or illegible entries.

12. If your film is selected, you may be asked to provide: B&W and color still photos from the film, press materials, a trailer for use on the PIFF website,posters and flyers.

13. The decisions of the selection committee shall be final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained.

14. If your film is selected for the final round & screening during the festival, the same will be notified to you by December 15, 2019 and master copy of the same (in DVD / Hard Disk) must be sent to the address below no later than December 31, 2019.

15. PIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling without notice.

Send all queries to filmfest.mitsft@mituniversity.edu.in

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM SECTION
A SEGMENT OF THE PUNE INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF)
Rules & Regulations: ANIMATION SECTION
10th - 17th January 2019

GENRE: The Films must be essentially Animation film. They are permitted to have some live action footage, though the same has to be restricted to less than 25% of play out time of the film.

DURATION: Films must be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 15 minutes in length.

ENTRY FEE: There is NO ENTRY FEE for this Section.

DEADLINE: The closing date for receipt of entries is November 30th, 2019. Films produced between the dates December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019 are accepted. The entries should reach the designated address on or before the specified date. Proof of postage before the specified final date will not be considered for films that reach late. The onus of obtaining a proof-of-delivery for managing disputes rests with the entrant.

FORMS: Forms are available online at www.piffindia.com

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:

1. In order to submit your film to PIFF, the applicant must be a registered student of any film institute. He / she must send a copy of their current Student ID card.

2. A letter from the film institute on its letterhead duly stamped is a must. It should state the name of the film as its official entry.

3. An Institute is eligible to send maximum 5 entries only.

FILM ELIGIBILITY:

1. Films sent as an entry to the Students Film Section of PIFF 2018 or PIFF 2019 cannot be sent as an entry to PIFF 2019.

2. Film must not contain any content that would be considered pornographic. Entries that contain material of an explicit Sexual or violent nature, or anything defamatory or likely to incite bigotry or racial prejudice, will be rejected.

3. Films that have received television (including cable or Internet) or commercial theatrical play out prior to the submission are NOT eligible.

4. The organizers of PIFF do not assume any responsibility for any violation of intellectual property by any entrant. Entries must be original content recorded by the applicant. Entrants must ensure that they own or have obtained all licenses and copyright to allow the film to be screened in public across a variety of different media including broadcast, cinema, web and wireless. Permission letters & licenses may be demanded if needed. Any music that is used in the film must be either originally composed royalty free or have the permission of the owner of the content in writing to use the same.

5. All costs of production of the film (including talent, editing, etc) and all shipping fees will be borne by the entrant.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

1. Film in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

2. Material for viewing must be sent on a DVD or email a downloadable VIMEO link of good quality. Preview material should be labeled with title, running-time, screening format and contact information (name, email, address and phone number of applicant).

3. Preview material will not be returned. Do not send a master copy until you are notified.

4. Entries must include a fully completed, signed and dated registration form. If there is more than one producer or director of the film, then the form must include the details and signatures of every producer & every director.

5. All filmmakers will be notified via email / telephone only. Hence please ensure that an accurate email id and telephone number are indicated. Please provide at least one alternate email id & telephone number to avoid any problems.

6. PIFF is permitted to retain viewing material as part of the festival library, for publicizing the festival and for educational purposes. No commercial exploitation of the content will be undertaken by PIFF.

7. Import declaration statements by all non-Indian entries must be sent along with the material via registered air mail with the declaration: ‘For Pune International Film Festival selection purpose only. No commercial value.’

8. All viewing material (DVD) to be mailed to the following address or VIMEO link emailed on filmfest.mitsft@mituniversity.edu.in

MIT School of Film and Television,
Rajbaug Campus, Loni Kalbhor, 
Pune – 412201, India

All the parcels should be accompanied by the entry form and addressed as above and clearly marked:

FOR THE PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM SECTION – ANIMATION’

Airway Bill No details can be sent to filmfest.mitsft@mituniversity.edu.in for confirmation of receipt.

9. The organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage to films in transit. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, delayed or damaged in the post or courier. The festival organizers reserve the right to disqualify incomplete, altered or illegible entries.

10. If your film is selected, you may be asked to provide: B&W and color still photos from the film, press materials, a trailer for use on the PIFF website, posters and flyers.

11. The decisions of the selection committee shall be final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained.

12. If your film is selected for the final round & screening during the festival, the same will be notified to you by December 15, 2019 and master copy of the same (in DVD / Hard Disk ) must be sent to the address below no later than December 31, 2019.

13. PIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling without notice.

18. Send all queries to filmfest.mitsft@mituniversity.edu.in


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