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New York Indian film fest calls for entries

NEW DELHI: The New York Indian Film Festival has invited entries from Indian filmmakers for features and short films for the 12th Festival to be held from 23 to 27 May.


The entries for the festival, organised annually by the Indo-American Arts Council, will close on 15 February.


NYIFF is an opportunity to experience five days of the rich and diverse film cultures of the Indian subcontinent through a mix of premiere film screenings, discussions, industry panels, script workshops, red carpet galas, special events, nightly networking parties and an award ceremony.


Meanwhile, the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) has invited proposals for documentary films from independent filmmakers for their project with the Public Diplomacy Division of the External Affairs Ministry.


PSBT will commission around seven films under this project. The Films will need to be 26 or 52 minutes duration, shot and post-produced on Full High Definition (1920×1080, 50 mbps).


The average budget for a 26-minute film will be between Rs One Million to Rs 1.2 million and for a 52-minute film between Rs 1.4 million and Rs 1.6 million.


The films are intended to project India’s image to overseas audiences and will, therefore, be approved by the Public Diplomacy Division.


The last date to submit Proposals is 24 February and can be submitted to proposals@psbt.org .

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