NEW DELHI: New and amateur filmmakers can send in their entries by 15 February to showcase their talent in the upcoming digital film festival -- UFO 0110 International Digital Film Festival - which is introducing a contest to promote new talent and fresh ideas in the industry.
The festival will be organised from 23 February to 1 March at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
Christened as ‘Film in 6 Days‘, the competition will present a challenge to young filmmakers to direct a short film in a brief span of six days. To facilitate this process and help the participants bring their imagination into life, the organisers will provide all the logistical support to them.
‘Film in six days‘ competition will select six to 10 teams (consisting of director, director of production, and editor) on the basis of their past experience and interviews. The selected candidates will be given a topic by the festival organisers to make a film within six days.
These films then will be reviewed by a jury comprising senior people from film fraternity who will select the winner.
The participants will be provided the complete support from the festival such as required equipments for the shoot which will include the camera, sound equipments and post production facilities of an editing machine and studio; moreover, they will be facilitated with the basic budget for travel and food for the two days. There will also be script consultants and consulting editors to help out the filmmakers during the competition.
Festival Director and Ekaa Films founder Madhureeta Anand said, "We are receiving registration from all across the globe in huge number. The six day competition is an integral and important part of the UFO 0110 International digital Film Festival. It is a section that has been specially designed for amateurs. Today, people are well-versed with filmmaking knowledge and come prepared when they enter the industry. This section is specially going to give a big boost to career of the budding talent. We have extended the registration deadline till February 15.”
The 0110 International Digital Film Festival is an annual event showcasing cutting edge digital films from around the world. The mission is to take the digital art and film movement forward and provide fresh and innovative content to the viewers and create a space for new styles of form and content that can become the resource pool for filmmakers in South Asia and the rest of the world. It is the only film festival in India that travels to 11 cities.