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Press Release Woodpecker Film Festival

The Woodpecker Film Festival
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1.   An Initiative of       Organised by      PRESS RELEASE  Entries Invited for the Woodpecker Film Festival (WFF) 2013 The film festival invites entries on a variety of issues ranging from environment, gender, health, education, livelihoods and religion to social advertisements and animation for a better world. Last date for submission is August 17. New Delhi, June 17, 2013: The Woodpecker Film Festival (WFF) Directorate has announced Call for Entries for the 2013 edition of the film festival. Launched in the backdrop of the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the film festival aims to showcase and promote the rich diversity of film making traditions in the country and the impact it can create in the society. The three day film festival will be organized from Dec 19-21, 2013 at New Delhi. Talking more about the festival, Mr Narender Yadav, Director-Communications, WFF, said “The festival wishes to enhance understanding and appreciation of new cinematic traditions as a powerful tool for social change. The  festival  will  screen short films and advertisements focusing on diverse social issues and nine compelling themes. It is an endeavour to successfully take emerging genres of cinema to a wider and more diverse audience in the country and at the same time bring together industry representatives, film societies, upcoming and established filmmakers as well as technical experts together.” Film Categories: For the 2013 festival entries are invited in the following categories: • Environment & Wildlife • Animation for a better world • Education • Films for children • Livelihoods • Religion and culture • Gender • Public Health • Social Advertising and Public Service Announcements(PSAs) Deadline for Submission and selection process: Last date for submission of entries is August 17 and the nominations are likely to be announced by the end of September. Films having duration upto 30 minutes are only eligible for participating in the film festival. The Nomination Jury will meet in the month of September and will select films for screening during the festival. The nominated films will then be presented to the Award Jury to finally select the winners of 2013 festival.
  • 2.   An Initiative of       Organised by      Woodpecker Awards The Woodpecker Awards are aimed to inspire creativity and recognise the talent of Indian filmmakers who are focusing on alternative ways of filmmaking and experimenting with new ideas and issues. The Awards will be presented in a gala Award Ceremony on Dec 21 at New Delhi. Apart from the 9 thematic awards there will be 5 technical awards and 1 Best of the festival award in this competitive film festival. Focus on youth The film festival is mainly focused to attract the young generation towards this exciting world of filmmaking. It is also an attempt to make them understand how cinema can be a powerful medium not only to highlight an issue but also to bring the desired social change. “To ensure that more and more film enthusiasts especially youngsters can come and watch these films, we will keep the entry absolutely free during the film festival. Also, special promotion of the festival will be done in colleges and institutes to ensure participation of large number of youth, in addition to filmmakers, media professionals, representatives from government and non- government organisations, advertising professionals and academicians,” said Mr Yadav. About the Organiser An initiative of CMSR Consultants, a New Delhi based research and communication think tank, the film festival will be organised by CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit body registered under the India Trust Act. The Foundation has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to achieve desired social change. CMSR Consultants was established in 2011 as a multi-disciplinary consultancy organisation specialising in Research, Surveys, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications and Outreach activities. Social development, education, public health, rural development, environment and media constitute the broad operational areas of CMSR. ( For more information contact: Mr Divakar Yadav Project Associate, WFF M: 9717253223 E: Ms Neha Agrawal Mensentock Communications M:9868498014 E: The Woodpecker Film Festival Directorate  K­86 (Basement), Kalkaji, New Delhi­ 110019  Phone No. 011­41661868

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