Flame Firstcut 2020 ()



Deadlines

20 Dec 2019
Call for entries

26 Jan 2020
Festival closed

21 Feb 2020
Notification date

06 Mar 2020
08 Mar 2020

Address

Gat No. 1270, Lavale, Off Pune-Bangalore Highway Pune,  412115, Pune, Maharashtra , India


Festival description
Short film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 06 March 2020      Festival end: 08 March 2020

FirstCut is an annual international student film festival organized by FLAME University, Pune. Our aim is to provide a platform to young filmmakers from around the world and encourage them to explore the medium of film as an agent of change.

In its 2019 edition, the festival received entries from 40+ countries, and had received 622 submissions overall. Judging panels in the past have included the likes of Ms. Rasika Dugal, Mr. Jay Oza, Mr. Nitin Baid, Ms. Reema Sengupta, Mr. Anjum Rajaballi, and Mr. Sriram Raghavan.

FirstCut continues to strive towards not only a larger reach, but also a greater quality of filmmaking.

This year, the festival is set to be a three-day affair from 6th to 8th March 2020. We believe not only in simply viewing films but in holistically experiencing them. Talks, open-air screenings, and food stalls complement the spirit of coming together and enjoying cinema.

Fiction
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Editor
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Designing
- Best Screenplay

Non-Fiction
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Editor
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Designing
- Best Writer

Nano
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Editor
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Designing
- Best Screenplay

Animation
- Best Film
- Special Mention

- Students may use any camera/technology available to them.
Projection-worthy picture/sound quality is preferred.


- While students have complete freedom in selecting a film’s theme, story, approach, and style, all laws of the land need to be respected (including those relating to obscenity, defamation, copyright, and inciting communal disharmony).

The final call regarding the content shall be taken by the jury members.


- Only one submission per person per category.


- The director, writer, editor, sound designer, and cinematographer must all be student at the time of creation of the film.


- Ten films will be shortlisted in each category by a panel of judges and will be screened during the festival.


- The festival has four categories:

Fiction (Duration: 5:01 minutes-20 minutes including film credits)

Non-Fiction (Duration: 5:01 minutes-20 minutes including film credits)

Nano (Duration: 30 seconds - 5 minutes including film credits)

Animation (Duration: 5:01 minutes-15 minutes including film credits)


- Submissions must fall under the time limits of each category, else they cannot be accepted.


- All submitted films should have English subtitles.


- Films submitted to FirstCut in previous years are not eligible for re-submission.


- For Nano, Fiction and Non-Fiction categories, films completed on or after 30th January 2018 are eligible.


- For Animation category, films completed on or after 30th January 2017 are eligible.


- Submission is online, so it is not necessary to be present at the venue for the screenings. We would appreciate it if you could make it!



  

 
  

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