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Call for entries: Intl Fest of Films on Tribal Art and Culture 2009

via email: VANYA (an enterprise of Deptt of Tribal welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh) and iiMC (Indian Infotainment Media Corporation) take pleasure to announce its Second Edition of “International Festival of Films on Tribal Art & Culture 2009” (IFFTAC-2009) at Indore, Madhya Pradesh which will run from Feb 6-9, 2009. The festival will culminate with a screening and awards ceremony on 9th Feb 2009. It will be an International event that will bring the best films on Tribal culture and art from all over the world.

You would be glad to learn about ifftac-08 which was a tremendous success. Following 40 countries vied to win 6 beautiful awards: Angola, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bosnia, Cameroon, China, Ethiopia, Equador, France, Germany, Herzegovina, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan , Lithuania , Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco,Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Srilanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan & Zimbabwe. In all 65 films were screened.

Under the stewardship of Shri Shriram Tiwari as the Festival director, and Mr. Devendra Khandelwal, Chairman, Organizing Committee, IFFTAC-2009 will showcase films based on the theme of Tribal culture, art, religion, architecture, philosophy, traditions, mythology, history, life-style, food, costumes, jewellery, sports and various aspects associated with them. It will also offer awards and certificates to the participants. Many renowned film personalities would grace the festival. One way economical fare and 2 day free accommodation may be considered for overseas participants.

IFFTAC-2009 will welcome films not exceeding 150 minutes and can be as small as 1 minute. Film can be feature, documentary, narrative, fiction or animation. Films must be available on DVD for presentation or preview purposes. We cordially invite you to participate in the competitive section of the festival. Entry is open and free, for all film makers… amateurs, students and professionals with respective separate competitive sections for them, and the last date for submission is Jan 15, 2009.

Kindly circulate this invitation to like-minded film makers so that they can avail this great opportunity. Film-makers whose film may be selected for screening will receive discounted rates on accommodation and one way fare. The festival entry form is now available for download at the festival’s official website: http://www.ifftac.org/ If you still have some questions then feel free to write to info@ifftac.org.

Looking forward to hear from you.
Sonal Khandelwal


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