The Centre for Development Communication of DHAN Foundation is pleased to invite filmmakers to take part in the
5th Development Film Festival on ‘Fight Poverty: Connect and Commit for MDGs’ to be held in Chennai, India in September 25-27, 2009.
The film makers are invited to showcase their documentaries, short films and animation films made on any of the following themes:
• Women and Children
• Food security
The entries can include the success stories, grassroots initiatives, community efforts, issues and solutions.
The Centre for Development Communication (CDC) of DHAN Foundation works towards promoting use of information and communication as a tool for development. Also it strives for working with print and electronic media for highlighting development work. As a step forward in this endeavor the CDC is organizing a Development Film Festival every year.
The past four film festivals were organised at Madurai, the city well known as a seat of learning since the Sangam periods dating back to 4th century B.C, and famous for its cultural and scholarly pursuits. The First edition of the festival focused on poverty, from a larger perspective on water, environment, gender, education, health and culture. The second festival focused on Water and life. The third edition of the Festival was again focused on 'Water and People'. The last year Festival focused on ‘Culture and Heritage’
The filmmakers from all over the world responded overwhelmingly in all these festivals. The films for screening were selected by a panel comprising of film makers, development practitioners and academicians. Films were screened to the public of Madurai, including school and college students. Best films were awarded. Read more about the past festivals at www.dhan.org/dff/
Procedure for entry:
To make entry of your product, send DVD/ VCDs to us and fill the submission form Complete the form making sure that the information is accurate and complete. Enclose pictures or any promotional material if possible. Submission form and brochure can be downloaded from the festival website http://www.dhan.org/dff/downloads.php
Participation in the Festival & Dialogue:
The film makers whose productions are selected will be invited to take part in the Festival and Dialogue sessions planned during the Festival to present their production and join the discussions. The Festival is open for the public.
Deadline for the submission of Films:
Films and submission forms must reach us by 12 September 2009
Send the Films with filled in submission forms to
5th Development Film Festival
Centre for Development Communication
7 E, Valmigi Street, S.S. Colony, Madurai 625 016. Tamil Nadu
Tel.: 0452-4353983 Fax: 0452-2602247
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Cinematographer Alan Trow BSC Teams Up With Marches.TV for Hay Film School
Famous for books and the literary Festival, Hay-on-Wye now has another draw with the establishment of the Hay Film School.
Film and television veterans Alan Trow BSC and Miguel Ferros MBKS will offer film-making courses for absolute beginners through to workshops for established professionals.
The first Hay Film School course will take place in early September and is for anybody with an interest in getting the most out of their video camera. It will focus on the key things to know about cameras and some simple steps to achieve professional results. The participants will be given an opportunity to put their newfound knowledge into practice and the best footage will be uploaded onto the Marches TV web site.
Other courses available will look at more advanced techniques, editing and sound.
Alan has run workshops for Kodak & Fuji, is a visiting lecturer at the London Film School in Covent Garden and the International Film School in Wales and is a member of the Film panel for Screen Academy Wales. Miguel is also a visiting lecturer at the National Film and Television School, and the HFF Academy, Berlin.
“Hay offers inspirational locations for film-makers and photographers, from the castle and the river Wye to the backdrop of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.” said Alan “I look forward to helping aspiring cinematographers and directors shoot some great images.”
Alan is a member of the British Society of Cinematographers with 40 years experience of shooting film and video all over the world. His credits include “Up'N'Under”, directed by John Godber, which was one of the most successful independent British movies in recent years, “Monolith”, shot in Hollywood with John Hurt and Lou Gossett Jnr and “Dear Nobody”, by Berlei Doherty, a movie of the week for the BBC.
“What better place to learn how to make great videos than Hay-on-Wye? “ Said Miguel Ferros. “It is a beautiful town, surrounded by amazing countryside. We can offer hands-on film-making experience in a town that is a pleasure to visit, with first-rate food and accommodation.”
Miguel is a post-production expert with over 20 years experience. An award-winning Editor, he has designed visual effects systems and consulted for Broadcasters and Production Companies across the world.
Most recently, Miguel, who runs Marches.TV, was involved in the post-production of “LazyTown” and “Grandpa in My Pocket”, both groundbreaking television productions, as well as consulting for technical suppliers to Hollywood blockbusters such as “Journey To The Centre of The Earth 3D” and “Quantum of Solace”.
Marches.TV (www.marches.tv), is a new website for the Welsh Marches.
It provides a source of video-based entertainment and information for Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys and was conceived with the idea of giving young people and communities a real-world vehicle for learning how to use media as a business within a rural environment.
For more information and to sign up for a course go to www.marchestv.co.uk/EventsResults.aspx?ID=13, or contact Alan on
0787 553 5773
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