Pigeon’s Media Network invites short films for its ‘Kurathiyadan - Short Film Award Scheme – 2020-21’, which aims at recognizing the creative efforts towards promotion and protection of human rights & Social Commitments. The film may be in any technical format. These may be in Malayalam language with/without sub-titles in English or in Hindi.
The Terms and Reference of the award scheme are as follows:
- Who can compete: Any Indian citizen can send his/her entry. There is no bar on the number of films sent by an individual for competing in the Pigeon’s Media Network’s Short Film Award Scheme. However, each application should have one film only and films sent once for the Pigeon’s Media Network’s award scheme may not compete again under this scheme. The film(s) being sent for this competition should not be on social media platform. The applicant should attach his/her identity, such as, Aadhar Card, Voter Identity Card, PAN Card, Driving License or any other valid proof of identity issued by a Government authority.
- Entry Fee: Entry fee Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand only) per shrt movie registration. Entry fee will not be refundable in any circumstances.
- Theme* of the film: Human rights issues & Social Commitments. Each entry should accompany brief theme and synopsis of the film.
- Language of the film: Any Indian language with sub-titles in English or in Hindi.
- Duration of the film: Duration of the short film should not be less than 3 minutes and more than 20 minutes.
- Film format: Short films may be shot in any technical format or camera set-up or in animation.
- Title & Credits: Each film should depict its title and credits, including the names of the producer, writer and director.
- Jury: A Jury appointed by Pigeon’s Media Network will select the winners.
- Distribution of Award: The onus will be on the applicant that he/she is the only authorized representative to send the entry for the Award Scheme. In case of the selection of the film for an award, it will be given to the applicant only. The Pigeon’s Media Network will, in no way, be responsible for any dispute arising out of it. The Pigeon’s Media Network will give the award money through cheque only in the name of the applicant. The award money cheque may be issued in the name of a company or a production house only if it is stated to be so by the applicant in his application form.
- Method to apply:
- Filled-in online application form along with requisite documents, Film and its themes and synopsis should be uploaded on our portal mollylive.com/ksf2021-regster/ (No hard copy of application or DVD/Pen drive is required).
- The applicant must write his/her complete postal address, telephone and mobile number in the online registration/application form..
- Mode of dispatch & registration: Entries can be sent online only.
- Last date: The entries received after the 30th Nov, 2021, will not be entertained.
- Screening Rights: The Pigeon’s Media Network, India will have the right to use the films for any purpose it deems fit including uploading these on its website/social media. An undertaking in this regard, as given agreed in the online application/registration form. However, the participants may continue to have their rights on their films and may be free to participate in any other competitions/festivals.
- Invalid entries: Incomplete forms and entries, not fulfilling the terms and conditions, as above, will be treated as invalid and may not be considered for the competition. However, Pigeon’s Media Network may not return them.
- Posters of the film: The applicant whose film is shortlisted for the award will require sending a colored poster (A-3 size) of the film depicting the title of the film, brief theme in English and names of the main crew, only in soft copy.
* The themes of short films could be broadly-based on various socioeconomic, cultural and political rights. The film could be a documentary, dramatization of real stories or a work of fiction, in any technical format, including animation, within the ambit of right to life, liberty, equality and dignity and covering issues specific to bonded and child labour, women & children’s rights, rights of elderly persons, disabled rights, right to healthcare, issues of fundamental freedoms, human trafficking, domestic violence, human rights violation due to police atrocities, custodial violence and torture, socio-economic disparities, rights of indigenous people, prison reforms, right to education, right to clean environment, right to work, right to equality before law, right to food and nutritional security, human rights violation due to displacement on account of either man made or natural calamity, etc.