National Science Film Festival and Competition 2016

8th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2018

Last date to apply

30 November 2017

About 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition

8th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2018 is organized by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation, under the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Vigyan Prasar invites entries from students, individuals and institutions to be a part of the National Science Film Festival and Competition 2018. A five-day science film screening and workshop on science films will be organized during the National Science Film Festival of India 2018 from 20 to 24 February 2018 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. Candidates who want to participate in 8th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2018 must send their entries on or before 30 November 2017.

Two members of the crew of each shortlisted film (national categories) and one member from the non-shortlisted film will be invited to attend the festival. AC III return train fare by the shortest route, lodging and food will be provided.

8th National Science Film Festival and Competition Dates

Events Dates
Last date to Submit the Film 30 November 2017
Intimation of the Shortlisted candidates December 2017
Organization of 7th national Science Film Festival and Competition 20 to 24 February 2018

 

Theme of the Film: Candidates can create the film on one of these following themes.

Environment Agriculture
Health Biography
Technology Wilde Life/Marine Life
Innovation General Science

 

Categories for participation


The participation can be in any of the following categories:

Competitive Category

Duration

Target audience

Category A- Institutions
Films made by government and non-government institutions/organizations/media channels.

upto 60 minutes

General Public

Category B- Individuals
Film made by individual/independent film-makers
not as part of any institution.

upto 60 minutes

General Public

Category C- College Students
Films made by students pursuing degree/ diploma level
courses in any subject also including film-making,
mass communication, journalism, animation, fine arts.

upto 15 minutes

Young Adults

Category D- School Students
Films made by students studying in class 6th to 12th

Upto 10 minutes

School students upto class 12

Category E- Non-Competitive Category
Films from other countries (only for screening)

upto 60 minutes

General Public

Category F- On the spot Competition
On the spot short film (film to be made on-spot)

upto 5 minutes

 

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7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Individuals or Institutions
Details
  • The entries can be submitted by Students, Individuals or Institutions.
  • The Film to be submitted should be made only between December 16, 2015 and December 15, 2016

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Reward

The winners of the Program will be offered the following prizes as per their category of participation. If award is shared by 2 or more persons/organisations, the amount will be equally divided

Awards with trophy
& certificate

Category A

Category B

Category C Category D Category
E

Prize Amount

Golden Beaver

1,00,000

1,00,000

75,000 50,000 Award with trophy & Certificate (Rs 25,000)

Silver Beaver

75,000

75,000

50,000 30,000 --

Bronze Beaver

50,000

50,000

30,000 20,000 --

Special Award for Technical Excellence

Research

25,000

-- -- -- --
Script 25,000 -- -- -- --

Cinematography

25,000

-- -- -- --

Direction

25,000

-- -- -- --

Editing

25,000

--  -- --  --

Graphics / Animation / Special Effects

25,000

-- -- -- --

Sound recording and Design

25,000

-- -- -- --

Special Jury Awards

Special Jury Award with trophy Prize amount & certificate

50,000

 --  --  -- --

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Application form and Process

The registration for the National Science Film Festival and Competition 2018 is to be done online but the submission of film entries have to be done through offline mode. It is mandatory to send hard copy of the completely filled form with the required enclosures to Vigyan Prasar, Noida by post/ courier/ by hand. Candidates can click on the following link to fill the online application form.

Click here to Apply Online


Submission of the Film

The application form of National Science Film Festival and Competition has to be filled & submitted through online mode but the film entries have to be submitted only by post/ by courier/ by hand along with the following enclosures.

  • Pen drive/DVD containing:
    • Copy of the film
    • Synopsis of the film (in MS Word doc.file)
    • 5 still photographs of the film (jpeg format )
    • One photograph of the director (jpeg format)
  • Hard Copy of the synopsis of the film in English
  • Original copy of certificate from the Principal/Director/HOD (Only for Category C & D)

All the above-mentioned materials have to be sent to the following address:

NSFFI 2018
Science Film Festival Division Vigyan Prasar,
A-50 Institutional Area
Sector-62, NOIDA, UP 201 309
Telephone: +91 120 240 4430, 240 4435 (Extn: 205, 219)
Fax: +91 120 240 4437


Other Application Related Details

 

General Specification: The following conditions are to be kept in mind:

  • Language: The film can be in Hindi, English or any language declared in the Constitution of India.
  • If the film is not in Hindi/English, either it should be dubbed or subtitled in Hindi/English.
  • Number of Entries: Participants can submit more than one entry for each category but they should fill separate entry form for each entry.

Technical Guidelines for producers: There are 2 standards according to which the films in various categories are to be submitted and details are as follow:

 Technical Specifications

Applicable category

Format- SD/HD; 720x576 (PAL) and above;
Aspect Ratio-16:9 & 25FPS.

Category A, B, E

Format- SD/HD.

Category C, D


Audio Quality Standards:

  • The Audio should be reasonably continuous, smoothly mixed & edited and free of noise, clicks, hums and analogue distortion.
  • There should be no background noise or peak distortion.
  • If Mono sound is used, it should meet all the stereo standards related to levels, balance and phase.
  • The sound must be carried in the A/B form by Stereo tracks.


Video Quality Standards:

  • The version of the film must meet all appropriate conditions for screening i.e. no timecode, no gaps in between.
  • The Video should be well lit & sharp, free of excessive noise, grain and digital compression after effects.
  • It should be stable and continuous i.e. no jumps, movements, shift in level or position and consistent in colour rendition.
  • There should be no horizontal or vertical aliasing i.e. jagged lines, field or frame rate fluctuations.

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Selection Process

A jury of selected members will judge the entries and shortlist films for Science Film Festival to be organized on 20-24 February 2018 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. The names of the shortlisted candidates will be announced in December 2017.

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Contact Details

Science Film Festival Division Vigyan Prasar,
A-50 Institutional Area
Sector-62, Noida, UP-201309

Phone: +91 0120-2404430,31,35,36

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