National Science Film Festival and Competition 2016

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017

Last date to apply

December 15, 2016

About 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition

  • 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017 will be organized on February 14-18, 2017 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata.
  • Vigyan Prasar invites entries from students, individuals and institutions to be a part of the National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017.
  • Two members from the crew of shortlisted films will be invited for the Festival to be organised at Raman Science Centre, Nagpur. and will be provided with travel, lodging and food facilities.

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017 Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date to Submit the Film December 15, 2016
Intimation of the Shortlisted candidates December 2016 or January 207
Organization of 7th national Science Film Festival and Competition February 14-18, 2017

 

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.

15-25 minutes

General Public

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

15-25 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.

5-25 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 made in association with Vigyan Prasar / NCSM or companies overseas / international and / or
by the production houses from other countries or
with non-Indian source of funding.

(Under this category films will only be screened,
not be entitled for any award)

Upto 5 Minutes

General Public

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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:

Awards with trophy
& certificate

Category A

Category B

Category C Category D Category E

Prize Amount

Golden Beaver

1,00,000

1,00,000

50,000 50,000 Award with trophy & Certificate (Rs 10,000)

Silver Beaver

70,000

570,000

30,000 30,000 --

Bronze Beaver

40,000

40,000

20,000 20,000 --

Special Award for Technical Excellence

Cinematography

20,000

 --  --  -- --

Editing

20,000

--   -- --  --

Graphics / Animation / Special Effects

20,000

 --  --  -- --

Sound recording and Design

20,000

 --  --  -- --

Special Jury Awards

Film to promote scientific temper

20,000

 --  --  -- --

Film on innovation

20,000

 --  --  -- --

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

The registration for the National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017 is to be done online but the submission along with 2 DVD or CD of the film is to be submitted offline. The details of the application process are as follow:

  • Application Form: The online registration can be carried out by visiting the website of Vigyan Prasar and the entry form etc. can be downloaded from the official website.
    • 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 time code, 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.

Submission of the Film

The submission of the films is to be done by the means of post and the entry form and other documents as mentioned below should accompany the submission:

  • DVD/CDs: Two DVD or CDs of the film in mp4 format and as per PAL 625/50 standard.
  • Synopsis: Printed copy of synopsis in either Hindi or English.
  • For Category C & D: Certificate from the Principal / Director / Head of the institution.
  • A separate CD having
    1. Synopsis of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
    2. Script of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
    3. Five stills of the film in JPEG format
    4. One still image of the Director in JPEG format.

All the above mentioned materials are to be sent to the following address:

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

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 February 14-18, 2017 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata.

  • The names of the shortlisted candidates will be announced on December 2016/January 2017.

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Address

Nimish Kapoor
Scientist ‘D’ & Convener
6th National Science Film Festival 2016
Science Film Festival Division
Vigyan Prasar
Plot no. A 50, Sector 62, Noida 

7th National Science Film Festival and Competition Contact Details

Phone: +91 120-240 4430, 240 4435 (Extn.: 205, 219) Email: nsff2016@gmail.com

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