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Rules & Regulations ...
9th CMS International Children’s Film Festival -2017
(5 - 13 April, 2017)
FESTIVAL REGULATIONS
The Festival is being organised by the management of City Montessori School Lucknow, India.
WORLD PEACE & WORLD UNITY THROUGH EDUCATION
 
Objectives

The Festival aims at providing a common platform for the producers of Children films to project their views for proper development of children's potential through meaningful films; and also for promoting friendship and co- operation among people of the world.

 
1. Date and Place
The Festival will be held in Lucknow from 5th -13th April, 2017
 
2. Regulations

The programme of the Festival will be divided into the following broad categories:

(i) Feature Fiction
(ii) Short Fiction
(iii) Feature Animation
(iv) Shorts Animation
(v) Feature Documentary
(vi) Short Documentary

 
3. The Festival Directorate reserves the right to exclude films which are not in conformity with aims of the Festival, or which could offend the national feelings and susceptibilities of any participating country, or are likely to promote racial discrimination or such films which may be detrimental to the cause of unity of humankind.
 
4. Details
  1. Films must be for children of all ages.
  2. Films must have been completed between 1st January, 2014 to 30th November, 2016. Eligibility period will be determined by the censorship visa/certificate of the country where the film has been produced.

  3. Entries will be subject to preview by a committee constituted by this Festival. A film which is not accepted for the Competition Section can be shown in other Section with the specific consent of the entrant.

 
The following prizes will be given away:
(i) Best Children Feature Film   The director gets a Golden trophy, a certificate and a cash  prize of Rs.100,000/- and the producer gets a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.100,000/-
(ii) Best Documentary Feature Film The director gets a Golden trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of
Rs. 75,000/- and the producers gets a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.75,000/-
(iii) Best Animation Feature Film   The director gets a Golden trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 75,000/- and the producers gets a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.75,000/-
(iv) Best Short Animation Film  The director gets a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/-   and the producer gets a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-
(v) Best Short Film            The director gets a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/-   and the producer gets a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-
(vi) Best Short Documentary film The director gets a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/-   and the producer gets a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-
(vii) Special Jury Award -    Dr Jagdish Gandhi Award           The director gets a Silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 60,000/-  and the producers get a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-
(viii) Audience Award- 
Dr Bharti Gandhi Award
The director gets a Silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 60,000/-  and the producers get a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-
 
5. DVDs for Selection
DVD's (Preferably PAL system) of films may be sent, so as to reach the Festival not later than 15th December, 2016.
 
6. Entry of films in the Festival
Film Producers, Distributors or their duly authorized representatives or duly authorized government organization / agency of the participating countries may enter their films for the competition through the enclosed Entry Form.
 
7. The Festival organizers reserve the right to invite films they consider suitable for the film festival.
 
8. The Entry Form, duly filled in, separately for each film proposed to be entered should reach through Online or through by post to the Festival Director, by 30th November, 2016.
 
9. Freight and Other Charges
  1. The DVDs for screening during the festival should be sent at sender's cost by International courier.

  2. The Festival will not bear freight or any other charges for unsolicited films/ videos sent to it, if these are not selected for screening in the Festival.
 
10. Subtitling
Films will normally be screened in their original language/version. Films in language other than English must have subtitles in English. Films that arrive without subtitles, or with subtitles other than in English, where such subtitles are not required, shall not be screened in the Festival.
 
11. General
  1. Films must be suitable for children‐content should have no explicit violence, sexual reference or coarse/obscene language.

  2. The participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the 9th CMS International Children's Film Festival-2017 with regard to parties connected with the production / distribution of the participating film and / or other right holders/licenses.

  3. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Regulations.

  4. As a policy of the festival no screening fee is paid to the producer or distributor for screening the film in the festival.
 
12. Enclosures
  1. ONE copy of the ENTRY FORM

  2. Two copies of the film in DVD format with subtitles in English.

  3. A Data CD consisting of
    a) Synopsis in English,
    b) Film Stills as many as possible
    c) Director's Photos, Biography and Filmography
    d) Poster of the film (optional)

    The items mentioned can be sent via email also at cmsfilmfest@gmail.com or at info@cmsfilms.org
 
13. The organizers of the festival reserve the right to make changes in the screening schedule of films.
 
14. Films can also be sent through online, i.e. through any link in HD Quality with an English subtitle.
 
15. Correspondence and Shipping Address:

All correspondence, Publicity material, DVDs & Digital Beta should be addressed to:

The Festival Director
9th CMS International Children's Film Festival -2017
CMS FILMS & RADIO DIVISION,
12, Station Road, Lucknow.
Tel: +91 522 2638321, 2638738, 2638606
Fax: 2638008, 2635497
website: http://www.cmsfilms.org/icff
E-mail: varghese.kurian@cmseducation.org &info@cmsfilms.org

OUR PARTNERS
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ENTRY FORM (Online)
Entry Form (Downloadable)
Delegate Registration Form
 
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