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Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation's
Phalke Film Festival 2016 - Mumbai

Objectives :
The Festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinematography of India to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures in the context of their social and cultural ethos.

Date and Place :
The 1st edition of Phalke Film Festival will be held  2016, in Mumbai, India.

Rules :
The festival programme is broadly divided into the following categories
i.    International Competition for Feature Films (Fiction Films with a duration of 80 to 130 minutes).
ii.    International Competition for Short Films (Fiction Films with a duration of 7 to 20 minutes). 
iii.    Technical Workshops/Master classes/other Interactive & Academic sessions/Panel Discussions.
iv.    vi. Film Bazaar
Directorate of Film Festivals reserves the right to exclude films that are not in conformity with the philosophy and objective of the festival, or which could offend the feelings/ susceptibilities of any participating country, or are likely to promote discrimination of any kind.

InternationalCompetition :
Films entered in the Competition MUST fulfil the following conditions:
1)    Films must be fiction, Feature length films not less than 80 minutes in duration and Short Films not less than 7 minutes in duration in original language soundtrack with English Subtitles.
2)    Entrants must agree that if their film/films win any awards, all screenings thereafter will acknowledge the Award(s) on the film itself.
3)    The competition will be held subject to the acceptance of a maximum of eighteen eligible films from different Languages. If selected for the Competition, the entrant/s - must provide a 35mm print or a DCP (Non-encrypted, DCI compliant-J2K Intrope or SMPTE in 24 fps) with EST for festival screenings - must agree that in case of winning an award they will provide the festival with a region free PAL DVD/ Blue ray copy of the film for archival purposes.
4)    The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting. The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries.
5)    Films in the official programme shall not be withdrawn from the festival programme before or during the event.
6)    The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 3 screenings per film.
7)    Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section.

The following prizes will be given away for Feature Film:
(i)    Best Film
(ii)    Best Director
(iii)    Best Cinematographer
(iv)    Best Actor (Male)
(v)    Best Actor (Female)
(vi)    Special Jury Award given to a film (for any aspect of the film which the jury wishes to award/acknowledge) or an individual (for his/her artistic contribution to a film). The award, if given to a film, will be given to the Director of the film.
(vii)    Lifetime Achievement Award This prestigious award is conferred upon a master film maker for his/her outstanding contribution to cinema.
(viii)    Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year this prestigious award is conferred upon an Indian film personality for his/her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

The following prizes will be given away for Short Film:
(i)    Best Film
(ii)    Best Director
(iii)    Best Cinematographer
(iv)    Best Actor (Male)
(v)    Best Actor (Female)
(vi)    Special Jury Award given to a film (for any aspect of the film which the jury wishes to award/acknowledge) or an individual (for his/her artistic contribution to a film). The award, if given to a film, will be given to the Director of the film.














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