Nez Magic Lantern Shorts (0)


05 Dec 2017
Call for entries

31 May 2018
Standard deadline

21 Jun 2018
Late deadline

21 Jun 2018
Festival closed

29 Sep 2018
Notification date

28 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018


8, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road 1 st floor,  700020, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 59'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2016
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 59'<
 Any language
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Photo of Nez Magic Lantern Shorts
Photo of Nez Magic Lantern Shorts


Festival start: 28 September 2018      Festival end: 30 September 2018

NEZ Magic Lantern is part of NEZ Movie awards, celebrating movies in short formats. Magic Lantern embraces diverse sensibilities and movie art form. Magic lantern seeks emerging formats and technologies and present them at our festival in unique way. Here at magic lantern we worship the cinema sorcerers and serious cinephile. We are committed to original content. Magic Lantern Shorts Awards is organised by the organisers of NEZ International Film Festival

1. Making Awards category:
• Infinite Vistas Award
• Best Short
• Best Documentary
• Best Animation
• Best Director
• Jury Mention
• Festival Mention
2. Technical Awards category:
• Best cinematography
• Best editing
• Best screenplay
• Best VFX
3. Music Awards category:
• Best Original Music
• Best Background
• Best Folly
4. Artist Awards category:
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Child Artist
• Best Supporting Actor
• Best Supporting Actress

4thNEZ International Film Festival (NIFF)

From 28th to 30th September 2018

Terms & Conditions
1. Entries will be accepted in DVD Format or Downloadable link.
2. Last date for receiving entries 30th June, 2018 which will be only accepted with payment –via DD/direct Bank Payment to
NEZ Foundation
S/B Account No. 3181000100093138
Bank:Punjab National Bank
Branch :Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700020
RTGS/NEFT IFS Code : PUNB0318100

3. Late Entry Dead Line –31stJuly, 2018

5. Excerpts from selected films may be used for publicity purposes only.

6. There will be following awards
* Best Feature * Best Short * Best Documentary * Best Animation * Best Director * Best Actor/Actress
* Best Background Music * Best Cinematographer* Best Editor * Best Original Music * Best Foley
* Best Screenplay * Best VFX * Jury Mention * Festival Mention
Special Awards Infinite Vistas – Feature Infinite Vistas – Documentary Infinite Vistas – Short

7. All the nominated films will receive a certificate.

8. Notification of short listed film will be made by 15th August’18 (Normal)& 31st August’18 (Late)

9. All the films, except for in English, must have Sub Title in English.

10. Year of Production – 2016 onwards.

11. Duration – Feature Film : above 60 min Documentary: up to 60 min Short : up to 60min

12. Our Green Planet, we also have a special category “NIFF Green”. Movies which promote Green Earth can be applied under this category.

13. Films submitted under “The Smart Phone Cinema” must be shot entirely on a mobile phone or tablet in HD Video. Multiple mobile devices can be used. Software to edit video and audio as well as colour corrections and special effects are permissible. Use of other equipments such as microphone, detachable lenses, lights, tripod etc. are allowed.

14. All films must be an original production. It should not infringe copyright, trademark, or other rights any individual.

15. Screening of all the Selected Films will be done, subject to permission of time.

16. Awards will be given to only those participants who attend the festival in person or through representatives.

17. Participants are required to register themselves as delegate at an extra charge which will be informed in due course.

18. Decision of Jury will be Final and cannot be challenged.

19. For all your queries, please contact
Mr. Sumit Modak-+91 9163567969

20. Please send the followings

1. Entry Form
2. DVD of the Film / Downloadable Link
3. Synopsis of the Movie
4. Directors Details alongwith Filmography
5. Payment (DD / or Direct Deposit to Bank) or Pay Pal
6. Stills of the movies – 3 / 4 (soft copy)
7. Posters of the movies

21. Selected Film will be required to submit a Trailer upto 1 minute.

All the details by email also
and hardcopy by courier to

NEZ International Film Festival
C/o.NEZ Foundation
8 Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata- 700071
West Bengal, India
Office: +9133 24540230, +91 9163567969



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