Gandhara Independent Film Festival (1)



Deadlines

01 Jul 2020
Call for entries

15 Aug 2020
Festival closed

05 Sep 2020
Notification date

17 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020

Address

Karachi, Pakistan,  75500, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan


Festival description
Short film festival >5' 25'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >5' 25'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 17 October 2020      Festival end: 18 October 2020

Gandhara Independent Film Festival has received massive global film entries. We appreciate the interest in the festival and the submissions , however we are closing submissions effective immediately on Festhome 15th August 2020. We thank you for your submissions and apologise for the date change but the organisers feel it is the most prudent method moving forward so that we can watch all the submitted films with a level of interest as intended by the filmmakers themselves and meet our internal milestones.

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First Edition GIFF Online 2020

About the Festival

We’re going virtual and this year we are curating non-competitive short films from across the globe, conducting panel discussions, filmmaker interviews & online masterclasses.

The Gandhara Independent Film Festival (GIFF), will take place on 17th & 18th October, 2020. It will screen recent and exciting films from across the globe while fulfilling its main aim of fostering and building a community for storytellers.

Due to the #Covid19 pandemic where social distancing is a must, we are hosting our event through online streaming on our website. It will be accessible to everyone globally. We look forward to your enthusiastic involvement in GIFF Online 2020 by submitting short films you have made from 2015 onwards.

NOTE:
Complete schedule will be shared on our website and social media platforms 15 days prior to online streaming.

The festival is non-competitive.

Criteria & Categories

1 - The festival theme is open and non-competitive in categories of fiction, experimental, animation & documentary films.

2 - The duration of the films should not be more than 25 minutes including credits with English subtitles.

3 - The participating films of the festival year 2020 will be selected by the festival programmers. All selections will be posted on our website & social media pages.

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Content Guidelines

1 - Content of the submitted film(s) should be creative and completely original including the sound/music used and should not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.

2 - Under no circumstances should the content of the films contain any offensive language, violence, religious content or hate speech, defamatory content, politically sensitive topics, material or comment and sexual innuendos or nudity.

Any film containing one or more of the above mentioned will be disqualified.

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Submission Rules

1 - All films must have been made 2015 onwards.

2 - Films should be submitted in Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p) .mp4 or .mov format.

3 - All submissions must be sent to the festival email (gandharafilmfestival@gmail.com) in combination with a web-based file transfer platform Dropbox or WeTransfer or file hosting service Vimeo or YouTube or via submit https://festhome.com/festival/gandharafilmfestival. Please include a press kit (short trailer, stills, logline, synopsis, cast and crew bios) where possible, to help speed up the process and ensure that you read all the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of the page before making your submission.

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Promotional Material
The festival may use up to 10 percent of the entry’s running time for promotional purposes.

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Terms & Condition:

By entering Gandhara Independent Film Festival, you agree to follow its rules and guidelines.

1 - The festival theme is an open.

2 - There is no entry fee to submit a film.

3 - All films must have been made 2015 onwards.

4 - The duration of the short films should not be more than 25 minutes including credits.

5 - The film should contain subtitles in English.

6 - There is no restriction to the number of films that can be submitted by an individual or an entity. However, each submitted film requires a separate submission form.

7 - All submissions must be sent to the festival email (gandharafilmfestival@gmail.com) in combination with a web-based file transfer platform Dropbox or WeTransfer or file hosting service Vimeo or YouTube or via submit https://festhome.com/festival/gandharafilmfestival

8 - Films that have been broadcasted on television, and/or are available to view in full online, are still eligible for submission.

9 - By sending your submission to participate in our festival, you agree that your trailer & posters will be uploaded on our website and our social networks' pages.

10 - The festival has the right to screen these films on any collaboration festival or media.

11 - All copyrights and intellectual properties belong to their authors and will be properly quoted.

12 - The festival will not bear any expenses for participants nor provide any screening fees.

13 - Submitting your film to the GIFF is not a guarantee of selection.

14 - GIFF will communicate all details through email communications only, please give authorized email and respond to emails ASAP. No phone call inquires.

15 - All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.

16 - The decision of the festival programmers is final and not questionable.

17 - The festival organizers reserve the right to suspend and/or modify the festival if necessary.

  

 
  

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