SIFFCY 2019: Call for Entry

SIFFCY is now accepting film submissions for the ‘Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth’ – 2019

If you have any submission queries, please check our FAQ document, and please read the Rues & Regulations before submitting your project. You may also email Program Coordinator at submission@siffcy.org

Important dates:

The annual ‘Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth’ will be held December 9th -15th 2019, at Sirifort Auditorium Complex, New Delhi-India.

Submission deadlines:
Saturday 31th August, 2019 – Early Bird
Tuesday 15th October, 2019 – Extended Deadline

Submissions are open for the following categories:

1. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION-FETAURE

Minimum Duration: 60min. Handpicked films from across the globe, selected for the supreme finesse of their art, the most compelling storytelling and highly inspiring depiction of world issues, compete with each other under the category.

Film/s should be in DCP, Blu Ray, DVD or Digital format.

2. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION-SHORT/DOC

Duration: Below 30 min. Handpicked films from across the globe, selected for the supreme finesse of their art, the most compelling storytelling and highly inspiring depiction of world issues, compete with each other under the category.

Film/s should be in DCP, Blu Ray , DVD or Digital format.

3. 70 MM SMILE

BOTH FEATURE & SHORTS (NON-COMPETITIVE) - The category showcase exceptionally crafted pieces of good cinema from the world over that bring together an eclectic mix of cultures, beliefs, values and behaviors. Passionate film makers create magic on the screen with spell bounding stories and enchanting characters, leaving their young audience asking for more.

Film/s should be in DCP, Blu Ray, DVD or Digital format.

4. THE YELLOW CARPET(INDIAN SHOWCASE)

ONLY INDIAN FEATURE FILMS (Minimum Duration: 60min) - This section gives Indian film makers a platform to celebrate the success of their GOOD CINEMA. SIFFCY is a celebration – of exuberant childhood, of youthful energy, of positivity and progressive change. And the one colour that captures it all is YELLOW. So, we have ditched the traditional red carpet and are all set to welcome our special screenings on the Yellow Carpet instead. These entries call for a space of their own and we are more than happy to extend them this privilege.

Film/s should be in DCP, Blu Ray, DVD or Digital format.

5. NEXT-GEN (STUDENT FILMS)

COMPETITIVE - Young, aspiring filmmakers unleashed their talent to the fullest as they showcase their best under the category. All they needed is an appreciative audience and a stage – bubbling with energy, courage and oodles of confidence, the film-making trainees and students breathe in their fresh ideas to make some very good films. SIFFCY is a platform to promote good cinema and these upcoming stars of the industry are setting the right tone, choosing to make films with a message. Kudos to them!

Film/s should be in DCP, Blu Ray or Digital format.

6. TAKE ONE (FILMS MADE BY CHILDREN)

Children have a unique way of looking at the world and their perspective is often unclouded by any preconceived notions and conceptions. SIFFCY is not just about cultivating a culture of viewing good cinema among our children, but just as much about imbibing an appreciation of the art of filmmaking and its larger purpose in their young minds. Films made by students of any age group and shot on any format are eligible for the festival Film/s should be in DCP, Blu Ray, DVD or Digital format.

How to Submit

SEND VIA EMAIL

1. Please e-mail the completed form (Filled, signed and Scanned) and other required attachments to: submission@siffcy.org by August 31st, 2019.

2. Please mention the subject “Film Submission / Title of the film / Category / Country name”

3. Please send any online screener link + Password (Link should be well protected/water marked) on the body of the e-mail.

Attachments:

  • - Directors Biography(2-5 pages)
  • - Director’s Photograph (Head Shot + Profile)
  • - Stills from the film (at least 3)
  • - Synopsis

YOU CAN ALSO SEND VIA POST/COURIER

1. Please send a Screener DVD (Water marked)

2. Please send a sample DVD of the director’s previous work/ Biography, Director’s photograph (2), Synopsis, Working stills

NOTE: The DVD/ Memory Stick (Pen drive) should be clearly marked with the company name and the title of the project.

AND
“For SIFFCY-2019 India , SELECTION AND PREVIEW PURPOSE, FOR CULTURAL USE only ‐ Not for commercial use.” The courier invoice should mention “No Commercial Value ‐ Value for Customs Purposes US$ Two / INR 100 only.

Postal Address:

Submission of films

For SIFFCY 2019
SMILE FOUNDATION
SIFFCY
161 B/4, 3rd Floor, Gulmohar House, Yusuf Sarai Community Centre,
New Delhi – 110049, India
Phone: +91-11-46017409 l Fax: +91-11-41354454

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