International Digital Film Fest open for entries

Mumbai, Nov 14 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) With the clear target of egging on fresh film-makers, artists and their work and also, to promote the arts and media culture among the general public through independent film, video and new media,The UFO 0110 International Digital Film Festival (IDFF) is now open for entries from across the world.

UFO 0110 IDFF will take place from the 23rd of February to the 1st of March 2012 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.  Entries will be open until 20th December 2011.

The UFO 0110 International Digital Film Festival is an annual film festival and it is the only festival that travels across 11 cities in India.  In its last edition, it was held in New Delhi and Mumbai.

The jury members of the festival last year were renowned directors Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Misra and Rajan Khosa, and Film maker and Festival Director Madhureeta Anand and versatile actress Tabu.

The films that will be accepted in the festival will be films shot on the Digital format as it is the format that encourages and helms new thought and styles of filmmaking.

The festival will see awards in various genres of feature films, short films, animation, documentaries and student films. There will also be a competition for digital art.

Two more competitions, ‘Films shot on mobile phones’ and ‘Film in one week’ will be held during the duration of the festival capturing the spirit and essence of digital filmmaking.

The number of expected entries is around 800 to 1000 and expected number of films to be screened is around 110.

The number of countries to participate in this festival will be approximately 35.

Madhureeta Anand, Festival Director, UFO 0110 IDFF and Film director, said, “Last time the festival was a huge success. And this time we have raised the bar. We are looking forward to showcase the best, innovative and new talent before the audience.

“At the core of this festival, lies the spirit of Independence and a yearning to break any binding structures.  The only stricture is quality; the high quality of thought and execution. The buzzwords are new, innovative and cutting edge.”

Commenting on UFO’s association with the festival, Rajesh Mishra, CEO Indian Operations, UFO Moviez, said: “An increasing number of films are being shot in the digital format both in India and globally.  UFO Moviez is proud to be associated with this film festival, which encourages and rewards promising talent.”

This year several well known film industry professionals from India and around the world will be jury members and the list of jury members will be announced soon.

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