I EXIST CAMAPAIGN 2016
The Film Contest is being organized by the Maitreya Organization. The purpose of this film Contest is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos. Maitreya Organization also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.
Though the film festivals have become a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful filmmakers and related personalities. However, Maitreya Organization intends to organize a contest that connects the film fans &movie goers with the world, especially the serious filmmaker & their associates so as to bring about a greater understanding of the art of film making.
Please write on the courier / post : “For selection/cultural purposes only, no commercial value”. Maitreya Organization will not bear freight or any other charges for unsolicited films, Videos, DVD sent to it if these are not selected for screening at the Festival.Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate submission form and entry fee for each film.Once the film is shortlisted for festival screening/competition entry,We will ask you to send publicity material by Courier Services or through agents in India, the concerned Courier Service/agent should be instructed to deliver the material directly to the office of the Festival Directorate in Jaipur. The Festival Director shall not be responsible for any material that is diverted to some other city in India. Send us the screening copy.We will send you the detailed instructions regarding screening format.
Once entered, films may not be withdrawn from participation at “I exist short film contest 2016” under any circumstances.DVDs and other materials submitted will not be returned.
By submitting the film to “I exist short film contest 2016”, filmmaker/producer/submitter takes the complete responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and specialized areas of the film. He/she accepts the responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of the info provided and authorizes “I exist short film contest 2016”, to replicate & use personal/company’s contact information as provided. The applicant/submitter confirms that he/she has the essential power or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer / right holder/concerned authorities to get into, screen and publicize the film in “I exist short film contest 2016” and make available the print for screening. “I exist short film contest 2016” is not responsible /answerable to any copyright/legal issues regarding submitted film.
Notification of selected films will be announced on website/social media platforms as per schedule (tentative date- 30th JULY 2016) . However, the festival committee reserves the right to change the dates, accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
Filmmakers/delegates of shortlisted films will be asked to attend the event. However,the festival won’t arrange or reimburse for travel / stay expenses of the participants attending the festival.
Festival Organizers, programmers and jury panel shall determine selections and award winners at their sole discretion. The decision of the “I exist short film contest 2016” festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned previously will be final and can’t be challenged.
Though we are doing our best efforts & management to screen chosen films with topmost commercial quality through the event, we cannot assure a commercial cinema hall display or effects, as screening may be organized within an auditorium (which is, of course, suitable for world class events).
Shipping and delivery and Insurance: All costs in accordance with the delivery of the film, publicity, promotional and photographic material to and from the “I exist short film contest 2016” will be at the expense of the individuals.
Participants/Production Companies may contact “Maitreya organization” for the promotion of the film, their brands/Logo etc. during the festival event or online promotions. Please send an email to “contact@maitreyaorganization” with subject line as “promotion of our film, Brand/Logo” to get more information and schemes about this.