Friday, November 25, 2005

In Orissa, green films

Ranjan Kishor Panda has announced, via the grassroots-caucus on that the Travelling Film Festival 2005: Environment, Beyond Trees and Tigers is being held by the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi in association with Manav Adhikar Seva Samiti(MASS), Sambalpur.
Details as below:
Date: November 30 - December 1, 2005. Time: 1:00 pm - 07:00 pm Jayadev Bhavan (Soochna Bhavan), Ashok Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
RSVP: 09437050103, 09868051397, 09871080849
Venue: Jayadev Bhavan (Soochna Bhavan), Ashok Nagar, Bhubaneswar
WEDNESDAY, 30-11-2005
01.00 pm - 02.00 pm Registration
02.05 pm - 02.30 pm Opening Film: Drinking the Sky
02.30 pm - 03.00 pm Tell Tale Signs
03.05 pm - 03.45 pm The Ridley's Last Stand
04.00 pm - 04.30 pm Keynote Address - Pradip Saha, Associate Director, CSE, New Delhi
04.30 pm - 04.45 pm Welcome Address - Ranjan Kishore Panda, Secretary, MASS, Orissa
04.45 pm- 05.00 pm Festival Inauguration and Inaugural Address Biswabhusan Harichandan
05.00 pm - 05.10 pm Film Release - National release of CSE film "The Rain Catchers"
05.10 pm- 05.20 pm Session - A CSE Presentation on Urban Water Scenario
05.20 pm - 06.00 pm Film Screening - "The Rain Catchers"
06. 00 pm -06.45 pm "Who will manage our environment" - panel discussion chaired by Achyut Das, Director, Agragamme, Orissa
06: 45 pm - 07.00 pm Photo and Poster Exhibition Inauguration
07: 00 pm Vote of Thanks
THURSDAY, 01-12-2005
01.00 pm - 01.30 pm Changing Climates: The Impact
01.35 pm - 02.00 pm Changing Climates: The Future
02.05 pm - 02.30 pm Drinking the Sky
02.35 pm - 03.15 pm The Rain Catchers (Followed by discussion on the film)
03.40 pm - 04.30 pm The Village Republic
04.35 pm - 04.45 pm Oozy Ozone
04.50 pm - 05.10 pm Race to Save the Sky - Every Action Counts
05.15 pm - 05.40 pm Pulp Aid
05.45 pm - 06.45 pm The Ridley's Last Stand (Followed by discussion on the film)
06.50 pm - 07.00 pm Prize distribution to winners of painting competition
07.05 pm Vote of Thanks
02.30 pm - 03.30 pm Drawing & Painting Competition (Age group 8-12 yrs, 13 and above)
Participants to bring their own painting kit. Painting Sheet will be provided

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Fifth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival : Apply : Application Step 1

There's this apparently US-based call for entries for the Fifth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival. It quotes Tim Robbins saying:
"Technology has been creating a lot of exciting opportunities and new delivery systems. We have organizations like Media That Matters to find new materials, new voices, and new points of view."
QUOTE: If a film is made and no one sees it, does it make an impact? Submit your film to Media That Matters and be heard. If you want to make an impact, this is the festival for you -- Media That Matters will bring your social-issue short to audiences around the world! Sixteen winners get an international distribution deal - DVD, broadcast, web streaming and hundreds of community screenings. Plus many films get cash awards. Media That Matters launches in NYC with a premiere and awards ceremony (previous presenters have included Tim Robbins, Chuck D and David Cross). The shorts are distributed to educators with a Teacher's Guide and integrated into activist campaigns all year long....CLOSEQUOTE All generes (documentary, narrative, experimental, comedy, animation, PSA, digital story, music video, game, interactive online project, youth media) welcome. The shorter the better. Eight minutes max. Films on social and environmental issues sought. Youth-produced projects welcome... Maybe we need more such alternatives for India!

Apsara Awards (TM)

The Film & Television Producers is reporting that its Second Apsara Film and TV Producers Guild Awards (Apsara Awards) will be held on January 21, 2006. The Apsara Awards honor excellence in categories of film and TV. This year, the qualifying period for entries is from April 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005. There are 45 categories for the awards, including 10 special awards. Check the website or contact Anindya Dasgupta on 5691 0662 or 2673 3065. Or see Entries latest by Nov 26, 2005.