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Call for Entries: Film South Asia 2017


Festival of SouthAsian Documentaries is Back!

Kathmandu, June 28, 2017: Film Southasia invites submissions for the eleventh edition of the premier regional festival of documentaries to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from November 2-5, 2017.

Film Southasia (FSA) is a biennial festival that was set up in 1997 with the goal of popularising the documentary so that it entertains, informs and changes lives.

In addition to the festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years, FSA organizes screenings, discussions and workshops across Southasia to promote Southasian non-fiction within the Subcontinent and around the world.

Ten editions of the festival have been held to date. At each festival, films are judged by a three-member Southasian jury and the best film is awarded the ‘Ram Bahadur Trophy’ for Best Film along with a citation and a cash prize of USD 2,000. The second-best film is awarded a citation and cash prize of USD 1,000. The Best Debut Film is awarded the Tareque Masud Award and cash prize of USD 1,000.

Application Criteria

Non-fiction films made after 1 January 2015 are eligible for entry for FSA 2017. Entries may cover any subject pertaining to Southasia: from people, culture, lifestyle and adventure to development, environment, politics, education and history. Some priority will be given to entries that have not been released publicly. Films may be in any Southasian language, so long as they are subtitled or dubbed in English.

The festival welcomes entries in two categories; Competitive and Non-Competitive. Filmmakers should clearly mark the category they are submitting their film for.

Added to this, the duration of a film must be at least 10 minutes. Shorts as well as full-length productions are welcome.

To apply and for further details, visit the link http://www.filmsouthasia.org/submit/

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017