Entries invited for nat’l transgender short film fest
Madurai: The third national-level transgender short film festival and competition will be held in March this year. Entry for the competition is open to anyone and the short film should be only on the transgender community. The last date for entries is February 28.
Founder of Madurai-based Transgender Resource Centre Priya Babu who announced the event on Monday, said that added weightage will be given for transgender artiste. Though the short films can be in any language, those in languages other than Tamil and English should have subtitles in English.
The short films including the opening and closing credits should be for a minimum of five minutes and maximum of 15 minutes. The films should be uploaded to Google drive or Vimeo and must be made available for download to the organisers. YouTube links are not accepted.
While entry fee is ₹500 per film it is ₹250 for student participants. Though multiple entries are accepted from the same participants, they should be accompanied by a separate entry form. Decision of the judges is final. The event to be organised on March 11 and 12 could be changed based on the prevailing circumstances.
Priya Babu told TOI that the festival that attracted good response could not be conducted in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. “In the first edition in September 2018 we received 36 short films from participants across the country. We received 42 entries in the second edition held in December 2019. The short films for this year’s event should have been produced after December 31, 2020, and the last date for submission of entries in February 28,” she said.
For details contact the centre over phone at 9600555792 or by email at email@example.com or in person at No 49, 1st Floor, 3rd Cross Street, Viswanathapuram, Madurai – 625014.
Courtesy : TOI
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