THE CONTESTS

SOUND DESIGN CONTEST

In this contest after registration the participant will receive a short film of an approximate duration of 3 minutes. The contestant should create the original Sound Design for the competition.

Awards

The top 3 winners will be awarded
1st Prize - Rs 10,000 + Crystal Leaf Award Memento + Citation
2nd Prize - Rs 5000
3rd Prize – Rs. 2,500

The Jury

The entries will be judged on but not limited to following criteria:
The best designs are selected according to aesthetical and emotional aspects of the audios; creative use of the sound effects, how the soundtracks support the video, structure and form of the sounds, and are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, originality and impact in addition to ease of listening.

Reg. Fee

The registration fee is Rs.200 for single entry. Payments should be paid by online transaction (Google pay, PhonePe, etc.) No: 94476 68856

Rules & Regulations

1. Only registered participants will be allowed to participate in this contest.
2. The Contest is open to all ages.
3. The contestants can use any software, effects, voice, music, language.
4. The contestants should register themselves before 5th January 2022, and the short film will be sent to them after the completion of the registration process.
5. No registration will be accepted after the last date.
6. There is no limit on the number of entries may submit; however, separate submission form and entry fee is required.
7. The last date of receiving the final edited version (Entry) will be 17th January 2022.
8. Submissions will be accepted only through the festival official website www.imffk.com. No direct entries to IMFFK 2021 will be accepted.
9. The participants should upload their entry to any media platform such as We Transfer link, or Google Drive etc.
10. Award winning submission will be the property of IMFFK 2021. It will be free to publicize the winning concepts in the way deemed fit by the event.
11. Entries by you should not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
12. By participating the contestant agree that the Sound Design is solely original to them and do not belong to any other individual or company.
13. There are no restrictions for the participants as to which are the sound sources used to create the Sound Design. Purchased Sound Libraries, Sound SFX Libraries or any other softwares are allowed to be used.
14. Should third parties lay a claim against the Organizer on account of breach by the participants of copyright or personal rights of third parties connected with the usage of the sound designs, the participants of the Contest shall indemnify the Organizer against any and all of such third parties.
15. The decision of the jury will be final.


Disclaimer:

IMFFK 2021 is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or other malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this promotions, or by any human, or other error, which may occur during this contest.


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International Photography Awards.2021

The Awards are instituted by International Micro-film Festival, Kochi (India).


Cinema is basically an animated form of still photography and many of the major movements in cinema, from German Expressionism to the French New Wave, have had lasting effects on the practice of still photography.

Professional, Amateur and Student photographers worldwide at any stage of their careers, are invited to participate in the competition

Theme

Professional Category

One of the prominent themes of the 'IMFFK 2021' which is of Nature's most precious blessings – JALAM (Water)

Student Category

"Open" (No theme restriction for student category)

Categories

Professional

Student (The student category is for regular students).

Entry Fee

Rs.100 (for both categories)

There are no restrictions on the number of submissions. However, a separate entry form and entry fee is required for each entry submitted.

Pay through Google pay (No. 9447668856) or through Bank Transfer to Saju Lazar (Finance director), A/C No.30021944612, SBI main Branch, Thrissur, IFSC Code: SBIN0008679, SWIFT Code: SBININBB401

Deadline:

The deadline for submission is 10th January, 2022 at 16.00 (IST)

You can send your entry by mail to microfilmfestival@gmail.com

Prizes

Professional Competition:

Photographer of the Year 2021: Crystal Leaf Award Memento + Citation + Rs.10000 Cash Prize

Second Place: Memento + Citation + Rs. 5000 Cash Prize

Third Place: Memento + Citation + Rs. 2000 (3 Nos.)


Student Competition:

Best Student Photographer of the year 2021: Crystal Leaf Award Memento + Citation + Camera Equipment Gift Voucher worth Rs.5000

Second Place: Memento + Citation + Camera Equipment Gift Voucher worth Rs.2000

Third Prize: Memento + Citation + Camera Equipment Gift Voucher worth Rs.1000 (3 Nos.)


Rules

IMFFK, International photography competition is open to professional, amateur and student photographers worldwide

Only registered participants will be allowed to participate in this contest.

Pictures can be submitted whether or not they have been published.

Must be uploaded in JPEG format

Upload images with the original pixel size (unless cropped)

Cropping size: longer side should not exceed 2000 pixel, within the range 5 MB,

Pictures must not show the name of the photographer except PRN (the details can be included but must not be visible on the picture itself)

Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.

The organizers reserve the right to call for original JPEG or RAW files, with unchanged

EXIF for the purpose of authentication, an image may be disregarded if this information cannot be provided.

The decision of the judging panel will be final and binding on all Participants with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.

Any legal dispute will be settled with the jurisdiction of Thrissur district in Kerala state, India.


Liability

Under no circumstance will Organizers be liable for any:

Error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or unauthorized access

Damage to any computer related to, resulting from or in connection with the Contest.

Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For awarded pictures, copyright holders grant the IMFFK2021 Still Photography Contest unlimited non-exclusive use of pictures with activities in all media


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MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

The only rule to follow in this category is that the image must be taken on a phone! We’ll leave the subject matter up to you: just make sure you inject some creativity into your entry. All winning images will be showcased on our official online platforms.


How to Enter!

Register Your Name (It's Free)
You will be receiving the confirmation mail and the festival logo

Put the festival logo in the appropriate place on your photograph, post your 'entry' at your Instagram / Facebook profile pages. Follow the festival accounts 'imffk2021_official' and tag us

Theme: Open
Territory: Worldwide
Deadline: 26th November, 2021
Eligibility: Images shot and edited on any mobile phone or tablet including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets

Rules:

There is no restriction on when the entry image was created.

You can submit a photograph that was submitted / awarded in any other contest in the past.

You will receive an email from microfilmfestival@gmail.com within 48 hours from the time of successful submission. If the mail does not reach you within 48 hours, you can write to us at the same email ID and we will do the needful. Please always check your Junk / Spam folder before you write to us.

Entrants must ensure their own undisputed copyrights to their respective entries uploaded for the awards. Copyright of all photographs submitted rest with the photographer.

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submission period has ended. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Winners announced 10th December 2021

We encourage you to upload the full-size JPEG file for each image. This allows the image to be displayed as large as possible on all monitors and devices.

The maximum number of entries you can make into the contest is 3.

The contests are open for online submissions only.

Images should be any size and not larger than 5MB. Photos must be in JPEG format.

You may submit 3 entries for the contest as you wish, unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the contest specific rules. However, you will be able to upload only one image at a time

You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.

Entries are accepted directly through the upload module accessible from your profile page. It is in your best interest to submit your images as hi-res files without excessive compression. From a desktop computer, you may compress file size, change file titles, and upload to your profile pages. There should be no image alteration, adjustments, or manipulations from a desktop or laptop. We will disqualify images created with apps which access desktop software.


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Contest No.3

PHOTO STORY CONTEST

Little masters, welcome to cine-world, it’s for you..
The photo Story contest is a contest based on the fundamental principles of filmmaking. It is similar to crossword puzzles; the difference is filling the boxes with suitable downloaded images instead of letters to make a meaningful concept.


Eligibility: For students, under 18 years
Theme: My Dear Friend
Deadline: 20th November, 2021
Reg. Fee: Rs.100
Prizes: Top prize will be Graphics drawing Tab

Rules & Regulations

1. Register your name; you will be receiving the details and festival logo.

2. The images can be a real or cartoon or both mixes of it.

3. The maximum number of downloaded images (Boxes) is 12 (4X3 vertically or horizontally).

4. You have to include a title ‘My Dear Friend…………….’ along with the festival logo within the prescribed entry size. (For e.g.: My Dear Friend Dora).

5. The size of each box can vary while the maximum size of the entry will be1080 X 1080 pixels (includes title).

6. The maximum file size (Entry) will be 5MB.

7. Drawings will not be allowed in this contest.

8. The winners need to submit their identity proof from the academic institution when demanded by the organizers.

9. Although the participants can make use of the help of technicians to make images arranged in boxes, only the content / meaning of the whole will be considered in this contest.


PHOTO STORY CONTEST SUBMISSION FORM

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Contest No.2

EDIT YOUR FILM CONTEST

It is really an innovative contest for those who have the ability to arrange frames with an in-depth and creative visual sense. In this contest you will be given 'rushes' for up to one hour. The contestant should edit these 'rushes' and identify their own film which is below 3 minutes. Separate awards will be given for the Title of the film.

Awards

The top 5 winners will be awarded as
1st Prize - Rs 10,000 + Crystal Leaf Award Memento + Citation
2nd Prize - Rs 5000
Consolation Prizes - Rs 2500 (3 Nos)

The Jury

The entries will be judged on but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Message clarity and relevance
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Overall Impact


Reg. Fee

The registration fee is Rs.500 for single entry. Payments should be paid by online transaction (Google pay, PhonePe, etc.) No: 94476 68856

Rules & Regulations

1. Only registered participants will be allowed to participate in this contest.

2. The Contest is open to all ages.

3. The duration of the film will be under 3 minutes (including title)

4. The contestants can use any software, effects, voice, music, language but any other added visuals frames (E.g. film clippings or previously shot frames) will be disqualified.

5. Although the participants can make use of the help of technicians, only the content/meaning of the scenes will be considered in this contest.

6. The contestants should register themselves before 15th October 2021, and the ‘rushes’ will be sent to them after the completion of the registration process.

7. No registration will be accepted after the last date.

8. There is no limit on the number of entries may submit; however, separate submission form and reg.fee is required.

9. The last date of receiving the final edited version (Entry) will be 30th October 2021.

10. Submissions will be accepted only through the festival official website www.imffk.com. No direct entries to IMFFK 2021 will be accepted.

11. The participants should upload their entry as a high-quality video file to any media platform such as We Transfer link, or by providing the festival screening committee with access to a secured online Vimeo link. You may also provide us with a private downloadable link from a secured server.

12. Award winning submission will be the property of IMFFK 2021. It will be free to publicize the winning concepts in the way deemed fit by the event.

13. IMFFK 2021 reserves the right to change competition deadlines and dates due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

14. Entries by you should not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

15. A contestant may not reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.

16. Submission is not liable to give any explanation whatsoever for short listing or rejecting any entry

17. The decision of the jury will be final.

Disclaimer:

IMFFK 2021 is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or other malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this promotions, or by any human, or other error, which may occur during this contest.


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Contest No.1

JINGLE CONTEST

We are inviting nominations for individuals to write and compose a Jingle for the festival IMFFK 2021.

Participants need to provide a script and a jingle of 35 to 40 seconds duration either in English or in Malayalam language.

Theme

The Jingle should be apt, relevant, and appealing. It should highlight the cause of micro-films to serve as a tool in the betterment of the wellbeing of the community. It must focus on encouraging film lovers to be a part of the festival. All submissions must use the phrase "Cine – Blossoms"

Awards

The top 5 winners will be awarded as
1st Prize - Rs 10,000 + Crystal Leaf Award Memento + Citation
2nd Prize - Rs 5000
Consolation Prizes - Rs 2500 (3 Nos.)

The Jury

Ouseppachan

Rafeeq Ahammed

Bijibal

Sithara

Jingle will be judged on but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Message clarity and relevance
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Overall impact

Reg. Fee

The registration fee is Rs.100 for single entry. Payments should be paid by online transaction (Google pay, PhonePe, etc.) No: 94476 68856

Rules & Regulations

1. Contest is open to all ages.

2. The last date of submission is 26th November, 2021.

3. No submission will be accepted after the last date of submission.

4. There is no limit on the number of jingles entrants may submit; however, separate submission form and reg. fee is required.

5. All submissions must be original work of the person, group, or organization.

6. All submitted songs must be between: 35 to 40 seconds in length. Lyrics exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.

7. All submissions must use the phrase “Cine-Blossoms”

8. Entrants may use any artistic medium to create their original song.

9. All lyrics in the Entry must be either in English or in Malayalam.

10. Entries by you should not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

11. A contestant may not reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.

12. Submissions will be accepted only through the festival official website www.imffk.com. No direct entries to IMFFK 2021 will be accepted.

13. Submission is not liable to give any explanation whatsoever for short listing or rejecting any entry

14. Award winning submission will be the property of IMFFK 2021. It will be free to publicize the winning concepts in the way deemed fit by the event.

15. Submissions which do not meet with the submission guidelines shall be disqualified.

16. None of the participants including contest winners shall be reimbursed any charge for any aspect of conceptualization, writing, composing or production of the jingle.

17.The participants should upload their entry as a high-quality audio file to any media platform such as We Transfer link, or by providing the festival screening committee with access to a secured online Vimeo link. You may also provide us with a private downloadable link from a secured server. The script also needs to be submitted in the form of a PDF document and send it by mail info@imffk.com

18. IMFFK 2021 reserves the right to change competition deadlines and dates due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

Disclaimer:

IMFFK 2021 is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or other malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this promotions, or by any human, or other error, which may occur during this contest.


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