Monday, October 22, 2007

9th Madurai Film Festival 2007

Dear Friends

Greetings from Marupakkam, a media action group based in Madurai involved in organising regular screenings, video workshops and film festivals since 1996. We also make documentaries.

We are happy to inform you that our 9th Madurai Film Festival will be organised on 5-9 December 2007 in Madurai. The festival is jointly organised by 15 organisations including educational institutions, voluntary organisatons, media groups and film societies.

The festival will be a non-competitive one with no entry fee. There is no limit for duration of the films. Short films and documentaries produced after January 2006 are eligible to take part in the festival.

The films in non-tamil, non-English language should have subtitles in English. Films will be screened under three sections: Tamil 2) Rest of India 3) Foreign Films.

We invite the film makers to send their entries on DVD format with synopsis, filmography, stills, posters and other publicity materials on or before 30 September 2007.

A Selection committee consisting of filmmakers, writers, teachers, activists, artists and students will select the best 80 films in total (including Tamil, Rest of India and Foreign short films and documentaries) to be screened in 10 venues. The selection committee’s recommendation will be declared on 31 October 2007.

Festival will not return the dvd’s as they will be used for further non-commercial screenings in and around Madurai, India.

We invite the filmmakers to send their entries to the following address:
Marupakkam,A 9/4 K.K.Nagar, Madurai 625 020, India Ph: +91 9344479353; +91 9344156392; +91 452 2523992

We also have a retrospective section under which 10 best films (5 each) of two veteran documentary film makers will be screened. Madhusree Dutta and R.V.Ramani have agreed to screen their best 5 films each under the retrospective section. They have also agreed to present their films and take part in the discussions with the media, students, activists, artists, filmmakers and film fans in the festival.

Besides, Magic Lantern Foundation from New Delhi will screen 10 films from their Under Construction collection.

Amudhan R.P.
9th Madurai Documentary and Short Film Festival 2007

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