12th Madurai Film Festival 2010 - Ready, set and go!

12th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2010


Dear friends

Greetings from MARUPAKKAM.

We are happy to inform you that we are planning to organise our 12th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2010 on 7 -11 December 2010 at The Madura College, Madurai.

We are organising the festival in association with Media Research Centre, Department of Philosophy, The Madura College, Madurai along with our supporting organisations such as SIRD, EKTA, EVIDENCE, PEAL and IDEAS.

We are planning to screen around 100 short films, documentaries and animation films from within and outside India. It is a non-competitive festival* with no entry fee**.

Following will feature in our festival.

1) Retrospective Section: films by Saba Dewan and Rahul Roy
2) International Section
3) Rest of India
4) Films from Tamilnadu* (competition for Sarat Chandran Memorial Awards)
5) Country package: films from BURUNDI curated by Paul Lee, a film maker from Canada.
6) Under Construction: films distributed by Magic Lantern Foundation, New Delhi

Competition** for Tamil documentaries and short films on people's struggles and human rights issues for SARAT CHANDRAN MEMORIAL AWARD!
Win prizes upto Rs.15,000/-


Parallel art and literature events:

1) Interaction with a writer every day at 3 p.m.
2) Painting and photo exhibition for 5 days
3) Theatre and music performances on the opening and closing days.

The festival package will be taken around to many cities, towns and villages of Tamilnadu over a period of six months between January and June 2011.

We invite interested filmmakers to send their entries and support our festival. Please visit www.maduraifilmfest.blogspot.com for further details.

The last date to send their entries is 1 November 2010.

Regards

Amudhan R.P.
Festival Coordinator
12th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2010

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