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First Chennai International Short Film Festival Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE
1st Chennai International Short Film Festival-2014 (CISFF) is being organised from 20th Feb to 23rd Feb 2014 by Chennai Academy of Motion Picture (CAMP) a trust based in Chennai to promote good meaningful cinema especially to encourage short film makers with the support of Madras Management Association (MMA).
CISFF invited entries for the following categories
i) World Competition for short fiction films (maximum 20 minutes) produced in the last two years (produced after Feb. 2012)
ii) World Competition for Short documentary films (maximum 20 minutes) produced in the last two years (produced after Feb. 2012)
iii) World Competition for short animation films (maximum 20 minutes) produced in the last two years (produced after Feb. 2012)

A three member jury has been constituted to give the following awards.
The following Awards will be given in each category.

1 Best Film: CISFF Trophy and a Cash Prize of Rs.40,000/- (Rs.20,000/- to the Director and Rs.20,000/- to the producer)
2 Second Best Film : CISFF Trophy and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- (Rs.10,000/- to the Director and Rs.10,000/- to producer)
3 Special Jury Award (to be given for an individual’s artistic contribution to a film from any one of category) : CISFF Trophy and a cash prize of Rs.20,000/-.

The members of the Jury are (1). Ms Rohini ( Actor | Film Director ), (2) Mr Shreekar Prasad ( Film Editor), Sh Abishek ( Actor | Director).
The festival will also have the following other non-competitive sections:
• Contemporary Films from Turkey
• Country Focus from France
• Films from Estonia
• Indian Panorama
• World cinema.

The Festival received more than 350 entries from 19 countries and selected 138 films in total from 19 countries for festival screenings.

The films will be screened at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 27, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet, Kasthuri Ranga Rd, Parthasarathypuram, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018 and SRM Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute Auditorium, No.1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, (100 feet Road, Near Vadapalani Signal),Vadapalani, Chennai – 600 026.
Delegate registration is free for film society members, Students from Film Institutes | visual communication colleges, Members of Film Industry Associations, Artists, Government officials and the registration. There is no sale of tickets. The delegate registration will start from 10th Feb 2014 onwards at the festival office

Chennai International Short Film Festival – 2014 (20 – 23 Feb 2014)
21 |11, First Floor, 3rd cross Street, Seethammal Extension,
Teynampet, Chennai – 600 018:
programmercisff@gmail.com
M: 9003258256

The opening function will be held on 20 Feb – 5.30 pm at Russian Centre of Science and Culture and the award function will be held on 23rd Feb -2014 – 6.00 pm at Russian Centre of Science and Culture.
The list of films selected is attached including the films for competition.




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