About The Theme
In a patriarchal society like ours, a woman was nothing more than a homemaker and caretaker. Like a support system of the breadwinner of the house, she was limited to the household chores. With the changing times, this role has shifted drastically. Be it politics, business, sports or entertainment, women have contributed immensely. In modern times, women have shown their participation in entertainment and creative world. Sonal Man Singh, Kalpana Lazmi, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta and Meghna Gulzar are one of the best examples. A woman is a beautiful symbol of all the five elements of nature- Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
As the Space Woman, she creates space for her own purely creative pursuits. Her life is about creativity and play and she ensures she has the space in her life for her antics. As the Air Woman, she is dynamic, changeable, artistic and creative. We need air in our lives to inspire change and spur action, as well as take us to places we never thought possible. Air women live for movement and change.
A Fire Woman is an alchemist: she takes all situations and melts them into whatever will serve her. Fire is the force behind our own evolution, converting who we are into who we are becoming. As the Water Woman, she showcases the principle of holding, fluidity, and the path of least resistance. In the mental and emotional realms, water is our ability to express gentleness, compassion and acceptance. Earth women embody solidity and support. She is unmoving in her integrity, firm in her beliefs and has bigger vision.
It is important to recognize this power of women. There is no denying the fact that the societal image of a woman is now changing in a positive way. However, there is a lot to be done in coming years for the empowerment of women. Undoubtedly, media is the most effective weapon to achieve this target. Media can play a very important role in transforming the image of women in society. Cinema being one of the most preferred mediums of media can be used as an instrument to inform and create awareness among the masses regarding women’s issues and breaking the stereotype related to women. Film festival is a platform to showcase the creativity of professionals working on this specific issue.
OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT
- To encourage the young aspirants for film making
- To share the views of students of different institutions and colleges on the documentary production in general and women issue in particular
- To showcase the short films and documentary of students before the media students across India
This will encourage students to contribute further on the same issue.
Category, Duration of the film
Documentary – 15 minutes max.
Short Film – 10 minutes max.
Animation Film – 5 minutes max.
Two Special mentions in each category will also be given
Who can participate?
Three entries are invited from each from each Institution/College/University in both Undergraduate and Post-graduate categories.
Venue & Time
A Block Auditorium, MRIIRS Campus
Time: 10:00 AM to 4.00 PM
Rules and Regulation
Entry Fee is Rs. 500/- per entry.
Three entries of Short Films/Documentaries from each Institution/College/University in UG/PG categories will be accepted.
A maximum of 5 participants can form a team and participate.
Competition is open to students from all disciplines.
Entry requests should reach the MRIIRS (at the address on back cover page) by 15th February, 2020, duly attested by the Institution/College/University along with a demand draft of Rs. 500/- drawn in favour of ‘MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH & STUDIES, FARIDABAD’.
The registration fee can also be paid through Paytm. The link for the same is as below- https://paytm.com/education
Open Paytm→ fee payment→ Institute location (Faridabad, Haryana) → Select your institute (Manav Rachna Group) →Select your institute area (Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies) → New Registration→ Prakrati- Film Festival
Each team has to submit two DVD’s indicating the name of the short film/documentary/Animation, participants and Institution/College/University at the beginning of the short film/ documentary and also on the cover. Film can also be shared online through the WeShare.
All participants are required to carry valid Institution/College/University photo ID along to the venue and produce the same on demand.
Entry to the event is by invitation only and organizers reserve the right to accept or reject any application/registration and entry to the event proceedings.
By entering the event venue and /or participating in the competition, the attendee permit themselves to be photographed/ Video graphed /recorded by electronic and print mediums for telecast/publication and other display usages of the organizers.
Registering for the event indicates that the decision of the organizers and the judges will be final and binding on all issues related to the competition and no correspondence in this regard would be entertained.
All the registrants should report by 8.30 am to ensure entry for the competition.
All participants will be given certificates.
Do’s & Don’ts
No nudity and vulgarity.
During a smoking or drinking scene, there should be warning on screen.
Do not use a copyright photo or video.
Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies
Sec.43, Aravali Hills, Delhi Surajkund Road,
Faridabad- 121001, Haryana
Dr. Suman Kumari- firstname.lastname@example.org Ph- 9717545110
Mr. Gaurav Shukla- email@example.com Ph- 9713520123