Frames of Chennai – Documentaries on our City

Invitation to film makers / students

If you are passionate about making documentaries, here is the chance to do one. This is a project to produce films in English / Thamizh on Madras that is Chennai. About its people and places, its landmarks and its institutions, its life-trends and its communities.

We produce films through the year and screen the best at a festival during the MADRAS DAY / WEEK celebrations held in August.

The project of 2011 is now open to students of VisComm and Media, Film and Botany and History, to young film makers, artists and writers and journalists, to anyone who loves Chennai and is capable of making small films.

FUNDS:

WE ARE OFFERING FUNDING OF Rs.12,000 TO FOUR FILM MAKERS TO MAKE THEIR DOCU-FILM.

THE SELECTION:

You must submit any form of creative material that proves your interest in the city / film documentation / media. You can send us rough cut film materials or just photos or articles.

You must also tell us in 100 words the subject on Chennai you would like to document on film. You should submit your application by July 25.

Those who qualify will then have to submit a film plan and script.
The best four selected will be paid 75% to make the film and 25% when the film is submitted to us by Aug.25.

NOTE: Only one person who plans to produce / direct the documentary should apply. He / She in turn can employ others for shooting / editing / sound design, etc., We can help provide research material inputs, sources, etc.

SCREENING: All films will be screened in late Aug / mid Sept in Chennai at a FESTIVAL

CONTACT – Vincent D’ Souza at 98410 49155
Email – themadrasday@gmail.com

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