"Voices from the Waters 2008": Call for entries for the international film festival

3rd International Film Festival on Water

Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, Svaraj- Society for Voluntary Action Revitalization and Justice, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF) Mountainfilm in Telluride, USA, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Max Muller Bhavan, Bangalore and Water Journeys - Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water are organizing the third International 'Voices from the Waters'- the biggest international film festival on water in September 2008 following on the footsteps of the hugely popular and successful events in 2005 and 2007. We deeply appreciate your collaboration in this.

This consortium of committed organizations active in water issues are inviting you to be part of this festival by contributing short, documentary, animation and feature films (DVD format only) with English subtitles on water and related issues. Also include a photograph and CV of the film-maker, a minimum of three film stills and a short synopsis of the film. You are also most welcome to send us photographs for exhibition at the festival.

The first edition of 'Voices from the Waters' was held in April 2005 in collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, while the second was held in June 2007 in Bangalore, India by a consortium of organizations. With the overwhelming success and the positive responses to the festival from across the globe and the urgency of the water issue to a planet headed towards catastrophe, 'Voices from the Waters' is being organized as an annual event of images and sounds, of films, songs, photo and art exhibitions, lectures and conferences, a platform for diverse voices , free as water as nature intended it to be.

If you have a film under the following categories:

1. Water Scarcity,

2. The Dams and the Displaced,

3. Water Harvest,

4. Water Struggles/conflicts,

5. Floods and Droughts,

6. Global Warming and Climate Change,

7. Impact of Deforestation on Water Bodies and

8. Water and Life,

you should consider sending it to us so that we may place them in the festival. All entries will be acknowledged. 'Voices from the Waters' is a public awareness program and while there is no entry fee for the festival, the final short-list for the festival will be decided from the entries by a committee comprised of eminent film-makers, film critics and social activists. This is also conceived as a traveling film festival.

Deadline for entries is 30th April, 2008 .

For more information, contact us at the address below.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

The organizing committee


Georgekutty A.L.

Secretary, Bangalore Film Society,

33/1-9, Thyagaraja Layout, Jai Bharath Nagar, MS Nagar P.O.,

Bangalore- 560 033. Karnataka, India

Tel: 91- 80- 25493705

Email: bangalorefilmsociety@gmail.com , waterjourneys@rediffmail.com

Website: Voices From The Waters

If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water- Loran Eisley




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