Aug 01

Filipino filmmakers are invited to participate in the International Festival of Contemporary Cinema, which will be held on October 19-25, 2011 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Adolya Telford, PA to the General Director, Prof. Akbar Khakimov, extended the invitation thru an e-mail to Isabel Sebullen, president of the Screenwriters’ Guild of the Philippines.

The theme of the 2011 Tashkent International FIlmfest is: Civilizations of the 21st century: dialogue of cultures”. Telford said the the festival’s main feature is described in its motto “Human stories: a philosophy of feelings”. In short, the festival will seek out and present world films, trends and forms that reflect the versatility and specifics of the psychological world of contemporary man, he added.

The Festival is being organized by the Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan Foundation (Fund Forum) in cooperation with Uzbekkino National Agency.

The Festival will consider the following:

–Films with no genre restraints that conform to the Festival concept and goals
–Films made at least two years before the start of the Festival;
–Full-length films in standard 35-mm format.

Telford made it clear that they will not consider films that: (1) contain elements of pornography, (2) advocate or incite violence, drug use and racial hate, (3) insult a particular individual and a group of individuals, and (4) show disrespect for religious and national feelings.

Film makers who are willing to participate in the Festival contest must submit a completed application form available on the Festival website and a copy of the film on a DVD to the Festival Board of Directors no later than September 10, 2011.

The films will be selected by a Selection Committee set up by the Organizing Committee. The following will also be submitted: (1) brief synopsis; 2) film director`s biography and filmography; 3) electronic color photos with a size of at least 300х400 Ps; and (4) film trailer. The films will be presented in the original language with editorial scripts in Russian or English.

The following awards will be given:
1. Best film – Grand Prix – Golden Guepard
2. Best Director
3. Best Actress
4. Best Actor
5. Best Animated Film
6. Best Short Film

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