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Son of a soldier, I was born in Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, Bihar. My childhood days were spent in an earthy rural life. I was deeply inspired by the rich folk culture of Buddha’s own land, Bihar. Right from the beginning, I Grew up with real images of Melas, Ramleelas, Bahuripiyas, incredible rituals, strong religious milieu and the vibrant Mithila Art. Natural calamities like flood and drought gifted unforgettable images. Changing seasons of rural life on the bank of river Ganga matured into a sense of poetry and language. Wonder years passed chasing steam trains that passed through the fields of my native village. Listening to radio programs made for defense personals was my only window to the outside world. With such a treasure of inspirational experiences a story teller evolved. I am a practicing film maker in Bombay today.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Talent Campus in India with Berlinale Talent Campus

CALL FOR ENTRY

Osian's Cinefan is proud to announce the 4th edition of Talent Campus India organised in collaboration with the Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale Talent Campus and Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi.

Talent Campus is a 6-day workshop where up to 60 young aspiring filmmakers will be invited to New Delhi to interact with renowned filmmakers and film professionals from India and abroad.
The aim of the workshop is to provide Indian and South Asian youth a forum for learning and sharing the process of filmmaking. The application is open to India, its neighbouring countries as well as Iran. Participants will benefit not only from the calibre and experience of the professionals involved, but also from the exchange of ideas among themselves. Areas of discussion will range from screenplay writing, cinematography, direction and understanding key issues such as audience and genre.

The 4th Talent Campus India will take place at the Siri Fort Auditoria Complex from 22 to 27 July, 2007. It will run along side Osian's Cinefan, 9th Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema (20-29 July), within the framework of the programme ?Infrastructure Building for Minds and Markets ? IBM2.

In addition to attending workshop session, the selected talents will have the opportunity to see the very best of Asian and Arab cinema being showcased during Osian's Cinefan 9. We would be grateful if you would circulate this information among students and those who you feel may benefit from this initiative. The application can be downloaded from our website www.osians.com/cinefan.html .

This year we are introducing another exciting way of applying for Talent Campus India!

Along with the application, applicants are required to submit one of the following

A one minute film. This can also be a one minute excerpt of a longer film. Any entry that is longer than 60 seconds will NOT be considered.

OR New!

A five minute film. This should be directed by the applicant especially for Talent Campus India specifically on the subject of THE FINE LINE IN ART. The film should be NO LONGER than five minutes. This is a competitive section. The best two of the selected five minute films will be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.

OR

Film Script within 3500 - 4500 words. Make sure that it is a film script! The language of the script needs to be English. It can be a translation of a script written in any other language and the original can also be sent along with the English version. The script needs to be a typed printout and not handwritten.

Subject of the Five minute film
The Fine Line in Art - The regions of Asia have a long-standing history of architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics amongst other fine arts. Simultaneously popular art has also existed as folklore, mythologies and legends. However the commodified production and consumption of culture in the post industrial world, through advertising, television, radio, film, comics, books and in more recent years video / computer games and internet have blurred the boundaries between the fine and the popular in Art. It is this crossroads of the arts we want reflected in your five minute films! It could be your experience of the complex and constantly changing visual and the aural landscape. Your films can explore any genre ? funny, sad, grim, ponderous. They can be fiction or documentary or even experimental.

You can send us the one minute or five minute films on a VHS, VCD or a DVD.
(We will not accept multi- media video formats like AVI, windows media format (WMF), mpeg, quick time, real video or shockwave (flash) format)

An independently constituted Committee will select up to 60 Talents to attend the final workshop. We look forward to meeting these participants from around the country and neighbouring countries.

The deadline for applications is 20th May 2007.

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