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CMCS Fellowship for Early Career Film Makers

Fellowship: CMCS Fellowship for Early Career Film Makers (Website)

Offered By: Center for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Key Dates:

Deadline for receipt of Applications: June 30, 2008

For Whom:
Indian national film makers at an early stage of their career

The Center for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences has announced a fellowship for film-makers at an early stage of their career. The fellowship is designed to provide the resources and environment for films that are innovative, relevant and contribute to the growing body of documentary and short film work in India.

The fellowship consists of:

  • A stipend of up to Rs. 15,000 per month for a maximum period of five months.
  • The provision of in-house HDV equipment including camera and editing facilities.
  • Reimbursement of actual of production expenses on the basis of a pre-approved budget.

The applicants are required to provide the following documents:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Up to two non- returnable samples of work on DVD/VCD.
  • An essay outlining the film proposal in not more than 2000 words. This essay should include: a working title for the film, language, the central theme of the film, approach to the content and narrative style, possible visual segments.
  • A production schedule with a detailed time frame for:research and script, cinematography, editing to rough cut, editing to final cut, submission of all material.
  • A budget for other production expenses (e.g. travel, field expenses, payments to other professionals etc.). Please note that the fellowship does not support any infrastructural costs such as setting up of an office, buying of equipment, or per diem costs.
  • Names and contact details of two referees, preferably from the field of media, whom they will contact for a reference if needed.

Up to two fellowships are available based on the quality of applications. Short Listed candidates may have to attend an interview in August-2008.

For any queries please contact: cmcs.fellowships@gmail.com

Visit the website here.

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