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SIO Short Film Competition, “Education in India” Call for registeration

Registration is open until 15th April 2011.

Students Islamic Organization of India is an ideological organization working in the country for preparing students and youth for the reconstruction of society in the divine guidance.

SIO believes that the real function of education should be to impart genuine knowledge about life, existence and future. A real student is therefore one seeking for the realities about life and universe.

SIO Short Film Competition 2011

We are thrilled to launch the “Education in India” Short film competition for all Students & Youths of India. We are inviting you to make a short film that reflects the theme “Education in India”. The competition is open to innovative, entertaining, intelligent and celebratory short films. The films will be judged by professionals working in the Short film industry and prizes will be awarded for the best 3 entries.

We’re particularly interested in your understanding of “Education in India”, the meaning you take from this term, and how you have interpreted this in your work. Films can address specific “Educational” issues, but we’re also keen to encourage innovative interpretations of the SIO’s wider aims as mentioned above.

To read the rules and regulations for the Short Film Contest,

Submission Guidelines:

The SIO Short Film Contest is open to all Students and Youths..

Entry to the competition is free.

Registration is open until 15th April 2011.

Films must be received by 30 April 2011. Please submit your work as soon as you possibly can before this date.

Please submit your film on DVD format. Clearly mark your screener with title of work / filmmaker’s name / duration.

All submitted work must be original, and the person(s) on the submission form must own all distribution rights to the film.

All preview copies will be retained by SIO for archival and educational purposes.

One entry will be accepted per Person. The theme is “Education in India”.

Films in any genre will be accepted – fictional (drama, comedy, sitcom, science fiction, etc.), documentaries, news story formats, etc.

Films can be up to 8 minutes in length. Run time includes the credits at the beginning and end of the film. Films may be shorter than 8 minutes; however, films that are longer than 8 minutes will be disqualified.

A completed registration form, including a short written synopsis of your film, must be submitted through mail or Post.

Once the short film has been submitted, we will not accept substitutions or new versions.

The SIO Cultural Forum exclusively holds the rights to broadcast all entries at the SIO Short Film Festival, on television or over the Internet until January 1, 2012.

The entry must be the original work of the entrant(s).

All films and animations must be the original work of the entrant(s) and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

In the event that more than one person or group has participated in the production of a film submitted for entry, the film will be deemed entered by the person or group whose name is submitted through the registration process.

If the film is selected as the winner in its category, the prize will be awarded to that individual or group.

The entrant(s) must ensure that he or she is the sole creator(s) of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright.

All entrants shall retain the rights to their submitted film.

Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the entrant’s names and likenesses for publicity and promotions. The SIO reserves the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered short films.

Film Description:
Include a brief description (synopsis) and the filmmakers(s) name, address, phone number and email.Registration forms from all participating film makers must be completed and signed.
Selection Process:
The selection panel will comprise of individuals working in the film industry and people. The decisions of the panel are final. We will not provide feedback on films which have not been successful.

The winning films will be chosen by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced and their films screened at the SIO Short Film festivals.

Winners will be contacted in writing in advance of the SIO Short Film Festival. Winners will be asked to provide a DVD version of their film. The first, second and third place winners’ films will be shown as part of SIO Short Film Festival program. Some or all of the honorable mentions may also be shown during the Film Festival. Please note that DVDs will not be returned.
Judging is based on context and execution.
Judges' decisions are final.
Every entrant will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of his/her short film.


Burn your film on a DVD

Label your disc with your name, email and phone number.

Please clearly mark your envelope – FILM COMPETITION –
and send films to: Cultural Forum,SIO Tamilnadu Zone, #6/5,Irusappan Street,Chennai-3,Tamilnadu.

Phone:  044- 2561 2389 , +91 7305 65 7305

Mail Address:-

We will acknowledge receipt of your film by email.
DVDs will not be returned.

Reviewed everything and still have questions? Please feel free to contact SIO Short Film Contest Coordinator at with any questions about contest.

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