RFS announces this contest in memory of Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee, Padma Bhushan Dr. Daggubati Ramanaidu. The core objective of this short film contest is to encourage budding talent and to showcase the best short films of these young creative film-makers to the film industry.
Eligibility: Entries are invited online from budding screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, working professionals and students of any academy.
A FREE WORKSHOP will be conducted for selected participants at Ramanaidu Film School. The objective of the 6-day workshop is to give individual theoretical inputs to screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers in the morning sessions and combined film making insights couple with guest lectures & Industry Interactions in the afternoon sessions.
After the workshop, the students will form teams as screenwriter-director-cinematographer and make short films that will be sponsored by Ramanaidu Film School.
In addition to the best short film and the second best short film, awards will also be given in the following categories.
o ScreenWriting – 1st prize – Rs.25,000/- 2nd prize – Rs. 15,000/-
o Direction – 1st prize – Rs.25,000/- 2nd prize – Rs. 15,000/-
o Cinematography – 1st prize – Rs.25,000/- 2nd prize – Rs. 15,000/-
Apart from the above Rs. 10,000/- will be awarded for the first submission of a short film within the deadline and maintaining quality guidelines.
The films produced during the contest can only be uploaded after a month of the completion of the contest and that too with the credits given to Ramanaidu Film School.
A contestant can only apply for one specializations out of screenwriting / direction / cinematography. The copyrights of the films, exclusively rest with Ramanaidu Film School. for the first one month.
Presentation Ceremony: Awards will be presented on 6th June, 2017 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shri. Daggubati Ramanaidu.