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This is How Film Division of India Helpful for Indie Filmmakers

Film Division Of India (FDI) is a Film Production house that is owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government Of India. It is founded with an aim of producing Documentary Films, Publishing Of news magazines and preserving the cinematic record Of Indian History. FDI founded in 1948, and it headquartered In Mumbai: apart this one center, italso has 12 regional centers in other parts of India.

For Indie-Filmmakers….

Apart Film production, it also serves in the areas of Film Distribution, organizing of international documentary and short film festivals. FDC has produced more than 5000 documentaries and short films, with the collaboration of Doordarshan. They were released and distributing the films through this same platform.

Apart Film production, it also serves in the areas of Film Distribution, organizing of international documentary and short film festivals. FDC has produced more than 5000 documentaries and short films, with the collaboration of Doordarshan. They were released and distributing the films through this same platform.

Before Looking to The grant Section, You must aware about some facts About Film Division Of India (FDI)


Must Read:  17  Free Film Funding Organizations for Indian Filmmakers


1. Aim of FDI

Film Division Of India is principally aimed to boost the documentary Film Movement In India, also the venture is ready to promote the Short films and Animation Films The notification about Film Grants is Usually Declared in the Month of January.

2. What is this Description About?

Film Production grant for Independent Filmmakers from Film Division Of India under the scheme of Production of Documentary films by Films Division through outside producers.

3. Eligibility and Categorization

Eligibility

(a) Any person who is above 18, having a Hands-on filmmaking experience in Documentary, animation and feature film is eligible to apply. However, the members of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Film Division Of India, are not entitled To apply for this Film Production Grant scheme.

Category

(a) New Filmmakers- This is a Special Category for New Filmmakers, where the mandatory criteria is – the applicant has made not more than one film for The Film Division Of India and more than three Films Overall. The Maximum running time of film proposal received from New Filmmakers is 26 minutes (± 5 minutes). Proposal acceptance and allocation of funds is based on the review of the FDI jury panel. FDI, also stated that one third of the allocation of funds will be reserved for New Filmmakers. In case they didn’t get enough proposals from New Filmmakers (or) they didn’t receive any good proposals, then the available amount may be used for proposals of General Filmmakers.

(b)General Film Makers: Filmmakers who are directed many feature/Documentary films previously are called as General Filmmakers.

4.Application Procedure

An application must be formatted in a way as it prescribes, also an unformatted application will be rejected without a Prior notification.

Things To Be Included In Application

a) Synopsis and category (Documentary, Short Film and animation Film) of the film – 100 words

b) Treatment – 300 words

(Click Here To download The Synopsis and Treatment samples)

c) Resume of the Director

d) Applicant can submit the film proposals in any major Indian language, such specially considering applications can submit to any of the FDI branch offices or the Regional Production Centers of Film Division.

 (For an Instance: if you are writing Proposals in Malayalam, then you must send the completed filled application the regional FDI office at Trivandrum)

5.Selection Guidance

A) The duration of the film will normally be 26 minutes and it shouldn’t exceed more than 52 minutes

b) The Budget Limit for a 5 minutes Film is 4 Lakh, 10 minutes Film is 5 Lakh, 26 minutes Film is 7Lakh and 52 minute film is 13 Lakh.

c) A submitted film is approved only after from the Preliminary Screening Committee constituted by the Director General (Film Division)

d) For the preliminary selection procedure, an applicant must submit a Non-Refundable processing fee of 1,500/- in the form ofPay Order/Demand Draft in the name of Film Division Head office, located at Mumbai.

e) The submitting film must have been completed within a year of time, where the dates are considered on the basis of contract between the filmmaker (applicant) and Film Division.

f) Only the films that are shooted in HD video format with 50 MBPS recoding bit rate and 4:2:2 colour depth are accepted

h) There is no particular subject barrier for the proposed offering films; however the selection committee wish to pick the films that dealing with the films based on innovative /experimental National/Social and Cultural importance subjects.

Payment

a) The Ministry Of broadcasting will pay the “on account advance‟ as mentioned in the contract to recovering the initial expenses

i) In initial signing of the contract, The payment should not exceeding beyond 50%

ii) The payment is not exceeding being thirty per cent of the Contracted amount on approval of the rough cut by the Ministry Of Broadcasting

iii) The Rest Of the complete amount will only be paid after the delivery of the film and acceptance and approval of the final film materials as mentioned hereinabove.

b) For “New Categorized” filmmakers, if the proposal is approved, then for preparing the detailed treatment and production plan, the maximum grant amount will be INR 25, 000

c) A New filmmaker will only to allow work with the supervision of a Mentor and 2.5% will be paid as Professional fee to the mentor by Films Division

d) The General Categorized filmmakers will be paid on account advance either on submission of a Bank Guarantee of the equivalent amount: and also they must sign a Bond agreement in order to show the surety

Copyright

The films that were produced under this section will give credits to Film Division as producer in the opening and closing Scenes. Also, such FDI produced films will be screened in Film festivals, Educational Institutions and film societies.


 

 Contact Info

Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India,

24 – Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai-26.

Tel. 91 22 2351 0461/ 23515462 / 23551301

http://filmsdivision.org/

 

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  1. Roshan

    June 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Good Explanation about Film Division Of India: Really useful

     

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