The International Elephant Film Festival Call For Entries
The 20th International Elephant Film Festival is fast approaching. The call for entries is open until January 15, 2016. The winner will be announced in February at a high-level event on World Wildlife Day. In this article, we’ll share details about the competition, the Call for Entries, and how to submit a film. The winners and finalists will be celebrated in February at the high-level event. This is a great way to spread awareness about the elephants and conservation around the world.
20th edition of the International Elephant Film Festival
The International Elephant Film Festival is a showcase of winning films from across the world. This event celebrates the creative and educational power of film to save elephants, with a special focus on African countries and the United States. The festival also honors notable achievements in elephant conservation, such as PSAs and advocacy films. The award-winning films are selected for screening at the festival, and subtitled DVDs are distributed to schools and libraries for free.
The 20th International Elephant Film Festival was held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 14 November 2017. It consisted of four competition sections, where national and international films competed for cash and prizes. There was also a special section for children’s films, and the theme of the festival was “Digital India”. The 20th edition of the Elephant Film Festival received 1,204 entries from 80 countries, up from 894 entries in 2013.
Call for entries closes January 15, 2016
If you’re a filmmaker interested in elephant conservation, the International Elephant Film Festival call for submissions is open! The film festival is part of a worldwide effort to raise global awareness about the plight of elephants and inspire public action. There’s no entry fee and film makers from all over the world are encouraged to submit their films. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2016.
MicroMovie/Short Programme: This category is open to short films that are under five minutes in length. To be considered, films must be completed after 1 January 2007, have not been broadcast prior to submission, and be in English. MicroMovie/Short Programmes may be real or fictional, as long as the audio tracks are mixed on both channels. Motion Picture Programmes must be in English, and the film must be released in the United States or its territories.
Winners announced in February
During its fourth annual edition, the International Elephant Film Festival (IEFF) will honor outstanding films about elephant conservation. The festival will celebrate excellence in documentary films, PSAs, media artwork, and advocacy films made in Africa. Each film is limited to five minutes. The winner of the documentary competition this year is Echo, the Elephants of Amboseli, a film that honors the researchers and filmmakers who documented the life of an elephant family in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
The awards included the Palme d’Or for best director, best actor, and best supporting actress. Among the best new works were “The Second Violinist” by Enda Walsh, which was produced by Corcadorca in a former Cork prison. In addition to her acting, the award included the best opera, co-written by Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy. The award also recognized an outstanding film that screened out of competition.
Finalists honored at high level event on World Wildlife Day
The International Elephant Film Festival has been honored at a high-level event on World Wildlife Day. The event, held at the UN Headquarters in New York, showcased the winning and finalists films. The awards ceremony highlighted films in the categories of conservation, wildlife, and environment. One film was named the winner of the Elephant Hero category. The film is about the wild inhabitants of the park, and was produced by actress Kristin Davis and Kosmic Global Media Private Limited.
The event also recognizes the best films produced about elephant conservation worldwide. The IEFF awards films that focus on the plight of elephants, and highlights the work of African nations. Filmmakers may also submit PSAs or advocacy films, but must be less than 5 minutes in length. Echo, the Elephants of Amboseli won for its film about her family and researchers. The film also honored filmmakers who tell her story.
Funds generated from auction help underwrite the festival
The International Elephant Film Festival has partnered with a number of artists to raise funds for the conservation of elephants. One such artist is Millie Young. Her most recent work, “Nong-Mai and Pompam Replaced,” is inspired by the film about reintroducing elephants to the forest. The film was premiered on August 12, 2012, and the artist was inspired by the filmmakers’ work. Her painting is now part of an exhibition at the Mahidol University in October and a gallery in December.
The festival also honors the best films about elephant conservation. It features African-made films, PSAs, media artwork, and advocacy films. Each film has five minutes or less to showcase its message. The winning film is screened at the festival in multiple venues and subtitled free for schools and libraries. The Festival also works with local NGOs and schools to incorporate screenings in their programming. It is a unique opportunity for elephant advocates to showcase their work and celebrate their accomplishments in the field.