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Woodpecker International Film Festival


WELCOME TO WIFF-2019
 
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India’s one of the most respected film festivals focusing on documentaries and short films. The festival has also been globally acclaimed for its focus on promoting issue-based cinema. Launched in 2013, in the backdrop of completion of 100-years of Indian cinema, the festival has organised five international editions till now. 
 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes. WIFF aims to showcase the rich mélange of visual creativity and cinematic diversity across the globe, as well as to promote films, documentaries and advertisements focusing on socially pertinent themes like environment & wildlife, livelihoods, health, gender, children, art & culture, etc.
 
PROMOTING ISSUE-BASED CINEMA
 
WIFF demonstrates the power of issue-based cinema to create change and influence public opinion. With easy accessibility to technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WIFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment.
 
A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
 
ORGANISER
 
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org

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Woodpecker International Film Festival

Name: 
CMSR Foundation
Festival Director Name: 
Narender Yadav
Festival presentation: 
WELCOME TO WIFF-2016
 
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India's premier competitive film festival focusing on issue-based cinema. The first edition of the festival was organised in 2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Launched in the backdrop of the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the festival was a tribute to the Indian cinema for its ability to nurture diverse genres of films and filmmaking traditions in the country. 
 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes.
 
WHY THIS FESTIVAL & FORUM?
 
The last one decade in India has seen tremendous changes particularly on communication and technological fronts. With easy accessibility to new technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment. A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
 
ORGANISER
 
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Festival Director E-mail: 
Address: 
K-86, (Basement), Kalkaji
Festival Programmer Name: 
Divakar Yadav
Festival Programmer Email: 
Last attendance: 
5300
City: 
New Delhi
State: 
Delhi
Number of journalists: 
12
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Zip code: 
110019
Film call for entry start day: 
03/01/2016
Film call for entry deadline: 
06/15/2016
Country: 
India
Telephone: 
+91-11-41661868
Film Festival on issue-based cinema inviting entries
 
India's premier competitive Film Festival on issue-based cinema is inviting entries:
 
Entries are open for the 4th annual edition of Woodpecker International Film Festival
Last date for submission is June 15, 2016.
 
 
New Delhi, April 07, 2016: Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) has announced the Call for Entries for their 4th annual edition to be organised in New Delhi. The Festival is known for its focus on issue-based cinema and has emerged as a popular platform to showcase the work of independent filmmakers. The festival's competitive section is open for both Indian and foreign filmmakers. In addition, the festival will also screen award winning films from several important film festivals. 
 
According to Mr. Narender Yadav, Founder Director, WIFF, “We look at the festival as a mission to promote issue-based cinema globally and explore the power of storytelling through films to create a better world. In its 4th edition we have introduced a new thematic area “Films on Disability”. In total WIFF-2016 will showcase documentaries, short films and social advertisements on 13 contemporary themes.” 
 
13 Categories:
For the 2016  festival entries are invited in the following categories:
 
Environment, Forest & Wildlife, Livelihoods, Animation, Children Film, Art and Culture, Films on North East India, Gender, Films on Disability, CSR Films, Student Films, Health and Sanitation and PSAs.
 
Selection Process and Deadline:
 
Entry Form along with Entry Guidelines is available on the festival website www.woodpeckerfilmfestival.in. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2016. Official Selections for this year’s festival will be announced in the month of August. The selections will be made by a 15-member Selection Committee. 
 
Woodpecker Awards
 
Woodpecker Awards are aimed to inspire creativity and recognize the talent of filmmakers who are focusing on alternative ways of filmmaking and experimenting with new ideas and issues. Winners in each category will be given a Woodpecker trophy, citation along with a cash award during a gala Award Ceremony. 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Woodpecker International Film Festival
K-86 - (Basement), Kalkaji, New Delhi -110019. INDIA
+91-11-4166 1868/+91-11-84680 01879
E: woodpeckerfilmfestival@gmail.com / info@woodpeckerfilmfestival.in
www.woodpeckerfilmfestival.in
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Festival Nickname: 
WIFF
Edition: 
4
Festival Logo: 
Woodpecker Logo
Theme: 
Animation
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Awards
Children
Digital
Documentary
Education
Environnement/Nature
Health/Medical
Homosexuality
Human Rights
Independent
International
Market
Multimedia
Music
National
Religious films
Science
Silent films
Student films
Women
Youth/Teen
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Experiment
Independant
Industrial
Mixed
Music video
Short films
Student film
Video / TV
Work-In-Progress
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About Woodpecker International Film Festival

Yadav Rao Narender
(CMSR Foundation)

Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India’s one of the most respected film festivals focusing on documentaries and short films. The festival has also been globally acclaimed for its focus on promoting issue-based cinema. Launched in 2013, in the backdrop of completion of 100-years of Indian cinema, the festival has organised five international editions till now. 
 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes. WIFF aims to showcase the rich mélange of visual creativity and cinematic diversity across the globe, as well as to promote films, documentaries and advertisements focusing on socially pertinent themes like environment & wildlife, livelihoods, health, gender, children, art & culture, etc.

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