Sometimes it’s difficult to find a clear blue sky for a little bird, to fly, to jump, to swim in the air stream.
Doab is here to work with those little birds preparing for their first or second jump.
Together we aim to create more fresh bluish sky above the south Asian sky.
Supporting south Asian films. Across genres.
With love from Kolkata.
Short Screenwriting Lab
Doab Uncut Motion’s Short Screenwriting Lab is designed to assist new and emerging screenwriters and writer-directors to develop and write a screenplay from an original idea with the support of mentors. The screenplays written through this lab may be nominated for production through Doab Funding programmes.
The Short Screenwriting Lab provides a transformative and illuminating experience where filmmakers learn the principles of dramatic writing for short films (premise, theme, structure, character and story), examine and explore their creativity and individual voice, and gain an understanding of the international short film landscape. Candidates are encouraged to develop personal stories that come from the heart, and that reflect contemporary life in the Indian Subcontinent region; they should also be feasible for eventual production in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Post Production Fund
Post Production Fund by Doab Uncut Motion is a pathbreaking alternative way to empower new and emerging filmmakers from the region to finish their artistic material into an engaging short film with the support of mentors.
The Post Production fund is a services package valued at 50,000INR, offered
by Doab Uncut Motion. The package is non-transferable and must be redeemed at Doab Uncut Motion’s facility in Kolkata. No cash will be paid to the recipient. If recipients are unable to begin post-production within 12 months of signing the agreement, the agreement will be terminated.
To apply, applicants must have already started principal photography. The project will be judged on artistic merit, previous experience of the filmmaker, and the financial plan, budget, and likelihood of successful completion of the film.
Every year Doab Uncut Motion offers supports to short filmmakers. This year they have planned to do that in a more structured manner. “Pitch Your Short” is a short film funding program alongside Asia Independent Film Festival. AIFF is their first move to South India. “Pitch Your Short” is an effort to democratize short film funding process. The programme, conceptualized by the Doab Uncut Motion, is an organization based out of Kolkata working intensely with South Asian Filmmakers to redefine indie-ness of this regions independent films.
Open to projects from all over India, the programme lasts 3 days – from 15th June to 17th June 2018 and foresees grand pitching sessions and international film screenings. Projects at pre-production stage or in an early stage of production can apply for the programme. Projects which have own funds from any other funding programmes cannot take part in this pitching event. The projects which will be facilitated at the end of the programme will receive INR 50000 production fund and multiple post-production funds. The participant will get 7 minutes to pitch their film and followed by a 7 minutes question answer round with the panel. The decision of the jury panel will be final and must be obeyed by all the participant.
The selected ScriptnPitch projects will have the possibility to apply to the TorinoFilmLab FrameWork programme in 2017, provided they fulfil the conditions of eligibility.
Deadline for applications: June 7th, 2018.
Who can apply?
Pitch Your Short is open to any short filmmaker with and without previous filmmaking experience from across India.
Some of their participants already work together with a production company. However, it is not necessary to have a producer attached to the project.
Applicants must confirm their availability for the programme.
The working language of all Script&Pitch workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
Pitch participation fee: 3050 INR.
No scholarships or fee waiver is allowed.
This amount covers pitching sessions, lunch and tea and snacks during programme dates 15th to 17th June 2018 at Atta Galatta. This amount does not cover accommodation, so the participant needs to arrange accommodation, travel and Dinner if he or she is not a resident of Bangalore. and subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay travel costs. In many countries, scholarships are available for this training.
How to apply?
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF – are:
– An updated CV (2 pages maximum);
– A project synopsis (1-page maximum);
– A project treatment (3 pages maximum);
– A project intention (1 pages maximum): it may include a director’s/scriptwriter’s motivation;
– Audiovisual approach documents or pitch video. (moodboard, etc.);
– A previous work (optional; 30 minutes maximum)*
A link (with password) to one previous short film or extract of previous materials. Submitted materials should be in English or have English subtitles/translation; showreels will be accepted. Videos must be sent to AIFF official email id with the application package no later than June 7th, 2018.
Deadline for applications: June 7th, 2018 11:59 p.m. IST (midnight)
The selected projects of Pitch Your Short must indicate Doab Uncut Motion support both in the opening and closing credits, by displaying the Doab Uncut Motion Logo and the caption “Supported by Doab Uncut Motion”., what we love to curate.
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