Rules for Short Film contest
All participants need to register online by visiting www.maacsaravanampatti.com/ ShortFilmRegistration a confirmation mail with the link to upload your work will be received by you.
Only mobile phones are allowed for capturing the short film.
Film titles to be mentioned within two days from registration. No changes in titles shall be entertained after confirmation.
Anyone can participate. Participants should have a valid postal address, bank account, valid email address and valid mobile number.
The short film should be made from within the premises of the participant’s residence and the filming of outside environment from within the premises only will be accepted.
Copyright and Trademark Infringement
All content in your film (including story, footage, music, images, properties, etc.) should be your own. If you include any copyrighted or trademarked content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorized content will be disqualified.
Animated movies are also accepted.
Submissions should not hurt any political, religious or regional sentiments.
While involving characters like animals, birds etc, due exemption should be obtained from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (or any local body dealing with animal welfare) if required.
There is no entry fee.
First prize: INR. 5000 + 20% discount coupons from MAAC
Second prize: INR. 3000 + 15% coupons from MAAC
Third prize: INR. 2000 + 12% coupons from MAAC
Surprise gifts for all participants
The shortlisted movie will be screened to the participants in our centre or online viewing depending on the covid 19 outcome, the shortlisted movies shall be released on our Facebook & Instagram page.
Winning short film shall be published in our YouTube channel.
There shall be no deviation from the given contest theme and should be cantered round the topic given.
Content can be disqualified at any stage if it is found to violate any of the rules. Rules are subject to change without prior notice.
Length of a Short Movie
Recommended duration 7 to 10 minutes including title.
Jury shall be constituted by MAAC and the decision of the jury shall be final. The nominees shall be invited for the award night function and duly honoured.
Prize for winners
The prize money for the winners will be transferred to the bank account of the participant only.
While filming, make sure that your lighting and sound are good. Make sure that the frame of the camera is up close so that we can see the character clearly.
Dress the part
Use makeup and wardrobe to your advantage. Try to get into the shoes of the character and act the part. Props can be used if needed.
Do the thing that you are best at. If you are good at singing or dancing, make sure to showcase it to the audience. Try to show variations in your voice, pitch and accent if required but do not overdo it.
Set Your Eyeline
Ensure that you maintain a straight eyeline. If the viewers are able to see your eyes, it makes your audience much more engaging.
Almost all major video formats are accepted. The following formats are not supported: Apple Intermediate, HDV 720p60, Go2Meeting3 (G2M3), Avid Meridien Uncompressed, Windows Media Audio Lossless, CineForm, SWF.
The Video file size shall not exceed 400 MB..
All submissions should be sent on/before the final date, later entries shall not be entertained.