India Heritage Walk Festival 2018: Entries invited for online film festival

Submission deadline Jan 17; screenings throughout Feb

 Professional and amateur filmmakers with a keen interest in art and culture documentation are being invited to submit their works for a unique Online Heritage Film Festival being organized by Sahapedia, an encyclopaedia on Indian art and culture.

The film screenings will be a part of the month-long India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF) 2018, which Sahapedia is organizing in partnership with YES Culture, a division of YES Global Institute, think-tank of  YES BANK, and will feature high-quality documentaries exploring the myriad facets of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the subcontinent.

Selected by a jury comprising eminent arts and culture practitioners, including renowned dancer and former CBFC head Leela Samson, the films would be screened on the YouTube channel of Sahapedia, with one new film released every day throughout the month of February.

The festival is open to all people over the age of 16 and invites original works, not exceeding 30 mins in duration and of at least HD-DVD or Blu-Ray quality. The closing date of submissions is January 17, 2018. The films submitted must have been produced no earlier than January 1, 2015.

Entries need to be mailed by post in DVD format to the Sahapedia office at: C-1/3, First Floor, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi- 110016.

Entry form and more details on the submission guidelines are available on the official IHWF 2018 website:

All entries will be subjected to two rounds of evaluation, firstly by the Sahapedia team and subsequently by the selection jury.

The Online Heritage Film Festival is one among the many events scheduled for IHWF 2018 in February 2018. It is a month-long, multi-city event, introducing people to the tangible and intangible culture and heritage of their cities, and celebrating India’s rich cultural diversity.

It will feature nearly 60 public engagement events, including heritage walks (themed, curated and guided tours conducted by experts), baithaks (talks), workshops, exhibitions and instameets in nearly 20 cities, focusing on diverse aspects such as architecture, food, heritage, crafts, nature, and art that make up the cultural fabric of our country.

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