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IR SHORT FILM FUND

The Iyackuddy Rabindran Short Film Fund is named in honor of the late Iyackuddy Rabindran, who loved Tamil cinema, had immense respect for those in the field of filmmaking and supported the work of women in South Asian entertainment & media. 

THE IYACKUDDY RABINDRAN SHORT FILM FUND (IRSFF) COMPETITION

COMPETITION DETAILS

  • VFC is seeking scripts for new, un-produced short films, of any genre, planned for runtimes of 15 minutes or less, to choose the recipient of the first annual IRSFF

  • Applicants may be from anywhere in the world and can apply as individuals or as a team of (maximum 4) writers/directors; Independent applicants only, established production companies/studios cannot apply

  • Applicants must be first or second time filmmakers (no more than 1 completed short already directed/written to date)

  • For 2018 this competition will only be seeking scripts intended to be filmed in the Tamil language

  • There is no submission fee

  • Submissions open November 15, 2018 and close December 31, 2018

PRIZES - FUND RECIPIENTS WILL RECEIVE

Winner: $1000 CAD investment towards your film’s production and free consulting services and festival representation from VFC for a 1-year term

Runner-Up: Free consulting services and festival representation from VFC for a 1-year term

TERMS OF THE IRSFF

  • As an investor and consultant on the film VFC must be credited as a Creative/Executive Producer on the winning project, and recipients must acknowledge in the film credits that the project was made with the support of the IRSF fund

  • The recipient(s) of the 2018 IRSFF will receive the funds in instalments at a schedule to be mutually decided upon between VFC and the winner, taking into account what production costs towards which the fund will be directed

  • The IRSFF is a non-interest, untaxed, one-time grant

  • The recipient of the IRSFF must employ at least 25% female cast/crew as part of the project’s production. Only after proof of team members is provided will the fund be released, and such proof is to be produced at each installment period. Those who do not comply will be contractually obliged to return any fund dollars received

  • VFC’s free consulting & festival representation services for both the winners & runner-up begin effectively on the date they are informed, and will expire exactly 1-year following

HOW TO APPLY?

In order to apply please fill & submit the official application form available at this link, before sending your script (English language; PDF format only) to submissions.vfc@gmail.com on or before December 31, 2018. Please quote the subject line as “IRSFF: [title of your script]”.

All submissions will only be considered complete once both the form has been submitted & your script has been received. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.