First Frame “Film Festival & Competition 2015”
India’s pioneer in organizing an International Students’ Film Festival & Competition would like to offer you an exciting opportunity to be a part of our globally recognized Film Festival in 2015. The First Frame 2015 is scheduled to be held on 16-17 April, 2015 at Siri Fort Auditorium, Directorate of Film Festivals, New Delhi. First Frame invites all amateur and student filmmakers to share their talent and vision with viewers all over the world.
About The Film Festival
The year of the Chinese Year of Sheep – 2015 would mark the 7th edition of the First Frame, an International Students’ Film Festival. Over the past decade, we have seen the city — and this festival — evolve, grow and embrace a leading role in the students’ cinematic experience extended to include photography in its ambit. From our humble beginnings in 2003 where the festival managed to captivate major media colleges in India to sprawling editions in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014. The list of award categories and attractive prizes that attract media students globally in films and photography, we continue to provide culturally rich and diverse festival of films which celebrates the community we serve.
First Frame has screened more than 500 films since its inception in 2003. From preliminary screening rounds to final jury selections, the First Frame Film Festival highlights cinema from every corner of the globe. The Film Festival has been associated with renowned names from the film industry who have always supported the event and acted as a catalyst to boost the confidence and cinematic prowess among amateur film-makers and student photographers.
First Frame 2003: The first edition of First Frame Film Festival got off to a great start and took off with great enthusiasm in the Indian capital, with major media colleges like MBICEM, Indraprastha College for Women, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication and Xavier’s Institute of Mass Communication being a part of it.
First Frame at a Glance
First Frame 2004: The second edition of the festival went on to become a national students’ film festival. Premier media institutes across the country extended an enthusiastic participation- Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), National Institute of Design (NID), Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC)- Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi University, Amity University and Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication. The event was held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.
First Frame 2007: In its third edition, First Frame took a giant leap and became India’s first international students’ film festival. The festival received entries from countries like Germany, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Italy et al along with national entries from various media colleges and institutes of India. The festival was held at Sri Satya Sai Auditorium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
First Frame 2008: The fourth edition of First Frame was held at Sri Satya Sai Auditorium and received 91 formidable entries from 14 countries across the globe. With this edition, First Frame added another feather to its cap by introducing the F8 National Students’ Photography Competition.
First Frame 2013: The fifth edition of the festival was graced by the who’s who of the film industry like Hemant Gaba, Nila Madhab Panda, Ajay Bedi, Vijay Bedi, Zoobi Amir and Abhay Kumar to name a few and was held at Sri Ram Centre, Mandi House. The festival introduced another competition for the students in the form of On the spot mobile film making competition. Prizes of more than 1.5lakhs INR were distributed at the event.
First Frame 2014: This sixth edition was launched with new award categories introduced, bigger prize money, more entries from across the globe and association with bigger personalities from the industry. People like Mr. Hemant Gaba (Independent Film maker), Pankaj Johar (Partner at Pennywise Films), Asheesh Pandya (Sound Designer), Rajni Basumatary (Writer and producer), Mike & Berry (Film maker) Ranjit Kapoor (writer, director & Screen Writer), Shailendra Pandey and Shazia Khan (Director).
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