28 TO 30 APRIL 2006
The Bihar Low Cost Video festival, Abhivyakti [formerly All Bihar VHS videofest] held every two years since 1994 is the oldest grassroots folk-based media events in Bihar. Videos and features premiered in this festival have gone on to win accolades for the film-makers in bigger festivals. In recent years, the festival has begun to attract a significant number of student film-makers and short student films from all over India form a significant segment of the festival.
The purpose of the fest is to highlight issues of social importance, introduce alternative film-makers to the people, and to provide enhanced media literacy for students and interested persons. Grass-roots films especially from the Bihar/ Jharkhand/ Orissa/and Andaman regions are invited, as also are videos on value education, health and human rights issues from anywhere in India.
The projects screened however must have been made between the years 2004 and 2006.
This is an open forum for activist film-makers. There is no competition section. However, awards are presented in the student film section entries to encourage student film-makers.
Our definition of low-cost films for professional film-makers are projects under 45 minutes that have a budget of less than 2.5 lakhs of rupees.
Media /Formats accepted: VCD/ DVD/ VHS tapes [PAL]
Please include Rs 50 as handling charges so we can return your tapes.
Our selection committee will inform you by E-mail if your video will be screened at the festival. On receiving the mail, kindly pay the entrance fee of Rs 150 latest by April 26. Demand drafts preferred. Cash accepted through MO. Outstation cheques add Rs 25 bank charges. Cheques/ drafts to be made out to Ravi Bharati
The last date for accepting registrations is April 10. The selection committee will meet on March 15, March 30, and April 11. The quicker you send in your entries for preview, the better.
c/o RAVI BHARATI [Institute of Communication Arts]
Near Kurji Holy Family Hospital
P.O. Sadaquat Ashram
Patna 800 010