Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival

The Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival (ATSFF)
September 1 – 2, 2018

We are happy to announce the Documentary, Animation and Short film festival, which will be held in the desert city of Rajasthan, Bikaner from 18-19 June 2016. The Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival (ATSFF) will use the power of film makers to further the cause of Peace, Harmony, Social justice, Meditation, Social taboo and Environment on earth. From the outset, the ATSFF envisioned “peace” not as the absence of conflict but as a framework for channelizing, processing and resolving conflicts through respectful and non-violent means.

The ATSFF, the primary project of Acharya Tulsi Shanti Pratishthan, is a non-profit festival established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the country on the theme of peace, harmony, social justice, meditation, social taboo and environment. ATSFF aims to contribute towards culture of peace, non-violence, harmony, social justice, meditation through cinema, dialogue and programming highlighting the individuals on the vanguard of peace activism and social change.

ATSFF works to connect expression – artistic, political, social and personal – to positive, respectful vehicles for action and change. The festival program is carefully curated to create a place for open dialogue, using the films as catalysts for change.

The ATSFF is an experimental platform for both film professionals and amateur film makers to catalyze short film and documentary movement in India.

Awards & Prizes
Documentary Award
Ist INR 11,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.
IInd INR 5,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.

Animation Award
Ist INR 11,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.
IInd INR 5,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.

Institutional Award
Ist INR 11,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.
IInd INR 5,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.

Acharya Tulsi Film Award
Ist INR 11,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.
IInd INR 5,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.

Short Film Award
Ist INR 11,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.
IInd INR 5,000/- cash prize, certificate and memento.

Special Jury Award
certificate and memento

Special Jury Mention awards
1. certificate and memento
2. certificate and memento
3. certificate and memento
4. certificate and memento

Rules & Terms
You are advised to carefully read the official terms and conditions contained below before participating in the contest. By participating and submitting your videos, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions stated hereunder.

Rules & Regulations

The eligibility criteria for participation:

The Participant should be over 18 years of age as on 31 August 2018
Any person(s) who are under any contractual or other obligation that would prohibit them from allowing ATSFF to license the entry, in perpetuity on an exclusive, worldwide, residual-free and royalty-free basis, in all media formats and uses, in accordance with the terms below, are also ineligible to enter this contest.
Participant will have to submit the proof that he is a bonafide of any recognized institute.
The Rights Relating To The Participating Entry:

The “Participant” may be either the film maker / producer / rights holder, hereby represents and warrants that the participant is the rightful owner of the content or film or entry (hereinafter referred to as the content) and/ or has obtained the necessary rights and permissions from all the stakeholders in this content. The Participant confirms that he / she has the absolute right and authority to deal with the same, including participation in this contest and accepting its terms and further confirm that the content, in full or part, does not violate the copyright of any third party. The Participant further indemnifies the organisers Acharya Tulsi Shanti Pratisthan, Bikaner (www.atsff.org) and holds it harmless if it incurs any loss, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees), due to any claim by self or any other parties relating to the content and / or their exploitation of the same.
The Participant also indemnifies the Organisers from any claims that may arise as a result of the breach of the terms and conditions of this contest by the Participant.
Communicate your content, or any part thereof, to the public via the ATSP Channel / Network / distributing platforms, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the ATSP Channel in any media formats and through any media channels.
The IPR of the film will continue to rest with the film maker / participant or the rights holder as the case may be.
The General Terms Of Participation:

The physical entries shall include a DVD of the film / content which shall be labelled with the Title, Director’s Name, Duration and Language and submitted along with a synopsis of the film, biography of the director,promotional material of the film, if any, and the duly completed and signed form.
Participation to the contest implies that the Participant is the owner / rights holder of the content and is authorised to participate in the contest and accept the terms and conditions.
Only the person who signs / submits the entry will be considered as the “Participant” and it will be assumed that he / she has obtained the necessary permissions as stated herein. In case it is a team effort, then the team will have to select a representative who will be the participant. All communications from our end as well as the benefits, if any, will be only with/to the Participant.
Transfer, assignment or substitution of the prizes / benefits to a person other than the participant, will not be permitted. However, in exceptional cases the organisers reserve the right to entertain such request at their discretion.
The decision of the jury shall be final, unquestionable and binding on all participants.
Organizers may reject any film without assigning any reason whatsoever and the same cannot be challenged.
Once submitted the entries cannot be withdrawn for any reason whatsoever.
All materials, documents, etc. submitted for participation shall not be returned under any circumstances and shall become the property of Acharya Tulsi Shanti Pratisthan, Bikaner.
The participant agrees that the organisers shall not be held responsible for any unauthorised use of the content by any third party and Acharya Tulsi Shanti Pratisthan, Bikaner do not guarantee the posting of any content.
To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, the Organisers shall not be liable for any economic losses, loss of goodwill or reputation or special, indirect or consequential losses (whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of the Participant and us at the date of the upload/submission of the Entry for the contest) suffered or incurred by the Participant arising out of or in connection with these Official Rules and Terms. The Organisers’ aggregate collective liability arising from or relating to the contest and/or these Official Rules and Terms (and whether the liability arises because of breach of contract, negligence or for any other reason) shall be limited to INR 1000/-.
The scheduling, timetable and screening of the winners’ films shall be at the discretion of the organizers
The headings to each section are for reference and easier reading and shall not affect the meaning of the terms as mentioned herein.
Entry and participation of films implies unconditional and irrevocable acceptance of these terms and regulations.
Festival organizers’ decision in all matters pertaining to this contest and distribution terms herein shall be final and binding in all respects.
Check list for courier:

Signed form complete with all details
DVD
Synopsis (If attached)
Director’s Biography (If attached)
Stills / Photos if any.

Trailer: 
Website: 
http://atsff.co.in/

Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair