OFF Shoot

Mission & Objectives

In addition to the screening of the best contemporary international films, ‘Ooty Film Festival’ has decided to also provide a platform for high-quality short films made by talented South Asian Short-film Film-makers. This Short film award is being instituted with a larger aim to:

  • Recognize excellence in contemporary short film-making and production in South Asia.
  • Provide opportunities to connect the short film-making community, through networking and collaborative projects.
  • Provide an opportunity for Indians to experience the best work of International, Indian & local film-making talent.
  • To build an audience for the work of short film makers.
  • Increase opportunities for film-makers and provide a place to meet and share ideas and resources.

ABOUT Ooty Film Festival 2017

Ooty Film Festival (OFF), is a curated international film festival which intends to celebrate the film aesthetics and artistic expressions. OFF strives to create an inclusive festival space where film veterans, professionals, first time filmmakers, critics, students and enthusiasts meet, engage and have conversations on the wonderful world of cinema.

Spanned across the period of four days, films will be screened for 8 hours followed by 4 hours of discussions each day. The invited industry veterans and experts will talk about the medium and their experiences and artistic expressions. There will be an open discussion after every film where audience will participate in the ongoing discussions both about the film and the format with the artists.

Festival Dates: 09, 10, 11, and 12 November 2017
Festival Venue: TRC Auditorium, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

In order to submit a film to the OFF, you have to send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival before the given deadline.

Final deadline is 20th October 2017. Entry fee ( ) : FREE
Entry guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded from here.

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