INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Music Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu hosted the first International Folk Music Film Festival, in Nepal, in 2011 and, following on from this success' intends to continue the event in subsequent years. Each day of the three-day event with the theme “Music for life, Music for survival” will be dedicated to a different musicologist or folk music filmmaker
We invite entries of films, pertaining to any aspect of traditional music culture particularly instrumental music, song and dance, from any country and any time period. Our objective is to showcase the folk musical heritage of as many different peoples, races and nationalities as possible through the medium of cinema. We believe that screening films from around the globe will foster cross-cultural understanding and give us the opportunity to learn from each other’s musical experiences. We hope to draw attention to declining folk musical traditions anywhere in the world, to encourage citizens to value their heritage and to prompt conservation efforts.
The Festival is a strictly non-commercial enterprise and any revenue generated will be used for restoration of Music Museum of Nepal, for collection, conservation and recording of Nepal’s waning musical heritage or for ongoing music research.
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Terms & conditions:
8th International Folk Music Film Festival, Nepal-2018
22nd-24th November 2018
'Music for Life Music for Survival'
International Folk Music Film Festival, Nepal is a non-profit making venture; any donations will be used for conservation and preservation of Nepal’s endangered Music Cultural Heritage, for research and for upkeep and restoration of Music Museum of Nepal.
Films may be from any time period and may have originally been made in celluloid or digital format.
Entry deadline: Films must be received by the 31st July 2018.
Free Entry: Each film must be accompanied by an Entry Form signed by the filmmaker or producer.
Nepal residents may submit films at Music Museum of Nepal, Tripureshwar, Kathmandu.
Either: send a download link and password for films to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must please also authorise us to distribute copies to jury members.
Dropbox NB. You can also request a Dropbox link to upload your film even if you do not have your own drop box account. Email request for link to Norma email@example.com
Or: 2 copy enabled DVDs (i.e. without a protection code) You must please also authorise us to make additional copies for the selection committee and jury members.
Please send DVD's to: Norma Blackstock, Cwm, Llangoed, Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL58 8SE, UK.
- Please mark envelope, Film Festival Entry, No Commercial Value so that we will not incur import duty.
- Please inform us by email firstname.lastname@example.org if DVDs have been dispatched.
NB: Nepal does not have a secure postal service. The Royal Mail in UK is much more reliable.
Contributors may submit short (up to 30mins) or longer (31-60 (90)mins) entries for competition or non-competition categories.
All DVDs will be examined and viewed upon arrival and filmmakers will be notified of any damage. Music Museum of Nepal will exercise the utmost care in handling DVD copies but will not be held responsible for damages or loss incurred during transit. It is the responsibility of the contributor to make sure s/he retains the original film and does not send the only copy.
The languages of the Film Festival will be English and Nepali. All films in languages other than English should have English subtitles where appropriate.
Selection: Selection of films for screening will be made by members of the International Folk Music Film Festival committee. NB. All films will also need to be approved by the Nepal Board of Film Censors.
Selection date: Contributors will be informed, by email, by 15th September 2018, whether their film has been selected for screening at the festival.
Awards: Awards will be presented for the best film entries in the long and short film categories. In addition there may be other awards such as a student filmmaker's award etc. A special conservation award may be presented to a film that provides good documentation of rare and/or endangered music cultures.
Returns Policy: Music Museum of Nepal is unable to return DVDs and therefore requests all contributors to allow us to deposit copies of their films in the Museum's archive. Alternatively, contributors may ask for their films to be destroyed or deleted after the festival.
Promotional use: Music Museum of Nepal reserves the right to use and reproduce still and moving images and audio samples from all submitted works for promotional purposes related to the festival.
Copyright: It is the responsibility of the contributor to obtain permission for the film to be screened, at Folk Music Film Festival in Nepal in 2018, if s/he does not own the copyright outright. The organising committee of Folk Music Film Festival in Nepal also requires permission to distribute copies (DVDs or downloaded files) of submitted films among members of the selection committee and International Jury.
Press Kit: The films may be accompanied by a press kit, which could include any of the following:
1.Production Still Photographs
2.Film Release/ Production Date(s).
3.Newspaper and other print or online media articles, reviews and write-ups.
4.Filmography of the director/ Discography of the subject.
Travel Costs: Please be aware that Music Museum of Nepal is unable to meet travel or accommodation costs incurred by those attending the festival.
Festival dates - 22th - 24th November 2018