Film Festival

The Story Behind MILLION EYES

MILLION EYES… What a great miracle it would be if we could generate one million eyes ! One million visually challenged persons would be delivered from darkness ! One million blind persons would walk into freedom ! The blind will see what they have never seen so far in their lives. They will see themselves for the first time. They will see their beloved people for the who were just voices so far. They will see the sun, the moon, the trees, the cars and the flowers. THIS CAN BE DONE.

This can be done easily. We just need to reach the message of eye donation to one million people. They all have eyes. They will all die. Their eyes will be available. All we need to do is to bring this information to them that their eyes would be a precious gift to give sight to the blind. This exactly is what Million Eyes will do.

This is an International Film Competition on the theme of eye donation. Any story that can inspire people to donate their eyes can participate. By getting about 1000 people to participate in the competition, we can reach this message to one million people – through them and their product.

Make your movie now

Guidelines

THEME

EYE DONATION

Participation will be open to all interested applicants.

The duration of the short movie is 3 minutes or less including the scores.

The Short film can be made in any languages. All other languages than English, must be subtitled in English.

The Short film can be shot on any electronic device.

The Short film must not have been released on any platform or Competitions.

Entry Fee: An entry fee of Rs. 1000 / USD 20 is fixed to enable us to conduct the competition. Any remaining amounts will be used for the eye donation movement and to help the visually challenged persons. You can make the payment electronically while registering.

The Short film should be uploaded from the User Dashboard of the Million Eyes.

The short film has to be in .mp4 format.

The Short movie Competition reserves the right to use materials received or their part for advertising purposes and for promoting campaigning and creating awareness on eye donation by The Project Vision. However, we encourage participants to use them freely after the competition among their contacts so that eye donation message can be spread to all your contacts.

If a Short film has not been selected, The Project Vision or its Partners will not be in any way whatsoever provide any justification and / or comments regarding the reasons for non-selection. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged

Furthermore, the applicant undertakes to indemnify and keep The Project Vision or its Partners, indemnified against all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, costs, damages or loss arising out of the submission, acceptance and/or screening of the documentaries and/or use or non-use of the material.

The applicant will be wholly responsible for matters related to copyright issues with regard to the content being submitted to TPV for competition. TPV will not be liable for any legal cases related to copyright issues of the submitted entries with regard to music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film. Participants are to use original music. In the event of using any other music, you are expected to give due credits to the persons concerned. You may also use free music available online.

All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participants for attending the festival.

Films once submitted can’t be withdrawn. Jury reserves the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

The applicant is duly authorized, on his/her behalf and on the behalf of any person or entity that has ownership rights in the work, to submit to the Competition and the applicant declares that this submission is not in violation of any law nor violates any right of said person or entity or that of any third party in any manner whatsoever.

‘Short Film Competition on Eye Donation, its officers, as well as any of its fiscal sponsors and affiliated entities is not responsible, for any damage to, or loss of, any materials submitted by the applicant, whether that damage occurs en-route to or from the competition or during the course of the competition’s possession, any loss caused to the film material or otherwise, in or during the Competition or of said materials.

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RULES

(1) 1st – ₹ 1,00,000 / $ 1500

(2) 2nd – ₹ 50,000/ $ 750

(3) 3rd – ₹ 25000/ $ 375

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Prizes

Tips - Short Film Video Creation

Think of an idea for a short film. Think of a short story that you want to tell in under 10 minutes. Focus on one core idea so that the short story isn’t overly complicated. Consider the kind of tone you want for the film which is EYE DONATION. 

  • Think of an interesting event in your own life and use it for inspiration for your script.
  • Consider the scope of the story and whether you can convey the story on the budget that you have.
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Ideation

If you are an aspiring screenwriter, you can write your own script. Short films should have a beginning, middle, and end. A three-minute film will only be about 3-4 pages long.

  • If you don’t have a lot of money to work with, you don’t want to write a script that includes explosions or expensive digital effects.
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Script

A storyboard is a series of pictures that outline what will happen in each scene. These pictures don’t need to be detailed or artistic, but clear enough so that you get a good idea of what each scene will look like and what will happen in it. Creating a storyboard before you start filming will also help you stay on task during the shoot and will save time from having to think of things on the fly.

  • If you aren’t artistic, you can use stick figures to represent the actors and simple shapes to represent the elements in the scene.
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Storyboard

Purchase or rent filming equipment. To shoot a short film, you’ll need a camera, lights, and something to record audio. Select filming equipment that meets your needs and your budget. If you’re on a small budget, you can use the camera on your phone for shooting the film. If you have a larger budget, you can opt to get a more expensive DSLR camera, which can cost thousands of Rupees.

  • If you want to take steady shots, you should purchase a tripod.
  • If you’re shooting during the day, you can try to use sunlight for your lighting source.
  • If shooting inside, you’ll need to get light clamps and floodlights.
  • For sound, you can get a more expensive boom mic or you can opt for cheaper external audio recorders or small wireless mics.
  • The external mics on many cameras aren’t great for picking up actor’s dialogue.

Rehearse the scene. Once the actors get onto the set, have them go through a basic reading of the script. Then, have the actors act out the scene. As they go through the scene, tell the actors what you want them to do, how to interact with the environment, and let them know of any modifications that you want to see in their acting.6. Editing the Filming.

  • Once your Shotting for the film is done, the next big thing is to edit your short film.
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Shoot

Upload the film to movie editing software. Upload the video files into video editing software. Organize each of the scenes into bins or folders so that you have access to the video files quickly. This will help keep you organized while you work. Once the files are transferred and organized, you can start cutting them up and editing them.

  • Examples of video editing software include Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Windows Movie Maker.
  • Choose a program that is easy for you to use and that can perform the exact sort of editing that you need.
  • You can also add the necessary Subtitles.
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Edit