A Novel Bengali Film Festival
10th & 11th Sept 2016
Boston, MA, USA

Festival Dates : 10th & 11th September, 2016

Rules and Regulations, Caleidoscope 2016

  • Feature Films (Indian) made or released after 1st January 2015 are eligible for the festival.
  • Submission of films begins on 1st June 2016 and closes on 15th August 2016
  • The Festival is competitive
  • The Festival will have the following awards/prizes
    1. Best Film
    2. Best Director
    3. Best Short Film
  • Official selection and awards are based on the overall merit of the films and are the sole discretion of the Jury and the programming committee of the Festival.
  • Jury's decision are final for the award and cannot be challenged.
  • All films screened on official selection are eligible for the audience choice award. This award based solely on the audience voting at the film screenings.
  • Producer/Filmmaker can make multiple entries. However, a separate submission and entry fee for each film is required.
  • Entries to be done by submitting DVD ( with English subtitle at the festival's Kolkata office ) or through on line ( Vimeo ) with protected password, if the submitter wants, but in that case, the submitter is required to mention the URLof the upload in the submission form.
  • Along with the entry, the following details are to be furnished :
    1. Film Title : Original & English
    2. Running time in minutes
    3. Name of Producer/Production House
    4. Name of Director
    5. Contact number, email id and address of the applicant
  • No press kit / publicity material required during the entry
  • Once the film is selected in the official selection, the festival committee will send a confirmation mail to the Producer/Production House/Director and ask them to send 1) The publicity material and 2) The screening copy. The format of these two will be clearly mentioned in the confirmation mail.
  • Official Selection will be intimated to the applicant one month prior to the festival.
  • Notification of selected films ( Official selection ) will be announced on festival website and social media platforms. However, the festival authority reserves the right to change show dates, accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  • Entry is free for all films eligible for the festival.
  • Festival committee will assume the shipping cost of the screening copy and the promotional material to the festival venue.
  • All promotional materials submitted to the festival committee becomes the property of Caleidoscope for its archive and cannot be returned. However, the final screening copy will be returned back to concerned authority, by 30 days, once the festival is over.
  • By submitting the film to Caleidoscope 2016, Producer/Director/Submitter takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of all creative and technical aspect of the film. The submitter accepts the responsibility for the accuracy of the information supplied and authorizes Caleidoscope to reproduce and use personal/company's contact information as supplied. The applicant/submitter confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder/concerned authorities to enter, screen and publicize the film at Caleidoscope 2016 and make available the final screening copy for the screening at the venue of the festival. Caleidoscope is not responsible/ answerable to any copyright/legal issues relating to the films submitted at the festival.
  • Any communication from the festival committee will be done by e-mails only.
  • By submitting film to the festival Caleidoscope 2016 , it is understood that the Producer/ Production House/ Director has read, understood and agreed to the above- mentioned festival rules and guidelines.