Submission of Screenplay

All Selected Applicants please confirm your participation and send in your complete screenplays by 31st August 2006

All applicants who have been selected – under 24 and above 24 sections – are required to confirm their participation in the Event by 17th August 2006.
Write to us at entries@24x7makingmovies.com.

The Participants are also required to send in their final screenplay by the 31st of August 2006.

As you are aware, the Ground Event – the Workshops & Mentoring Week and the Filmmaking Week – is being held in the last week of September and the 1st week of October.

The participants are not required for the entire fortnight.
They will be required for a couple of days in the last week of September for the Script and Technical Workshops.
And for two days – 24 hours – for making the film in the 1st week of October.

The Schedule will be posted on the website on 10th September.

Visit the website regularly for tips from Mr. Dev Benegal and other updates.

The list of participants by 12th August 2006

We should have the list of the 35 selected participants by 12th August 2006 on this page.

The response to the Program has been fantastic.
And it is going to take us a bit longer than we had initially anticipated to go through all the entries carefully.
Many of the stories are simply fascinating and selecting one over the other, making a choice, is often very difficult. But we are at it . . .

We should have the list of the 35 selected participants by 12th August 2006 on this page.

Do logon once again.
And thank you all for the tremendous response . . . .

Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ’s

Who’s film is it?
It’s Yours! It always will be. You will be credited as director or writer & director.

What about the copyright?
Beginning this edition of 24×7 a company called August Entertainment which is the parent company of 24x7MakingMovies will hold the copyright and all other rights to the film.

You will get a 15% of all net revenues August Entertainment collects.

But hey! That’s unfair. I made the film. It’s my idea.
From the outside it sounds unfair. Look closer and you’ll find we’ve tried to cut a fair deal.

How come?
In the last two editions of 24×7 the filmmaker owned all the rights.
And what happened was NO ONE saw those films.
We then decided to change that model.

What’s new?
In our new model we incubate and mentor the ideas and help participants develop them into more effective scripts and more effective films.

We have intensive script workshops. We have Editing workshops and Camera workshops. We’ve created resources for filmmakers like an actors database, we advise you on locations, on any other aspect of filmmaking you might want, we send out volunteers with you to ensure the filming is trouble free.

In short we are like producers who don’t interfere but help you find your film and make your film.

We believe in your voice and your vision.

Who is we?

We is the team behind 24×7. Our scripts have been official selections and Grand Prize winners at the Cannes International Film Festival, eQuinoxe Script workshops and Tokyo Film Forum amongst others. One of us is also an advisor to the eQuinoxe Script Workshops.

We bring in leading players from the entertainment industry and have short master classes on filmmaking for the particpants.

How will you make sure my film gets seen?
The second part of our model is getting people to see your films.

We decided we’d like to make these available to a wider public.

We are moving very aggressively to make sure ALL the films get screened and shown.
a. We guarantee an Instant World Premiere
b. We screen all films in a cinema theatre
c. We get them censored or rated in countries worldwide to ensure they can get screened anywhere.
d. We will make them available for download on the internet, on pay sites like iTunes, Google and Amazon as well as other sites.
e. We will make them available on a your cellular handset as well.

Big Deal! I can do that on YouTube!
Sure you can.
And if you are not happy here you can always make your film and show it on YouTube or other similar other sites. You can also take it to festivals on your own. Or show it to distributors. There are many resources available on the internet.

Hey, it’s a free world!

Event Oct 2006

The ‘Event Oct 2006’ link will have regular updates of
the 24×7 October 2006 Event

1. The List of Selected Participants will be put up here on
12th August

2. The 35 Selected Participants will be required to . . . . .

The Event Oct 2006 link will have regular updates of the Event

1. The List of 35 Selected Participants will be put up here on
12th August and not 6th August as earlier announced.

2. The Selected Participants will be required to submit full screenplay by 31st August 2006

3. The Event Schedule will be put up in the
1st week of Sept

4. The Shooting & Editing Schedule of the individual participants will be put up in the 1st week of Sept

5. Any other relevant information will be posted from time to time.

The Ground Event – the Workshops & the Filmmaking Week

6. The workshops with the participants – script and technical – will be held in the last week of Sept.

7. The Filmmaking Week will be in the 1st week of Oct.

The dates for the ‘ground event’ are subject to change. We will inform the selected participants by individual email of the final dates. The participants can also get the latest updates on this page.

8. Participants please read the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s before sending your application.
So watch this space regularly

24×7 Making Movies

This year we are planning three 24×7 MakingMovies events.
24×7 invites anyone under 24 years of age to make
a short feature on the theme of “Laughter & Terror”.

1. The 1st Edition of the 24x7making Movies Program, 2006, is being held in Mumbai at Fame Malad, Inorbit Mall

2. The last date for submission of entries is 31st July 2006. To apply go to the SUBMISSION Form page. Read the RULES carefully.

Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions or (FAQ’s) about copyright and ownership of the films.

3. You have to be under the age of 24 to participate in this program. You have to be born on or after 1st Jan 1982

4. Mention clearly in the subject column “ Entry – 24×7 Making Movies

5. The participants will be selected on the basis of the originality of their concept – their interpretation of the theme Laughter & Terror.’

6. The selected participants will be informed by 4th August 2006. The list of selected participants will also be put up on this website.

7. The selected participants will be required to submit the Script by 25th August 2006

8. Mini DV camera will be provided for the shoot. You may however use your own miniDV camcorder if it is okayed by our technical team.

9. You will have to edit the film at the Apple Final Cut Pro editing workstations set up by us at the Multiplex.

10. Choose your team well. You will need actors, and friends to help you out. Your team-members need not be under 24 years of age. You, the director of the film, will need to be under 24 years old.

11. The Ground Event – the Mentoring Workshops and the Filmmaking Week – will take place from end-September to mid-October. It will be held at Fame Multiplex at Inorbit Malad, Mumbai. The participants will be informed the exact dates once the schedule is drawn up for each of the selected participants.

12. Mentoring Workshops will include Script workshops with Dev Benegal and his team and Technical workshops – camera and editing – with the technical team.

13. First and second place winners will be chosen by a jury made up of industry professionals. The Prizes for the competition will be announced shortly.

These dates for the ‘ground event’ are subject to change. We will inform the selected participants by individual email of the final dates. The participants can also get the latest updates on the website.

24×7 Making Movies – Free

24×7 invites all aspiring filmmaker above the age of 24 years to make a short feature on the theme of “Laughter & Terror”.

1. The 1st Edition of the 24x7making Movies Program, 2006, is being held in Mumbai at Fame Malad, Inorbit Mall

2. The last date for submission of entries is 31st July 2006. To apply go to the SUBMISSION Form page. Read the RULES carefully

3. This program is for people over 24 years of age. You have to be born before 1st Jan 1982.

4. Mention in bold letters in the subject columnEntry – 24×7 FREE

5. The participants will be selected on the basis of the originality of their concept – their interpretation of the theme Laughter & Terror.’

6. The selected participants will be informed by 4th August 2006. The list of selected participants will also be put up on this website.

7. The selected participants will be required to submit the Script by 25th August 2006

8. Mini DV camera will be provided for the shoot. You may however use your own miniDV camcorder if it is okayed by our technical team.

9. You will have to edit the film at the Apple Final Cut Pro editing workstations set up by us at the Multiplex.

10. Choose your team well. You will need actors, and friends to help you out.

11. The Ground Event – the Mentoring Workshops and the Filmmaking Week – will take place from end-September to mid-October. It will be held at Fame Multiplex at Inorbit Malad, Mumbai. The participants will be informed the exact dates once the schedule is drawn up for each of the selected participants.

12. Mentoring Workshops will include Script workshops with Dev Benegal and his team and Technical workshops – camera and editing – with the technical team.

13. The 2 best films selected by a panel of eminent jury members, will receive Certificates. There are no prizes for this section. But we will have Instant World Premiers of the best films.

These dates for the ‘ground event’ are subject to change. We will inform the selected participants by individual email of the final dates. The participants can also get the latest updates on the website.

Laughter & Terror – the theme

Laughter & Terror is the theme of our program this years.
It can be a story based on . . .

Laughter & Terror is the theme of our program this years.

You are free to interpret it in the way you like.
Your story can be based on either or both these emotions.

It can be a story based on ‘laughter’ or ‘terror’ or a combination of both.
Remember, ‘Terror’ is not associated with terrorism alone.

Develop your Concept!! Make sure that your concept is original, unique and world class.

Make us all look at this theme in a way we never have.

Note: Send us the complete story in not more than one page – with a beginning, middle and end.
Don’t send us just a treatment or simply a sketchy interpretation of the concept.

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The duration of the film can be anywhere between 24 sec to 24 mins. But do bear in mind that the film has to be made in 24 hours flat.

A neat, crisp film would be more effective than a rambling story which you may not be able to shoot within the given time.

Think BIG but don’t be over-ambitious.

Participants please read the Frequently Asked Questions of FAQ’s