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!

24×7 Making Movies has two sections

24×7 Making Movies: for anyone under 24 years of age.

24×7 Free : for all above 24 years of age.

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Laughter & Terror – the theme
To know more about the theme click here

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 column ? Entry – 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.

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

Submission Form

1. Please send us a Form with your data (details required mentioned below)

2. Please send in the story you want to tell, based on our theme, in not more than a page.

3. Send us a sample of any creative work you have done. It could be a writing sample, photographs, a video, a drawing.

4. Please mention clearly in the subject column whether you are applying for 24×7 Making Movies or 24×7 Free

5. Please note: 24×7 Making Movies is for participants under 24 years. 24×7 Free is for participants above 24 years.

6. Read the RULES carefully

7. Cut & paste the information below into the body of your email and send it to us. Or just type it, even handwrite it and send it by post.

8. Last Date for Submission of Entry: 31 July 2006

Here’s what we’d like in the form:

THE FORM:

SubjectEntry – 24×7 Making Movies / 24×7 Free

1. Last Name:

2. First Name:

3. Date of Birth:

4. Place of Birth:

5. Permanent Address:

6. Current Address:

7. Telephone Number:

8. email id:

9. Language spoken:

10. Education Qualifications:

11. Name of Educational institute (school / college etc):

12. Are you currently studying or working?

13. Course or Job description

14. Proof of age (please send a photocopy) (if emailing scan and send a color jpeg not larger than 700k)

15. Do you have access to a MiniDV Camera? (if yes please specify manufacturer and model)

16. Do you have any filmmaking experience?

17. Will you bring your own camera?

18. Have you used a Video camera before? MiniDV/VHS/Hi8/Digital8 etc

19. Have you used any computer based editing systems before? If so please tell us about this.

20. Choose your team well. (The age restriction does not apply to your team members, i.e Actors, Camerperson, Editor etc You may give us these names after you have been selected to participate.)

21. Anything else you’d like us to know

22. How did you get to know this Program?
through – Newpapers/TV/Radio/Internet/Word-of-Mouth/Email Flyer/Posters

Please send in the following with this form –

a, A page about the story you want to tell based on our theme – Laughter & Terror

b. A sample of any creative work you have done. It could be a writing sample, photographs, a video, a drawing

c. Proof of Age. (a photocopy or scanned image of one of the following documents – your Passport, Voter ID card, Driving License, Student ID, School/College Certificates, Birth Certificate)

Send in your entries to:

24×7 Making Movies
attn: Sopan Muller
Program Coordinator

Either by post or courier or email

email address:
entries@24x7makingmovies.com

postal address:
G/5A Laxmi Mills Estate
Off. Dr E. Moses Road. Mahalaxmi
Bombay 400 011
phone: +91-93-222-74092 / +91-98701-15119
fax: +9122-6666-9160

Rules & Regulations

Rules?
There are no rules!
Just make a film!

Proof of age is required. (Passport, Voter ID card, Driving License, Student ID)

You can bring your own MiniDV camera

You will edit on Apple Final Cut Pro editing systems provided by us

Your film must be shot entirely in the city where the event takes place in the 24hrs given to you

The theme changes for each program. For 2006 the theme is Laughter and Terror

You are free to interpret it in the way you like

Remember the world is watching

Fill in the form

Send us a sample of any creative work you have done

It could be a writing sample, photographs, a video, a drawing

Write a page about the story you want to tell based on our theme.

Send that to us before the last date which will be announced shortly. Watch this space for the fresh dates.

You do not have to have prior film experience.

Choose your team well.

You will need actors, and friends to help you out. There is no age restrictions for your team-members.

A volunteer will accompany you while you are filming.

All costs of coming to the venue, staying, eating and traveling in the venue will be borne by you.

All costs of actors and anyone else who works with you and your team will be borne by you.

Insurance cover for all participants is highly recommended. The organizers are not responsible for any accidents, damages, ill health or any other mishaps of the particpants during this event.

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