About FirstCut

FirstCut is an annual international student film festival organized by FLAME University, Pune. Our aim is to provide a platform to young filmmakers from around the world and encourage them to explore the medium of film as an agent of change.

 

In its 2018 edition, the festival received entries from 40+ countries. Judging panels in the past have included the likes of Ms. Rasika Dugal, Mr. Makarand Dambhare, and Ms. Ayisha Abraham. FirstCut continues to strive towards not only a larger reach, but also a greater quality of filmmaking.

 

This year, the festival is set to be a three-day affair. We believe not only in simply viewing films but in holistically experiencing them. Talks, open-air screenings, and food stalls complement the spirit of coming together and enjoying cinema.

Team

manish

Manish Ruparel

Chair
amalina

Amalina Sengupta

Co-Head, Registrations
pratiksha

Pratiksha Kumar

Head, Logistics
siddhi

Siddhi Ashar

Co-Chair
afrah

Afrah Umapathy

Co-Head, Registrations
hrishita

Hrishita Sarkar

Head, Finance
tamanna

Tamanna Rajabali

Co-Head, Public Relations & Marketing
tanya

Tanya Toshali

Co-Head, Sponsorship
rishleen

Rishleen Bajaj

Head, Hospitality
madhurima

Madhurima Khadilkar

Co-Head, Public Relations & Marketing
sakshi

Sakshi Venkateswaran

Co-Head, Sponsorship
sautrik (2)

Sautrik Mukherji

Head, Events

Submit your Film

Categories

Fiction

Duration:  05:01 – 20:00 minutes (including titles and credits)

Non-Fiction

Duration: 05:01  – 20:00 minutes (including titles and credits)

Nano

Duration: 30 seconds – 05:00 minutes (including titles and credits)

Animation

Duration:  05:01 – 15:00 minutes (including titles and credits)

Submission Guidelines

Who can Submit?

Since FirstCut is a student film festival, all individuals involved in its creation, including the director(s), editor(s), writer(s) and cinematographer(s) are required to be students currently attached to an institution, or graduates from the past year. While filling the form, providing your student IDs and date of graduation in the columns provided is essential.

Submission Fees

Participants can submit a maximum of 1 film per category (for a total of 4 films). There is a submission fee of Rs. 300 (for Indian students) and $5 (for International students).

Multiple Submissions

In order to submit more than one film, you are required to fill a separate form for each. For example, if you wish to submit one film to the Nano category and another to the Fiction category, you will have to fill the form twice- one for each submission. The same film cannot be submitted to more than one category.
If you are unsure of which category your film falls under, feel free to contact us at firstcut@flame.edu.in.

Indian Students Registration

  1. Click on the link to the form below and fill in all your details and provide your Student IDs (without which your film will not be considered for the selection process).
  2. After filling the form, click the PayU button to make a payment of Rs. 300 per film (For example, if you submit a film to Fiction and Non-Fiction, you will have to pay Rs. 600).
  3. Our registration team will confirm your submission in the next 3 days. If you aren’t contacted by then, get back to us at firstcut@flame.edu.in.
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International Students Registration

  1. Click the link below to be redirected to our Film Freeway page. Fill it accordingly.
  2. Provide us with the Student IDs, without which your film will not be considered for the selection process.
  3. After filling the form, go through the PayPal portal to make a payment of $5 per film (For example, if you submit a film to Fiction and Non-Fiction, you will have to pay $10).
  4. Our registration team will confirm your submission in the next 3 days. If you aren’t contacted by then, get back to us at firstcut@flame.edu.in.

Delegate Registration

FirstCut celebrates independent films and provides a platform for students to showcase their best work. Make your way to the beautiful Lavale valley on 8th, 9th, and 10th March 2019, to attend the 5th edition of FirstCut and watch some enthralling, thought-provoking, and captivating student films.

There will also be panel discussions with the jury, talks by individuals from the industry, rooftop screenings, and other fun activities. 

Sounds like your cup of tea?

Fill the form below to register as a
delegate for FLAME FirstCut 2019!
Attending FirstCut 2019 is FREE.

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Get in Touch

Write to us at firstcut@flame.edu.in
+91 9867788408 / +91 9566288989

 

FLAME University Campus address:
Gat No. 1270, Lavale, Off. Pune Bangalore Highway,
Vadzai, Dist. Pune – 412115, India
1-800-209-4567
 www.flame.edu.in