About FirstCut

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

Last year on March 2020, a wind saturated with ecstasy and passion breezed across the campus of FLAME University as students organizing FLAME FirstCut 2020, the International Student Film Festival, called on its sixth take! For the next three days, the Kalidas auditorium was the hub of film buffs, lovers, enthusiasts, and students. The hall was like a giant, magical, globe-trotting machine which vibrated and transferred us to various places from where fellow student filmmakers sent us their films to watch. We received films from France, Israel, Argentina, Iran, The Republic of Korea, Japan, and India, all made by students. In the three days of FirstCut, students whole-heartedly communicate with filmmakers across sociological, cultural, and political spheres, and ultimately immerse in the art of filmmaking together.

The festival is set to be a three-day affair. We believe not only in simply viewing films but in holistically experiencing them. This year, given to the pandemic, we will be streaming your films on YouTube

 

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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

There are no submission fees for FirstCut 2021. 

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. If you have any queries regarding registrations, please contact us at registration.firstcut@flame.edu.in 

 

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SUBMISSIONS FOR FLAME FIRSTCUT 2021 ARE CLOSED!

Indian Students Registration

  1. Click on the link to the google 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. Submit your film(s) at one of these platforms linked below
  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 registration.firstcut@flame.edu.in. 

SUBMISSIONS FOR FLAME FIRSTCUT 2021 ARE CLOSED.

 

International Students Registration

  1. Click ONE of the links below and fill it accordingly. Provide your Student IDs (without which your film will not be considered for the selection process). 
  2. Our registration team will confirm your submission in the next 3 days. If you aren’t contacted by then, get back to us at registration.firstcut@flame.edu.in.

SUBMISSIONS FOR FLAME FIRSTCUT 2021 ARE CLOSED.

 

Delegate Registration 

FirstCut celebrates independent films and provides a platform for students to showcase their best work. Make yourself available on 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021, to attend the 7th 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?

Registrations for FLAME FirstCut 2021 is open NOW!
Attending FirstCut 2021 is FREE. 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

 

For queries on registration contact – registration.firstcut@flame.edu.in    For other queries contact – firstcut@flame.edu.in 

 

FirstCut Last Year

JURY

 

FICTION                                                  

Bhaskar Hazarika


Ajay Raina

NON – FICTION

Anupama

Alka Singh

 

Surabhi Tandon

NANO

Faraz Ansari


Karan Bali

ANIMATION

Ranjith Rajeeva

Moments

Get in Touch

Write to us at firstcut@flame.edu.in for any queries and at registration.firstcut@flame.edu.in for any queries regarding the registrations!
+91 8105022539 / +91 8888318040 / +91 9818737949

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