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India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay (IIFF)FIRST FILM SCHOOL TO BE HELD FEB. 4-5 IN TAMPA

Story provided by Francis Vayalumkal

The India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay (IIFF) is the first South Asian Film Festival in the country to launch an independent film school for aspiring filmmakers. The two-day film school will take place on Feb. 4-5. The opportunity allows students to get hands-on training with high-quality equipment while honing their craft through one-on-one lessons from experienced film professionals. It has lined up a team of instructors who have a wealth of knowledge in both television and film production. During the film school, students will learn about a wide range of topics, including screenwriting, pre-production, sound, lighting and camera operation. Most important, the students will produce their own short films, which will debut at the film festival. The film school costs $179.99 and seating is limited. For more information on the film school, visit www.iifftampa.com or contact Darshna Patel at darshna@iifftampa.com.

About IIFF – Tampa Bay

Within just two years of its inception, IIFF has attracted filmmakers from around the nation and media coverage across the globe. The three-day festival drew in 2,500 people last year. Of the 80 films submitted, the festival featured 27 films, including seven world premieres and four North American premieres. The 2012 film festival will take place Feb. 17-19 at Channelside Cinemas.

Submission rules and guidelines:

Films should meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Should be from or about the Indian subcontinent.
  2. Should be related to India or Indian subculture in other parts of the world.
  3. Should have prominent creative input or acting by artists of Indian origin.

Deadline – Jan. 7 - $25

For further information about submissions, visit www.iifftampa.com/submissions.html


Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Francis Vayalumkal at (813) 719-0303 or francis@iifftampa.com

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