1. Any film or video produced in India between 1st July 2007 and 30th April 2009, of any format or length unless otherwise specified is eligible for entry. Entries to the Director’s Showcase must have been produced in India anytime after the 1st of July 2007. There is no cut-off date for this category.

 2. The last date for receipt of entries is 15th April 2009. Late entries will be accepted up to 08-05-2009

on payment of a late fee .

3. Entries are to be submitted on DVD, in PAL or NTSC format. Multiple films may be submitted on a single DVD, as long as a clear cue sheet is submitted with each disc. All films must be subtitled in English or have an English narration or dialogue.

4. Entries in the Cell Stories category must be wholly comprised of material acquired on a mobile phone camera. The finished film may be submitted on CD in wmv, mov or wav formats.

5. Each entry will require a separate entry form. A single entry may be submitted under several categories of competition within a single entry form. Consolidated entry fees for all entries may be submitted in a single cheque or demand draft.

6. The responsibility for completion of the entry form rests with the entrant. IDPA will accept
all details as attested by the entrant as final. Falsification of details could lead to the
disqualification of the entry.

7. Each entry will be accompanied by the following, which will not be returned:
• DVD of entry
• 200-word synopsis of the film
• Two stills from the film
• Photograph of Director of the film
• 100-word bio-filmography of the Director
• Cheque or demand draft

8. Juries appointed by the Indian Documentary Producers Association will judge each category of the IDPA Awards. The decision of each jury shall be final and binding on all entrants. The results of the IDPA Awards 2008 will be announced and awards conferred at a public function in the first week of June 2009.

9. Entry forms to the IDPA Awards as well as membership forms may be downloaded from

Schedule of Entry Fees for the IDPA Awards 2008: To be submitted by Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of Indian Documentary Producers Association. Entry fees once accepted will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Final Extension
Last Date 08-05-2009


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