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Gwalior to host film journalism festival Cineaste-2015
Film festival 'Cineaste 2015' related to media education and communication will be held on March 18 and 19 in Gwalior with prizes for short films including mobile films in the formats mov, .avi, .mp4, .wmv.
Acceptable codecs are H.264 (MP4), MPEG-4, H.263, MPGV, and WMV, DivX. It is a film festival of its own kind for learning and research in mass communication and journalism with specialisation in film journalism.

In the festival organized by Amity School of Communication of Amity University in Madhya Pradesh, the entries of the films shorter than 20 minute duration either in colour or black and white with preferred format of HD 720p 16x9 have been invited. Short Films must be in the Hindi or English language or subtitled in these languages.

The entrants have been informed that their submissions should not contain any profanity, offensive language, obscene or otherwise objectionable material, the determination of which is solely at the discretion of Jury.

According to the organizers, the participants and the team must be present after the show for interlocution. Their films should be free from copyright issues and the film should be genuine. Mobile Films should not exceed five minute duration. The focus is to promote high quality media education and quality in journalism. The entries are being registered with a fee for review and finalization for the presentation during the festival, informed an invitation to me.

Film Journalism is an upcoming specialization in mass communication courses which involves making short films of events and happenings along with writing about films, film reviewing and interviewing. Graphic journalism is an emerging form with a colourful mishmash and intermixes of influences that include comics, infographics, film, and autobiography as a part of film journalism.

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