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Jacaranda Tales 2023

2nd International Film Festival on Climate Change and Climate Resilience

Call for Entries

Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with a consortium of organizations is presenting the 2nd edition of Jacaranda Tales - Stories of Climate Resilience 2023.

We invite you to be part of this Film Festival by contributing short, documentary, animation, and feature films. If you have a film centered around climate change and climate resilience, feel free to submit it to us. Keep in mind that the categories are adaptable, and your film doesn't have to strictly adhere to them as long as it addresses the broader theme of climate change.

The selected films after being premiered in Bangalore are available for collaborative non commercial screenings at cultural and educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, small towns and Residential areas in India.

Bangalore Film Society (BFS) is a not-for-profit organization of cineastes who explore cultural politics through the medium of cinema and how cinema impacts and shapes the modern cultural practices, politics and social behavior. BFS has been organizing film screenings and discussions on feature and documentary films and also has been proactively curating film festivals and conducting interactions with film directors as well as organizing panel discussions and conferences from across the globe on various themes for the past 40 years.

Selection Process

It is a non competitive film festival to promote climate literacy among the public in particular the youth of India. There is no entry fee for the films submitted. Please submit only climate related films made 2020 onwards.

All the submitted films will be subject to a selection process by the festival selection committee comprising of eminent professionals including documentary film makers, film critics, social activists, academician’s et al.

It will be a 2 tier Selections:

  1. Pre-selection- the films will be shortlisted broadly based on the theme of climate change
  2. Final Selection- selecting the best films in terms of form and content


Entries to the Film Festival must include:
  1. Digital Screener of the film with English subtitles.
  2. A signed copy of the entry form (can be sent via email)
  3. Three high-resolution digital stills of the film and a poster for the festival brochure (sent via email)
  4. A high-resolution passport size photograph of the director (can be sent via email)
  5. Promotional materials: synopsis of the film, brief CV of the filmmaker, awards won, festivals attended etc,

All the submitted films will become part of Jacaranda Tales - Stories of Climate Resilience archives and will be made available for screening for non-commercial purposes based on a written authorization by the filmmaker/ producer. Please send your authorization letter in the form of a pdf via e-mail for the above purpose along with the film.

Last date for submissions: August 30, 2023


Georgekutty A.L
Bangalore Film Society,
No.33/1-9, IVth Cross, Thyagaraju Layout,
Jaibharath Nagar, M.S. Nagar P.O
Bangalore 560 033.
Call: +91 80 25493705 / +91 9448064513