IFA is looking for a filmmaker! (CLOSED)

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
looking for a filmmaker

IFA wishes to commission a film on our Arts Education programme, which supports Government School Teachers and Artists to work with Government Schools in Karnataka.

India Foundation for the Arts is an independent, national, not-for-profit, professionally managed grantmaking organisation based in Bangalore that supports research, practice and education in the arts. IFA began supporting the arts in 1995 and has made over 450 grants disbursing Rs 22 crore since. Please visit www.indiaifa.org for further information.

Deadline for application: September 08, 2016

About the Arts Education programme at IFA
The Arts Education programme at IFA is rooted in the belief that learning and teaching happen simultaneously. It is with this belief that the programme was named 'Kali Kalisu', which in Kannada translates as 'Learn and Teach'.

Kali Kalisu works towards strengthening arts based learning in Government Schools, from primarily non-metropolitan areas across Karnataka. It makes grants to artists and teachers undertaking arts based projects; organises training modules for teachers across districts; creates capacity building initiatives for administrators, principals and headmasters; and conducts block level arts education events to raise awareness.

About the Film/ Project
The film commissioned should capture the many strands of the Kali Kalisu programme, detailed above. It must also showcase the diversity of grants made, and clearly demonstrate through examples, the impact of some of the projects that received support.

The film is primarily intended to be screened to teachers, artists, and administrators, but also needs to speak to a varied audience, including prospective donors. It should therefore be informative as well as inviting, making the programme both accessible and exciting. For potential donors the film must be able to convey the significance and impact of the programme.

Duration: 10 to 12 mins
Language: Kannada and English, with English Subtitles (There might be other languages involved, depending on the region within Karnataka.)
Budget: Rs 4.5 lakh (All Inclusive)
Quality: High Definition (HD video)
Timeline: The project proposal should have a clear and achievable breakdown of the timeline for delivery, keeping in mind the December 31, 2016 deadline
Shooting Locations: All over Karnataka, including very remote parts with little access to modern amenities

We expect the completed film by December 31, 2016

Any Indian individual or organisation can apply. Ability to communicate in Kannada is mandatory.


  1. Your CV and letter of intent
  2. Showreel or samples of work [DVD, Weblink with password etc]
  3. Sample plan of your vision, timeline and budget breakup for the film

Send all your materials to shubham@indiaifa.org or the address mentioned below, any application received without the above mentioned attachments will not be considered. The deadline for applications is September 08, 2016.

Only the successful applicant will be informed by September 18, 2016.