Documentary-short film festival in Feb

Thiruvananthapuram: ‘Signs 2013’, the seventh edition of the documentary and short film festival being organised by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI), will be be held here from February 10 to 15 next year.

Entries have been invited from filmmakers for the festival and the last date for submission is January 5, a press release here said.

Short films should be less than 70 minutes, while there was no time limit for documentaries, the release said.

The prize for best documentary and best short feature carries a cash of Rs 50,000. The best film on subjects like state oppression, human rights, environmental issues, gender equality and cultural identity would get a cash prize of Rs 25,000.

Selected films from among the entries would also compete for the John Abraham award instituted by Kerala region of FFSI, the release said.

The jury for ‘Signs’ would be headed by noted Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli. A two-day workshop would also be held in connection with the festival.