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Our Calls for Proposals are now closed. If you wish to submit a proposal, please submit it under the General Call for Proposals, open throughout the year.

Please note that at any given time, only one project can be commissioned to a filmmaker, irrespective of the number of proposals from her/ him short listed for further consideration. 

FILM PROJECTS

PROJECT I - PSBT - MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING FILM FELLOWSHIPS
PROJECT II – ENGAGING WITH SEXUALITIES

PROJECT III - PITCH YOUR FILM - GREEN HUB CALL FOR PROPOSALS 
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PROJECT I - PSBT - MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING FILM FELLOWSHIPS

This Call is now closed.

We thank everyone who has submitted proposals to us. The evaluation of proposals is complete. We are in discussion with short listed filmmakers and will commission films to those selected. Responses have been communicated to every filmmaker who applied to us. If you do not receive any intimation from us by 20 June 2017, please write to us at proposals@psbt.org



PROJECT II – ENGAGING WITH SEXUALITIES

This Call is now closed.

We thank everyone who has submitted proposals to us. The evaluation of proposals is complete. We are in discussion with short listed filmmakers and will commission films to those selected. Responses have been communicated to every filmmaker who applied to us. If you do not receive any intimation from us by 20 June 2017, please write to us at proposals@psbt.org





PROJECT III -  PITCH YOUR FILM - GREEN HUB CALL FOR PROPOSALS

PSBT has short listed two proposals for potential commissioning from the Green Hub Proposals.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Proposals can be submitted to us under the GENERAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS (OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)

PSBT is always open to exceptional proposals. If you have something to propose, please register  and submit your proposal through our online submission interface. You are welcome to submit a proposal to us, unless your proposal is under active consideration or you are currently making a film with us.

General Proposals submitted to us between 09 December 2016 and 14 June 2017 will be considered by PSBT for the PSBT-Ministry and Sexualities projects.

SUBMISSION PROCESS


Please click SUBMIT PROPOSAL below to reach our Proposal Submission Interface.

You will be required to sign in and register before you can submit your Proposal. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CREATE A UNIQUE PASSWORD FOR THIS INTERFACE. DO NOT SIGN IN WITH YOUR EMAIL PASSWORDS.

The Director and Co-Director profiles you create can be edited and updated once submitted, but once a proposal is submitted, it cannot be updated, modified or overwritten.

An applicant will be allowed to submit no more than ONE Proposal under a category.

A maximum of two applicants will be allowed per proposal.

If you choose to copy material from a document, please use Notepad or its equivalent program to do so, in order to ensure that the text in the Proposal is not distorted.  You could also use the Paste from Word icon in the Proposal Form.

In the duration section of the Proposal Form, please choose the option ‘Other’ and mention the duration of the proposed film – 48 in case of Project I and 10 in case of Project II.

Please note that saving your proposal is NOT equivalent to submitting it.

Write to us at proposals@psbt.org in case you face trouble filling or submitting your proposal.





PSBT’S COMMISSIONING PROCESS

PSBT encourages the production of innovative documentary films and is committed to expanding the constituency of filmmakers within the genre. We strike a balance among first-time filmmakers, students of recognised media institutions – including recent graduates, women filmmakers and those with achievements and recognition in related fields. 67 per cent of our Films are by first-time and starting out filmmakers; usually, more than two thirds have not worked with PSBT before; almost 50 per cent by women and 100 per cent independent – no middlepersons or production companies.

Our commissioning procedure is transparent. All proposals are circulated amongst our Trustees and donor partners. Based on their comments and our expertise, a short list is arrived at. Final commissioning is done based on detailed proposals we invite from those short listed and discussions with the filmmakers.

A variety of considerations play a role in our short listing: the significance and topicality of the subject; its appropriateness; linguistic, regional and gender diversity; a balance between first time and experienced filmmakers; the proposed treatment and budgetary parameters, inter alia. If your proposal has not been short listed, it does not necessarily mean that it has been ‘rejected’ or found wanting, per se. Every proposal we receive is valuable and a potentially good film, but with our limited resources, we are forced to choose only a select number to support.

PSBT actively engages in commissioning and supervision of the production of films in a transparent, credible and professional manner. Any attempts to influence the process lead to disqualifications. We also discourage filmmakers from seeking to meet PSBT while their proposal is under consideration, to ensure a level playing field.

While we usually encourage filmmakers to submit proposals when there is an active call for proposals, we are always open to exceptional proposals, in particular, topical ones. If you feel you have something exciting to propose, please submit your Proposal by filling the Preliminary Proposal Form.

By submitting a proposal to PSBT, you accept our commissioning process and the decisions we make as final.

PSBT is committed to supporting Indian filmmakers, ordinarily resident in India.


UPDATE ON CURRENT PROJECTS

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