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What is IKFF?
IKFF, conceived by LXL Ideas in 2017, is one of the world's largest children's film festivals that aims to bring inspiring, meaningful and globally diverse cinema to children! In its first five editions, IKFF travelled to 9000 schools (Government and Private) and reached 5 million children across countries.
IKFF’s objective is to bring the magic of cinema to as many children as possible, across the world!

How does it work?
In 2023, IKFF will take place in schools across India, South Asia & the Middle East. It will also have a limited online edition for children in these regions. The festival dates are 14th to 30th November 2023.

About the Organiser:
IKFF is conceived and organized by LXL Ideas, leaders in the field of film pedagogy in schools in India. LXL Ideas impacts learning and creates experiences for students, parents and educators. For over two decades, LXL Ideas has been making award-winning films, organising large-impact events, publishing authoritative writing and delivering holistic research & training.
Over the past decade, LXL Ideas has produced over 100 films for children and youth for its life skills program School Cinema. School Cinema is being used by 700,000+ students in 4 countries today. Awarded with 7 prestigious National Film Awards, School Cinema films have also screened in over 150 film festivals across the world.

Awards & Prizes:

Best Live Action - Feature
Best Animation - Feature
Best Documentary - Feature
Best Live Action - Short
Best Animation - Short
Best Documentary - Short

Rules & Terms:

1) Categories:
- Children’s short/ feature – live action
- Children’s short/ feature – animation
- Children’s short/ feature – documentary

2) Short Films with a minimum duration of 1 minute and maximum duration of 40 minutes will be eligible.

3) Feature Films with a minimum duration of 40 minutes will be eligible.

4) Regardless of language, all films with narration/dialogue, even films in English, MUST have English subtitles
(Films in English may originate from different parts of the world, and as the festival will be hosted by schools in different regions, including rural parts of India, it becomes difficult for children to understand different accents of English. Subtitles for all films make the festival more accessible)

5) Only Projects completed after July 2021 will be eligible.

6) Submission Format:

(A) Video Format:
- SD, HD or Full HD formats
- File Extension .mov or .mp4
- Interlacing Progressive
- Acceptable Codecs H.264
- Audio Type Stereo, 48 Khz, 16 or 24 bit (LPCM or AAC)
- Frame Rate 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 59.95, 60
- Aspect Ratio for SD Formats: 4x3 (1.33) or 16x9 (1.78)
- Standard definition video will be scaled to fit a Flat aspect ratio (1.85). 4x3 video will be pillarboxed to fit maximum height unless otherwise requested.
- Aspect Ratio for HD Formats: 16x9 (1.78), "Flat" 1.85, "Scope" 2.35
- High definition video will be scaled to fit a Flat aspect ratio (1.85) with pillarboxing to fit maximum height.

(B) Subtitles specifications:
- All films with dialogue must have inlaid English subtitles.
- If the film does not have inlaid subtitles, a subtitles file must be shared - preferably in .srt format
By submitting your film for IKFF, you will be consenting to the following:
• The film will be used as part of IKFF’s programme which will be sent to schools and organisations either on a time sensitive protected online platform or an encrypted content delivery device.
• For the Online edition of IKFF, the films will be made available on an online protected platform to IKFF subscribers in the designated regions.
• The Festival and the films will be available in the regions of South Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East.
• The supporting materials of the film will be used in promotional activities for the festival.
• Parts of the film can also be used for promotional activities for the festival.
• Due to the wide reach of the Festival, the IKFF team may need to subtitle the film in different languages. The festival may request the filmmaker to provide a subtitle-free version of the film along with a time-coded dialogue sheet in English.

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