Call for submissions: 5th Sadho Poetry Film Fest 2015-16

India’s biannual poetry-film festival Sadho is alive and well and open for new entries. I’ve taken the liberty of copying and pasting their call:

Entries are now being invited for the 5th Sadho Poetry Film Fest 2015-16

Deadline: Submission by mail: October 30, 2015
Submission for online preview: October 22, 2015
(if the entry form is submitted through mail.)

Entry form can be downloaded from links given below on this page.


The Sadho Poetry Film Fest, the first of its kind in Asia, is a unique biennial festival that showcases the finest Poetry & Poetic Films from all over the world.

The festival has two avatars. The two-day main event is organized at New Delhi every alternate year, in which all the films are screened and the viewers vote for the ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’. The next year, the festival travels to various cities with abridged screenings, also targeting destinations that are normally left out of the film-festival circuits.

The festival has a special section for poetry films made by students independently or as a part of their film-school curricula.

Sadho also has material exchange partnerships with other important organizations and festivals that focus on this genre of films in other parts of the world, and is always looking for new collaborations.

The screening of the travel festival will begin soon.

5th Sadho Poetry Film Fest call for entries


We showcase films, that broadly fall into following categories:

  • Poetry Films – based on or inspired by a poem. Most of the films in the festival are of this genre.
  • Poetic Films – Films that are highly poetic in their cinematic construction. We include some of the finest of this vast and varied genre in our festival.
  • Poetry Discourse Films – Films that engage in a debate about the image, the word and life.
  • Student Poetry Films – Films on poetry made by students as a part of their curriculum or independantly.
  • Film on poets


Please download the entry form in a format of your choice.

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