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Pitch for Films/OTTs/Web Series with Cinemura Awards  

 

The Ukiyoto Cinemura Awards recognize authors and/or literary works within as well as outside its publications which reflect quality work that can be taken up further, treated or adapted for OTTs, Films, web series and others of the similar likes. It checks for the scalability of a project and facilitates the network by providing better visibility and reach with those in the industry to pick up a particular project for production.

Nominations are now open in the following Categories,

  • Best Plot Creation in Fiction 

  • Best Male Character in Fiction and Non Fiction

  • Best Female Character

  • Best Child Character

  • Top 20 Books to look out for Film Adaptation in 2022 - Fiction and Non Fiction

  • Best Short Story of the Year 

  • Best Screenplay of the Year - For those which have been already converted into screenplay

Languages Considered: English, Spanish, French, Tagalog, All Indian Regional Languages

Nominations would be curated on a rolling basis till 31st July 2022 catering to the limited slots per Category. Selected authors/writers may or may not be called for a telephonic discussion to understand or clarify points. Awardees will be felicitated at a 5star hotel in Hyderabad (Venue to be finalized shortly), on 21st Aug, Sunday.

Those unable to attend in person would be intimated on all deliverables being conducted at the venue and given option to join online during the felicitation program and award items would be sent via post after the event.

Ukiyoto Board reserves the right to determine the awardees in its respective category.

ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ALL CATEGORIES

  • Nominated books/manuscripts/screenplays must be in completed stage and not Work in Progress.

  • Nominated work should not have been made into films/otts/web series or any similar versions earlier.

  • Nominated work must be written by an author/writer or writing team who/which is in existence and not posthumous.

  • Revised editions or new translations of previously published works are not eligible.

  • The Board will review books for compliance with eligibility requirements. Board decisions regarding eligibility are final.

  • One author/writer can nominate for 1 Category only and multiple nominations are not allowed.

FACILITATION PROCESS

  • There are 50 spots available in Q2 '22 quarter which will be filled in a selection-basis first come first serve process. Hence, earlier filed for nominations the better it is.

  • Selected authors/ writers would be required to provide a video pitch (within 2mins) which would be uploaded on our webpage along with the script details to form the profile portfolio.

  • Each candidate will also have his script details along with brief profile covered in Cinemura Magazine which is to be circulated in media and film industry during visits, pitching, networking activities or screening for selection.

  • If any Work is taken up/selected further, the author will get into direct communication/contract signage with the concerned production house (including financials, royalty etc.) and we will have no role to play thereafter.

  • Facilitation Fee of 120USD/ 4,000 INR/ 3500PHP is applicable and is to be paid after selection confirmation only (conveyed via email) within 3 days via online payment gateway, UPI or bank transfer without which the same spot would move to next-in-line waiting.

REWARDS AND FELICITATION

  • Felicitation of Awardees at a 5 start hotel in Hyderabad on 21st Aug 2022 - Sunday with high impact Networking Sessions. You are most welcome to exchange ideas & thoughts, network and give out your signed copies with photoshoot.

  • Those outside Hyderabad and unable to attend will have their Award Kit sent via post and may intimate us in advance.

  • Award Items comprise Award Trophy, print version of Cinemura Magazine with Awardee portfolio.

  • Full page Magazine Coverage (previous literary versions are placed underneath) with a mass circulation in both digital and print media for visibility, portfolio recognition and others, by journalists, newspapers etc. (subject to their selection).

  • Magazines with created portfolio are to be kept in our physical chain store, Booker's Den (the first one coming up in Kolkata by end Aug'22) for visibility, branding and those from the related industry to select the work.

  • Press Coverage with Industry focused channels. 

POST FELICITATION PROCESSES

  • Author/Writer's portfolio is to be placed on our dedicated webpage for film/OTT/web series pitches.

  • Targeted campaigning of the portfolio pages to garner interests and likes of film makers and those in the related industry.

  • Physical visit by us to film festivals, workshops, corporate engagements and media sessions with magazine portfolio, work & catalog for pitching.

  • Online application to the above related events (as applicable and as per eligibility) from the created portfolio base.

  • Email and communication blasts to target audience for selection of work for further processes.

  • FREE access (upto 1 year) to all online workshops conducted in future by us related to film production/pitching, OTTs and Web Series.

Disclaimers:

  • As Rewards and Pitching program is open to all, including those outside our publications, we deem all nominations to be free from any rights/infringement issues/copyright protection and any occurrence of such may need to be dealt by authors/writers independently

  • We do not guarantee selection of any Work for film making/production but are facilitators of the same for better outreach and visibility only

  • All activities are solely conducted by our Board and not in association or collaboration with any other parties

For any queries, feel free to write to us at publishing@ukiyoto.com.

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