TED's "Short film contest" deadline extended until Oct. 12

Call for Entries: TEDIndia Short FilmsAnnouncing a Call for Entries for TED Conferences' short film program!

The theme of TEDIndia is "The Future Beckons." At a time of economic uncertainty, one thing remains clear. There's an unmistakable shift of influence to the east. It's not just about IT outsourcing. Increasingly India, China, and the rest of Asia are making their presence felt globally in new technologies, design brilliance, cultural and economic innovation.

All genres are welcome. We are particularly interested in films originating in India, Asia and the developing world.

The films' function in the TEDIndia program is to act as a satisfying palate-cleanser between speakers, offering a quick burst of humor, wonder or aesthetic pleasure. Overly earnest or heavy content is therefore unlikely to be selected, even if it's strong.

Your film's total running time should fall between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. Films longer than 4 minutes will not be considered. You must own the rights to the film you are submitting, and have appropriate clearances for all music and images. Selected films will screen at TEDIndia and be included on the DVD Archive sent to attendees. Optionally the film will also be made available on the TED Blog.


Submission deadline: Oct. 12, 2009
Please complete our submission form, which includes instructions on how to send us a screener version of your video (90 MB or less, MP4 or h.264).

The submission form can be found at http://media.ted.com/assets/submit.html