Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invites submissions for its 2013 annual arts awards for young musicians/bands, writers, photographers, and for the first time, short-film makers. We are proud to announce the film awards are being instituted in memory of Dr Sanat Kumar Ghosh, a medical doctor whose varied interests included a deep passion for films.
Thus there are eight awards to be won this year — one for music (Rs 50,000), two for photography (Rs 25,000 each), two for creative writing in English (Rs 25,000 each), one for creative writing in Kannada (Rs 25,000), and two for short films (Rs 25,000 each). The photography awards are being made in partnership with TASVEER, an organisation committed to showcasing the finest in photography.
Toto Funds the Arts was founded in 2004, in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani who was intensely passionate about music, literature, films and the arts. Toto’s untimely demise spurred his family and friends to create a non-profit foundation that would encourage the young to give expression to their artistic ideas. The annual Toto awards are intended to recognise excellence in the fields of photography, music and creative writing and now also films.
All submissions must be original and must be received by 30 September 2012 at the latest. Young persons from all over India between the ages of 18 and 29 are eligible to apply. Full details about eligibility and the application process for each award category can be found at http://totofundsthearts.blogspot.in OR can be obtained on request from [email protected] or [email protected] No queries will be answered on the phone.
Applicants are requested to send in their submissions to the following address only after checking the details pertaining to the application process.
Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)
H 301 Adarsh Gardens
8th Block, 47th Cross
Bangalore 560 082