"Whistling Woods International - institute for Film Communication Animation & Media Arts, in association with Pune International Film Festival(PIFF), invites entries from student filmmakers for the annual Whistling Woods International Student Film Competition which is held as a part of the PIFF every year. Reaching out to students from all over the world, the Competition offers budding filmmakers a platform to showcase their work and win recognition from industry professionals. Previous award winners in this Competition have included students from film & animation institutes such as La Fémis (Paris), San Diego State University (San Diego), Film & Television Institute of India (Pune), Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques (Montpellier), Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (Mexico City), Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image (Paris) and Filmakademie Baden–Wurttemberg (Germany).
The Whistling Woods International Student Film Competition is divided into two sections - Live Action and Animation. The last date for submission is October 30, 2012. Forms and submission guidelines can be found on the PIFF website. There are no entry fees for the Student Competition. After an initial screening process by a panel of professional filmmakers, a selection of the best student films will be screened before the Jury at the Pune International Film Festival between 10th – 17th January,2013. The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony with prizes as listed here - www.puneinternationalfilmfestival.com