What the hell is DOGME '10?

The Q, Amit R Agarwal, the filmmaker to devise DOGME '10, and set forth its manifesto; hears all the time worldwide!

DOGME '10 corrupts the DOGME 95 manifesto set forth by Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, to give film-makers a greater degree of freedom for their artistic & creative expression. The DOGME '10 films are cult, experimental, controversial and for the global audiences. Virgin.. Mira is world's first film to be made under DOGME '10 manifesto.


The mission and the goal of DOGME '10 is to give even a filmmaker having a mobile phone, the power to make a film!

DOGME '10 is a boon to all aspiring filmmakers worldwide - actors, actresses, cast and crew; tired of putting a mainstream film together will find DOGME '10 very helpful to realize their dream.


The DOGME '10 manifesto is flexible. Ideologically though, DOGME' 10 promotes films that are unconventional and are not plausible to make in conventional format.

Films made under DOGME' 10 concentrate on the story and the actors' performances.
These two attributes should be the audiences primary engagement in the film.
There is NO "Vow of Chastity"; though adherence to following is recommended:

Filming must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in. If a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found.

The film is advised to be shot in English language in 4-5 days; maximum a week.

The subject-matter of the film is advised to be realistic.

The camera must be a hand-held camera. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. The films can be shot on any camera.

The sound in the film is advised to be sync-sound; but it might be dubbed at the discretion of the film-maker.

The film is advised to be shot without any make-up; to retain the film's realistic feel.

The film is advised to be shot without the use of light; to retain the film's realistic feel. The film is advised to be in color.

Temporal and geographical alienation is advised to be forbidden (that is to say that the film takes place here and now).

The final picture can be cast through any medium. Though, it is advised to transfer film to 35mm, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, that is, not widescreen.

The film is advised to be shot in Paranormal Activity style or with the use of minimal crew so that the actor's focus is not hampered. The crew, if used, is advised to be credited only in the end-titles.