The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) invites short films for its ‘Short Film Award Scheme – 2018’, which aims at recognizing the creative efforts towards promotion and protection of human rights.
The film may be in any technical format. These may be in any Indian language with sub-titles in English or in English. The prize money for the first, second and third best film will be Rs.1 Lakh, Rs.75 thousand and Rs.50 thousand, respectively.
Who can compete?
Any Indian citizen can send his/her entry. There is no bar on the number of films sent by an individual for competing in the NHRC’s Short Film Award Scheme. However, each application should have one film only and films sent once for the NHRC’s award scheme may not compete again under this scheme. The applicant should attach his/her identity, such as, Aadhar Card, Voter Identity Card, PAN Card, Driving License or any other valid proof of identity issued by a Government authority.
Theme of the Film:
Human rights issues- the themes of short films could be broadly-based on various socio-economic, cultural and political rights. Each entry should accompany brief theme and synopsis of the film in writing.
Duration of the short film should not be less than 3 minutes and more than 10 minutes.
Title & Credits:
Each film should depict its title and credits, including the names of the producer, writer and director.
How to Apply?
Duly filled in application form along with requisite documents, DVD of the film and its theme and synopsis kept inside an envelope should reach to the Deputy Director (Media & Communication), National Human Rights Commission, Manav Adhikar Bhawan, ‘C’ Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi – 110 023 . The applicant must write his/her complete postal address, telephone and mobile number as well as e-mail address in the application form.
The film DVD should be carefully packed to avoid damage and should clearly mention “Entry for short film award on human rights issues”.
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Application Deadline: 2 July, 2018.
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