Film competition to raise awareness on accessibility

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, July 19 2017

NEW DELHI: The Social Justice Ministry will organize a short film competition to raise awareness on making public places accessible for persons with disabilties, an official statement said.

Person sitting in wheelchair and Camara - Graphics The ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran- 2017’ is being organized in collaboration with  Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

The competition is being organised in order to create awareness on Accessible India Campaign and to promote various ministry schemes among common masses. The ministry is inviting applications in three categories – short documentaries of up to 30 minutes, short films of up to 5 minutes, and TV spots of up to 50 seconds.

The participants may submit their entries shot with any electronic devices in HD format only. The last date of submission of application is August 8, 2017.

The competition will carry  First and Second Prize of Rs. 5,00,000  and Rs. 3,00,000 respectively in ‘Short Documentary’ and ‘TV Spots’  categories while ‘Short Film’ category  will carry only one prize of Rs. 4,00,000 for each scheme.

The participants may download application form along with authorization letter and rules and regulations from www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in and www.dff.gov.in.

The award function will be held tentatively on September 21, 2017 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

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