Short film competition organised to promote awareness of accessibility for differently-abled
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 18: In order to create awareness on Accessible India Campaign and to promote various schemes for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) among common masses, the ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ is organised for all.

The applications are invited in three categories viz ‘Short Documentaries’ of up to 30 minutes duration, ‘Short Films’ of up to 5 minutes duration and ‘TV Spots’ (Television Commercials) of up to 50 seconds having the last date of submission August 8, 2017.

The ‘Short Documentaries’ and ‘TV Spots’ should be based on Accessible India Campaign theme, however ‘Short Films’ could be made on various schemes of DEPwD.

The DEPwD schemes are Fellowship and Scholarship; Beneficiaries of Cochlear Implant, Distribution of Assistive Devices and Tri-cycle under Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase / Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP Scheme); loan beneficiaries of National Handicapped Finance And Development Corporation (NHFDC); beneficiaries of Accessible Buildings under Scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act (SIPDA);  beneficiaries of NGOs taking grant –in-aid under Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) and various skill development initiatives of the DEPwD for Persons with Disabilities.

It has been decided that the ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ will carry First Prize of Rs. 5,00,000 and Second Prize of Rs. 3,00,000 in ‘Short Documentary’ and ‘TV Spots’  categories. Meanwhile, Short Film’ category will carry only one prize of Rs. 4,00,000 for each scheme.

The ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ 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 competition is being organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

The Department invites entries from common citizens and asks them to submit their entries shot with any electronic devices in High Definition format only. 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.