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Short Filmmaking Competition

All individuals express themselves differently. Some dance, some sing, and some create. Cameras might just be an object to some, but to a handful, it is their passion and their life. Filmmaking is an activity that doesn’t just require effort, but also requires innovation. The process of bringing an idea into existence includes scripting, storyboarding, casting, shooting, and then comes in editing. Your reel is your canvas, and your brain is the artist, no colours wasted.

Our long and fruitful partnership with CHINH India has allowed budding filmmakers to learn the nuances of making films with the help of experts and peers alike. A number of short films submitted in previous editions of our festival have gone on to be screened at and win accolades in international film festivals like Peace in the Street Global Film Festival, McGuffin Film Festival, Duemila 30 Youth Film Festival, etc.

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Undertaking for submission of Films

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War & Peace

Important Dates

Registration Deadline - 05:00 PM on Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Submission Deadline - TBA

Date of Screening - TBA

Results - TBA


Best Film – Judges Choice & Jury award

Best Editing – Judges Choice & Jury award

Best Screenplay – Judges Choice & Jury award

Best Sound Editing – Judges Choice & Jury award​

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Workshop Fee

The registration fee for the workshop is 3500/- per participant.

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Competition Guidelines

Eligibility: Classes IX-XII

Each team must comprise a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 members.

Each video must have one Team Leader to serve as the main point of contact. However, recognition will be given to all the members of the team.

Each school will also nominate a teacher and student as part of the jury members. The student cannot be a member of any of the production units.

The participants must provide the following during the time of submission:

  • Name of School

  • Name of Participant

  • Class 

  • Email ID

A maximum of 5 entries will be allowed from ONE school.

The duration of the video should be 2-4 minutes.

Format: MP4 (H.264/265) preferred.

Minimum resolution: 1280x720p; Max Resolution: 1920x1080p (preferred)

The film should be made complying with the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Usage of stock footage or copyrighted material is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.

Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification

Entries to be submitted through google forms (Link has been provided on the website). The last date to submit the video in the above mentioned format is Wednesday, 14 July 2021 by 5 pm.

All participants will have to fill an undertaking form at the time of submission agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the competition. The form can be downloaded from the website, and has to be submitted along with the short film submission.

The judging process is divided into two levels:

  • First Level – Movies will be judged by the host school along with CHINH India.

  • Second Level – All movies will be screened on the CHINH India Youtube channel over a period of 3 days (One teacher and one student from each participating school).

  • Teacher and student jury members will have to watch all movies and fill a voting form accordingly. 

  • No team can vote for their own films. This will lead to the disqualification of the team.

  • The voting process will begin on the last day of screening, and will be open for 3 days

  • If student and teacher jury members of a school fail to submit the voting forms on time, the submissions from their school will be disqualified.

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Event Head

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Ayaan Samar

+91 9773522448

Head of Film

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