Short Film Competition - Details and Guidelines

Topic :-

  • Now, Hear Me Out!

  • When Reality Strikes

Each team must comprise of a maximum of 5 members. Students can also participate as an individual member if they wish to.

Each video must have one Lead Producer to serve as the main point of contact. Recognition should be given to all the members of the team.

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

The length of the video should be 2-3 minutes.

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

  • Name of School

  • Name of Participants

  • Class studying

  • Email ID

Eligibility: VI-XII (as of session 2020-2021)

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

Entries to be submitted through google forms (drive links). The deadline for submission is by 1700 hrs on 22 May 2020.

The film should be made complying with the rules of the lockdown.

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

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

The judging process is divided into two levels:

  • First Level – Movies will be judged by the host school along with CHINH India. The selected movies will be sent to the jury member for their judging. The panel will also select the Best Film, Best Editing, Best Screenplay and Best Sound Editing.

  • Second Level – Shortlisted movies will be sent to the jury members (One teacher and one student from each participating school). They will mark the movies except for their own movie. The Jury awards will be decided on the basis of this marking. Marking will be conducted through google forms.

No team can judge their own films. This will lead to the disqualification of the team.

Marking will be open for jury members from 0900 hrs on 23 May 2020. Marking will close at 2100 hrs on 27 May 2020.


  • 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

Kindly submit the registration form latest by 1700 hrs on 12 May 2020.



Originality and creativity
Technical Quality
Following Lockdown Rules
Original Sound and Music (Teams to certify that sounds used in the film are original or mention the source)


Our Judges


Meenakshi & Vinay Rai

Founders of an Early Education Web channel ( and Community Web Channel (, National Award Winning Film & Culture activists’ duo Meenakshi Vinay Rai is passionate about creating films on issues of social relevance, education and culture. With 39 international & national awards to their credit, they are successfully using animation as a therapy for special children via ‘Spandan- the vibrating visuals' – an award winning ambitious animation project initiated to encourage talent among mentally challenged, spastic and orthopedic children.Their extensive research in nomadic communities from past seven years has resulted in launching Certificate course in Nomadic Studies & establishment of NOW (Nomadic Orchestra of World). Presently the couple is actively engaged in building a movement- ‘Reposition Local in Global’ by sensitizing young people on nomadic issues.

Successfully linking culture with livelihood for nomadic communities, they are on their way to motivate nomads in demanding their share in governance. Authors of a book on animation, they have been regularly invited to guide workshops at international platforms. Promoting media literacy initiatives among children & youth in Asia and Europe, they are creating world's biggest library of children films. Their initiatives are opening up a way for CHINH International Cooperative for children films to cater to the needs of South East Asia in children programming.


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