A Short Movie-Making Competition to Bring to Light the Issues Faced by Children of India

A short movie-making competition to bring to light the issues faced by children of India, by Educo and Anna University

Online PR News – 26-August-2022 – Mumbai/Chennai, India – On the 75th Independence Day of India, Educo and Anna University have come together with an initiative to encourage art for social cause. The two organisations have launched a short movie competition on the theme of child rights, to bring to the forefront issues faced by children of the country.

Educo, a non-profit working for children since 1998 in India, and Anna University, a premier institute which also prioritises social causes through its events and outreach, have conceptualised this competition to encourage arts for social cause. The competition is open to both professional filmmakers as well as first-time film makers/ students. Entries by professionals and students/ non-professionals will be judged separately and there are sperate awards for both categories.

Focusing on children’s right to education, protection, and participation, Educo has reached out to over two lakh children from extremely marginalized backgrounds since its inception in India. Educo believes that it is especially important to create opportunities for children as well as different stakeholders to talk about the rights of children and their concerns.
With a view to consolidate artists’ and young people’s vision and ideas to make our society just and safer for our children, Educo and Anna University have conceptualised this short movie competition. Contestants from across India are welcome to submit their entries.

• Registrations for participation have opened from 15th August 2022 and
• the entries can be submitted by 10th October 2022.

An eminent jury comprising celebrated experts from the industry, will vet the entries and select the winners.

• The screening of final selected movies and award ceremony will take place in an event in Chennai on 14th November 2022, Children’s Day in India.

The first prize for professional category is Rs. 25,000 and for the student category is Rs. 15,000. Additionally, there are exciting cash prizes for second and third entries as well as special awards for best director, best actor, best actor, best music, best editing, and best cinematography.

The collaboration seeks to bring the young citizens i.e., the students, artists, and professionals together to create quality education and awareness materials in the form of short movies which bring forward the issues faced by children. This will give children’s cause a strong voice and mainstream the discourse around their situation and rights. The materials which will be created for this event will be widely used and circulated for awareness raising and sensitisation among members of the society.

Contestants can register to participate http://www.shortfilmonchildrights.com and follow Educo’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for regular updates on the competition.