Thursday, July 29, 2021

NHRC opens entries for its short films competition


PUNE (NEW DELHI): The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC India has opened the entries for its seventh annual competition for short films on human rights which has received tremendous response so far. The prize money for the three cash awards has been doubled to Rs.2 lakh, Rs.1.50 lakh and Rs.1 lakh for the best first, second and third film respectively along with the certificates.

The entries have been invited online only. The last date to receive the entries is the 15th October, 2021. The aim of the award scheme is to encourage and acknowledge cinematic and creative efforts of the Indian citizens, irrespective of their age, towards the promotion and protection of human rights. There is no entry fee and bar on the number of films sent by an individual for participation in the contest. However, the participants will have to send each film separately with a duly filled in application form(s), which is available on the website of the Commission Short Film Competition 2021: 

or the link 

The films and the entry forms along with the requisite documents may be sent at using Google drive.

The short films may be in any Indian languages with sub-titles in English or in English. Duration of the short film should not be less than 3 minutes or more than 10 minutes. The short film could be a documentary, dramatization of real stories or a work of fiction, in any technical format including animation.

The themes of the films, having a tinge of rights perspective, could be broadly-based on various socio-economic, cultural and political rights, within the ambit of right to life, liberty, equality and dignity. The films may cover issues specific to bonded and child labour, women & children’s rights, rights of elderly persons, disabled rights, right to healthcare, issues of fundamental freedoms, human trafficking, domestic violence, human rights violation due to police atrocities, custodial violence and torture, socio-economic disparities, rights of indigenous people, prison reforms, right to education, right to clean environment, right to work, right to equality before law, right to food and nutritional security, rights of LGBTI, human rights violation due to displacement on account of either man made or natural calamity etc.

Last date 15th October, 2021

For any further queries, the office of Deputy Director (Media & Communication), NHRC can also be contacted.

(Jaimini Kumar Srivastava)

Deputy Director, 
Media and Communication,

National Human Rights Commission,

Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, 

New Delhi - 110023 India.

Phone (O): 011-24663281



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