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, 2007
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Call for entries to Jeevika documentary film festival

Source: Toxics Link, Date: , 2007

logoJeevika, South Asia Livelihood Film Competition, is currently accepting entries for its annual documentary festival. The event that showcases celluloid works on challenges of livelihood faced by urban and rural poor is scheduled from July 20-23, 2007 at India Habitat Centre and will receive titles till May 31st 2007.

The documentary festival, which was started in 2003, will award cash prizes to the tune of Rs. 2,00,000, including support for advocacy campaigns based on films, and is open to all filmmakers -- students, amateur and professionals, regards of language but having subtitles in English.

Jeevika, organised by Centre for Civil Society, has been successful in advocating the cause of numerous entry-level entrepreneurs - rickshaw pullers, street vendors, farmers and forest-dwellers. As a part of the festival tour, the award-winning films will be screened in premier schools and colleges in over 20 states and other in other South Asian nations.

Over the years, Jeevika has emerged as an important catalyst for positive social change. The filmmakers whose films have been showcased in the past include Rakesh Sharma's Final Solution fame, Sanjay Barnela's Turf Wars and Shohini Ghosh's Tales of the Night Fairies.

For film ideas, entry form & guidelines, visit

For further information, contact Nidhi at