Community Radio is responsible for effective changes in people’s lives, especially in the remote, rural areas of the country. It can touch and transform the lives of the community. Community Radio can usher in change at the deepest level. It transcends the aspect of entertainment to become a part of people’s daily.
It can be very effective in the fields of education as well as skill training. Many Community Radios in the country are already making a great effort in the rural areas by affecting great changes in many fields. People are being trained in variety of skills; Community Radios, because of their very nature of being a medium of the people, by the people and for the people, are empowering the communities in livelihood empowerment, entrepreneurial empowerment and are also enhancing traditional and local Skills.
Community Radio can play and has played a very important role in
a. Enabling people to know about the world around them and recognize the opportunities in their peripherals, &
b. Preserving traditional and local skills, thereby helping people to create a livelihood out of it &
C. Building knowledge and capacity of the community to meet the different demands of everyday life.
By choosing this theme for the 7th CRVC, we wish to bring out true stories of successes and / or fictional stories of how Community Radios can play a role in bringing changes in the lives of people.
Short films on the mentioned topic will be invited from students of any discipline. The acceptable entries will be evaluated by a distinguished jury. The winning films will receive awards and the filmmakers will be felicitated at a ceremony organized by CEMCA in collaboration with UNESCO. In addition to this all the award winners and 10 participating student filmmakers, on first come first serve basis will get an opportunity to participate in a 2 days’ workshop on “Documentary Filmmaking” free of cost, organized by CEMCA in collaboration with UNESCO.
The length of the film submitted for the competition will be between 3 minutes to 5 minutes in duration. The film can be in any language. Films in any language other than English will have proper English subtitles.
- Announcement: 20th December 2019
- Last date for submission online: 7th Feb 2020
- Last date for receipt of documentation at CEMCA: 11th Feb 2020
- Jury Meeting (tentative): 18th Feb 2020
- Announcement of award winners: 19th Feb 2020
- Workshop on Documentary Film-Making: 4th & 5th Mar 2020
- Film Screening & Distribution of awards: 6th Mar 2020
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