The Department of
Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), Ministry
of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India is organising ‘Short Film
Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ in association with
Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information &
Broadcasting, Govt. of India.
The competition is being organised in order to create awareness on
Accessible India Campaign and to promote various schemes of DEPwD among
common masses. The Department invites entries from common citizens. The
participants may submit their entries shot with any electronic devices
in HD format only.
The last date of submission of application is August 8, 2017. The
applications are invited in three categories viz ‘Short Documentaries’
of up to 30 minutes duration, ‘Short Films’ of upto 5 minutes duration
and ‘TV Spots’ (Television Commercials) of up to 50 seconds.
The ‘Short Documentaries’ and ‘TV Spots’ should be based on Accessible
India Campaign theme while ‘Short Films’ could be made on various
schemes of DEPwD viz: Fellowship and Scholarship; Beneficiaries of
Cochlear Implant, Distribution of Assistive Devices and Tri-cycle under
Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase / Fitting of Aids and
Appliances (ADIP Scheme); loan beneficiaries of National Handicapped
Finance And Development Corporation (NHFDC); beneficiaries of Accessible
Buildings under Scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities
Act (SIPDA); beneficiaries of NGOs taking grant –in-aid under Deendayal
Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) and various skill development
initiatives of the DEPwD for Persons with Disabilities.
The ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ will carry
First and Second Prize of Rs. 5,00,000 and Rs. 3,00,000 respectively in
‘Short Documentary’ and ‘TV Spots’ categories while ‘Short Film’
category will carry only one prize of Rs. 4,00,000 for each scheme. The
participants may download application form along with authorization
letter and rules and regulations from www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in and
The award function will be held tentatively on September 21, 2017 at
Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.