Centre Now Plans ‘Swachh Bharat’ Short Film Contest; Winner To get Rs. 10 Lakh

New Delhi : A short films competition on ‘Swachh Bharat’ which will showcase inspiring stories and send a message among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health will be organised as the Government’s cleanliness campaign completes two years.

“Awareness generation is an important objective of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan to bring about behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices. The competition aims to generate such awareness by involving people from different backgrounds, different regions and from different age groups,” a statement from Information and Broadcasting Ministry said.

The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) of India has invited entries for the Short Films Competition and the winners will be announced at a special felicitation programme in New Delhi on October 2, which is ‘Gandhi Jayanti’.

According to the statement, the last date for submission of entries is September 10 for the competition, which is open to all age groups.

Only short films with duration of not more than three minutes and shot in HD format will be considered for the competition.

The film can be made in Hindi, English or any of the listed official languages of India.

The Best Film will be awarded Rs. 10 lakh in cash and a certificate, while three Second Best Films will be given Rs. 5 lakh each and six Third Best Films will get Rs. 2 lakh each.

To participate in the competition, interested applicants can log onto www.nfdcindia.com or write to sbsff@nfdcindia.com, the statement added.