NHRC invites nominations for second film competition

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has invited entries for its second annual short films competition based on the themes of human rights, an official statement said on Wednesday.

According to the Commission, it will receive entries till August 16 and none after that will be entertained.

The award carries a certificate along with prize money of Rs.1 lakh, Rs.75,000 and Rs.50,000 for the best first, second and third film respectively.

“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,” said a statement from the Commission.

The Commission has also said that the short films may be in any Indian language with subtitles in English.

“Duration of the short film should not be less than five minutes or more than 10 minutes. The films may be made in any technical format,” said the Commission.

The themes of short films includes various socio-economic, cultural and political rights. These may be within the ambit of right to life, liberty, equality and dignity and raising concerns on issues, specific, among others, to bonded and child labour, women and children, elderly persons among others.

–IANS

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