Convergence of Voices

Prakriti is a prestigious Documentary Film Festival being organized by the Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), New Delhi, since 1997. It was a non-competitive event organized every year at a different location for Indian film-makers. The festival has travelled to many places like Hyderabad, Pune, Bhopal, Goa, Pondicherry, Jodhpur, Tripura, Mysore, Calicut, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Shimla & Chennai in the past. During the festival, documentaries, selected by a panel of Jury, are screened and their directors/producers or representatives are invited to interact with the audience on the issues raised in their documentary(ies). The festival is an attempt to spread awareness about issues like Environment, Development, Human Rights & Swachh Bharat (Clean India Campaign) to sensitize the masses.

The Prakriti Film Festival has expanded its wings to provide a larger canvas to paint the footprints on the educational aspects of equity, ethics and ecology. In the year 2018, the Prakriti Festival was made Competitive and its jurisdiction was expanded beyond India to South East Asia Region for wider publicity and spreading awareness on the issues.

The documentary(ies) received will be screened by a panel of eminent Jury which will go through all the entries and select the documentaries in each category for screening during the Festival. The Jury will also select one best documentary, in each category, which will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 (fifty thousand) during the Festival.

Entries are invited for documentary film(s) in prescribed form/format from individuals, media houses, mass communication institutions & media institutions for Prakriti International Documentary Film Festival. The Documentary(ies) should have been produced either in Hindi or English and in case it being in other language it should be subtitled in English. Please note that only one entry is permissible in each category. Entries are invited in the four (04) categories, namely (i) Environment, (ii) Development, (iii) Human Rights & (iv) Swachh Bharat (Clean India Campaign).
The entries shall accompany completely filled in a printed Entry Form and a DVD of Documentary (name of the documentary, Producer(s) / Director(s) & category should be written on the DVD) in the prescribed formats. Entries may either be sent through post/courier/in person or soft copy to festival mail id through Google drive to the following address or soft copies through festival email id, clearly mentioning on the envelope “Entry for Prakriti Festival - 2020-21” and the title of Category of the documentary(ies):
Dr. Sunil Mehru
Joint Director (Software)
Consortium for Educational Communication
IUAC Campus, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi-110067, (INDIA)

Later on, if the documentary is selected for screening by the Jury, Master copy(ies) of the film(s) has to be submitted in professional / broadcast medium. A master should be in .MOV or .AVI format with a resolution of 720 x 576 (Standard Definition [SD]) or 1920 x 1080 (High Definition [HD]). Master copy(ies) may be sent either through post / courier / in person or link may be sent to festival email id, through Google Drive.
Clarification, if any, may be sought from:
Joint Director (Software)
Ph. 011-24126418 / 24126419 and 24126426 (Direct)
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