YES! i am the CHANGE 101-Hour National Filmmaking Challenge 2014

Date: 24-Jul-2014 to 10-Oct-2014
Eligibility: All
Region: Global
Updated on: 24-Jul-2014

Deadline: 07 August 2014 11:59 pm


YES! i am the CHANGE 101-Hour National Filmmaking Challenge 2014

This Independence Day, unleash the CHANGEMAKER within you!

YES! i am the CHANGE (YIAC) is a nationwide film project that aims to inspire, engage and empower youth to participate in India’s social transformation, through the impactful medium of films.

The Filmmaking challenge:

The 101-Hour National Filmmaking Challenge, where filmmakers and amateurs make short films of up to 5 minutes duration on various social issues is the flagship event of the program.


  • Engage with 5 lakh youth pan-India
  • Mobilise participation of 50,000 youth for filmmaking challenge

Salient Features:


  • Make a short film, of up to 5 minutes duration on a social cause and share your story with the world.
  • Participants register online as a team (max. 7 members per team)
  • Two categories for participation- Professional and Amateur
  • The competition is open to all individualsabove 18 years of age.
  • Last date of registration: August 7, 2014
  • Online donation platform for participants to use their film to raise funds for a Not-for-Profit (NGO) of their choice: September 1 to October 2, 2014
  • Awards ceremony on October 10 to felicitate the best filmmakers


The filmmaking challenge will be held from August 15 to 19, 2014

  • Participants receive the topic at 6 a.m. on August 15, Independence Day. They have a challenge to make a short film in 101 hours
  • Topics are based on Social Causes, Everyday Heroes and Random Acts of Kindness
  • The film is submitted online by 11 am, on August 19

An esteemed jury will select the top films. Jury members include:

  • Guneet Monga (Producer of The Lunch Box and the Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Kailash Surendranath (Veteran Ad filmmaker)
  • Nina Lath (Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation)
  • Shoojit Sircar (Director of Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe)
  • Vikramaditya Motwane (Director of Udaan and Lootera)
  • Pritish Nandy (Poet, Journalist and Film Producer)
  • Dr. Nagesh Rao (President and Director, MICA)

The winners would receive a total grant of Rs 25 (twenty-five) lakhs to make films on social causes.

The best films would be screened across national and international platforms to sensitise youth and create awareness on social issues. Film Festival in Mumbai (October 11 & 12) followed by mini film festivals pan-India (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) to showcase the best films and spread awareness about social issues.

To participate, register now here –


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