Jeevika 2006, in Delhi in January
Something that might be of interest. It came up on the Docuwallahs list:
The Centre for Civil Society (K-36 Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110016 / Website: www.ccsindia.org) is organizing Jeevika 2005, the annual South Asian Livelihood Documentary Festival from 20-28 January 2006, in New Delhi. This competitive festival is the first of its kind in South Asia.
Jeevika is a search of documentaries that focus on legal and regulatory restrictions, bureaucratic processes as well as social and cultural norms and religious practices that prevent or constrain people from earning an honest living in the vocation of their choice.
The response to request for entries for Jeevika 2005 has been overwhelming. As against 60 entries last year, this year saw over 85 entries from students and professional film makers from various countries including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Serbia. 34 of these entries are student productions.
The Screening Committee short-listed 11 films in student and 10 in general category. The Jury selected the top three winners and the Best Student Film of these 21 films.
First Prize: One Show Less by Nayantara. C. Kotian (Student Film, Institute: NID-Ahmedabad) Second Prize: Fight for Survival by Dakxin Nandlal Bajarange, (Ahmedabad) Third Prize: Treacling Down by Upali Gamlath (Sri Lanka) Best Student Film: Aamchi Kasauti by Rrivu Laha (FTII, Pune) Special Jury Mention: Pretty Dyana by Boris Mitic (Serbia)
SCREENING COMMITTEE - Mohit Satyanand (Entreprenuer and film curator) Raza Haider (Filmmaker and working with SIKSHA) Pawan Preet Kaur, (Alumni, Madhubala Institute, Delhi) Anugyan Nag (MA Cinema student, Asian Academy of Film & Television Jury) Utsav Mukhopadhay (Alumni, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
JURY - LS Tochhawng (India International Centre, Delhi) Gargi Sen (Magic Lantern Foundation, Delhi) Joy Singhal (Aga Khan Foundation, Delhi) Sutapa Deb (NDTV, Delhi) Biplab Golam (Director, International Film Festival, Dhaka)