Step 1: All you need to do is complete the online registration form (link). This enrolls you to participate in the Kallola Short film Contest. You will get a confirmatory response that you are registered as a participant.

Step 2: Shortly after registration, you will be expected to attend a day-long workshop, to understand the issue of child rights and the theme, use of short film format to communicate social issues followed by discussion on the rules, regulations and awards.

**Though it is not mandatory, we would like to encourage all of you to participate in this workshop to enhance your knowledge and skills so it reflects in the films you make for the contest.

Step3: Make sure that you go through all the rules & regulations of the contest and familiarize yourself with the submission criteria before filling up the entry form.

  1. The Theme
  2. How to participate
  3. FAQs
  4. NCPCR and UNICEF Media Guidelines for filming children.

(Note: Ensure that you obtain written consent from all those being filmed as per UNICEF and NCPCR guidelines to avoid any litigation)

Step 4: The contest will be open from 10th March to 30th May 2016. In case you need clarifications please contact us on 0674-2360630/9238111127 or mail us at 

Step 5: The last date for submission of the entries is 30th May'16. Make sure that you have completed all the formalities and all forms and formats for submission as mentioned in step 3 are adhered and submitted with your film. You will get an acknowledgement for the receipt of your entry.

Step 6: Your entry once received will be reviewed along with the submitted documents. Incase any of them are missing/ not complete/do not adhere to the specified norms we will not be able to consider your entry for the contest.

Step 7: A renowned jury will review the films. Children as jury will also review the films for the Children's Choice Award.

Step 8: The awards ceremony to felicitate the winners will be held in July 2016.

  1. Each entry should focus on the theme mentioned.
  2. Film makers can submit a maximum of 2 entries each
  3. Multiple entries (more than 2) cannot be submitted by the same person under different portfolios. (as director/camera person /producer etc)
  4. Length of each film submitted must fit either of the categories: 30 sec, 60 sec or 90 sec including credit plate of 5 sec.
  5. All entries must be submitted in any ONE of the following formats: MOV, MPEG or AVI
  6. Two DVDs of each entry has to be submitted along with the entry form. Award winning films will have to be re-submitted in a portable hard drive to avoid generation loss.
  7. Language of the entry should be Odia/Hindi with English subtitles.
  8. The film maker is responsible for the authenticity of the work. The onus of the information provided in the entry form and declaration lies entirely with the film maker.
  9. The use of copyright materials (music, images etc) is not allowed, unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material - which must be produced at time of submission of entries.
  10. Contest period opens on 10th March and closes on 30th May 2016. Entries submitted after 30th May will not be considered for the contest.
  11. The costs incurred by the filmmakers for making the film will have to be borne by the film makers themselves.
  1. Entries received and which fulfill the submission criteria will be short listed by the organizers. The short listed films will be judged by a panel of eminent jury members. The three best films across all sub themes will be selected for First, Second and Third prize. In addition, there is a Children's Choice Award for a film selected by children and a Jury Choice Award.
  2. The decision of the Jury will be final and at no point the organizer and/or UNICEF will be held responsible for the selection process or result of the judging event.