Vigyan Prasar and Deutsche Welle
VP – DW Manthan Award
at the National Science Film Festival of India 2020
Entries will be accepted between December 15, 2019 and January 31, 2020.
Please read through the submission process and video production rules (below) carefully before applying.
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After all submissions are received, jury will evaluate entries and pick winners.
Announcement of winners
Winners will be announced on the contest website and at the National Science Film Festival of India 2020 during March, 2020 in Tripura.
The first prize will receive 100,000 Rupees, the second prize will receive 75,000 Rupees, the third prize will receive 50,000 Rupees.
Topics & Participants
Documentary, animation, fiction films on Sustainable Development are invited from film makers / institutions / students.
Members of Deutsche Welle, Vigyan Prasar, scientists and filmmakers.
VIDEO PRODUCTION RULES
Video structure and duration
Every video must follow the structure outlined below in the same order:
Participants should make the video in Hindi, English or any other Indian language.
Subtitles in English must be added to videos at the bottom of the screen by the applicant filmmaker in case of any language other than English.
All screening rights (including non-commercial public broadcasting by DW) to the films nominated for screening or selected for award by the jury of NSFFI 2020 will belong to the organisers, and a disclaimer stating so will be added to all videos received for this contest by the organisers.
The organisers will share worldwide screening rights to the finished videos. The videos will not be used for any commercial purposes.
Filmmakers will have complete rights to show and exhibit their videos.
Stills and images
Participants may use still photographs. If any photographs are sourced from a third party, the source should be clearly mentioned on the credit list.
Additional images, graphics or material used to enhance the film should be royalty free content. All creative commons material must be credited.
Animation and special effects are allowed only if they have been created during the dates of the competition.
Audio and music
Participants must only use royalty free music /original background score for the film to avoid any copyright issues.
The candidates can participate in the contest on or before January 31, 2020 by following these steps:
If you have any queries, reach out to us at email@example.com and +91-120-2402009
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. DW is available online in 30 languages including Hindi. Visit DW on Youtube or at dw.com/hindi.
VP (Vigyan Prasar) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The principal objective of VP is to serve India’s science popularization agenda. This is achieved through several strategically important two-way stakeholder specific approaches to communicate about principles and practice of science and technology and implications for development and quality of life. Visit VP on Youtube or at vigyanprasar.gov.in