Jeevika: Documentary Film Festival 2009

Jeevika: Documentary Film Competition and Festival, which began in 2003, aims at capturing the livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor and bringing it to the attention of the public, media, judiciary, and most importantly, policy makers. It is part of the ‘Law, Liberty and Livelihood Campaign’ (L3C) founded on the principle that the quality of life is intrinsically related to the degree of livelihood and economic freedom. Over the years, Jeevika has been successful in advocating for the cause of numerous small entrepreneurs, self employed, rickshaw pullers, street vendors, sex-workers, child labourers, farmers and forest-dwellers.

To document the livelihood challenges of the rural and urban poor across Asia.
Identify and bring to light policies and social, religious and cultural practices which prevent people from earning an honest living.
Advocate with the policy makers for changes in policies and with social leaders for changes in practices that can have far-reaching impacts on the lives of the poor.

Jeevika 2009, the competition is open to all professional filmmakers and students, who are citizens of any nations provided the documentary focuses on the livelihood of the individuals & communities of the following Asian nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand¸Vietnam, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan.

Competition entry deadline: 31 May 2009

FESTIVAL: 28-30 August 2009, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

PRIZE: 5 lakh INR/10,000 US$, certificates and Advocacy Grants

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4 responses to this post.

  1. i wud like to take part in the competition.


  2. Dear Sir/Madam
    Please inform me upto date news of your film festival -2009.

    K.M.Taj-Biul Hasan.
    Producer*TV & Radio)
    Media Division
    Bangladesh Open University


  3. pls, inform to me ur next film festival (2010 )


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