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MyGov Short Film Contest 2021 by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Organisation : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Contest Name : Short Film Contest 2021 by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Applicable For : Indian Nationals
Contest Last Date : 20.01.2021
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MyGov Short Film Contest

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched a Short Film Contest as part of the Republic Day Celebrations 2021, along with NFDC to create a patriotic mood surrounding this years’ Republic Day.

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MyGov Name & Logo Contest 2021 for Promoting SHG Products


The theme for the entries will be Patriotism.

Who Can Participate?

This contest is open only for Indian Citizens

Contest Period

Submission of the entries for Short Film Contest will commence tentatively from 4th January, 2021 at 10.00am till 20th January 2021 at 5.00p.m.

How to Participate?

All entries for the Short Film Contest must be submitted to the Creative Corner Section Entries submitted through any other medium / mode will not be entertained nor considered for evaluation.

Step-1 : Go to the link given above.
Step-2 : Click on “Login to Participate”
Step-3 : Enter your Email ID (or) Mobile Number and
Step-4 : Enter your Password to Login.

Step-5 : After Login, you can submit your entries.

Note :
New User, Register First to Participate in the Competition.

General Guidelines

** Entries are open only for Short Film with a duration of maximum 3 minutes each.
** The Short Film can be made in any one of the 22 official Indian languages with transcript (in verbatim) in Hindi /English.

** The content of the Short Film should be suitable for Universal viewing.
** The film should be on theme of Patriotism.

** Entries without either of these components shall not be eligible for the contest.
** Participant shall make sure that his/her personal profile is accurate and updated since MoI&B / NFDC will be using this for further communication.

This includes details, such as name, photo, ID Proof, phone number and email address. Entries with incomplete profiles will not be entertained nor considered.

** The participant must be the same person who has conceptualized and shot the short film. Strict penal action will be taken against any violation of this clause and may also lead to disqualification from the Contest.

** The top entries, which receive a prize for Short Film, will be the intellectual property of the MoI&B and the winner cannot exercise any right over it, after acceptance of the prize.

** The prize-winning Short Film is meant to be used by the MoI&B / NFDC for promotional and display purposes and also for any other use as may be deemed appropriate for the initiative by MoI&B/NFDC and not for any commercial purpose.

** The submissions should be of original works and no plagiarism will be entertained/considered for evaluation. The participant shall indemnify MoI&B / NFDC for any issue arising out of plagiarism and the participant concerned shall be personally liable for the same.

** The Short Film must not contain any provocative, objectionable or inappropriate
** Multiple submissions of entries by the same participant will not be considered and the first entry per participant received would be considered.

Technical Details

Applicant will have to upload a copy of valid ID Proof along with the entry on MyGov portal while applying for the contest. Identity proof will be kept confidential with MyGov till jury completes its assessment.

How to Upload the Film?

1. Please upload your film on online streaming sites like youtube or vimeo and paste the link to the film in the comment box as your entry. Storyboards, scripts as Word or PDF documents or pictures will not be accepted as entries.

2. Please ensure the films are shot in HD format and are in the ratio 16:9 in Horizontal format. Films shot using vertical formats like the ones shot on mobile phones will not be accepted.

Evaluation Criteria

** The Panel of Jury will assess all the qualified entries received for award.
** Entries will be judged on the basis of elements of creativity, originality, composition, simplicity, merit and visual impact and how well they deal with the subject matter / theme of Patriotism

** The decision of the Panel of Jury will be final and binding on all the Contestants and no clarifications in this regard will be issued to any participants for any of their decisions.

** Entries shall be evaluated for deciding about the prize(s) by the jury based on the content,film’s Quality and appropriateness to the theme.


The prizes are distributed as below-
1. First Prize – INR 1,00,000/-
2. Second Prize – INR 50,000/-
3. Third Prize – INR 25,000/-

Last Date

Submission of the entries for Short Film Contest will be until 20th January 2021.

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