Winners of EduDoc 2016

EduDoc: International Short Film Competition, in its 2016 edition, received 2084 entries from across the world and through a unique two-steps screening process, 24 films were presented to the jury; out of which top 5 films were selected.

Best Film Fall in Line (2016) by Gautam Joshi
Duration: 0:04:14
Fall in Line Every kid is unique! 

Most of us hear that, nod too on that but don’t actually believe in it, because that belief usually is not seen in day to day practice. We as a parent or a teacher, in routine life ultimately rate the kids on their mark sheet.
What we have assessed, though in modern education emphasis is given over Sports, Arts and other activities but system is not ready to accept the change. A student can choose over activities, but ultimate goal is to load the mark sheet with numbers and ranks. 
Nature makes everyone different. But most of the education systems try to make them same. Even parents and teachers are part of it. The process is such, that innate talent is killed and no one even realizes it. 

Fall In line, take a dig on that. The film talks about a student who is really different and creative. But nobody is ready to accept his innovations. At the end, the system pushes him to follow the same path what others are following. He does it and we find another talent is killed and nobody is even realizing it.

2nd Best Film Transforming Civics Education, Transforming communities by We, The People
Duration: 0:04:59
Transforming Civics Education, Transforming Communities 9th grade students at Mahatma Phule Vidyalaya in Majalgaon, in Beed district of Maharashtra, India are totally immersed in something. Something they have never done before. This “something” is a project around missing street lights in the vicinity of their school.

An inspirational story of the teachers and students realizing the importance of the role of citizenry is an everyday process and taking up new challenges despite intermittent setbacks. It’s a story about street lights bringing the light of dawn into the lives of these students.

3rd Best Film Blackboard (2016) by Hyash Tanmoy
Duration: 0:05:00
Blackboard With each passing year, there might be many impressive numbers and stories in Education space in India, but still, several places in India exist where people even do not even know to write their own name. This film is meant to inspire everyone around the world to share a little knowledge of education with everyone around you as they need it.  The story depicts a journey of a fourteen-year-old boy who became an educator of his own slum.
4th Best Film Struggling Gurukuls (2016) by Anubhav Mahanta
Duration: 0:04:59
Struggling Gurukuls In this documentary, the filmmaker presented a few schools from Assam and the problems these face in day to day life for survival. It is a story of not only these schools but all the budget private schools and the movie is just a description of the struggling gurukuls.

The low budget private schools in Assam are still struggling to establish ourselves in society, in spite of challenges faced by all in running the schools regarding finance, space and infrastructure. The schools are giving excellent   results and are preparing the students physically and morally to face challenges in society. Despite these important contributions, these schools are threatened with closure notice for not having good infrastructure only, whereas Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan speaks that education is possible under a tree also.

5th Best Film Breaking Barriers (2015) by Shawn Sebastian
Duration: 0:02:30
Breaking Barriers This short film tells the story of Kavita, a rural girl from Varanasi who runs an evening school at her village for school drop-outs and non-literate women. What began as a humble attempt to help young kids in the village, Kavita’s school now has active participation of women and support of village. Kavita’s students- the village women are now breaking the barrier of illiteracy and becoming confident and empowered. Kavita shows us immense power of education to transform ordinary lives.

EduDoc: Stories of Education | 2016

International Short Film Competition

EduDoc: Stories of Education is an International Short Film Competition by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) where we want to put Challenges, innovations and celebrations in the spotlight.

Theme- Education: Challenges, Innovations, Celebrations


  • To identify and document social, political, cultural and regulatory challenges of education system through audio-visual medium
  • To highlight various solutions devised by individuals, groups, communities, organizations, governments etc
  • To celebrate Eduprenuership

EduDoc 2016 Awards

  • 5 best films will be screened at School Choice National Conference 2016
  • Prize:
    • Best Film: USD 350/ INR 25,000
    • Second Best Film: USD 200/ INR 15,000
    • Third Best Film: USD 150/ INR 10,000

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“If you know someone who is redefining education, share their story with us in a short film.”

EduDoc Guidelines | 2016


  • To identify and document social, political, cultural and regulatory challenges of education system through audio-visual medium
  • To highlight various solutions devised by individuals, groups, communities, organizations, governments etc
  • To celebrate Eduprenuership

 Theme: Education: Challenges, Innovations, Celebrations

Nationality: Filmmakers can be of any nationality.

Language: The entry could be in any language. It must have English sub-titles.

Conditions for the entry

  • The competition is open for Films/ Documentaries/Animation.
  • The film should be 5 minutes or less in length (including credits).
  • Films shot by Mobile Phones are also welcomed.
  • If the film includes languages other than English, English subtitles must be added.
  • Submissions from any country are welcome.
  • Entries are accepted through DVD submission or
  • 5 best films will be screened at School Choice National Conference 2016.
  • Prize:
    • Best Film: USD 350/ INR 25,000.
    • Second Best Film: USD 200/ INR 15,000.
    • Third Best Film: USD 150/ INR 10,000.
  • Entries without the duly filled-in entry forms will not be considered.
  • Multiple entries can be submitted but requires separate entry form.
  • Films once entered cannot be withdrawn.
  • Entering films for EduDoc 2016 indicates acceptance that the entered copies will be part of the Centre for Civil Society Audio-visual Documentation Library for Screenings and also will be available online.
  • The films kept in our archive will not be screened commercially or sold.

To submit your entries/entry:  DOWNLOAD FORM [PDF | DOCX].

Jury: The five-member Jury will meet to evaluate the shortlisted entries and select the best 5 Films/ Documentaries/ Animation and the top 3 winners.

EduDoc Entry Form | 2016

Application Form [DOCX | PDF]

Documentary Submission Deadline: 30 October 2016

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EduDoc Awards | 2016

  • 5 best films will be screened at School Choice National Conference 2016
  • Prize:
    • Best Film: USD 350/ INR 25,000
    • Second Best Film: USD 200/ INR 15,000
    • Third Best Film: USD 150/ INR 10,000

EduDoc 2016 Award Details

Theme- Education: Challenges, Innovations, Celebrations

EduDoc 2015 Films

Sylvester Bhaiya
Harsh Vardhan Singh


3Desxter : 3D Designing and Printing Curriculum
in Schools

Samarth Vasdev

3D Printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we create physical obects. The worldwide 3D Printing industry is now expected to exceed 421 billion in worldwide revenue by 2020. The technology is finding traction in a lot of industries hanks to the ever-growing list of 3D Printable materials. However, there is a lack of concrete knowledge about this unique technology. 3Dexter aims to assist educational institutions to develop 3D Technology as a skill in young minds through its 3D Printing and Design curriculum. The video sent alongside showcases the first step to set up 3D Labs in schools: Orientation Workshops.



Ranigarh is a remote and shanty village of the Sundarbans. The main occupation of the people of this area is agriculture and animal husbandry specially. Anu Chhatuie is a small girl who reads in class nine in such a school. The girl hails from a very poor family and goes to teach in a primary school in return of a meager amount of money after doing all the household chores. She educates the Cherubim of her area. Anu dreams one day the people of her community shall break through the fangs of ignorance and stand at par to the rest of the world. Anu lives to fulfill her dream in future. She dreads nothing and knows no prohibition, undaunted she strives for the betterment of her consigns.


Sumit Sisodiya

A unique education center started by Edupreneur Amit Tewari in Zamrudpur Colony, New Delhi. Adhyayan is especially for children and youth from low income families, who go to government schools, but do not get proper education or any other facilities. In the last 6 years starting from one little room Adhyanan has helped hundred of kids to perform well in school, as well as develop their other talents like dance, music. Today almost 100 children come to the center everyday. Amit is an alumni of Manzil, and was inspired to give back to the society what he himself had benefitted from.


Monochrome Spectrum
Rahul Saini

A Documentary on autistic disorders, its effects and how education of children can help in making them self reliant.


Pillar no.5
Mohit Hassija

A film about an individual trying to make a difference in the society by providing free of cost education to underpriviledged kids that are the future of our nation.


Sapne (Dreams)
Kahsif Noon Siddique

In today’s time of breakneck competition and unimaginable peer pressure,a heartwarming tale of a father and his daughter. Sana’s hard working and sincere student,on the verge of womanhood. An overly busy father whom nothing but best makes happy and how an event change their lives forever. A truth of our evolving society we all can identify with.


Under Bridge School
Abhishek Jain

Great men exist even today who serve their whole life without anything this story is about that great man who wanted that everyone in this country should be educated and who believed that education is the only solution to all problems he decided to teach poor children for but as life is not easy he suffered through many problems in his life he wanted to open a school for poor children but due to lack of money he was not able to build a school so one day he saw a place under metro bridge and he thought this would be my school and then beautiful journey of under bridge school started.


Radiant Kids
Tamanna Sharma

Radiant Kids is a non former education and awareness centre for underprivileged children,at Jharsa village, was started by Apparnaa Laxmi in 2012. The initiative is a self funded and free for those who cannot afford.Though she is in doire need of external support for sustenance, she is doing everything possible to not only keep the school running but also provide quality education, life skills and extracurricular support to government school going, migrant and working children. In this film she talks about the initiative and highlightsthe importance of holistic education.


Sandikshan – Alor Pathajatrir
Pranab Narayan Sarkar

This tells the story of two women edupreneurs, who were trained Social Welfare Course at The National Council of Education, Bengal, a 110 years old institution. On completion, eager for doing social work like other trainees, they began educating the destitute children in slum around suburban railway station in West Bengal. The mothers were also made literate. Apart from literacy, the training generated an awareness of culture, environment and basic hygiene in the children, enabling them to take admissions to formal schools.


Siksha Jyoti
Somaya Iqubal

A man from very humble background left his job and everything to take up teaching, having struggled to get education, he has realized the importance of education, hence want to live his life imparting education. While he earn from the coaching institute that he runs, he also take out time for other children of nearby village and slums to teach them without any fee and helping them realize their little dreams


Sab Ke Liye Shikhsha
Somaya Iqubal

It was an idea of an individual, who admitted many children of the traffic signals to the local government schools and monitored them continuously for their basic needs. Gradually the group expanded and many other people joined, they are the regular working people who takes out time over weekends, teach them, get them admitted to schools and provide stationery from the fund they collect among themselves.


Nurturing Careers
Rahul Saini

A short film on cricket coach Sanjay Bhardhwaj at Bharat Nagar Cricket Academy in Delhi and provides quality cricket through innovative techniques. His personal interaction with the students and guidance has helped many cricketing legends like Gautam Ghambir, Amit Mishra and U-19 captain Unmukt Chand to represent India at international Level.

ABC Campaign
Karan Mahan
Lord Krishna Public school
A S Mahajan
Samagra Vigyan
Ananya and Vaibhav

Kamla; A change-maker at Aarohi Bal Sansar
Sheeba Sen

Over the past 2 decades,Arohi Bal Sansar(ABS) a rural school in the Kumaon Himalayas has been working towards broadening learning erxperiences of not only local children,but also that of young,aspiring teachers from the region. We believe that a teacher holds the door to learning,hence they too need opportunities to learn and grow comtinually.This film titled Kamla :A change maker at Aarohi Bal Sansar follows the journey of one such teacher and potrays how the combination of ABS and budding teachers like Kamla makes for truly inspiring "Edupreneur".


Story Ghar – Learning through Story telling
Nithil Dennis

Inclusive education is an appproach once thought only necessary for educating students with special educational needs. This film takes you on a journey of Jaishnu Sethi, Creative Director Story Ghar on her experiences of training special children along with normal children on a play based on environment. This film is a personal journey of the Director in search of the true essence and meaning of education.


Education with a Kick
Tejasvi Momaya

The school dropout rate among underpriviledged children is high as there is a need for each family member to earn so that there is food to eat and education takes a back seat.The OSCAR Foundation understands the importance of education for these children. They also understand their mind set and reluctance to go to school to study. Young leaders of the foundation train other youngsters in the game of football, making them practice, improving their skills, taking these teams to tournament and in the process also improving their way of living.


Celebrating Childhood
Rudraksh Monga

A story of Edupreneur who has walked extra miles to support and educate underprivileged people


Winners of EduDoc 2015

Best EduDoc Film Sylvester Bhaiya by Harsh Varshan Singh
Duration: 0:04:59
Sylvester Bhaiya

Sylvester Bhaiya is the real life story of Delhi’s My Angel Academy,life-coached by Sylvester Peter since he was 13 yrs old himself,dedicating 29 years of his life to a cause close to his heart.Sylvester used football as the main tool to reform lives of under privileged slum children against their everyday constant struggle and has been passionate about building the new generation of Responsible Citizen.

  An initiative of Centre for Civil Society