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Jeevika film entries should bring to light the following content



a) To document the livelihood challenges of the rural and urban poor across Asia.

b) Identify and bring to light policies and social, religious and cultural practices which prevent people from earning an honest living.

c) 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.


The subject of the films must be on the livelihood of the individuals & communities of the following nations:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Taiwan.

1.3 FILMAKERS: The filmmakers can be of any nationality.

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

1.5 DURATION: There is no minimum or maximum limit to the duration of the entry.


  • Film completed within the year 2012 to 2014
  • Entries without the duly filled-in entry forms will not be considered.
  • Two DVD copies (PAL format) of the film should be submitted.
  • Each entry item should be labeled with title, running time, name of director and date of production.
  • Multiple entries can be submitted.  A separate entry form should be used for each entry.
  • Only films received by 25 Nov 2014 will be considered.
  • Submissions for the Education World-Jeevika Freedom Award are open till 5 December 2014.
  • Films once entered cannot be withdrawn.
  • Entering films for Jeevika indicates acceptance that the entered copies will be part of the Centre for Civil Society Audio-visual Documentation Library and for Screenings.
  • The films kept in our archive will not be screened commercially or sold.


Screening Committees:
The five-member Screening Committee (2) comprising of five members will meet to shortlist the best twenty entries.

The directors/producers of short listed entries will be notified by the last week of November 2014 and may be requested to send stills & more copies of films for multiple screenings. They are also invited to participate in the Festival 2014, New Delhi, especially to introduce and discuss their films.

Jury: The five-member Jury will meet to evaluate the shortlisted entries and select the four winners.

For a blind and fair review, the identities of the Screening Committee and Jury members will not be disclosed until the declaration of the final result.

4. BEYOND Jeevika 2014

CCS would like to screen select shortlisted films as part of the Livelihood Campaign in CCS seminars, various schools, colleges, cultural centers & organisations and at festivals in different parts of the country and the world. CCS would like to partner with other organisations to organise the Jeevika Festival in other countries, states and cities of the region. CCS would appreciate any such initiative by the directors and organisations.