Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2011
26-28 August 2011
Taking place in the heartland of India, New Delhi, the 8th JEEVIKA: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival is a non-profit film showcase promoting films that put livelihood on the live wire!
Organised by the Centre for Civil Society, the documentary festival is a part of the larger Livelihood Freedom Campaign ‘JEEVIKA’ which helps develop public policy measures to clear the path for free enterprise.
Not only filmmakers, but also artists from various other fields such as photography, theatre, music, painting and dance are encouraged to participate and showcase their work.
In addition to great networking opportunities for upcoming and veteran film-makers alike, the festival also offers fabulous prize packages worth INR 2 lakh!
Previous years have seen remarkable participation from film-makers throughout Asia, livelihood professionals & activities as well as film and media students. Notable guests in the past have included actors like Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, and Rahul Bose as well as dignitaries like P. Chidambaram, Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Sharad Yadav, (MP) Chairman, Committee for Urban Development, and Mr S M Khan Director, Film Festivals under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
The objective of the documentary festival is to:
- Encourage filmmakers to actively engage with livelihood issues
- Provide a platform for filmmakers to maximize the reach and impact of their documentaries
- Create awareness about the livelihood challenges faced by individuals and communities in rural and urban Asia
- Advocate with policy makers for changes in livelihood policies and regulations
- Engage with social leaders to bring about changes in practices, mindsets and attitudes to expand livelihood freedom
- Act as a resource centre for documentaries focused on livelihood issues