The documentary should have been made in the time period as specified in the respective year rules. For Jeevika 2016:

The documentary being submitted for the 2016 Festival consideration must have been completed within the year 2014 to 2016. If your documentary was completed prior to 2014, it is no longer eligible for submission. If your film’s production took place before 2014 but your final cut was not completed until 2016, your film is still eligible.

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