30-31 Oct, 1 November 2015 | Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, India

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A unique documentary festival, taking place annually in the city of New Delhi captures livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor. 12th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival is a non-profit film showcase promoting documentaries that put livelihood on the live wire!

Organised by India’s leading think tank, 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.


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 and being an entrepreneur.

c) To highlight the policy challenges of:

  • Entrepreneurs in the micro, small, medium and large enterprise.
  • Education Entrepreneurs whose livelihood is connected to schools.

d) 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.

We invite you to watch the Official VIDEO of the Festival.

In addition to screenings, discussions, great networking opportunities for upcoming and veteran film-makers alike, the festival also offers fabulous prizes with cash honorarium, trophies, certificates and one of the winners will win a trip and three nights stay to be part of the Asia Liberty Forum in January 2016 in Malaysia.


Best FEATURE Documentary: Rs 50,000 (Above 30 Minutes)

Best SHORT Documentary: Rs 40,000 (Below 30 Minutes)

Best STUDENT Documentary: Rs 20,000


Best EDITING: Rs 10,000

Jeevika FREEDOM Award: Rs 10,000