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Saturday, 16 July 2011

One Minute Movie Making... Cash Prize: Rs. 2.25 lakhs.!! The last date: August 15, 2011

If you have a taste to frame and make a film and some innovative ideas and if you dare to send it the competition, you may get a cash prize of Rs. 2.25 Lakhs. The movie making is as part of the support to the disabled people. So think some thing and send to the following address soon. Last date is 15th August.
If you have any quarry pls write in the comment column or send me a message in navodila@yahoo.com.

Pls note: My request is to you is if you gets the prize money kindly inform me...!! ha ha...

pls read the details:

Ability Foundation is a national cross disability umbrella organizationworking towards the empowerment and potentials of persons with disabilities and act as a bridge between persons with and without disabilities. As part of AbilityFest, India International Disability Film Festival,Ability Foundation is holding *60 Seconds to Fame*, a one-minute filmcompetition with prizes amounting to Rs. 2.25 lakh rupees. Participants are required to submit an original film on the theme “BreakingBarriers Together” and the winners will be selected by a panel of eminentjurors. The last date for submission is August 15, 2011. For all the details of the competition, log on to
Bharathi Sekhar
Read Success & ABILITY India's cross disability magazine at
ABILITY FOUNDATIONNo. 28, Second Cross Street,Gandhi Nagar, AdyarChennai 600 020 India
Tel: 91 44 24452400
Fax: 91 44 24413013

The all India one minute competition – 60 Seconds to Fame was introduced as part of AbilityFest to invite deeper thinking on disability issues. The competition, open to all Indian nationals, encourages an accurate portrayal of disability while promoting the need for an inclusive society. The winners are selected by a jury comprising of eminent people from the film industry and the disability sector

The last date for submission of films is August 15, 2011

THEME:  Breaking Barriers Together
There are times in our lives when we want to change the way things are. To do what we believe in. To undo every wrong and to set things right.
For a person with disability especially, the wrongs are many. Most of these are man-made barriers. Barriers that stand in the way of leading a fulfilling life.
The barriers may be physical or attitudinal. Physical barriers hinder disabled persons from participating fully in society. Attitudinal barriers are those that translate to bias, stigma or stereotyped thinking.
These barriers exist everywhere. For example, the absence of a ramp for a wheelchair user, or the lack of visual information for a hearing impaired person or audio inputs for a visual impaired person. A headmistress who denies admission to a child with disability, an employer who believes that disabled persons can never really be a part of his/her team, a store owner who does not consider a disabled person as a potential customer. The list is endless and these are widespread in practically all walks of life for persons with disabilities.
Yet... all it takes to overcome these is just the thought and the acting on the thought. Together we can make a difference and break these barriers.  Once these barriers are broken, the hindrances caused by disability become minimal and cease to exist.
Thus “Breaking Barriers Together” is about unleashing your creativity to change the way things are. It’s about challenging stereotypes, changing preconceived notions, overcoming prejudices and creating an equitable society. It’s about bringing in an enlightened thinking. It’s about paving the way for an inclusive society... with people with and without disabilities living life as equals, working together, sharing, caring and doing things together. As people first. As individuals. As self respecting members of society.
“Breaking Barriers Together”.
Come, share your ideas with us on film.

Rules and Regulations
·   The competition is open to filmmakers of Indian nationality only.
·   The entries can be animation, live action or both.
·   The running time including credits should not exceed 60 Seconds.
·   The production can be either in Film/Video or Digital format, but the entries should be submitted in DVD format only.
·   English subtitles/captioning are a must even if the language of the film itself is English.
·   The entry should not have been previously screened in public.
·   An individual can send a maximum of 3 entries. Each film must be accompanied by a separate entry form.
·   An entry fee of Rs. 500/- per film, by way of Demand Draft only favouring Ability Foundation, payable at Chennai, should accompany every entry form.
·   Last date for submission of films is  August 15, 2011
Please Note
·   Entries for “60 Seconds to Fame!” will remain the property of the organisers and will not be returned
·   Only the films that are short listed for the final selection will be screened as part of AbilityFest2011. Filmmakers will be informed of the date of screening ahead of the festival.
·   Winners of “60 Seconds to Fame!” competition will be announced during AbilityFest2011. The decision of the jury will be final and binding.

Procedure for sending in your entrees:          
Each and every entry must be accompanied by the following:
1.      The completed and signed entry form
2.      A DVD labelled with the title, running time, filmmaker's name and contact number
3.      A crossed Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- drawn in favour of Ability Foundation                  
      payable at Chennai should accompany the entry form
4.      Three passport size colour photographs of the filmmaker
5.      Stamped self-addressed envelope for acknowledgement.                      
Please send an email to fame@abilityfoundation.org informing us that you have sent us your film.
Entries to be sent to
“60 Seconds to Fame!”
C/o Ability Foundation,
No: 26, Second Cross Street,
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai – 600020,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Telephone: + 91 - 44 - 24452400

This is a great opportunity to let loose young minds to bring out some great ideas on "equal opportunity" for persons with disability as well as to get their films seen by the doyens of the film industry who will be adjudging the winners. In the bargain, it is also a great opportunity to win cash prizes to the tune of Rs. 2.25 lakhs.
"60 Seconds To Fame" is open to all Indian nationals. All that is necessary is to have a movie camera in hand, creative ways of expression, sensitivity of mind and empathy for all human beings and the sensitivity of mind to appreciate and celebrate humankind's diversity, focusing on persons with disabilities. The theme this year is thus - “Equal opportunities”.


- Sameema