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Grant for young filmmakers

Nurturing next generation of filmmakers for independent storytelling on social issues.

Filmmaking Grant upto INR 1,00,000/-

Cash Prizes worth INR 1,00,000/-

Filmmaking mentorship

Grant, awards, and mentoring for finest young filmmakers of the country

Ciné Impact Fellowship nurtures finest young filmmakers for independent storytelling on social issues.

The Fellowship offers support to filmmakers with mentorship, handholding, and grant for making documentaries.

Participate in the competition to receive grant, awards, and mentoring

A cohort of 10 filmmakers will be selected through a Short Film Competition. If you have a short film made on any social issue, you can participate.


Age – < 25 years

Nationality – Indian

Based on original script

Language:  English & Hindi

Length:  <20 minutes

Quality: 1080P


Saibal Chatterjee
Saibal Chatterjee

National Award-winning Film Critic

Utpal Borpujari
Utpal Borpujari

National Award-winning Filmmaker

Arnab Banerjee
Arnab Banerjee

Film Critic and Journalist

Faisal Khan
Faizal Khan

Film Critic and Curator


Participate in the competition to receive grant, awards, and mentoring

The cohort of 10 teams will be selected by the Jury and will be mentored by accomplished and renowned filmmakers during a weeklong Filmmaking Bootcamp

Brahmanand S Singh

National Award-winning Filmmaker

Amitabh Parashar
Amitabh Parashar

National Award-winning Docu-Filmmaker


Teams will be given two months to create films on the community initiatives run by NGOs and Corporates. Each team will attempt at documenting impact brought by the interventions.

Even though the films produced will be vastly different from each other, the underlying leitmotif is an effort to articulate filmmakers’ tryst with socio-economic issues either directly or tangentially. Each film will explore different elements– whether social, economic or cultural.

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