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7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Dec-2016
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AwardRs 10,000-1,00,000, trophy and certificates.
EligibilityClass 6 and onward
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Science Film Festival Division
Vigyan Prasar,
A-50 Institutional Area
UP 201 309
Telephone: +91 120 240 4430, 240 4435 (Extn: 205, 219)
Fax: +91 120 240 4437

What is 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017?

Vigyan Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India take pride to announce 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition 2017.

Films on science, technology, environment and health are invited from film makers / institutions / students.

National Science Film Festival & Competition aims to:

  • Foster, strengthen and create scientific temper through popular science films.
  • Recognize the initiative and output of science film makers on the specific aspects of science, technology, environment, health and related issues.
  • Encourage science film making.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Competitive Category


Category A

Films made by government and non-government institutions/organizations

15-25 minutes

Category B

Film made by independent film makers/production house

15-25 minutes

Category C

Films made by college students

5 - 25 minutes

Category D

Films made by students studying in class 6th to 12th

upto 10 minutes

Category E

Films made on spot mobile phone

upto 5 minutes

Non Competitive Category

  • Films made with foreign collaborations
  • Films from other countries
  • Films made by host organizations

How can you apply ?

Separate entry form with synopsis in the prescribed format should be filled for each entry accompanied by the following:

  1. Two copies of film in DVD in mp4 format.
  2. Hardcopy of the synopsis of the film in English or Hindi, typed in the given format along with signature of the applicant.
  3. Certificate from the Principal / Director / Head of the institution for category C and D.
  4. A separate DVD containing:-
  • Synopsis of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
  • Script of the film (in MS Word doc. file)
  • Five stills of the film in JPEG format
  • One still image of the Director and the entire crew in JPEG format
  • One still of the entire crew members (in JPEG format)

All entries (separeate entry form for each film) for the 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition – 2017 should reach by 5 pm on or before 15th December 2016 along with enclosures by hand/speed post/ courier

Terms and Conditions

Screening and result

  1. A jury will be constituted to judge the entries.
  2. Short listed entries would be announced during December 2016/January 2017.
  3. A five-day science film screening and workshop on science films will be organised during the National Science Film Festival and Competition – 2017 at Birla Industrial &Technological Museum, Kolkata.
  4. Shortlisted entries will be screened during the festival.
  5. Two representatives from the crew of the each shortlisted film will be invited to attend the festival.
  6. AC III return train fare by the shortest route, lodging and food will be provided.
  7. If award is shared by 2 or more persons / organisations, the amount will be equally divided.
  8. Organisers reserve the right to modify the rules and conditions including number and amount of awards.

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