New Delhi: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in a small town of Porbandar, India on 2nd October 1869. Despite being the face of Indian freedom movement, Gandhiji is a figure revered by the whole world. He is so respected that his birth anniversary, 2nd October, is celebrated every year as the International day
of non-violence by the United Nations. Lovingly addressed as ‘Bapu’ by all Indians, his teachings are timeless and relevant even in today’s time. For Indians he is the ‘Father of our nation’. Not only in India even globally his way of life and life lessons are something that everyone can relate to and benefit from.
As the world is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year, IGNITE Film Festival which being held for last 2 years at Bhubaneswar invites films made on the philosophies of Gandhiji for the upcoming edition of the festival.
Similar to the theme of 2006 Bollywood film ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, Ignite 2020, wants filmmakers to come up with short films and documentaries celebrating the
theme ‘Gandhi in Life’.
Gandhiji had advocated several ideals, principles or philosophies throughout his life that ensures building of a peaceful, progressive and healthy society when followed. Truth, nonviolence, simplicity, minimalism, integrity, self-belief, leadership, cleanliness, vegetarianism with many other are what he expected us to follow in our life to become an ideal individual and lead a prosperous society. In a troubled time and socially, morally, economically upheaval society we are currently living in, Mahatma Gandhiji’s values has become relevant, urgent and necessary more than ever. Ignite 2020 welcomes
films from participants made on any values of Mahatma Gandhi which will make people aware and conscious about the fact that Gandhiji can still exist in our life.
SPARSH is a premier production house of Odisha has been organizing IGNITE Film Festival with a noble intention to promote and encourage young filmmakers, storytellers and creative individuals. IGNITE is a theme based film festival is being held every year with a particular theme. The submitted film needs to incorporate the theme creatively. The judgment and finalist selection will be made on the basis of originality of thought, execution, storytelling and presentation.
The last date for the submission of the films is 30th November, 2019. All the entries of the films will be accepted through emails. All the winners will be rewarded with cash prize of up to Rs. 20,000. The prize giving ceremony will be held on the second week of February which will be communicated to the winner through email and phone call.
The participants are requested to submit their films or communicate or send their queries to our email
id [email protected] For further details of the festival one can visit our official Facebook