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New Delhi:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has extended the last date for the entries to its second annual competition for short films on human rights from August 16 to August 30, 2016.

The award carries a certificate along with prize money of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 for the best first, second and third film respectively. The objective of the award scheme is to encourage and acknowledge cinematic and creative efforts of the Indian citizens irrespective of their age towards the promotion and protection of human rights. The short films may be in any Indian language with sub-titles in English or in English. Duration of the short film should not be less than 5 minutes or more than 10 minutes. The films may be made in any technical format.

The themes of short films, having a tinge of rights perspective, could be broadly-based on various socio-economic, cultural and political rights. These may be within the ambit of right to life, liberty, equality and dignity and raising concerns on issues, specific, among others, to bonded and child labour, women and children, elderly persons, differently abled persons, healthcare, food, education, custodial violence and torture, domestic violence, clean environment, indigenous people, displacement, food and nutrition securities, issues of fundamental freedoms, human trafficking etc. There is no bar on number of films sent by an individual for participation in the contest.

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