12th edition of Jeevika Livelihood Documentary Festival to begin from 30 October

Sanchar Express, 27 October 2015

New Delhi: Delhi is going to witness Asia level documentary festival based on struggle for livelihood.

The 12th edition of Jeevika Livelihood Documentary Festival, being organized by Delhi based Think-Tank, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), is a unique documentary festival based on struggles of marginalized people which highlights issues of Entrepreneurship, Livelihood, Education & Gender.

This year the annual Asia level documentary festival will be held from 30th, 31st October & 1st November 2015 at Siri Fort Audi-III, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi.

Making official announcement for 12th Jeevika: Asia Documentary Festival 2015, during a press conference at Press Club, Manoj Mathew; Festival Director, said that this year the festival received a total of 115 entries out  from across 13 countries out of which 19 best documentaries are going to be screened at the Festival. He further added that the popularity of Jeevika festival not only is spread across Asian countries but has also reached Europe, United States of America (USA).

This is the reason this year we have received documentaries from different parts of the world. He said that while screening of the documentaries we will have director of the films with their team for discussion.

The screenings will further continue with the panel discussions on subjects like ‘Clean India, Clean Statutes’ and ‘Ease of Doing Businesses. Manoj also told that this year there will be 5 categories of awards: Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Student Documentary, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. Apart from these we also have a freedom award that will support documentary highlighting policy issues.

Amit Chandra, Associate Director (CCS) said that Jeevika is a unique documentary festival which Identifies and brings to light policies and social, religious and cultural practices which prevent people from earning an honest living and being an entrepreneur.

It also documents the livelihood challenges of the rural and urban poor across Asia. He further said that the festival is to highlight the policy challenges of entrepreneurs in the micro, small, medium and large enterprise. This year the festival has added a new component titled ‘EduDoc’ to highlight challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the field of education.

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