Delhi to host 12th Asia level livelihood documentary festival from October 30

Meri News, 27 October 2015

Based on struggle for livelihood, Delhi is going to witness Asia level documentary festival. The 12th edition of Jeevika Livelihood Documentary Festival, being organized by Delhi based Think-Tank, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), is based on struggles of marginalized people, which highlights issues of Entrepreneurship, Livelihood, Education and Gender.

This year the annual Asia level documentary festival will be held from October 30 to November 1, 2015 at Siri Fort Auditorium in 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 is not only 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 there will be director of the films available 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 there will be also a freedom award that will support documentary highlighting policy issues.

Amit Chandra, Associate Director (CCS) 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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