EduDoc 2018

Started in 2015, EduDoc is an annual international short film competition, that brings alive the stories of education—its challenges, innovations and solutions, through the medium of short films and videos each year. EduDoc aims to identify and document the socio-political, cultural and regulatory challenges in education system, through the audio-visual medium and bring forth the inventive solutions devised by individuals, groups, communities or organisations across the world.

What are Regulatory Challenges in Education?

Regulatory challenges faced by education system impede the delivery of quality education to its rightful citizens. From the entry barriers in setting up schools, to the stringent policy norms thwarting the dissemination of education by focusing heavily on inputs rather than learning outcomes, all pose regulatory hurdles that education providers, especially private edupreneurs have to grapple with. Exclusionary and pro-government school policies and differential performance metrics further intensify the struggle for private schools.

EduDoc invites the stories of regulatory challenges, conflicts and change in education from all across the world.

  • To identify and document the regulatory challenges of the education system through audio-visual medium
  • To highlight various solutions devised by individuals, groups, communities, organizations, governments, to overcome these regulatory challenges
  • To celebrate innovations and solutions in education
Theme Education: Challenges, Innovations, Celebrations

EduDoc: Stories of Education is an International Short Film Competition by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) where we want to put Challenges, innovations and celebrations in the spotlight.

  • Best Film
    Laleh Complex
    by Komeil Soheili (Iran)

    In a remote village in central Iran, kids have a harsh way to attend their schools. However, one day a magic car appeared in their area to fulfill their dreams for only one day. Not all of them were prepared for it.

  • 2nd Best Film
    Dreamers of Breswana
    by Praveen Pillay (India)

    Haji Public School is located in Breswana, a high altitude agrarian Himalayan village in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The school caters to the students in the region and surrounding villages currently educating about 350 first generation learners in its three branches. The school runs a successful volunteer program to be able to impart education to the students- SauraMandala Foundation.

  • 3rd Best Film
    Bringing Schools Where There are None
    by Gianmarco D'Agostino (Italy)

    60 seconds to help an Italian NGO to build schools in the South of Bangladesh, where poor children can't afford the state schools.

EduDoc Fellows
EduDoc Fellows, a unique mentorship based documentary-making fellowship program for creative people with the will to explore challenges, conflicts and changes in education and bring inspiring stories to light through the short film medium.
  • Best Film (EduDoc Fellows 2018)
    by Mritunjay Sharma (India)

    The film is about the girls who after failing their class 10th exams are sitting at home. The confidence of these girls is shattered and the only thing that their parents want from them is to get them married. Vikiran, an NGO, teaches these girls not only mainstream subjects but also things like bangle making, earrings and other skills. Most of the girls passed in their class 10 exam due to aid of Vikiran."