Sahapedia announces the Sahapedia Film Fellowship Grant Award 2020 and invites early-career Indian filmmakers to make short non-fiction films which will document India’s diverse and vibrant cultural practices, communities and spaces. The short films produced through this fellowship will be published on Sahapedia’s web portal and its associated social media platforms. The  will be awarded to six filmmakers based on the relevance of their proposed subjects, the strength of their past work and their ability to creatively approach documentation through visual storytelling. The fellowship will span over a total of 9 months, during which the fellows will be encouraged to exhaustively research their subjects and fields to produce fresh 15- 20 minute non-fiction films.

Each Sahapedia Film Fellowship 2020 will include:

● A total award value of Rs. 1,75,000 (subject to tax deduction as per applicable rates) to cover the entire costs towards pre-production, production and post-production, to be awarded against agreed upon milestones spread over 9 months.

● Publication of the film on and associated social media platforms.


The fellowship is open to filmmakers who have professionally produced at least two short non-fiction films, or have worked independently/professionally on video-based documentation projects before. Candidates will have to furnish the links to these projects while applying. Preference will be given to proposals which aim to build upon pre-existing research and storytelling interests in a subject pertaining to Indian culture and heritage.

Deadline 24th October 2020

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