GNIDA Video Film making competition - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Friday, 8 February 2019

GNIDA Video Film making competition

The UN Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Cities initiative has selected Noida and Greater Noida to participate in the 'University City' category, as the only invitee from India and they will be competing with elite university cities such as Cambridge, Palo Alto and Heidelberg, among others. Overall, 25 cities across the world have been selected in five categories.

GNIDA has come up with Video Film making competition. It is a unique platform for people interested in excellence in film making. The competitions aim to inspire, nurture and integrate, all congregation of people.

The competition aims to provide a unique platform for all artists/film makers and students.
It will ignite young minds with innovative approach to video film making.

The participants are required to conceptualize the development of the Greater Noida City in the next ten years. The creative ideas portrayed through a short video film will eventually help in building Greater Noida a Smart and Happy City.

To ensure better quality participation from the general public, it is proposed to invite ideas for improvement under various themes. Following are such sample themes:

* Street cleanliness
* Traffic management
* Women safety
* General patrolling
* Maintenance of parks
* Street lighting
* Use of water resources
* Use of Solar power
* Public transport
* Others _______________________ (Themes suggested by Participants)
The competition is open to all interested students willing to provide video film in MP4/MOV format. On implementation these futuristic videos will benefit GNIDA and the public of Greater Noida.

Eligibility and Rules
* Submission can be made by individuals in their personal capacity, or by institutions like NGOs, colleges etc.
* An individual should not be associated with the multiple teams
* An individual or an institution can submit maximum one video film.
* All submissions will be accepted ONLY through the portal
* No personal queries/visits/postal mail will be entertained in this regard.
* All submissions should have complete contact information of the participant.
* A team must use either a DSLR, mobile camera, professional film camera with at least 1080p or 1080i video capture. For Mobile Filmmaking, a mobile camera with a minimum capture of 1080i or 1080p should be used. To assure noiseless sound quality, an external microphone should be used.
* The minimum duration of the film should be three minutes while the maximum can be five minutes.
* The final video must be uploaded in MP4/MOV.
* Films must be the original work of the individual or team and must not infringe upon any third-party’s rights.
* Must be suitable for publication.
* Must not contain obscene or pornographic material; may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity.
* Must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity.
* Must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted elements not owned by the team, individuals.
* Entries not satisfying the above listed themes shall be disqualified.
* The winners will be selected by a board of juries and their decision will remain final.

Following are the important dates:

*• Video Film submission link goes live at 1700 hours on Monday, 14th January,2019
* Last date for video film submission: 31st March, 2019
* Date for Declaration of results: To be announced
* Awards ceremony: To be announced
Screening and selection process
* Initial screening and shortlisting by three-member Jury: To be announced
* Final selection of top three video films by GNIDA authorities: To be announced
* A certificate and cash award of Rs. 15,000 will be given to the top video film.
* A certificate and cash award of Rs. 10,000 will be given to the second video film.
* A certificate and cash award of Rs. 5,000 will be given to the third video film.
* The next seven submissions on merit will each be given a certificate.
Shortlisting and selection criteria
A. To maintain objectivity in screening and selection of video film making, we will use the following four criteria:

1. Relevance of the video film to the above specified themes.
2. Novelty/uniqueness of the video film.
3. Possible impact of the video film.
4. Should be implementable.
Each video film will be rated on a scale of 10 (equal weightage) for each of the four criteria, taking the maximum score to 40.

B. Final selection of top three video film will be done exclusively by the GNIDA authorities based on online submissions. There will be no personal meetings/interviews. If found necessary, authorities may seek clarifications from those submitting the video films.

Application Process / Guidelines
1. Upload your content onto your Google Drive. You can create a new Gmail account if not available
2. Access GNIDA website
3. Go through the contest details and click on the registration button to register for the competition.
4. The final content can be uploaded by clicking on the submission link.
5. A form with Bennett University logo will appear.
6. Select the file from your Google Drive where the video content has been uploaded and then click on the submit button. No modification can be made once the content is submitted.
7. Each student can only submit single response after signing into their google account.

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