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Re Think India - The Short Film Competition was a collaboration  between
Citizens for Peace and Shamiana - The Short Film Club. We were trying to
create a space in which people who hold different, even conflicting perspectives
can look at ‘secularism’ afresh.


Souvik Gupta receiving the award for his film Neighbor


Sanjog Desai 2nd runner up talking about 
his film Blood and Soil.


The Re Think India team received a good response from short film makers
all over the country. The shortlisted movies were judged by R Balki of PAA,
Rahul Dholakia of PARZANIA, and Mahesh Mathai of BHOPAL EXPRESS.

The winning entries were Perfect Circle by Chetan Warrier & Sanju Nair,
Neighbor by Souvik Gupta and Blood and Soil by Sanjog Udaykumar Desai.

The films will be screened at Shamiana Screenings in nine cities across
the country; on Television channels, and in various school and college projects.







A Citizens for Peace Initiative in collaboration with Shamiana The Short Film Club


Theme: Secular Re-Think - We believe that secularism as we have known it has failed this country in many ways.
We think the whole idea of secularism needs introspection and fresh thinking, so that it can return to vibrancy and
new relevance to India. We see this initiative, then, as a fledgling attempt to raise the immune system of civil society.
Our premise is that the health of our society depends not just on battling hatreds and prejudice, but in actively working
to make our secular culture strong, secure and vibrant. 

We are looking for fresh and innovative ideas to resolving the conflicts that the differences of caste, race, power and wealth create.


Language: No bar but films made in any other language apart from English must be subtitled.


Duration: The films submitted should be between 2 - 6 minutes. Any film more than 6 mins will be disqualified.


Format: Should be upgradeable as we might approach TV channels to screen the winning entries or the best films as fillers.


Judges: Mahesh R Balki and Rahul Dholakia

: The last date of submission is the 25th of July.


Procedure of submission: The films should be uploaded on youtube and an email with link sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Prizes : 1st Prize of 30,000/- and Certificates

2nd Prize of 20,000/- and certificates

3rd Prize of 10,000/- and Certificates


Shamiana - The Short Film club will screen and promote the winning entries in 7 cities (Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Goa and Bangalore) and also online.


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