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YES FOUNDATION Social Film Grant
in association with UNDP India
YES FOUNDATION Social Film Grant in association with UNDP India is a competitive film production fund for exceptionally talented emerging filmmakers to make 1-minute Public Service Films on Sustainable Development Goals.

What are Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals are aimed to provide a unified focus to global development initiatives, directly impacting the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants.
Here is an overview of SDGs.

YES FOUNDATION Social Film Grant aims to entertain, educate and engage people with the Sustainable Development Goals through your 1-minute Public Service Film!

Highlights of YES FOUNDATION Social Film Grant:
Program partner UNDP; supported by YES BANK and British Council
Program grant support provided for production of 4 high quality, short films highlighting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
2000 applications from young aspiring filmmakers received across India
11 selected applicants participated in the Mentoring Lab held on July 7-8, 2016.
Over the two-day program, filmmakers had group sessions and one-to-one mentoring sessions with leading industry experts
Mentors included:
Bobby Pawar, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Worldwide
Ashvin Kumar, Oscar nominated independent filmmaker
Rumaan Kidwai, Ad film director
Ashmith Kunder, Ad-film Director, Editor and Screenwriter
Hemant Shringi, Executive Creative Director, BBDO
Kitisha Gaglani, Executive Producer, Hello Robot Films
A jury comprising eminent personalities selected 4 projects for commissioning at a Pitch Session on July 9, 2016 in Mumbai:
Piyush Pandey, Creative Director and Executive Chairman, Ogilvy and Mather, South Asia
Jaco Cilliers, Country Director, UNDP India
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Award winning Ad filmmaker and Film Conservationist
Santosh Padhi, Founder and Creative Director, Taproot-Dentsu, Award winning Creative Director
Deepti D'Cunha, Eminent film festival curator
Films to be used on digital platforms by UN affiliates and YES FOUNDATION to popularise SDGs amongst youth and policymakers