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Social Film Grant

Turn your 1-min idea on Sustainable Development Goals into a Public Service Film.

FAQs

FAQs

Social Film Grant

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  • How to contact if I have further queries?

    You can email us at changemakers@yesfoundation.in

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  • Can I apply offline?

    No. We are accepting online registrations only. On completing a registration form (click to form) an automated link will be sent to you to complete the application.

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  • Do you provide samples of acceptable formats for proposals and budgets from applicants?

    There is no prescribed format to submit your story, visual board or director’s statement. However each category has a defined word count so try to be as concrete and cohesive as possible while applying. Here is a sample reference for a visual board. The application form has a link to a sample budget sheet to submit the cost estimate for your project.

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  • May I receive support for or apply for more than one project?

    Yes you can apply with more than one project. However this may not increase your chances of selection.

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  • Does this program fund actors, producers, writers or crew people?

    No. The program funds filmmakers to produce a 1-minute Public Service Advertisement. The funds cannot be used for any other purpose than producing the project as selected by the Jury.

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  • Does this program fund organisational, education, commercial, or
    industrial work?

    No. The programs only support independent work for the sole purpose of the Social Film Grant.

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  • What size budgets does the grant program fund?

    Filmmakers need to submit an estimated budget for the project at the time of submission. If shortlisted, the project will be accurately budgeted in consultation with the filmmaker. Projects will receive production budgets up to INR 5 lakh.

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  • How many grants does this program provide?

    Basis the decision of the Jury, up to 4 projects may be commissioned for production.

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  • Do you have a preference for a certain genre of work or subject matter?

    Though the main subject area for support is live action narrative fiction work, the Social Film Grant is committed to supporting a variety of genres and subjects

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  • May I substitute the project for which I received a grant with a different project?

    No substitutions are permitted under any circumstances.

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  • May I call you if I have additional questions?

    We prefer responding to all queries via email. Please direct your questions to filmgrant@yesfoundation.in.

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  • How much time do I get to complete my film?

    If your project is selected, a timeline for completion mutually acceptable to all parties will be agreed upon. Please note if your project is selected for production, you may be expected to commence production immediately.

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  • What criteria are used to evaluate projects?

    Your application will be evaluated basis the storyline, visual board and treatment, work samples, budget feasibility and presentation cohesiveness