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About YES! i am the CHANGE program

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  • What is YES! i am the CHANGE (YIAC)?

    YES! i am the CHANGE, the flagship program of YES FOUNDATION, is a nationwide mindset transformation program that connects youth to social causes. As part of the filmmaking challenge, youth make 3 - minute social films on a variety of social causes which form an open repository of invaluable communication resources for NGOs.

    In its 5th edition in 2018, the Foundation has further enhanced the impact component of the challenge and has introduced grants worth INR 7.5 Cr for NGOs/Social Enterprises.

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  • What was the response to YIAC earlier?

    In 2015, YIAC emerged as the World’s Largest Social Film Movement with 5 lakh participants across 2500 cities and towns pan-India last year

    In 2016, YIAC received an unprecedented response with 1.3 million participants and 29000+ films

    A total of 34000+ films for pro-bono use of NGOs

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  • (Open Challenge)How can I register for the filmmaking challenge?

    You can register at https://yes1.yesfoundation.in/registration.php by filling the online registration form

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  • (Open Challenge)Who will select the winning films?

    A distinguished jury will select the winners. The names jury panel is being currently composed. In the past, we have had an illustrious jury panel, including Shabana Azmi (Actor), Piyush Pandey (Executive Chairman & National Creative Director O&M India), Shoojit Sircar (Director), Ashu Suyash (MD & CEO, Crisil), Anu Aga (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha & Former Chairperson Thermax Group), Jaco Cillers (Ex-Country Director-India, UNDP), Pritish Nandy (Film Producer, Journalist), Bharat Patel (Ex-Chairman, P&G) amongst others

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  • (Open Challenge)I do not have any prior film making experience, can I still participate?

    Yes. Past winners include participants with no prior filmmaking experience

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  • (Open Challenge)What if I face any technical challenges while trying to upload /submit my film?

    A team of filmmakers will be glad to assist you through a helpline. In case of any issues or queries, please contact our helpline number +91-7533008990 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or write to us at ask@yesfoundation.in. The helpline numbers will be active from January 12 – March 10, 2018

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  • (Open Challenge)Can I choose my topic?

    You may select an NGO/a Social Enterprise/ an unsung Everyday Hero of your choice as the topic

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  • (Open Challenge)What will happen to my film?

    All the films form an open repository used by NGOs to further social causes. The best films will also be screened nationally and internationally at various platforms

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  • (Open Challenge)Can I participate alone?

    Yes. It is not mandatory to have a team

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  • (Open Challenge)Is there a limit to the team size?

    There is no limit to the team size. You can have as many team members as you may want

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  • (Open Challenge)How long should the duration of the film be?

    The duration of the film should not be more than 3 minutes. Please refer to process and rules for details

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  • (Open Challenge)How will films be evaluated?

    It will be a multi-stage evaluation process conducted by a competent jury/evaluation team. Please visit our website for more details

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  • (Open Challenge)Who owns the rights to the film?

    YES FOUNDATION owns the rights to the films made under YIAC. However, filmmakers and NGOs are free to use the film at any platform for non-commercial purposes. Details are available on the website www.yesfoundation.in

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  • (Open Challenge)Can individuals apply for grants?

    Individuals do not qualify to receive grants. Only registered NGOs/Social Enterprises would qualify

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)How can I register for the film making challenge?

    You can register at https://yes1.yesfoundation.in/registration.php by filling the online registration form

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Who will select the winning films?

    A distinguished jury will select the winners. The names jury panel is being currently composed. In the past, we have had an illustrious jury panel, including Shabana Azmi (Actor), Piyush Pandey (Executive Chairman & National Creative Director O&M India), Shoojit Sircar (Director), Ashu Suyash (MD & CEO, Crisil), Anu Aga (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha & Former Chairperson Thermax Group), Jaco Cillers (Ex-Country Director-India, UNDP), Pritish Nandy (Film Producer, Journalist), Bharat Patel (Ex-Chairman, P&G) amongst others

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)I do not have any prior film making experience, can I still participate?

    Yes. Past winners include participants with no prior filmmaking experience

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)What if I face any technical challenges while trying to upload /submit my film?

    A team of filmmakers will be glad to assist you through a helpline. In case of any issues or queries, please contact our helpline number +91-7533008990 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or write to us at ask@yesfoundation.in. The helpline numbers for the filmmaking challenge will be active from January 12 – March 10, 2018

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Can I choose my topic?

    You may select an NGO/a Social Enterprise/ an Everyday Hero of your choice as the topic

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)What will happen to my film?

    All the films form an open repository used by NGOs to further social causes. The best films will also be screened nationally and internationally at various platforms

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Is there a limit to the team size?

    There is no limit to the team size. You can have as many team members as you may want

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)How long should the duration of the film be?

    The duration of the film should not be more than 3 minutes. Please refer to process and rules for details

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)How will films be evaluated?

    It will be a multi-stage evaluation process conducted by a competent jury/evaluation team. Please visit our website for more details

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Who owns the rights to the film?

    YES FOUNDATION owns the rights to the films made under YIAC. However, filmmakers and NGOs are free to use the film at any platform for non-commercial purposes. Details are available on the website www.yesfoundation.in

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Who is eligible for YIAC grants?

    Only registered NGOs/Social Enterprises (Public Charitable Trusts & Societies, Section 8 companies and Pvt. Ltd. companies) with social projects/products/services shortlisted from the YIAC film entries will be eligible to win grants.

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)How can an NGO/Social Enterprise apply for the grant?

    To be eligible for applying for the grant, NGOs/Social Enterprises would have to feature in films made in the YIAC filmmaking challenge. NGOs/Social Enterprises featuring in the top 500 films will be eligible to apply for the grant

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge) What are the themes/categories under the YIAC Grant?

    Please visit the website for details

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)What is the total funding amount available under YIAC?

    The total funding amount is INR 7.5 Cr. YES FOUNDATION will support 25 projects with up to INR 30 lakh each to be disbursed over a period of 3 years

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)What kind of projects will YES FOUNDATION support?

    YF will support social impact projects which are scalable and sustainable addressing SDGs/themes highlighted on our website

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Is there any fee to apply for the grant?

    There is no registration fee. Participation is FREE

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Can a NGO/Social Enterprise be eligible to apply for the grant without submitting a film entry?

    NGOs and Social Enterprises would only be able to apply for the grant basis the film entry.

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)What if I have any specific query or problem pertaining to the grant application?

    A team of experts will be glad to assist you through a helpline. For queries, write to us at ask@yesfoundation.in or call the helpline numbers (to be provided on website) between 10a.m. - 7p.m. The helpline numbers will be active from March 30 – April 30

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Can individuals apply for grants?

    Individuals do not qualify to receive grants. Only registered NGOs/Social Enterprises would qualify

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Can we submit multiple project proposals?

    NGOs/Social Enterprises can submit only ONE grant application

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)What should be the language of the applications?

    All applications have to be in English language only

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Can we resubmit our application or modify any information in the application form post submission?

    Application submission will be an online process - once the application is submitted, no changes can be accommodated by the system

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Will we be getting any feedback in case our application gets rejected at any stage?

    Given the high volume of applications, it may not be possible for us to provide individual feedback/responses to rejected applicants. However, we would encourage you to apply in future

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  • (NGO/ Social Enterprise Challenge)Do we have to submit any documents along with the application form?

    Documents will be required as part of the grant due-diligence. Details will be shared with the shortlisted applicants via email.