The registration for the documentary contest is closed. We were happy to see the response. Our jury is going over the entries. The results will be published soon.

Documentary Contest 2022

Topic: The Reality of Village

We are drawn to films because they make us feel something.
More often than not, our thoughts and perceptions are shaped by the fictional world. That being said, The Neighbourhood Foundation invites documentary entries that capture the true essence of villages. Here is your chance to break out of stereotypes and bring your signature style into making a Documentary .


The competition will be open to all students/film makers across Tamilnadu.


The best entries will be awarded cash prizes and given laurels for the same.

Rs 1 Lakh

+ Medal and E-certificate

Rs 50,000

+ Medal and E-certificate

Rs 25,000

+ Medal and E-certificate

100% proceeds to One for Change

What should I make a film on?

We solicit entries filming rural communities of the villages in Tamilnadu. The beauty of a society lies in its authenticity and there is nothing better than our villages to showcase it. Although they house the beauty of our culture, they also face an array of difficulties with regard to their basic needs. Make a Documentary film on their basic needs and the hardships they face.

Participation details

The docudrama contest should have a duration of 20 mins to 40 mins. The film may focus on


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Judging Criteria :

A selection core committee will review Documentary submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation of the theme
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Audio-Video Quality
  • No fiction
  • Resource Validation

Are you Interested Now? If so