As part of the Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Millennium Celebrations 1000 years (1017-2017), His Holiness Sri ChinnaJeeyar Swamy also announced an International Short Film Festival on “His Holiness Sri Ramanujacharya” organized by Jeeyar Integrated Vedic Academy (JIVA) in association with Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) & Savetemples.org, USA.

The International Short Film Festival on ‘His Holiness Sri Ramanujacharya” to be held between 1st and 3rd February, 2018 at Prasad Labs, Hyderabad, Telangana and Prize distribution ceremony will be held on 4th February 2018 at Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy Ashram, JIVA, Sriram Nagar, Shamshabad, Hyderabad-509217, Telangana.

The theme for the film festival is ‘His Holiness Sri Ramanujacharya”. The films will depict the Glory and Greatness of Sri Ramanujacharya and also the reforms that he brought in the social life.The best Short Film will be given a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs with “Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdhi Puraskaram”, the Second best Short Film gets Rs. 8 lakhs and the Third best Short Film will get Rs. 6 lakhs. Three additional Special commendation cash prizes of Rs. 1 lakh each will also be given to selected Short Film makers. Apart from the prizes, winners will be honoured with Memento and Participation Certificate and every participant will get Appreciation certificate. Special Individual Commendations also will be presented in different individual categories like Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director etc., in selected short films.

 List of selected films for Screening will be declared on 10th January, 2018 and Short Films selected by jury will be screened during Film Festival. 

The basic rules and regulations for the film festival are

  • The duration of the Short Film should not exceed 8 minutes in duration.
  • The films prepared after 2015 are only eligible for the entry. An authorization letter should be enclosed along with the entry.
  • Those films which already got award in any other film festival should not be sent as entry for this film festival.
  • The Short film made in HD format (1920X1080) and properly edited should only be sent for this film festival.
  • Short Film can be made in any language but English subtitles are mandatory.
  • The film should be in MP4 format and two DVDs must be sent to us. The English sub-titles are compulsory for all the entries. The film should precede with title, name of the director, the duration etc. You should mention that the DVD sent by you is the final cut.