YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge

YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film Making Challenge 2016

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Student: August 17, 2016

Open Category: Oct 5, 2016

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About YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge

  • Yes, Foundation invites people to participate in YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film Making Challenge. Yes, Foundation is the social development wing of the Yes Bank.
  • YES! i am the CHANGE will have a special 101-Hour Social Photography Challenge, where individuals will narrate stories of change through 5 photographs on social causes.
  • The participants need to be at least 13 years old and can enter in the competition individual or in the team. After registration, the participants will be sent theme of the film by SMS and then they are supposed to complete the script, production, filming &editing and complete the film within 101 hours.
  • The winners will receive prizes worth Rs. 85 lakhs and the film be showcased in the film festival in Mumbai and after that in mini-film festivals all over India in order to spread awareness about the related issue.
  • The Videos submitted in the Social Filmmaking Challenge will be used to create a pool of videos which can be used by NGO for the purpose of spreading awareness among the masses.

In 2015 this contest emerged as the World's Largest Social Film Making Challenge and it has seen participation from 5 Lakh individuals across 2500towns across the country.

Important Dates

  • The categories and important dates related to the challenge are as follow:



Date of Challenge

Corporate & Not-for-Profits (NGO)

Professionals working in Corporate and Not-for-Profits

September 9 to 13, 2016


Students from: 
Schools (13 -17 years old)
Colleges (18 years and above)

August 13 to 17, 2016


All individuals

October 1 to 5, 2016


  • Last year YES! I am the CHANGE 101-Hour Social Filmmaking Challenge had emerged as the World’s Largest Social Film Movement with the participation of more than 1.52 lakh teams (over 5 lakh youth)

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YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India 
Class/ Age Above 13 years 
  • Nationality: The challenge is open for Nations of India only.
  • Participation: The challenge accepts the individual as well as team participation.
  • Minimum age and Occupation




Corporate category

18 years & above

Full-time employment with any Company registered in India

Not-for-Profit category

18 years & above

Full-time employment with any registered charitable organisation registered in India

Student category

13-17 years

School or College Student

Open category

13 years & above

Open for all


YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge Reward

The Social Film Making Challenge has the following prizes to be offered to the entries selected as winners in various categories:

  • Cash Prize: The winners of the challenge will receive cash prize worth Rs. 85 lakhs. The winners will be felicitated at an award ceremony to be organised at Mumbai.
  • Showcase of their work: The best films will be showcased in 2 day Film Festival i.e January 30 and 31, 2016 in Mumbai and after that in mini film festival all across India to spread awareness about the social issues.

This year, to further social impact and engage more youth with social causes, YES! i am the CHANGE will also have a special 101-Hour Social Photostory Challenge in November-December, where individuals will narrate stories of change through 5 photographs on social causes.

YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge Application form and Process

The application process for the Social Film Making Challenge is completely online. participants can register them to the Yes I am the Change Social Film Making Challange by following the link below.  There is no registration fee

Click here to apply

The application process is as follows:

  • Registration: The interested candidates are required to register online using the Registration Page available at the website. >> Click here to register for the Challenge.
  • Time allotted for the Film Making: All the teams will be provided with registration number, Username and password. The candidates will receive 2 topics for the film and they can work on any one of them for 101 hours in order to complete the film.

Specifications of the Short Film: The Shortfilmneed to comply with the following criteria in order to be accepted for the challenge:

  • Duration: The maximum duration of the film should be 3 minutes including credits and titles.
  • Animation: Animation/Special Effects are allowed only if produced within the allotted film duration.
  • Language/Subtitles: The candidates are free to choose any language for their film. Every film is to be uploaded with its English subtitles.
  • Copyright material: The use of copyrighted images or music or any other material should be avoided in order to avoid copyright conflicts.
  • Must have for the Film: The film should have the following things in the given order:
    • Black Screen for 5 second
    • Title of the film
    • Name of the subject the film is based on
    • City
    • Final Film
    • Credits
  • Submission of the Film: The detailed instructions will be forwarded to the candidate after registration.

YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge Selection Process

  • All the submitted films will undergo rigorous screening process in order to shortlist films which meet all the criteria.
  • The shortlisted films will be evaluated via different stages of evaluation and the top films will be sent to the jury for evaluation. The decision regarding the winners will be taken by the jury.

YES! I am the CHANGE Social Film making Challenge Contact Details

VENUE - Indian School of Design and Innovation 
4th Floor, Tower 2A One Indiabulls Centre,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400012

Email: ask@yesfoundation.in
Phone:+917533008990(Between 10 am to 7 pm)

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