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Published : 04 Jul, 2011 By: Admission Jankari
  • With the aim to allow access to film making and to break down religious stereotypes through films, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation is organising a competition — to make a three-minute film — for young adults aged between 14 and 18 years.
        “The competition aims to break down religious stereotypes and build an understanding by giving young people the opportunity to share with the world how faith motivates them through films. Another focus of the competition is opening up access to film-making. Those without access to filming equipment could apply to win a camera,” says Simmi Kher, consultant, Faith to Faith, India.
        The judging panel comprises Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Hugh Jackman and Tony Blair.
        “We often hear how religion can be used to trigger conflict and prejudice, but these films will show that those who seek to use religion as a tool to divide have to encounter a new generation determined to build a peaceful world. The ideas received till now are full of conviction. They deal with some of the most difficult questions facing their society — violence against women, inter-religious conflict, prejudice based on caste, child labour and poverty,” adds Kher.
        The first session of the shooting is on and students can upload their films on the website till July 15.
        Names of winners will be announced sometime in September. Winners will get an all-expense paid trip to London to have their film premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) later this year.
        Also, winners will get an opportunity to make a film with professionals from Silverfish Media. Nick Powell, a Faith Shorts judges and director of the National Film and Television School, will be accompanying the winners in a private tour.

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