Call for entries
15th edition of WE CARE Film Fest on disability issues (
Deadline: 23 February 2018

Sub: Submit your film on disability issues

Dear Madam/ Sir,

Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its unique mandate on education, science, culture, communication and information within the United Nations system, BROTHERHOOD in close cooperation with UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, UNESCO, National Trust (Statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) and Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication hereby announces the 15th global edition of the WE CARE Film Fest from April to June 2018.

The WE CARE Film Fest is held annually to raise awareness about disability issues, dispel misconceptions and prejudices about persons with disabilities and drive attitudinal and behavioural change. Since 2003, it has traveled to over 175 venues in India and abroad. This year, the selected short films and documentaries will also be screened in France, Iran, Oman and UAE.

On behalf of the organizers, we hereby invite you to submit your short films and documentaries (within four categories: up to 1, 5, 30 and 60 minutes) to the Film Fest. A preview committee will select the final films to be screened. The deadline for receiving entries is 23 February 2018.

The organizers encourage all filmmakers to produce audio-visual content which complies with all accessibility standards and guidelines. To be considered for screening at the 15th edition of the Film Festival all films should contain captions and subtitles in English.

For further information and full guidelines, please refer to the enclosed WE CARE Film Fest documents:

• Submission Requirements
• Entry Form
• Undertaking by the Filmmaker

Awards and prizes will be announced in due course.


• Films will be selected for the 15th Edition of the We Care film festival by a specially constituted jury / film festival Committee. All filmmakers will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by the dates of notification mentioned above. If the ownership of a work is transferred to a successor after the selection has been made, the successor’s permission for the film to take part in the competition must be conveyed to the festival.
• Forwarding expenses incurred are to be paid by the film producers / directors. Expenses for the return of films are paid by the organizers of the film festival.
• The attendance of the filmmakers at the Festival is not mandatory, but we would be happy to welcome you at the festival and will offer free festival passes to all filmmakers with films in competition
• The Founder Director of the film festival shall have the final say on all issues pertaining to the festival. Decisions on the prizes awarded shall be final. Any disputes shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Delhi courts.

Documentation Required

A press kit is required along with the completed entry form, which must include:

• Still photos from the film (Digital)
• Photo of the director (Digital)
• Profile and filmography of the director
• One-sheet art (posters): Two
• Press clippings, if any
• Film synopsis (100 words) and all printed materials pertaining to the film
• Two screener copies: DVD or CD (PAL /NTSC format)

Overall Rating
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    Deepak Sharma

    Very good festival and a very good initiative.

    November 2017
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    Anusha Iyer

    awesome. excellent. love the fest..

    July 2017
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    Stuart MacLean

    We were selected for the We Care Film Festival, but never had communication with details of the specifics. We tried to email, but never had a response. We have no idea if the film festival happened or if our film screened. Very disappointing.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Mr. Stuart,

    This is to inform you that we informed you on December 4, 2016 regarding selection of your film... you can see the message given below:-

    "Satish Kapoor on December 4, 2016 • Shared with Submitter

    Dear Stuart, We have accepted your film for competition."

    We never for got your email regarding this.

    May we request you now to allow us to download your film, in case you are interested as Rating process is going on these days.


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    Adnane Mouhejja

    i didn't receive an answer from this festival

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Adnane Mouhejja,

    We informed you on January 8 about selection of your film and we asked to allow us to download your film. But till date you have not responded.

    We sent the below given message to you on Janury 8 2017.

    For you information this festival is exists and doing a great job around the world.

    Satish Kapoor on January 8, 2017 • Shared with Submitter

    "Dear Friend,
    We have selected your film for competition. Please allow us to download.
    Regards, Satish Kapoor, Founder Director, We Care Film Festival"

    With regards

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    frantz glowacki

    We have had no news since the film has been "accepted".

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Frantz,

    This year we have selected about 350 short films and documentaries on disability issues. We are in the process of rating process. Students and faculties of Mass communication,, journalism and film making institutes watch and rate each and every film. The Participatory rating process is going on and we are hoping by first fortnight of we will announce the results.

    Till then bear with us