Jeevika is a unique documentary festival taking place annually in the city of New Delhi, which captures livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor. 12th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival is a non-profit film showcase promoting documentaries that put livelihood on the live wire! Organised by India’s leading think tank, Centre for Civil Society, the documentary festival is a part of the larger Livelihood Freedom Campaign “JEEVIKA” which helps develop public policy measures to clear the path for free enterprise.

Awards Category:

1. Best FEATURE Documentary: INR 50,000 (Above 30 minutes)

2. Best SHORT Documentary: INR 40,000 (Below 30 minutes)

3. Best STUDENT Documentary: INR 20,000


5. Best EDITING: INR 10,000

6. Jeevika FREEDOM Award: INR 10,000

One of the winners will win a trip and three nights stay to be part of the Asia Liberty Forum in January 2016 in Malaysia.

Please Note: Taxes applicable as per the government rule.

Film completed within the year 2013 to 2015
Entries without the duly filled-in entry forms will not be considered.
Two DVD copies (PAL format) of the film should be submitted.
Each entry item should be labeled with title, running time, name of director and date of production.
Multiple entries can be submitted. But requires separate entry form and fees.
Only films received by 15 September 2015 will be considered.
Films once entered cannot be withdrawn.
Entering films for Jeevika indicates acceptance that the entered copies will be part of the Centre for Civil Society Audio-visual Documentation Library and for Screenings.
The films kept in our archive will not be screened commercially or sold.
Entry fees in non-refundable under no circumstance.