One hundred twenty five years ago on 11 September 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his first address at the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893 Chicago's Columbian Exposition. The speech electrified the audience and drew the attention of the entire world towards India. In fact, it was only after this glorious speech that Indians and Indian culture came to be respected all over the world. His lectures, letters, and conversations have guided and inspired people across the world for the past 125 years.

Commemorating the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's speech, we invite you all to produce a short film based on Vivekananda’s message on one or more of the following six themes and win US $6000 prizes. India's award-winning directors and actors will be part of jury panel.

First prize: $1400
Second prize: $1070
Third prize: $850
Consolation prizes (fifteen in number): $210

All film entries should be original & creative
Multiple submissions per person allowed
Film can be a combination of live action (or) animation in their creation
The video/audio should not have any Copyright or IP violations
The film should have not been submitted, accepted (or) published elsewhere prior to this competition
Once a film is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the contest
All short films must be in digital format. No DVDs, VHS tapes or any physical format will be accepted
After a short film is entered, no corrected version of the videos can be made by the Entrant
All films should adhere to the below guidelines as prescribed by Central Film Certification Body
The decision of the selection committee is final