Odisha Govt Extends Last Date For Entry To Nov 20 For National Road Safety Short Film Festival 2023

Cuttack: The last date for submission of films for the 2nd edition of National Road Safety Short Film Festival has been extended to November 20. Earlier, the last date was November 20.

The decision came after requests from filmmakers and citizens for greater participation in the road safety public awareness initiative, official sources said on Tuesday.

The festival aims to raise awareness of road safety issues and promote increased engagement in road safety cooperation in the state of Odisha as well as across the nation to reduce the road accidents and fatalities related to it.

Winners will be selected by a judging panel of film industry professionals and non-industry professionals, luminaries from different walks of life. In an attempt to sensitise people on road safety, the Transport Department of Odisha government organised first edition of National Road Safety Short Film Festival in 2022 a first-of-its-kind event in the country.

A total of 230 entries were received in 6 languages from 8 states. It was appreciated by Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety and was adjudged as one of the best practices for Road Safety awareness.

Filmmakers, amateur film enthusiasts and students can submit their entries. The film can be a Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Fiction, Non-fiction or Animation. The original film should be in FULL HD (1920×1080) format or above. Total duration of film can be maximum 120 seconds (2 minutes) in length, including front and end credits. Filmmakers can mail their entry via Google drive or We Transfer Link to roadsafetyshortfilms@gmail.com.

All the details are available on http://odishatransport.gov.in/. The festival will offer cash prizes in different categories worth Rs. 8 lakhs plus.

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