Anvaya (meaning positive action in Sanskrit) is a short film competition initiated by Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect). The program was launched with an aim to bring to the fore, positive and innovative solutions to critical environmental issues.

Anvaya is a journey that has just begun; much more is yet to come. For Anvaya 2.0, we have partnered with St. Paul’s Institute of Communication Education (SPICE), Mumbai and the theme is ‘No Water No Life’. We at Ekonnect, look forward to highlighting more such creative ideas and innovative solutions for various other environmental issues concerning our society and our world.

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In light of the water crises in many regions of the country and the world today, it is of utmost importance to identify solutions that effectively and innovatively address this issue.



Download the Anvaya 2.0 brochure and poster for more details on eligibility criteria, prizes, fees and timeline.

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Fill up the online application form to register for Anvaya 2.0.




View & share shortlisted films from Anvaya on our YouTube channel.

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Anvaya 2.0 final screening event photos!

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Anvaya 1.0 was kicked off on World Environment Day 2015 (5th June) on the theme of ‘Waste to Resource Management’. .

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General Information and Resources

Who can apply?

Applicant Categories & Prizes:

The applicants will be divided in the 2 categories as shown in the table below. Best entry received from each category will be rewarded with a prize.

  Category A: Pro Category B: Basic 
  Individuals and groups from film making and media institutes. Other Individual and groups.
Prize Rs 15,000  Rs 20,000


Eligibility Criteria:

  • The contest is open to all the citizens residing in India aged 15 years and above
  • Employees from sponsor organizations are NOT eligible to participate in this contest
  • Professionals from the media or film making industry with experience in film making or photography are NOT eligible to participate
  • A maximum of 8 members are allowed in a group 

How to apply?


All the interested and eligible applicants are required to fill and submit an online application form available on the website. Applicants applying in groups need to fill only one application form as a group application.


1. The intake for the contest is limited and applicants will be selected on first come first serve basis.
2. The submission of the application form does not confirm successful registration of the applicant.
3. Final list of successfully registered applicants will be published on the website and email notifications will be sent to all the applicants registered.
4. Training and field trip are not mandatory. Applicants willing to participate should RSVP in advance.
5. Details of the field trip will be shared with all the applicants well in advance.
6. Applicants must reach the location for training and field trip at their own expense.
7. Ekonnect reserves the rights to make last minute changes in the training and field trip programme.

How to submit the films?

Successfully registered applicants should submit their final outputs before the deadlines, through any of  the following channels:

1. Uploading on cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive or Dropbox and provide the link for the same by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Send a CD/DVD of the final output by courier to the address given below:


Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation
A 60, 4th Floor, Royal Industrial Estate,
Naigaon Cross Road, Wadala (W),
Mumbai - 400031. (MAHARASHTRA).

What is the evaluation criteria for short films?

Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Scheme for Short Films 

Sr. No. Criteria Description Maximum Score
1 Research Approach Research Methodology/Approach and Data and Content Authenticity 20
2 Relevance to Theme Relevance to theme, Narrative Flow and Script  20
3 Cinematography Lighting, Camera Angle/Shot Selection, Camera Movement  20
4 Film Editing Overall Film Editing  20
5 Sound and Music Overall Sound Quality, Background, Music/Dubbing/Voiceover  20
    Total Score 100

What are the quality and technical requirements for short films?

Quality and Technical Requirements:

  • The film should fall within the time duration allowed i.e. 10 minutes (after final editing)
  • Films in all regional, national and international languages are acceptable. All films must have English subtitles
  • The content of the film must be original and recent. Films completed before the launch of the contest are NOT eligible
  • The message conveyed should be relevant to the theme and sub-topics as indicated in this brochure
  • The final submission should be of High definition (HD) or similar quality. (Max. file size: 500MB)
  • Evaluation criteria will be shared with the applicants in advance and will also be posted on our website

Any non-compliance with the above-mentioned requirements will lead to disqualification.


Obligations and Right to use:

  • All submissions will be given credits and will be appropriately acknowledged
  • Makers give full permission to Ekonnect and SPICE to use their submissions by placing the video on their website and disseminating through Ekonnect's digital media channels
  • All the films will include a cover slide with details about the organizers and sponsors of the contest
  • The videos will not attract any commercial value and will not be priced



All the participants are requested to obtain prior consent for featuring copyrighted content and interviews in the film. The views and opinions expressed in the film will be those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Ekonnect. Ekonnect does not claim copyright to said content. Ekonnect cannot be held accountable for any infringement of copyrights or use of content without prior consent from the concerned entity. 

Final List of Participants
Presentation, videos and detailed report : Training Programme at SPICE (6th Feb 2016)
Final Report Anvaya 2.0

For any queries and support, contact:

Sonal Alvares
Phone: 91 9920219038
Disha Mahajan
Phone: 91 9930689917

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