National Film Festival on RURAL DEVELOPMENT


  • Date : 19 November, 2021
  • Last date of submission of films: 5″ November, 2021
  • Venue: NIRDPR, Hyderabad(Online)
  • The entry to this film festival is free
  • Three Cash Prizes each in two categories
  • The Cash Prize will be transferred to the respective accounts of the winner along with e-certificates

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad is India’s apex organisation for undertaking research and training in various aspects of rural development. The institute invites entries for its annual Film Festival on Rural Development Nominations are invited for submission of feature films/ documentary/short films made by amateur/professional filmmakers/documentary creates on the broader themes of Rural Development.

Due to COVID Pandemic, the festival will be organised online this year.The result will be announced on 19th November 2021 through website and other social media handles.

Awards & Prizes

in two categories:
fiction :

  • 1st-prize-Rs.50,000/-
  • 2nd- prize-Rs 25,000/-
  • 3rd -prize-Rs.15,000/-


  • 1st-prize-Rs.50,000/-
  • 2nd- prize-Rs 25,000/-
  • 3rd -prize-Rs.15,000/-

Rules & Terms

  1. The themes should be confined to any one category(either fiction or non -fiction )under rural development.
  2. The films which do not pertain to rural development will be rejection.
  3. Films should be of minimum of 20 mins and maximum of 40 minutes.
  4. Film footage should be of good quality and synchronized with video/audio.
  5. Film should not be more than 3 years old.
  6. The CD/DVD of the nominated film should be reached to: The Head CDC
    NIRDPR, Rajendera Nagar Hyderabad-500030
  7. A self-declaration stating the certification of content and footage should be submitted along with the film.
  8. The institute reserves the rights to use the film for its training and research purposes,
  9. The nominated film should be of original work of filmmaker.
  10. Films in Hindi and regional language should have English subtitle.
  11. Not more than two entries will be accepted from one film maker.
  12. The nomination form should contain: full details about director and producer with synopsis of the movie.
  13. Entries should be uploaded on any one of the following website:

Submit Here

Contact: Call on 040-24008473, 9818102636

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