Bhubaneswar: UNICEF Odisha in collaboration with Aaina, an Odisha-based voluntary organisation launched Season 5 of KALLOLA, a short film contest on child rights, on the theme of Nutrition – Every child’s right for a healthy life on Monday here.
Kallola 2019 invites entries for short films (30, 60 and 90 seconds) on the theme Nutrition – Every child’s right for a healthy life. The sub themes are: 1) A balanced diet for growing children and 2) Ending gender discrimination in nutrition.
The contest is open to everyone – professional filmmakers, film students, amateurs or anyone with a good idea and filmmaking skills. Interested participants can log onto www.aaina.org.in/kallola for information on the contest, themes, rules and the entry form. A thematic and technical workshop will be held on September 8, 2019 in Bhubaneswar. Interested participants can register themselves online to attend this workshop (http://aaina.org.in/kallola/Registration.asp).
The last date of receiving entries for the contest is October 11. The best five films (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Jury Choice & Children’s Choice Award) will be awarded.
The inaugural event was graced by UNICEF Odisha chief Dr Monika O Nielsen, Women and Child Development Joint Secretary Rashmi Ranjan Nayak, Alankar & Taranga Music head Shyama Prasad Mishra, eminent theatre personality Ananta Mohapatra and Aaina secretary Sneha Mishra.
Nielsen said, “Nutrition is more than just eating food and a multi-faceted theme. I am happy that this year we will explore some of the important elements of appropriate nutrition through the Kallola short films.”
This year, the contest is being held in collaboration with the Women and Child Development Department, and Alankar TV. Also present were Alka Gupta and Sourav Bhattacharjee from UNICEF Odisha.