Shoot a documentary with the theme ‘Slice of Chennai’

Chennai’s film enthusiasts, it’s the opportunity you have been waiting for. The Hindu, in association with the Chennai International Film Festival, launches a documentary contest, themed ‘Slice of Chennai’.

Video specifications

Tell your story in no longer than two minutes, excluding titling and end credits. We recommend that you shoot full HD videos. This would help if they are considered for screening at the festival. If you must use music, use original content, or royalty-free tracks, duly credited. Do not use copyrighted music. If there are interviews or sound bites in languages other than English, include sub-titles.

Aesthetics and imagination

The theme is broad and open to interpretation. Think out-of-the-box and show us a new side of the city, or a new viewpoint to a familiar story. Experiment at the cost of aesthetics will not be encouraged. The documentary must be factual and provide a complete view of whichever aspect of this city you choose to showcase.

The entries will be judged by a panel of experts, comprising actors, directors and technicians. Also among them is a celebrated international documentary filmmaker. Three chosen clips — one winner and two runners-up — will be screened on the closing day of the CIFF. There are exciting prizes to be won.

For registrations, visit, our in-house app. Participants will have to upload their videos on YouTube and submit a link at this site. Also visit The contest closes on December 13.

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Festive cheer

EVENT Kris Kingle on December 1 & 2

Fly Albatross, a travel and tours operator, presents Kris Kringle. It’s a Christmas and street café held in aid of charity. It offers Christmas tree and ornaments, Santa’s corner, petting zoo and story telling for kids, clothing, home-baked goodies, accessories, gift sets, a live band for carols and more. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 1 and from noon to 9 p.m. on December 2 at YMCA Nandanam (Bucks Theatre).