Sponsored by Casa Grande, there's a first prize of Rs, 30,000, second prize worth Rs. 20,000 and third prize of Rs. 10,000 to be won. The prizes will be given away by film icon Amitabh Bachchan.

Chennai's film enthusiasts, it's time to focus and hit the red button. The Hindu, in association with the Chennai International Film Festival, launches a documentary contest, themed "Slice of Chennai."

For registrations, go to www.thehindushutterbug.com/video, our in-house app. Participants will have to upload their videos on YouTube and submit a link at this site.

Watch Suhasini Maniratnam introduce the concept, in this video

and Mohanraman and Abhishek bring you up to speed in this video

And in this video, details presented in the Shyla Chetlur version

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. That's not all.

Sponsored by Casa Grande, there's first prize of Rs, 30,000, second prize worth Rs. 20,000 and third prize of Rs. 10,000 to be won.

Video specifications

The duration of the video must be no longer than two minutes, excluding titling and end credits. We recommend that you shoot in Full HD.

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

As a theme, "Slice of Chennai" 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 contest closes on December 13

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