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REACH's short film contest on TB

REACH, a Chennai-based non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), has announced a short film competition on TB.

A release from the organisation said the entries for the competition, ‘TB Tales,' would be judged by an eminent jury, including actor Surya, film director Gautham Menon, Dr. P.R. Narayanan, former Director, TB Research Centre; Blessina Kumar, activist and Vice Chair, Stop TB Partnership Board; and Dr. Subhash Yadav, Technical Officer, the Union South East Asia Office.

The best entries will receive citations and cash awards of Rs.30,000 (first place), Rs. 20,000 (second place) and Rs.10,000 (third place). The shortlisted entries will be screened in New Delhi and Chennai and awards presented on the World TB Day next year.

TB is an acute public health issue, killing two people every three minutes in India. “We hope that this initiative, supported by the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, will help improve understanding about the disease, thereby providing accurate information to TB patients and connecting them to services,” said Dr. Nalini Krishnan, Director, REACH.

The competition is open to filmmakers across the country, including professionals, amateurs and students. The last date for submission of entries is January 15, 2012.

The entry forms can be downloaded from www.media4tb.org.

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