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When: Februrary 2007
Where: Shahbagh, Bangladesh
What: A total of 33 selected documentaries, made by Bangladeshi documentary filmmakers during the years 2005 and 2006, will be screened during the festival. The four-day festival organised by Bangladesh Documentary Council, also includes a seminar and publications.  The festival aims at promoting the documentary film culture in Bagladesh.

Jeevika on February 20th, 2007 at 4:03 am 

Jeevika: South Asia Documentary Festival, which began in 2003, aims at capturing the livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor and bringing it to the attention of current and future policy makers. Over the years, Jeevika has been successful in advocating for the cause of numerous entry-level entrepreneurs – rickshaw pullers, street vendors, prostitutes, child labour, farmers and forest-dwellers.

The premier event of the festival to be held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi will be the awards ceremony from 20-23rd July 2007, which will culminate four days of screening for the top films. The last date for the submitting the entries is May 31, 2007

In addition as part of the festival tour, the award-winning films will travel and be screened in premier schools and colleges in over 20 states in India and other organisations working on livelihood issues as well as in our South Asian neighbours.

Over the years, Jeevika has become an increasingly popular and news-worthy event as well as an important catalyst for positive social change. The Film-makers whose films have been showcased in the past include Rakesh Sharma (of the Final Solution fame), Sanjay Barnela (Turf Wars) and Shohini Ghosh (Tales of the Night Fairies).

For further details, please log on :

SUSHUNTO ARINDA on November 7th, 2007 at 2:31 am 

i am very happy to see this site. i want to involve you.

Jeevika Film Festival on June 11th, 2008 at 12:25 am 

Inviting Documentary

Zoom in on a mode of living…

Give a voice to people’s struggles and triumphs…

Defend the basic human right of freedom to livelihood…

Economic Freedom

Capture social -cultural norms, legal – regulatory barriers that prevent people working in the vocation of their choice and send us.


Prizes: Worth Rs. 2 lakhs
(Including support for advocacy campaign based on the film)

Apply now: or

Entry Rules:
– Two DVD copies.
– Open to ALL filmmakers (student, amateur & professionals).
– Any language with English subtitles.
– No cut off date on entries.

Jeevika, a South Asian documentary film festival on the issue of livelihood, is a search for documentaries that focus on legal and regulatory restrictions as well as socio – cultural norms and religious practices that prevent or constrain people from earning an honest livelihood in the vocation of their choice. It is a part of an attempt to bring policies in focus which have not been liberalized and keeping entry level professions under License Raj, thus keeping a nation under imposed poverty. Livelihood is a common issue that touches all other issues including poverty human rights, governance, labour welfare, tribal rights, minority rights, women empowerment, health, globalization, privatization, environment, agriculture, hunger and many more.

For further details please contact:
Mr. Manoj Mathew
Phone: 91.11.2653.7456 (10am-6pm IST)
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K-36 Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110016, India
Phone: 91-11-2653 7456/ 2652 1882/ 2651 2347;

ALLABHYA GHOSH on July 2nd, 2009 at 1:59 am 

want tosend my documentary film

ALLABHYA GHOSH on July 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 am 

want to send my documentary film

Syed Kamal on July 11th, 2009 at 12:56 pm 

We are interested in producing a documentary about a long running violation of human rights in south asia and would like an expression of interest from Bangladeshi directors.

liton voumik on August 3rd, 2009 at 12:34 pm 

many many thanks………..
………..carry on………..

SHAUVIK BASU on November 4th, 2009 at 7:25 am 

We have made a documentary film on Ritwik Ghatak named ‘DOCUMENTING AGONY: RITWIK'(JANTRANAR DALIL:RITWIK). This is bengali version. We want to join in your documentary festival. Waiting for your reply.

allabhya on November 11th, 2009 at 10:01 pm 

I want to submit my bengali documentory for festival

Jane Alam Bhuiyan on February 28th, 2010 at 8:40 am 

Chittagong WASA is planning to make a documentary film on its different activities and conservation of water issues. Interested can contact to-
Jane Alam Bhuiyan
Executive Engineer
Chittagong WASA
Ph: 031 6721008
Cell Ph: 01715 022 141

allabhya ghosh on January 2nd, 2011 at 10:28 am 

Dear sir I have made a documentary film on INdian 100year film histosy .I want to join in your documentary festival. Waiting for your reply.

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