Award Categories

  • General

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    General category is open to all regardless of age, nationality or language. EKTA will be presenting the EKTA Platinum award for the Best short film in this category. The Second best short film, Third best short film and all the individual award categories will also come under this particular category.

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  • Foreign

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    The best foreign short film award is a special category given by EKTA for non-Indian language entries. The same rules and regulations are applicable to these entries as well apart from the fact that all the foreign entries should have English subtitles. The best foreign short film will be awarded the EKTA Platinum Award.

  • Schools, Colleges & Institutions

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    EKTA Emerging Talents award will be awarded for the best School entry and the best college/ institution entry. An Institute can send any number of entries to the festival provided that all of them are products of the institution and the entries shall be brought through the written application with the affidavit signed by the head of the institution.

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  • short film with a social message

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    Best film which gives a strong social message to the society will be given a special award. Social subjects like alcoholism, smoking, child abuse, Crime against woman, pollution, traffic awareness, and other social causes etc will be considered for this award. This category has a specialty of even getting recognized in the absence of an award. Govt. Organizations will purchase the best entries which are capable enough to make an impact on the society.

  • Animation short film

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    EKTA will present the Creative Talent Award for the best Animation Short film. The applicant can be an individual, firm or institute and can send animations which are done in 2D, 3D or Clay. The films will considered for the best short film and the best short films with a social message but animation entries from an institute will not be considered for the best college/ institute awards.

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  • short film by Woman

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    EKTA encourages women film makers to come to the lime light. For this, a special award of the EKTA Golden Talent award for the Best Woman film maker will be awarded in the mega award night. House wives, professionals, other ladies & girls who are talented can use their free times for mak¬ing small in-house movies (even with their mobile phones) for competing for this category. The films are even considered for the best short film and the best short films with a social message.

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  • Mobile short Film

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    Film makers these days find stories easy with their mobile phones. A Special award of the EKTA creative Talent Award is kept for these creative guys who can tell a story with their mobiles. The films are even considered for the best short film, Best short film by women and the best short films

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