YES! I AM THE CHANGE COMES TO THE NOTTINGHAM INTERNATIONAL MICROFILM FESTIVAL

In a new addition to the Nottingham Microfilm Festival for 2018, Nottingham is delighted to welcome as part of the programme the YES Foundation, from India.

Launched in 2013, YES! I Am The Change (YIAC) is the flagship programme from the YES Foundation and is a national mindset transformation initiative to install social awareness and responsible citizenship through the medium of Film.

YES! I Am The Change is the World’s Largest Social Film Movement and has enjoyed participation from over a million people from some 2,500 cities and towns in India, with a series of 3 minute short films all to due with social awareness and specific causes.

From the thousands of submissions that the YIAC challenge enjoyed, we are delighted to be showcasing our own specially created screening at the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival on Friday 9 September.

This morning screening session will include our own selections of the top films that enjoyed prime position in the last YIAC programme which was mentored by a range of leading industry figures including Paul Pauwels, Director of the European Documentary Network in Denmark, Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, and Onir, an Indian film and TV director, editor, screenwriter and producer, best known for his film My Brother…Nikhill,

This truly global programme will be a welcome addition to the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival and add a new dimension to the programme.

 

Highlights 2016:

 

  • YES! i am the CHANGE 101-Hour Social Filmmaking Challenge 2016, the World’s Largest Social Film Movement received participation of over 324,000 teams (approx. 13 lakh individuals)
  • Multiple categories of participation in Filmmaking Challenge:
    –  Student category: for school and college Students
    –  Non-Profit category: for professionals from Non-Profits
    –  Corporate category: for professionals from Corporates
    –  Open category: for all individuals
  • Participation from over 2,500 cities and towns pan-India
  • More than 29,000+ films on a variety of social topics ranging from innovation for social change, good health and well being, women empowerment and safety, environment sustainability, education and child rights, livelihood and elderly care received
  • 3,805 colleges & schools reached across India
  • Large scale outreach through traditional and social media
  • 135 Multi-city Social Filmmaking Workshops and Film Screenings to sensitise people on social issues
  • The Jury includes India’s eminent film and media personalities, corporate leaders and educationists CLICK HERE
  • Partnerships with various media organisations, industry associations and Non-Profits CLICK HERE

 

Highlights 2015:

 

  • YES! i am the CHANGE 101-Hour Social Filmmaking Challenge 2015 has emerged as the World’s Largest Social Film Movement with participation of more than 1.52 lakh teams (over 5 lakh youth)
  • Multiple categories of participation in Filmmaking Challenge :
    –   Corporate category (23rd – 27th July) : for professionals from corporates
    –   Not-for-Profit category (23rd – 27th July): for professionals from Not-for-Profits
    –   Student category (15th – 19th August) : for school and college students
    –   Open category (2nd – 6th October) : for all individuals
  • 3,000 colleges & schools reached across India
  • Large scale outreach through traditional and social media
  • Multi-city Social Film Festivals to sensitise people on social issues
  • The Jury includes India’s eminent film and media personalities, corporate leaders and educationists CLICK HERE
  • Partnerships with various media organisations, industry associations and Not-for-Profits CLICK HERE

 

Highlights 2013-2014:

 

  • Launched with a 101-Hour Filmmaking Challenge (August 15 – 19, 2013) with 2100 participants from 64 cities. Shri. Amitabh Bachchan felicitated the top teams
  • In 2014, YIAC emerged as India’s largest social film movement with 1750+ films and 50,000 participants from 1000 cities and towns across all Indian States
  • YIAC is mentored by eminent individuals from the field of Indian cinema and the development sector including Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Pritish Nandy, Guneet Monga, Vikramaditya Motwane, Shoojit Sarkar, amongst others
  • YIAC Panel Discussion Series launched to further the national discourse on media’s role in accelerating social transformation
  • YIAC Responsible Youth Citizenship Movement launched to engage and empower youth to undertake social action
  • 10 Public Service Announcement films made by the winners of YIAC 2014 under the guidance of YIAC mentors for greater social impact, offering them further engagement with social causes