Date: 14/02/2024 to 16/02/2024
Timing: (14th Feb 10:00 A.M to 16Th Feb 12:00 P.M.)
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A 50-hour filmmaking challenge for students is an event where participants are given a limited amount of time, typically 50 hours, to conceptualize, shoot, edit, and produce a short film. These challenges are designed to test and enhance the participants’ creativity, teamwork, and ability to work under pressure.


  • Family pressure/ The power of relationship/ Social cause/ Don’t judge a book by its cover
  • Students can choose one theme from the given options.


  • Open to college students.


(a)Individual               (b) Group


  • Participants should register on or before 10th Feb 2024.

SubmissionRules and Process:

  • You’ll have 50 hours to make your film, starting on February 14th, 2024, at 10:00 A.M., and ending on February 16th, 2024, at 12:00 P.M.
  • Submit your film to your Team Leader using the provided upload link.
  • Your entire film must be made during these 50 hours, and you may need to prove it.
  • Your film should be between 3 to 5 minutes long, not counting the credits.
  • You’ll get a special element on JIDA’s Instagram, via email, and through SMS/WhatsApp.
  • You can choose from 2 to 4 different genres.
  • You can use any language in your film, but include English subtitles.
  • All your team members should be volunteers.
  • Use a DSLR or professional camera or mobile phone with at least 1080p video for Mobile Filmmaking.
  • Collaborate with local musicians to create original music. If not, use pre-recorded music with rights. You can use copyrighted music for up to 15 seconds with proper credits.
  • Don’t use stock footage or previously created videos. Use photos only if you have the rights.
  • Keep end credits under 60 seconds, and include them in the 5-minute limit.
  • Use the JEF Title Slate for the opening.
  • Sign and submit the Creator’s agreement online.
  • Upload the final video in MP4/MOV/MPEG-4 format, 1080p resolution, and under 1 GB, with your Creator ID in the file names.
  • Plan 48 hours for filmmaking and 2 hours for uploading. If you face technical issues, you get a 5-hour extension, but late uploads receive penalties.
  • Films must be respectful and not infringe on rights, incite violence, or insult someone’s beliefs or sexuality.
  • In the film competition, by submitting your film, JEF may use it on their own social media platforms.
  • Rules may change before the competition without notice.
  • JEF can disqualify any film they find inappropriate or non-compliant.

You’ll receive a special element to include in your film at the start of the challenge.

Judging Criteria:

  • Storytelling: Narrative strength and engagement.
  • Cinematography: Visual quality, camera work, and aesthetics.
  • Editing: Storytelling effectiveness and pacing.
  • Sound Design: Use of sound for an enhanced experience.
  • Acting: Quality of cast performances.
  • Production Values: Overall production quality.
  • Originality & Creativity: Unique execution.
  • Emotional Impact: Audience connection.
  • Technical Proficiency: Mastery of film techniques.
  • Theme & Relevance: Adherence to competition criteria.
  • Originality & Innovation: Unique approach.
  • Overall Impact: Lasting impression.
  • Audience Engagement: Resonance with viewers (if applicable).

Code of Conduct: Participants should maintain ethical conduct throughout the competition.Announcement of Winners: Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the JDC campus.