EduDoc 2018: Education in the Spotlight

Date: 14 December, 2018

Venue: Juniper, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

We hosted the screening of the winning films of Edudoc 2018 as a part of the School Choice National Conference on 14 December with an audience of over 90 people. In its 4th edition, this year, we received over 1700 entries from 104 countries! 'Laleh Complex' by Komeil Soheili of Iran, won the award for the best film while at the second and third place, we had 'Dreamers of Breswana' by Praveen Pillay of India and 'Bringing Schools Where There are None' by Gianmarco D'Agostino of Italy respectively. Our winners were felicitated by our Guest of Honour, K G Suresh, eminent Journalist and Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi.

Every year, EduDoc - our international short film competition, brings the stories of education and the impact of policy on everyday education practice, into the spotlight. Earlier this year, we also launched the first edition of the Edudoc Film and Policy Fellowship, a unique mentorship based documentary-making fellowship program for education and film enthusiasts. With a cohort of 8 committed fellows, rigorously selected from a pool of 61 applications from 14 countries the program offered a two-month training in education policy and the essentials on film-making. 'Vikiran' by Mritunjay Sharma from India won the Best Fellow-Film Award at Edudoc 2018.