Attention budding filmmakers!

Show your passion for filmmaking and win fabulous prizes by

participating in

IIDI’s Short film Contest

Topic:  “Religious Harmony for National Development and World Peace”

Last date of Submission: Mar 25th 2017

Fabulous Prizes in store!

Mega 1st Prize ₹ 1,00,000

2nd Prize ₹ 50,000

3rd Prize ₹ 25,000

10 consolation Prizes @ ₹ 10,000 each

How to Participate?

Step 1: Create your profile at www.filmwallas.com (click on the sign up button on the top right of the homepage)

Step 2: While you are creating your profile, make sure you Upload your film’s YouTube link in the section, Upload your film’s url for a contest, and select the contest you are participating in from the contest dropdown list.

Step 3: Make sure that you give a title and provide brief description about your film in the profile creation section.

Step 4: Download this Registration form, fill it up and email it to film@interfaithindia.org and info@filmwallas.com, with the subject line: Film for IIDI contest 2017.

More about the contest:
  • Registration for the contest is free.
  • The Short film Contest is open to Indian University students and youth (age limit 50).
  • Last date of submission for the Short film is Mar 25th 2017.
  • The length of the Short film should not exceed 15 minutes.
  • Short film can be in any language with English subtitles.
  • Luminaries from the film industry will evaluate the short films.
  • The Short film will be under the copyright of IIDI; however authors/film-makers can use it.
About IIDI

International Interfaith Dialogue India (IIDI) is a non-profit voluntary organization established in 2009 at Kochi, to promote religious harmony and peace by positive interfaith dialogue. The objective is to be attained by highlighting and activating the moral and social values which are shared by all religions.


Dialogical approach is the only easy and effective way to remove bias and mistrust which will help to build bridges between the followers of different religious traditions. Religious and spiritual traditions shape the lives of billions in wise and wonderful ways. They gather people in communities of shared beliefs and practices. Diverse communities working in harmony for the common good, is the only hope for the world to get transformed positively. However, too often, religion has been abused as an instrument for division and injustice, betraying the very ideals and teachings that lie at the heart of each of the world's great religious traditions.


We seek to promote inter-religious harmony, rather than monolithic unity of all religions. We firmly believe that inter-religious harmony is an attainable and highly desirable goal. Such an approach respects, and is enriched by, the particularities of each tradition. We believe that various religions have a shared commitment to ethical principles. This shared commitment has opened the way for a new era of cooperative action among the world's religious and spiritual communities as well as civil and political societies. Read more about IIDI here: http://interfaithindia.org

Patrons and Dignitaries

Padmabhushan Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Chief Patron

Dr. Yesudas is perhaps the most popular Indian Carnatic musician and playback singer. He has rendered more than 50,000 songs in many languages. He is fondly called Gana Gandharvan (The Celestial Singer). He has been conferred with Padma Shri in 1975 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his great contributions towards arts. He firmly believes that all religious teachings are one and the same - the lesson of love.

Jagadguru Swami Shakaracharya Onkaranand Saraswathi Maharaj, Patron

Jagadguru Swami Shakaracharya Onkaranand Saraswathi Maharaj is the head of Prayag Peeth, Parmatama Math, He is the lifetime President of Vishwa Kalyan Parishad (World Welfare Council), which is a trust formulated to promote interfaith harmony, world peace and also for the propagation of Sanatan Dharma.

Justice P. K. Shamsuddin, Chairman

Justice P. K. Shamsuddin is a former Justice, Kerala High Court. He is also a well-known public intellectual who is active in the spheres of prohibition, interfaith and peace activities. Further, he is a champion of human rights and has authored a book on human rights.

Fr. Dr. Albert Nambiaparambil, Patron

Fr. Dr. Albert Nambiaparambil is the founder of WFIRC (World Fellowship of Inter Religious Council) and its first Secretary General. He is the pioneer in Interfaith and peace activities in India. He is also author of several books related to interfaith thoughts.

Swami Agnivesh, Patron

Swami Agnivesh is an Indian politician and former Member of Legislative Assembly of Haryana. He is an Arya Samaj scholar, and social activist. He is best known as the founder of Bonded Labour Liberation Front, (1981). He has served as Chairman of United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Form of Slavery from 1994 to 2004. He is also the winner of Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) during 2004.

Prof. M. D. Nalapat, President

Prof. M. D. Nalapat is an Indian expert in geopolitics & columnist. He is currently the Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian and ITV network (India). He is the also the Vice- Chairman of Manipal University's Advanced Research Group, and Director of the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University. He was the Coordinating Editor of the Times of India and editor of the Mathrubhumi- Malayalam Daily.

K. P. Ramanunni, Vice President

K. P. Ramanunni is a well-known novelist and short -story writer who hails from Kerala, India. His first novel Sufi Paranja Katha (The Story which Sufi has Told) won Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 1995 and his latest novel Daivathinte Pusthakam (God's Own Book) won 2011 Vayalar Award.

Dr. N. M. Sharafuddhin, Secretary General

Dr. N. M. Sharafuddhin is rigorously engaged in the business of Travel, Tourism, Human Resources, Consultancy, and Online Services. He is actively involved in various social, commercial and industrial organizations. Further he is the Director of Kerala Chamber of Commerce and, Managing Committee Member of KMEA Engineering College. He is the recipient of NDTV Most Influential Person in Travel Industry Award 2015.

Abdul Aziz V. K, Founder and Chief Coordinator

Abdul Aziz V. K is an extra ordinary activist of the concept of Interest- Free Participatory Banking & Co-operative Insurance and Inter-Faith & Inter -Cultural Dialogue for more than a decade. He is the founder & executive Member as well as Overseas Coordinator of the International Interfaith Dialogue, India (IIDI) which works to emancipate the concept of religious harmony. He is also the Secretary General of Jeddah based voluntary platform, Indian Forum for Interest-Free Banking (IFIB),formed to support and initiate the development of alternative investment opportunities in India, by providing ethically viable and profitable investment opportunities for the sustainable development of the nation.