19th Oct 2021 to 28th May 2022
An annual festival promoting children's rights in the Indian state of Odisha through short films.
The 7th Kallola festival was launched on 19 October 2021 by UNICEF Odisha in collaboration with Aaina, an Odisha-based voluntary organisation. To help promote this year's theme - "Period Talks and Menstrual Health & Hygiene" - the organisers are partnering with Youth4Water, the SuSanA India Chapter, IRC and the Odisha MHM Alliance. Attending the launch were actress and Ambassador of UNICEF's Red Dot Campaign Archita Sahu, UNICEF Odisha Chief Monika O. Nielsen, Kallola Jury Chair Ananta Mahapatra, Kallola resource person Subas Das and Aaina Secretary Sneha Mishra. Youth4Water representative Ranjan Panda, Nitya Jacob from the SuSanA India Chapter and IRC's Shiny Saha joined the launch event virtually.
The Kallola Festival comprises of 2 parts:
Film-makers, both amateurs and professionals, young and old, from all over India are invited to register for the short film contest by 31 January 2022 - see the poster above. The top 10 short films will be shortlisted and rewarded.
On 10th December 2021 short films made by children of Kallola 2021 from Manikeswari and Tapoban High Schools were screened in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Speakers from the organisers, UNICEF and Aaina, attended the screening together with other dignitaries.
View below the four short films that were showcased at the screening.
Parichhannata | A film by students of Manikeswari High School, Bhawanipatna
Sibani Ra Swapna | A film by students of Manikeswari High School, Bhawanipatna
Kuili Ra Katha | A film by students of Tapovan High School, Bhubaneswar
Jaanile Janeile ... Jiniba | A film by students of Tapoban High School, Bhubaneswar