ignite film festival 2020

Theme for 2020

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in a small town of Porbandar, India on 2nd October 1869. Despite being the face of Indian freedom movement, Gandhiji is a figure revered by the whole world. He is so respected that his birth anniversary, 2nd October, is celebrated every year as the International day of non-violence by the United Nations. Lovingly addressed as ‘Bapu’ by all Indians, his teachings are timeless and relevant even in today’s time. For Indians he is the ‘Father of our nation’. Not only in India even globally his way of life and life lessons are something that everyone can relate to and benefit from.

As the world is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year, we hope to see films made on the philosophies of Gandhiji for this edition of the festival. Similar to the theme of 2006 Bollywood film ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, we, the filmamkers, can come up with many more short films and documentaries celebrating the theme ‘Gandhi in Life’.

About The Theme

Gandhiji had advocated several ideals, principles or philosophies throughout his life that ensures building of a peaceful, progressive and healthy society when followed. Truth, nonviolence, simplicity, minimalism, integrity, self-belief, leadership, cleanliness, vegetarianism with many other are what he expected us to follow in our life to become an ideal individual and lead a prosperous society. In a troubled time and socially, morally, economically upheaval society we are currently living in, Mahatma Gandhiji’s values has become relevant, urgent and necessary even more than yesterday. Ignite 2020 welcomes films from participants made on any one or more values of Mahatma Gandhi which will make people aware and conscious about the fact that Gandhiji can still exist in our life.

Awards to Be Won


Two Runners Up
10,000/- Each

Warning: realpath(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/.htaccess) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/lighthou/:/tmp/:/var/tmp/:/opt/alt/php74/usr/share/pear/:/dev/urandom:/usr/local/php74/lib/:/usr/local/php74/lib/:/usr/local/php56/lib/:/usr/local/php73/lib/:/usr/local/php81/lib/:/usr/local/lib/php/) in /home/lighthou/domains/lighthouseodisha.com/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 2124