Rules & Regulations

Creative Guidelines

In the spirit of Meri Zindagi’s uplifting mood, we do not advocate focusing overtly on the darker side of domestic violence. We encourage filmmakers to approach the subject with positivity and hope, while balancing it with depth and perspective. These are some additional nuggets to consider:

Violence: Neither woman nor man should be portrayed as exerting domination over the other by means of overt or implied threats, or actual force.

Sexuality: The music video should avoid the inappropriate use or exploitation of sexuality of both women and men.

Language: The entry should avoid any language/imagery that misrepresents, offends or excludes women or men.


You must be an Indian resident.
You must be above the age of 18 years
You must have a valid address proof like driving license, passport, Voter ID card, electricity bill, BSNL/MTNL telephone bill.
The following associated with Organisers (Breakthrough, 48HFP) are not eligible to participate:
a) Employees, consultants, directors, officers of the Organisers; those associated with subsidiaries, parent and  affiliated companies; distributors, web design, advertising, fulfilment, judging and event agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfilment and execution of this competition
b) Immediate family members of the above (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in their households (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the competition).


There is no entry fee.
You must register your entry before submitting your video. Please use the same email ID for both stages of the process.
All decisions of the Organisers, including selection of winners, are final and binding.

A worthy panel of judges will evaluate all eligible entries on the following criteria:

Artistic Merit (aspects like story, creativity, entertainment value) (40%)
Technical Merit (20%)
Adherence to the brief (40%)

Winners & Prize delivery

The list of winners will be posted online within 30 days of the end of contest.
Only winners will be informed via email.
Winners can expect a cheque for the prize money within 14 days of announcement of the results.

Contest Milestones

October 10, 2015 – Contest kicks off
October 29, 2015  – Last date to submit your entry

November 06, 2015  – Last date to submit your entry

November 17, 2015  – Announcement of winners

* Timelines are tentative & subject to change without prior notice.

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