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Quit Tobacco: Short Film Competition

    This is a nationwide short film competition conducted by FSHI in partnership with Studio Tattva. This is conducted to create awareness in our young, only through awareness of the ill effects of Tobacco can we save them. Rules of the Competition  Last date for Registration – 11th May. The duration of the film cannot be more than 60 seconds long. Any film exceeding this will be disqualified without review. Your film should not include young people under 18 using real tobacco products. Films can be made in any Indian Language. If the spoken language isn’t English or Hindi, the film should be accompanied by Subtitles. (Use this tool – aegisub.org or any other free tool to create Subtitles). The Subtitles could be hardcoded or in.SRT format. There are no restrictions on the equipment used. You can use a mobile phone camera or a DSLR to shoot your film. Do not use copyrighted music. Royalty-free music is allowed. Last date to upload the film – 25th May This competition is for children be
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