Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies
Invites you to
Madras Week - Photo Essay & Short Video film Contest

Theme: "Life during LOCKDOWN in CHENNAI"

Tell us a story about the life around you in these pandemic times. Focus on one subject only. Shoot with your smartphone or a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. 

For  Photo Essay Contest, you must use 5 to 7 pictures only in series form to narrate the theme story. The photo essay could be on WFH / work of nurses / sale and use of masks / Life at a Crematorium / on funeral volunteers / on containment zones, etc.

For the Short Video Film Contest, your film should be of duration 5 to 8 minutes. Animated movies are also accepted. Focus on one interesting theme.
Terms & Conditions

Anyone with  a valid postal address, e-mail address and valid mobile number can participate.

Shooting Location: The film or the photographs should have been shot within the city anytime after 24th March, 2020 when the city came under lockdown. Utmost care should be taken about your safety. Please follow the government rules with regard to the lockdown.

Moral Obligation Submissions should not hurt any political, religious or regional sentiments.

Copyright and Trademark Infringement: All content in your video (including story, footage, music, images, properties, etc.) should be your own. If you include any copyrighted or trademarked content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorized content will be disqualified. QIAMS retains the right to use the winning pictures and videos.

Disqualification: Content can be disqualified at any stage if it is found to violate any of the rules. Rules are subject to change without prior notice


Winner Selection

Jury for Photography Jury for Short Film Short film / Video: 

Results : will be announced on 7th September, 2020 on our website, fb, youtube and instagram

The decision of the jury shall be final.  The shortlisted movies and Photo essays shall be released on our Facebook & Instagram page. Best short films shall bealso published in our YouTube channel.

For more information Contact us at  
Phone: 94440 77171 / 98844 42999 or email us or email us at: qiamschennaitn@gmail.com