Sunday, December 14, 2014

Social Film Festival in #Bengaluru inaugurated

YES FOUNDATION, the social development arm of YES BANK, conducted the YES! i am the CHANGE Social Film Festival in Bengaluru on  December 13, 2014 to create greater awareness among the youth on social and public causes and inspire them to become agents of social change. Award-winning film director and actor, Pawan Kumar inaugurated the event which was hosted in partnership with Welingkar Institute of Management & Research (We School) at We School, Electronic City, Bengaluru.

Thirty short social films were screened on topics ranging from women empowerment and safety, environmental sustainability, education and child rights, livelihood and elderly care. These films were part of the 1750+ film entries received pan-India for the YES! i am the CHANGE 101-Hour Indian Social Filmmaking Challenge held between August 15-19, 2014. More than 50,000 youth from all states of India, including 2,545 youth from Karnataka, participated in the Challenge.