Eight Indian film-makers will be given the chance to create athree-minute documentary film under the new Independence In3 Minutes scheme. The shorts programme is timed to the 60thanniversary of India'sindependence from the UK.

Indian film-makers are invited to pitch proposals for a shortdocumentary about Indian independence and what it means to contemporary India. The 16finalists will attend a pitching workshop in Delhi and will goon to pitch ideas to a panel of commissioners from DFG Films andChannel 4. Eight films will be selected for production in November 2006.

All eight will be broadcast on Indian TV and Channel 4 will air four ofthem in early 2007.

DFG is running the scheme with The Public ServiceBroadcasting Trust with funding from Channel 4, The British Council and the CBA-DFID Broadcast MediaScheme. The competition runs concurrently with the Open Frame Reality FilmFestival and Documentary Business Skills forum in Delhi in September 2006.

Applicationsand information are available at the website.