Anvaya (meaning positive action in Sanskrit) is a short film competition initiated by Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect). The program was launched with an aim to bring to the fore, positive and innovative solutions to critical environmental issues.

Anvaya 1.0 was kicked off on World Environment Day 2015 (5th June) on the theme of ‘Waste to Resource Management’. The contest was conducted in partnership with Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai, a well established mass media and communication institute.  The contest received applications in good numbers from individuals and organizations across various backgrounds and age groups. A total of 14 entries across three different categories were submitted and from these 11 shortlisted films were screened and evaluated by an expert panel. Best entries from all the three categories were rewarded with cash prizes. View shortlisted films from Anvaya 1.0 at our YouTube channel.

Anvaya is a journey that has just begun; much more is yet to come. For Anvaya 2.0, we have partnered with St. Paul’s Institute of Communication Education (SPICE), Mumbai and the theme is ‘No Water No Life’. We at Ekonnect, look forward to highlighting more such creative ideas and innovative solutions for various other environmental issues concerning our society and our world. 


  • Awareness raising & encouraging citizen involvement in issues of environment
  • Sensitizing citizens and promoting action through a creative medium such as short videos/films
  • Dissemination of films created through citizen groups, professionals and municipal corporations to showcase innovative solutions on various environmental issues in their locality
  • Creating a platform for like-minded citizens to network and action for a better environment


  • The contest calls for positive ideas and solutions to be showcased instead of focusing on the problem
  • A one day coaching on the subject (theme) and basics of film-making is included
  • Organizing a field trip that will expose the applicants to best practices implemented on the ground
  • The contest does NOT permit participation from experienced professionals of the media or film making industry so as to keep it unbiased and fair for the general public
  • Separate categories for those with a background in media/film making and those without
  • Attractive rewards and recognition for the winning entries
  • Continued support and guidance to all the applicants provided throughout the contest