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Kallola 2021: Period Talks and Menstrual Health & Hygiene, 19 October 2021 - 28 May 2022

19th Oct 2021 to 28th May 2022

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An annual festival promoting children's rights in the Indian state of Odisha through short films.

Kallola festival poster

The 7th Kallola festival was launched on 19 October 2021 by UNICEF Odisha in collaboration with Aaina, an Odisha-based voluntary organisation. To help promote this year's theme - "Period Talks and Menstrual Health & Hygiene" - the organisers are partnering with Youth4Water, the SuSanA India Chapter, IRC and the Odisha MHM Alliance. Attending the launch were actress and Ambassador of UNICEF's Red Dot Campaign Archita Sahu, UNICEF Odisha Chief Monika O. Nielsen, Kallola Jury Chair Ananta Mahapatra, Kallola resource person Subas Das and Aaina Secretary Sneha Mishra. Youth4Water representative Ranjan Panda, Nitya Jacob from the SuSanA India Chapter and IRC's Shiny Saha joined the launch event virtually. 

The Kallola Festival comprises of 2 parts:

  • Kallola with Children - children actively participate in developing scripts and short film shooting
  • Kallola for Filmmakers - registered film makers are invited to a workshop to develop scripts for short films that are 30, 60 or 90s long. A jury selects 10 scripts for films that will be premiered during the Global Menstrual Management Week Campaign on 24-28 May 2022.

Film makers are invited to send a expression of interest by 31 December 2021.

Register your expression of interest

Visit the Kallola Festival webpage