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Video Capsules Making Contest 2021

This competition, organised by Institut Français India, is an educational event aimed at promoting French by associating this competition with the French Ministry of Culture’s “Dis-moi 10 mots” programme.

The contest takes place on the occasion of the Journée de la Francophonie.

The 2020-21 theme on “air” raises awareness among students of Indian schools of the richness of the French language by motivating them to associate it with one of the important subjects of quality of life that has been at core of articles and reports by the Media and Governments throughout 2020.



  • Discovery of the theme, of the lexicon, French language and Francophonie.
  • Awareness about air – as a natural resource, a common asset, its preservation, its quality, its importance in the quality of life.
  • Creativity Create while respecting certain constraints: time, theme, support

10 words




                  chambre à air                       


of this contest

éolien                                  foehn






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Contest Activity

This competition consists of creating a short video capsule on the theme of the 10 proposed words with a reference to the francophone world.


Scope: National competition
Students: Students enrolled in classes 9 to 12

    • Category I: Indian schools affiliated to one of the Central or State Boards.
    • Category II: Indian schools affiliated to France Education.
    • French high schools in India (Lycées Français).

Participation in this contest

    • is completely free for schools / pupils.
    • is open to the schools listed above.
    • is open to schools and individuals who adhere to the rules mentioned in this document

Technical Criteria

  • Choice of medium: Video recorded from a smartphone, i-phone or computer
  • Format: The video must be in MP4 file format
    File size: Must be less than 650 MB
    Duration of the video capsule: Should be between 1 to 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Submission of video capsule: Must be uploaded in the form link that the registered candidates will receive.
  • Production cost: All production material is the responsibility of the participant
  • Are not permitted: The presentation should not contain foul language, insults or offensive language.


Create a video capsule in accordance to the following guidelines:

    • A minimum of 2 words of the 2020 edition of “Dis-moi dix mots qui (ne) manquent pas d’air !” should
      be easily identifiable.
    • A reference to Francophonie in the video would be particularly appreciated (not
      compulsory but will be a bonus).
    • The choice is open, a few examples: play, poem, stage play, filmed debate, slides, artistic
      creation, writing of a declaimed literary text,…
    • Language to be used in the video capsule: French only.
    • Production must not show more than 3 people.
    • A maximum of 3 individual productions per school will be accepted.
    • The candidate will mention his/her name, his/her enrollment class and his/her school’s
      name when submitting the video capsule.

Selection of best Video Capsules

A jury will shortlist 10 best video capsules per category out of which 3 best capsules per category will be selected.

The jury will comprise of representatives of :

    • IATF (Indian Association of Teachers of French).
    • Alliance Française de Madras.
    • Indian student from the Arts department. 
    • Institut Français India

Selection criteria:

  • Compliance with the instructions: duration, medium, use of a minimum of 2 out of the 10 words of Dis-moi dix mots.
  • Originality.
  • Bonus if a reference to Francophonie is easily spotted.


The best acclaimed students and their video capsules will be felicitated during an online event where all the shortlisted 10 video capsules will be presented.

The 3 best selected video capsules will also be shown on the social media network of Institut Français India

Regulatory Framework

Coordinator Teacher

Schools have to appoint a coordinator teachers who will be in-charge and ensure

    • shortlisting the entries which will be sent for participation in the contest.
    • the adherence of the rules of the contest by the candidates


The participants grant all copyrights free of charge to Institut Français India, without compensation and for an indefinite period, the right of distribution and non-commercial reproduction of their art works (exhibitions, album productions, websites, social networks, etc.). The copyright transfer takes effect on the date of publication of the results.

Force Majeure

Institut Français India reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify or cancel this contest if circumstances so require or in the event of force majeure. It can not be held responsible in these cases.


The simple fact of participating in the competition implies unreserved acceptance of the rules mentioned in this document in their entirety. Any inaccurate or false declaration, any fraud will result in the disqualification of the participant.

Poster making contest 2021

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