NEW DELHI, June 29, 2014 (Indian Television): Texas-based Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) has called for short films on preservation of old temples in India as part of its "Save Temples Organisation." The Board of Directors of GHHF and its brand ambassador and well-known Ghazal singer Ghazal Srinivas told a press meet in Texas earlier this week that the aim of the Save Temples International Short Film Festival is to protect, preserve and promote the great temples located all over the world.
The first Save Temple International Short and Documentary Film Festival will be conducted at Prasad Labs in Hyderabad from 22 to 24 August. The 40 short films and documentaries short-listed in this festival would be screened in film festivals to be conducted all over the world. The best film will win a prize money of US$1,650, while the second and third best film will receive $1,250 and $832 respectively. 10 other films will also be selected to receive Jury Awards.
The short films should reveal the facets of some ancient truths, the traditional heritage to the knowledge of future generations. They should not criticize other religions and life styles. They can tell the richness of ancient dharma, present the moral and dharmic values of Hindu religion and should be intended to explain the great practices of Hindu dharma to all the mankind through this short films and documentaries. The viewers of these movies should be motivated to work for the protection of temples.