Doordarshan has launched a reality series, 'Chance of a Lifetime', which will be shown every Friday at 9 pm. It has a total of 7 episodes in the series. 'Chance of a Lifetime', not only explores the idea of tapping the creativity of filmmaking in young minds, but also encourages them to think and create thought-provoking films on global issues that need to be heard and understood.
The series is a reality show based on a filmmaking contest among a handful of creative youngsters. The show is produced and hosted by Ashok Amritraj, former Indian tennis player and a Hollywood director now.
Each episode carries a public service announcement on the United Nation's Millennium Goals made by famous names in entertainment and Hollywood such as Beyonce Knowles, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Banderas.
Indian film celebs like Santosh Sivan, Nagesh Kukoonor, Anubhav Sinha and Ketan Mehta will judge the films made by the contestants. Each movie is evaluated critically before only one 10-minute film on "Universal Education" is selected for final screening in front of UN officials and later at the Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmakers, selected from India, Singapore and UAE, were divided into four teams. Each team is expected to make movies on global issues such as AIDS, migration, poverty, universal education and economic development. At the end of each episode, one Hollywood personality will make a public service announcement.