Grants:Project/Rapid/WBG/Awareness video for Bengali Wikisource/Report

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

The creation of video was succesfully completed within deadline, but as we did not have any money left for promotion, we could not achieve the necessary target. For detailed progress summary, please check here.


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Create 1 short duration (3-5 minutes) awareness video about Bengali Wikisource. 2 short films were created and 1 film was created by combining these two videos.
At least 10,000 views in Youtube for the video.
  • The 3 videos got 1086 views in Youtube.
  • The combined video reached 8712 people, and 3200 people viewed it in Facebook from official Bengali Wikisource page.
We didn't have any money left for promotion.
25% increase of new editors. The data can only be updated on November 1, 2018, when it can be retrieved from
25% increase of siteviews. 3.88% increase of siteviews compared to last month. We didn't have any money left for promotion.


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
  1. First ever awareness films for any language Wikisource project have been produced.
  2. The collaboration with the film production team was satisfactory. The Bengali Wikisource team and the film production team interacted many times with each other about the plot and script before the shoot happened.
  3. Two separate short films were produced instead of one.
  4. 2160p 4K video quality has been ensured.
  5. User:SGill (WMF), Community Outreach Coordinator (India), Wikimedia Foundation from the New Readers team was always there for any help needed. Thanks a lot, buddy!
  6. User:Lahariyaniyathi, User:Tito (CIS-A2K) and User:Gopala Krishna A from CIS-A2K helped a lot to ensure that the film production team receive the reimbursement of the expenditure for the film. Thanks!
  • What did not work so well?
  1. As we had applied for rapid grant, we couldn't hire celebrity actors to act in this film due to money constraints.
  2. We didn't have any money left for film promotion, so the target for film promotion could not be achieved.
  3. We didn't receive money from CIS-A2K before the video shoot happened, so we had to pay the film production team from our own.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  1. We will ask for project grant next time, if we plan to hire celebrity actors in this kind of short film, as rapid grant will not be sufficient enough to pay them.
  2. We have faced difficulty in receiving money through CIS-A2K, next time, we will ask WMF to directly send the money to respective persons.
  3. We will ask for more fund to promote the film next time, as it was very difficult to manage promotion within rapid grant.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Item Quantity Rate Amount (in INR) Amount (in USD)
Pre-production expenses 1 4000 4000 56
Camera Rental 1 12800 12800 179.2
Light Rental 1 8200 8200 114.8
Sound Rental 1 1100 1100 15.4
Transportation – Production vehicles 2 850 1700 23.8
Transportation – Actors 3 500 1500 21
Catering 1 3400 3400 47.6
Costumes and Props 1 2000 2000 28
Director – Ishan Sharma 1 7000 7000 98
Cinematographer – Sukhansaar Singh 1 7000 7000 98
Executive Producer – Aryaman Nath 1 7000 7000 98
Sound Director – Sukrit Sen 1 7000 7000 98
Focus Puller – Theodros Tadesse 1 1500 1500 21
Assistant Director – Sneha Das 1 3000 3000 42
Locations Rental 2 2500 5000 70
Editor – Himanshu Kamble 1 7000 7000 98
Edit Studio + Machine 6 1500 9000 126
Colorist – Pankaj Nelson 1 7000 7000 98
Grading Studio 2 7000 14000 196
Hard Disk 1 TB for offline edit 1 3800 3800 53.2
Sound Studio – Dubbing 2 2000 4000 56
Actor – Sujan Ghosh 1 2000 2000 28
Actor – Suavo Mukherjee 1 1500 1500 21
Actor – Ritam Sarkar 1 500 500 7
Actor – Raja Chakravorty 1 2000 2000 28
Actor – Shrabanti Bhattacharya 1 1500 1500 21
Actor – Avinash 1 1500 1500 21
Miscellaneous 1 3000 3000 42
Total 129000 1806

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • No, we do not have any remaining funds. We have asked for INR 10,000 from CIS-A2K for promotion of the films.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

The short films created under tjis project can be found below -