4th Samsung Womens International Film Festival

The 4th SWIFF was held in Chennai between 15–23 July 2011. The festival was organised by the INKO Centre, in association with the Women’s International Film Festival, Seoul, The National Film Development Corporation, India (NFDC), The National Film Archive of India, (NFAI), and Russian Centre of Science & Culture. The festival screened over 135 from 51 countries across 3 screens at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture. The World Cinema section…

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Daughters of Fire

Daughters of Fire, a two-day film festival on violence against women and women’s resistance to it, was organised by Vimochana and the Asian Women’s Human rights Council (AWHRC) in collaboration with the Bangalore Film Society and Alliance Francaise de Bangalore. The festival was held on 27 – 28 June, 2009 at the Alliance Francaise, Bangalore. Held against the backdrop of the India Court of Women on Dowry and Related Forms of…

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2nd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala

The Kerala State Chalachithra Academy’s 2nd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala focused on issues such as the Environment, the growing participation of women filmmakers and the role of the Films Division in the popularisation of documentary filmmaking in India. The festival was held in Kerala between 19th – 25th June, 2009 at the Kairali and Sree Theatres in Thiruvananthapuram. Though the Competition Section was confined to Indian films, the…

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5th Asian Women’s Film Festival 2009

The 5th IAWRT Asian Women Film Festival was organised by the IAWRT India Chapter with the support of the India International Centre in New Delhi on 7–8 March, 2009. The Festival was organised to mark the International Women’s Day. Each year, the festival showcases a wide array of films – documentaries, short fiction, and animation – made by women filmmakers of Asian origin. This year the festival presented over 20 films…

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2nd Swaraj Film Festival

The three-day 2nd Swaraj Film Festival was held at Allahabad between 19–21 February, 2009. Aimed mainly to engage with college students and teachers, the Film Festival was an attempt to create awareness about social and environmental issues and to inspire people to adopt other alternatives. The film screenings were held at  seven different colleges across. Under Construction had seven films that were screened at the various Colleges. ‘Development At Gun…

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Mahila Matinee: A Festival of Films Made by Women

Mahila Matinee: A Festival of Films Made by Women was organised by the Madhya Pradesh Mahila Manch in Bhopal between 31 January to 1 February 2009 at the Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal. Seven Under Construction films were screened at the festival, which were very well received: Beyond the Wheel by Rajula Shah Hot Off the Press by Bishakha Dutta Sundari: an actor prepares by Madhushree Datta Autumn’s Final Country by Sonia Jabbar…

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Kolkata International Documentary Film Festival

The five-day Kolkata International Documentary Film Festival got off to a start on the 26th of January 2009 with the screening of Gautam Ghose’s Hungry Autumn. Titled Voice of the Voiceless, the festival organized by Documentarywalla in association with The Times of India was seen as a much awaited and long deserved event by the film lovers and documentary buffs of Kolkata. Economist Jayati Ghosh inaugurated the festival, which showed…

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48°C Public.Art.Ecology Festival

12 – 21 December, 2008 48°C Public.Art.Ecology, a combined initiative of Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan and GTZ, was an experiment set within the capital metropolitan city of Delhi. The ambition of this project was to interrogate the teetering ecology of the city through the prism of contemporary art. The festival attempted to draw a diverse public into the world of this critical imaginary by using a number of art interventions and screenings…

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3rd JDCA Short and Documentary Film Festival

12 – 15 December 2008 IDCOL Auditorium and Jayadev Bhavan (Soochana Bhavan) Auditorium, Bhubaneswar The 3rd JDCA Short and Documentary film festival was held in Bhubaneswar on 12 to 15 December 2008 at the IDCOL Auditorium and Soochana Bhavan. The festival was organised by the Jatin Das Centre for Arts and its theme was Art of Nature and Man-made Art (Performing Arts). The festival had a special focus on the Art of…

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10th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2008

3 – 7 December 2008 MUTA Hall, D. P. Hall, 15 other venues in colleges, villages and other public halls The 10th edition of Madurai Film Festival, re-christened the 10th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, screened more than 100 films at various venues including colleges, suburbs and villages in and around Madurai. There was a large collection of international films, Indian films and films from Tamilnadu. There were documentaries,…

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