- When: 8pm, Thursday, March 31 2022
- Where: Cinema Paradiso, Auroville
The Auroville Film Festival is pleased to do a public screening of six short films from the bioregion and Human Unity categories. These films will be screened on Thursday, March 31st at MMC/CP, Town Hall from 8pm onwards. The sixth film, Sheer Qorma, was not available on the online platform and this will be the only opportunity to watch it!
ROBBERY IN THE TIME OF CORONA
2020, Comedy, 10 min, Tamil w/ English subtitles
This is a comedy about playing computer and mobile games and how young people are obsessed with playing games on their mobiles. In this short film, robbers enter into the house while the youngsters are distracted, playing games on their phones – not noticing them. The robbers end up stealing all the gold and jewels!
Director, Script, Editor: Yatra Srinivassan
Cast: Yatra Srinivassan, Jean Paul, V. Priya, Prasad Vimal Raj, J. Jayabharathi, S. Yuvasri
E-mail: yatrasrinivassan [at] gmail.com
EN UDAMBU (MY BODY)
2021, Drama (Fiction), 18 min, Tamil w/ English subtitles
A young lady does something unpredictable when 2 perverted men challenge her very existence!
Director, Script, Editor: Earthling Koushalya
Production Company: Accessible Horizon Films
Music: Varun Rao, Maverick Dass, Earthling Koushalya
Vocals: Anushka Gunputh
Cast: Semmalar Annam K, Dhinesh Kumar, Manoj Chandar, Anandhi Jayaraman, Ramamurthy, Kalaivaanan
E-mail: acchorfilms [at] gmail.com
TEMPLE TREE – MANIFESTATIONS OF GANESHA
2021, Documentary, 13 min, English
This film shows the magical bark printing work of the international artist Birgitta Volz, who is living in Auroville. It is a documentary about her last exhibition held at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture which featured prints of the bark of the Temple tree located in the premises. All the prints were made in the Auroville Art Camp 2019.
Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer: Marko Bosko
Script: Marko Bosko, Birgitta Volz
Music: Ivan Avakian
Production Company: Aurofilm Productions Team: Surya, Susana
Photography: Marco Saroldi, Konny Von Schmettau, Birgitta Volz
E-mail: kalabhumi.marko [at] gmail.com
THE JOI OF HUMAN UNITY
2021, Documentary, 29 min, English
Anitya is the first project under the Joy Of Impermanence project. In this film we learn how they have been working on living together in human unity.
Director, Producer, Script: Serena Aurora
Production Company: Aurora’s Eye Films
Cinematographer, Editor: Aurovenkatesh, Serena Aurora
Sound Engineering, Sound Remixes: Kardash
Featuring: Residents of Joy of Impermanence Anitya community
E-mail: serena_aurora [at] auroville.org.in
2020, Drama, 16 min, Tamil w/ English subtitles
A coming-of-age drama about an adolescent girl growing up between the values of occidental and traditional culture, whose aspirations of becoming a competitive swimmer takes an unexpected turn when she gets her first period.
- Student Academy Awards Los Angeles, United States
- Magnesia Award for Best Student Film Prague Official Shortlist Czech Republic
- Busan International Film Festival Busan, World Premiere Nomination – Sonje Award / Asian Short Film Competition Korea
- International Short Film Festival Berlin November 10, 2020 German Premiere Best Sound Design
Director: Apoorva Satish
Writers: Apoorva Satish, Vidhya Iyer
Cast: Tarunya Satish, Harish Kumar, Mona Kakkade, Balaji Rajashekar
2021, Drama, 30 min, English-Hindi-Urdu w/ English subtitles
Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as resilient, queer Muslim women and non-binary characters of color, chooses to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.
Director, Writer: Faraz Arif Ansari
Producer: Marijke de Souza
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta, Swara Bhasker, Kalyanee Mulay, Priya Malik, Jitin Gulati
Contact: farazarifansari [at] gmail.com