• 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!


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


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

Website: https://www.accessiblehorizonfilms.com


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


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.

Screening /Awards:

  • 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

Link: http://lonelypro.cz/projekty/kanya


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

Link: https://youtu.be/2yA8NXwL7Ac