Cinema - More than pictures in motion

5 Short Films by Women Directors
by Giuseppe & Maria   
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Frame from It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani, India (Photographer: Maria)On Friday 9th in Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Aurofilm has presented 5 short films in collaboration with IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television) and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication-Pondicherry University. The showed projections, part of the 2nd Asian Women's Film Festival, were: Capsule by Shreen Soliman (Canada), 1, 2, 3 by Nazli Deniz Guler (Turkey), Yup, It's My Body by Kiki Febriyanti (Indonesia), It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani and Superman of Malegaon by Faiza Ahmad Khan (India). Read more

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Quality with Meaning
by Tahereh   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Surya (Photographer: Tahereh)Beside many different types of events we also got a chance to see "cream de la creme" of current Indian cinematography starting with Friday 2nd until Sunday at Sri Aurobidno Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. This year, due to the intensive involvement of film makers in projects we will indulge ourselves only into watching films. Surya shared with us some interesting details on the preparation of the Panorama, and on films, directors and producers. Common to all films is quality, meaning, .. Read more

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Film Festival 11 Closing Ceremony
by Andrea & Sasi   
Wednesday, 05 October 2011
Ireno (center) holding the Mong-Rat prize. (Photographer: Giorgio)Like all good things have to come to an end, so did the Auroville Film Festival 11. After 5 days, 121 films 3 live debates, innumerable conversations and lots of friendships struck up over films, it all came to an end. The evening was dedicated to vote of thanks, awards ceremony, closing discussion with the judges and party. The indomitable duo of Paul & Wazo opened the proceedings; once they had warmed the crowds they were joined by Marco. He then went on to thank all the people involved in bringing this Film Festival to fruition. Read more

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Miya Mahadev
by Sasi   
Tuesday, 04 October 2011
Aayush Patel interviewed by Sasi (Photographer: Andrea)Miya Mahadev – a film about friendship, compassion, Human Unity, social responsibility and values is about friendship between a Hindu and a Muslim living in the walled city in Ahmedebad. The film directed by three Charted Accountancy students; Aayush Patel, Mit Jani & Prateek Gupta is a portrait of two strong characters, who through their friendship, influenced the community. The harmony, mutual respect and love shared between these two friends had become an example for the community, which is made up of people of diverse religions and cultures Read more

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Incredible Playground for Kids
by Andrea & Sasi   
Monday, 03 October 2011
From left: Priyadharshni and Sagarika. Both have presented a movie at the Auroville Film Festival 2011. (Photographer: Giorgio)"The third and final discussion on Live AurovilleRadio from the Auroville Film Festival action station was concluded yesterday. The participants were Uriel, Rakhal, Sagarika, Priyadharshni, Graham and Danbe. And I got to moderated it. While Graham, Uriel, and Rakhal were film making instructors, Danbe, Sagu and Priya were participants in film making workshops. I tried to get a common definition for the topic that all participants including the younger members could understand and be comfortable with. Read more

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First Steps Making Movies
by Andrea & Sasi   
Sunday, 02 October 2011

Chloe' & Antonio interviewing Bhavyo. Antonio and Bhavyo sent 3 short movies at the Auroville Film Festival 2011. (Photographer: Giorgio)The second instalment of the live radio debates from the Auroville Film Festival action station took place Saturday evening. The topic 'I am, You are, We are Film makers' was chosen to encourage film makers from different backgrounds to get together and discuss the film making process and all things connected with film. There were seven participants and the debate was moderated by Chloe'. This is what the participants had to say: Indrani - "This is the first time I am trying film making, thanks to the AVFF - Education Outreach Program. Read more

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Filming human Unity
by Andrea and Sasi   
Saturday, 01 October 2011

From left: Olivier, Tineke, B, Basil, Hans and Doudou Diène (Photographer: Giorgio)Olivier and Hilde moderated this debate. The participants were B, Basile, Hans and Doudou Diène. The first half of the debate was spent on defining Human Unity whereby every one got to put forth their idea of what they felt Human Unity encompassed. Human Unity they all agreed was a theme that was difficult to pin down. After the round of introductions each participant spoke about what Human Unity was to them. Read more

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Film Festival Opening
by Andrea & Sasi   
Friday, 30 September 2011
From left: Paul, Wazo and Marco (Photographer: Giorgio)Yesterday Auroville Film Festival 2011 opened to an enthusiastic crowd, midst music and bubble blowing, excited people obviously happy to meet and greet as last minute preparations took place on stage and behind stage. This is the recording of the full event... Paul, Wazo and Marco entertained the audience, introducing the theme of this festival, showing a few clips on-screen. This years festival is panning out to be bigger and better with 121 films scheduled to be shown. Click here to download the program (pdf). Read more

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