Kino Auroville kicked off

Kino Auroville kicked off

Last Saturday the newly formed Kino Auroville cell held their kick-off event at Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas. An enthusiastic audience of 40+ showed their interest in joining the Kino movement, becoming so-called Kinoïtes. 13 ideas for short films to be made in the coming month were presented, one can be...
award winners 2015

award winners 2015

These are the films that the jury and the audience of the Auroville Film Festival 2015 chose to honour with awards. All of them will be screened again at Cinema Paradiso soon.                   Films made by Aurovilians, by residents of the bioregion,...
AVFF 2015 promo trailers

AVFF 2015 promo trailers

Thanks to Tara, Aloe, Londen, Rajeev, Rishi, Vanya, Doris, Sasi, Nele and Tom for creating these trailers for the upcoming festival.
festival dates defined: October 2nd - 7th

festival dates defined: October 2nd – 7th

The dates of the upcoming Auroville Film Festival 2015 are defined: October 2nd – 7th. Deadline for submission of films in the category films that develop the theme of human unity is June 15, 2015. Deadline for submission of films in the three Auroville related categories is July 31, 2015....
a dozen stop-motion animations

a dozen stop-motion animations

Here is the outcome of the 5 day stop-motion animation workshop conducted by Tom. A full dozen of short animations. A big THANK YOU to Future School for hosting and Cinema Paradiso for screening.                
Priceless Treasure

Priceless Treasure

A metal detecting enthusiast discovers more than gold and silver… Here is the latest promo trailer done by our festival team. Feel free to donate some of the gold that we missed out… Our PT #: 251551  or check out other ways to support us.
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Kino Auroville screening #002

Kino Auroville screening #002

Kino Auroville had it’s second screening at Cinema Paradiso last Saturday. A total number of 8 recently made short-films were brought to the theatre and screened to an audience of 50+. Find some of the monthly Kino Auroville shorts here: https://vimeo.com/groups/kinoaurovillemonthly See below photos taken be Marco Saroldi. The next Kino Auroville screening will be...
Kino Auroville screening #001

Kino Auroville screening #001

Last Saturday, November 5th, Cinema Paradiso hosted the very first screening of the newly formed Kino Auroville cell. Kino is a global movement created as a means of providing both amateur and professional filmmakers with a place to create and screen their short-films. Kino Auroville screening #001 featured 13 short-films with a total duration of...
Starting an Auroville Kino cell

Starting an Auroville Kino cell

Through the AVFF EOP (Auroville Film Festival Educational Outreach Programme) we are starting what will be known as an Auroville Kino Cell. According to Wikipedia, we will be the first in India – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kino_(movement) Open to everyone with any collaborative spirit we would like to invite you to join us at 10 a.m on 1st...
submissions open for AVFF 2017

submissions open for AVFF 2017

Submissions are open for the 5th Auroville Film Festival 2017. This time we partner with FilmFreeway as online submission platform, please sign up and submit here (all free, of course).  
dates of 5th AVFF 2017

dates of 5th AVFF 2017

Mark the dates: December 15 – 22, 2017. The 5th Auroville Film Festival. One of the preluding events to the 50th anniversary celebrations of Auroville in 2018.
5th AVFF 2017 - call for logo design

5th AVFF 2017 – call for logo design

Preparations for our next film festival in 2017 have begun. We moved the festival dates to December for 2017, so we more likely can enjoy outdoor screenings without rain disturbances. The 5th Auroville Film Festival will take place December 15 – 22, 2017. Now a logo is needed. Help us in finding our graphic identity...
Le Bateau de Marco

Le Bateau de Marco

Here is a short film on Marco’s boat installation at the Auroville Film Festival 2015. The film was made by Danielle de Diesbach and edited by Yatra Multimedia  
The Crown of Arkus

The Crown of Arkus

Auroville Film Festival Educational Outreach Program presents Screening & Interaction with the director Die Krone von Arkus/THE CROWN OF ARKUS A musical fairy tale feature film by Franziska Pohlmann Language: German, Subtitles: English, Duration 95 min. THE CROWN OF ARKUS is a fairytale, magical musical film about a growing friendship amidst poverty and abundance. Arkus...
day 6 - closing & awards

day 6 – closing & awards

7/10/15 last day & awards of the AVFF ’15 And the winner is! Actually the AVFF has a different grading system, instead a first prize we have three awards that are sort of equal. One award is the Cinema Paradiso (one of Auroville’s theaters) award, another prize is the Jury award and the third is...
art installations 2015

art installations 2015

ART INSTALLATIONS: Lights, CAMERA, Action!… anyone attending movies at SAIIER or the Human Unity Roundtable discussions would have seen Well Paper’s paper mache movie camera made by Danny. The Camera is pointing the way to the SAIIER Conference room where daily movies and Human Unity Roundtable discussions took place. Well Paper was created during the...
Auroville Radio recordings

Auroville Radio recordings

Thanks to the Auroville Radio Team here are the recordings of all our round table discussions: Sat 3rd Oct: Panel discussion 1 Sun 4th Oct: Panel discussion 2 Mon 5th Oct: Panel discussion 3 Tue 6th Oct: Panel discussion 4 Wed 7th Oct: Panel discussion 5   links to other Auroville Radio programs covering the...
day 5

day 5

6/10/15 DAY 5 of the AVFF ’15 The day starts with clear skies (for the past week its been overcast) and heats up quickly… is the sun trying to dry the wet roads and fields… it reaches 32C w/ 85% humidity and dips to 26C in the evening. Movies: the crew of the film festival...
day 4

day 4

5/10/15 DAY 4 of the AVFF ’15 Some good Human Unity films and all the students films were on tap for today. In the morning there were two great movies “The Sower & Women For Justice” on tap. The first was about a Canadian artist who’s passion is planting heirloom seeds and making beautiful and...
festival videos

festival videos

Thanks to our festival film crew Tlaloc and Sanjay we are having a number of videos from the festival, brought to you with some slight delay, so stay tuned and keep checking this page for new ones…         This video shows some of the highlights of day 3, it starts with rain...
photos by Danielle

photos by Danielle

Thanks to Danielle de Diesbach here are more photos of the entire festival period