Meet our 3 judges for 2017 for the 3 Auroville categories
Films made by Aurovilians, bioregion residents or guests of Auroville
Films made about Auroville and/or the bioregion
Films made by students of Auroville and/or of the bioregion


nora-profile-pic800Nora Bateson:

Filmmaker, writer, educator. lecturer President of the International Bateson Institute, Sweden, USA

Nora Bateson, is an award-winning filmmaker, research designer, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity, and the core text of the Harvard University LILA program 2017-18. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems.

The IBI integrates the sciences, arts and professional knowledge to create a qualitative inquiry of the integration of life. Nora is the president of the International Bateson Institute, directing research projects that require multiple contexts of research. interdependent processes. Asking, “How do Systems learn?” An impressive team of international thinkers, scientists and artists have been brought together by the IBI to generate an innovative form of inquiry, which Nora coined “Transcontextual Research”, Warm Data and Symmathesy.

As an educator she has developed curricula for schools in Northern California, and produced and directed award winning multimedia projects on intercultural and ecological understanding. Her work, which has been presented at the world’s top universities, is described as “offering audiences a lens through which to see the world that effects not only the way we see, but also the way we think”. Nora’s work in facilitating cross-disciplinary discussions is part of her research into what she calls, “the ecology of the conversation”. Her speaking engagements include keynote addresses and lectures at international conferences and universities on a wide range of topics that span the fields of anti-fascism, ecology, education, the arts, family therapy, leadership and many more aspects of advocacy for living systems– she travels between conversations in different fields bringing multiple perspectives into view to reveal larger patterns.

Memberships and awards: Chairman International Bateson Institute. Associate of The Taos Institute. Board Member: Tomorrow Makers, Human Systems Journal of Systemic Practice, Fellow of Lindsifarne Foundation, Bateson Idea Group (BIG), Club of Rome, Great Transition Foundation, Human Potential Foundation, Awards: Sustainable Thompkins Ecology Award, Winner Spokane Film Festival, Winner Santa Cruz Film Festival, Media Ecology Award.

Contact: Dalagatan 68, 113 24 Stockholm Sweden // Phone: +46 (0) 72 5875855




Aravindan.G.P. is an alumni of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.  His works, both in fiction and non-fiction are well received. The films he has collaborated as a cinematographer has been screened in many  festivals, apart from being selected for the Indian National Award.

He was recently selected for Kyoto Film Makers Lab, to shoot a small Jidaigeki film with an international crew. His interest lies in telling good stories which portrays the transcending nature of human spirit. He strongly believes that Auroville and Pondicherry will play a pivotal role in Future Cinema and in contributing to the Indian Cinema Theory.



davJeanluc Buro

After studying cinema at the University Paris VII, DoP and lighting at evening courses of the Idhec (Institute of Higher Cinematographic Studies), I turned to report photography:
Early 80s, after a trip in Brazil I was rewarded with an exhibition at the “Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie” of Arles and press releases
In the 80s and 90s, for the women’s and musical press, I shot numerous portraits of rock stars and cultural figures in Paris and London.

While continuing to take photos and make videos for the large company corporate communication, I have turned towards the teaching and production of very short meditative formats in connection with Indian spirituality.

This year I realized the ‘live broadcast’ of the European Kundalini Yoga festival.

I also teach cinema and video communication at a French engineering school and facilitate workshops in a cultural community setting.