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submission deadlines coming up

submission deadlines coming up

The submission deadlines for our upcoming 5th Auroville Film Festival are coming close. For the international category of Films that develop the theme of Human Unity the submission deadline is June 15. For the 3 local categories Films made by Aurovilians, bioregion residents or guests of Auroville Films made about Auroville...
AVFF 2017 logo & dates

AVFF 2017 logo & dates

The idea to this year’s festival logo was conceived by Jesse and it was translated into the final logo by Christoph. We moved our festival dates to December this time for two reasons, firstly to have a better chance for our outdoor screenings to be undisturbed by rain and secondly...
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.
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.
Latest entries
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                    
day 3

day 3

4/10/15 DAY 3 of the AVFF ’15 A nice quiet Sunday… there is drizzle and patches of rain in the morning… but here in South India we need this nourishing and recharging water. It rained much of last night but let’s hope it clears just enough to let movie goers see the movies on tap...
day 2

day 2

3/10/15 DAY 2 of the AVFF ’15 Well it looks like the rain is going to hold today… but it drizzled. Oh the Yatra theater group who’s show was literally rained out yesterday will be back by popular demand in the near future. We’ll let you know as soon as a new date is set....
day 1 - opening

day 1 – opening

2/10/15  The opening of the AVFF ’15 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION& Rain…couldn’t dampen the spirits of the film buffs and well-wishers to the Auroville Film Festival 2015! This year’s film festival started under gray skies and forecast of rain. Organisors and workers eyes turned towards the overcast skies throughout the day. As evening neared lots of...
detailed film catalogues 2015

detailed film catalogues 2015

Thanks to Marcos here come the 4 catalogues with detailed information on all films in the 4 categories:   Films made by Aurovilians, bioregion residents or guests of Auroville [download pdf]     Films made about Auroville / bioregion [download pdf]     Films made by students of Auroville / bioregion [download pdf]    ...
Round-Table Discussions EVERYDAY

Round-Table Discussions EVERYDAY

We invite you to attend a series of moderated discussions around the films that are being screened in the category of films that develop the theme of human unity. When: 3rd October – 7th October, 2.30pm-3.30pm Where: SAIIER Conference Room This year we are very lucky to have Suresh Jayaram with us to lead discussions...
getting ready...

getting ready…

Our film festival decorations are finding their place all over Auroville, with a special focus on the area around Town Hall of course… See some first impressions Artist (waterfall): Okjeong Lee Artist (boat): Marco Artist (camera): Orly Artist (collages): Soham Photographer: Marco Saroldi
AVFF 2015 screening schedule

AVFF 2015 screening schedule

Our screening schedule is out! See below or download here. Stay tuned for more information to come…    
our judges 2015

our judges 2015

We are happy to introduce to you our 6 judges for the upcoming 4th Auroville Film Festival. As usual, the three judges for the international category of films that develop the theme of Human Unity are residents of Auroville, whereas the three judges for the 3 Auroville categories 1. films made by Aurovilians, bioregion residents...