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
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...
Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

announcement in Auroville’s News & Notes LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! and welcome to the Auroville Film Festival ‘15! The aim of this festival is to connect with people and cultures within and beyond Auroville and to further the aspiration of Human Unity by showcasing films that develop this theme. We feature films that are created in...
Numbers & Thanks

Numbers & Thanks

number of films to be screened: category by Aurovilians: 47 films (10h 33m) category about Auroville: 30 films (11h 45m) category by students: 17 films (1h 48m) category Human Unity: 55 films (43h 34m) Our selection group for the international category of films that develop the theme of Human Unity watched far more than 200...
The Invisible (R)Evolutions in Mumbai

The Invisible (R)Evolutions in Mumbai

Filmmaker Phillipe Borrel will be one of our 3 judges for the films in the 3 Auroville categories and his film The Invisible (R)Evolutions will be in competition in our international category of films that develop the theme of Human Unity. Next Monday, September 14, he will be in Mumbai screening his his film at...
AVFF Educational Outreach Program - report 2014-15

AVFF Educational Outreach Program – report 2014-15

Auroville Film Festival Educational Outreach Program   Introduction The Auroville Film Festival’s educational outreach program explored the nature of the relationship between the material and spiritual goals of Auroville and the children brought up in and around Auroville. More specifically we investigated the following questions: Can we enable the children to express their deep aspirations...
A big THANK YOU to more donors

A big THANK YOU to more donors

A big thank you to Tlaloc, The Right Path cafe at the Visitors Centre, Well Cafe and Solitude Farm & Organic Kitchen for their very generous support of the 2015 Auroville Film Festival