AVFF 2020
Awards Students category

Awards Students category

The following films have been awarded in the category ‘Films made by Students of Auroville and the bioregion’: Cinema Paradiso Award ‘DISLIKE & UNSUBSCRIBE’ by YAM Today’s society is struck by constant intrusion and distraction by social media, which is taking away time, pleasure and human interaction in more ways than one. ‘Dislike and Unsubscribe’...
Awards Auroville and the Bioregion

Awards Auroville and the Bioregion

The following prizes have been awarded in the category ‘Films made about Auroville and the Bioregion’: Cinema Paradiso Award ‘TWO FLAGS’ by PANKAJ RISHI KUMAR ‘Two Flags’ receives the Cinema Paradiso for its deep insight into the lives of the Tamil-French community of Pondicherry and how the vagaries of politics, nations and citizenship affect them....
Awards Films by Aurovilians, Bioregion Residents or Guests of Auroville

Awards Films by Aurovilians, Bioregion Residents or Guests of Auroville

The following films have been awarded in the category ‘Films by Aurovilians, Bioregion Residents or Guests of Auroville’: Cinema Paradiso Award ‘ASHVAMITHRA’ by EARTHLING KOUSHALYA Ashvamithra wins the Cinema Paradiso Award for its intuitive and sensitive portrayal of human relationships, care and support in the context of mental health experiences across age. The gritty expression...
Awards Human Unity

Awards Human Unity

This 6th Auroville Film festival was very rich in strong movies that represent the hot topics of our time, as well as the category’s overall theme of Human Unity. As a jury it was difficult to limit ourselves to just three awards, as there were quite a few films that we feel deserve recognition. We...
Valentina's blog Day 5

Valentina’s blog Day 5

Una serata dedicata al tema femminile. #FEMALE Pleasure di Barbara Miller è un altro documentario da inserire nella vostra lista di film da non perdere, per comprendere quanta oppressione, ignoranza e stupidità siano ancora radicate e perpetrate a livello globale contro le donne. Il corpo femminile è ancora visto come offesa e oscenità, oppresso dall’oscurantismo...
Noëlle’s blog Day 5

Noëlle’s blog Day 5

Jour 5 – « Un moment de faiblesse. A moment of weakness ».  (in English below) Un court métrage français de 15 minutes. Un homme accueille une vieille femme SDF à passer la soirée chez lui le soir de Noël. Il cuisine un bon repas, lui prépare un bain, lave son linge. Le lendemain, ils partent à...
Notizie dal Paradiso (News from Heaven) Day 4

Notizie dal Paradiso (News from Heaven) Day 4

‘Earth crusader’ is a truly inspiring film. On one side, seeing an 85-year-old woman dreaming about the future is something that fills me with hope for us all. On the other, on my way between Chennai airport and Auroville, I’ve seen so many buildings in construction, so many awful mountains of concrete with neither design...
Dear Journal Day 5

Dear Journal Day 5

Today I saw the film #FEMALE PLEASURE. What an inspiring, brutally honest film! Such a strong reminder that despite our social normalisation and denial of the issue, the abuse and condemnation of women and women’s bodies is still very present as a justified behaviour in our societies, across several countries, nationalities and cultures. To make...
Live concert by NOIZEGATE

Live concert by NOIZEGATE

On the first day of the Film Festival we recorded the Noizegate’s rock sound. Enjoy!
Live concert by Hunter and Yuri

Live concert by Hunter and Yuri

Here you can listen to the very first live concert held at Town Hall garden area by Hunter on drum and Yuri on keyboards
Matthew’s blog Day 4

Matthew’s blog Day 4

Over the last couple of days, I’ve watched two films that give alternative views on community. One was Ashes in the Snow (2018) a harrowing account of the lives of Lithuanians under Soviet control during WWII, and the other, Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha (2019) a tale of two old ladies and the community that has grown up around them,...
Valentina’s blog Day 4

Valentina’s blog Day 4

Se i film del giovedì erano stati caratterizzati dalla chiave dell’umorismo (“Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha” e “Laugh or Die”), i film proiettati al Cinema Paradiso ieri sera sono stati accomunati dalla chiave “Argomento tosto da digerire”. I presenti in sala hanno assistito alla proiezione di “Abu – Father” di Arshad Khan, regista e protagonista della storia,...
Dear Journal Day 4

Dear Journal Day 4

Today was definitely ‘Unity in Diversity’ day at the film festival. I saw a variety of short films made in Auroville, some of them quite informative and well done, and others with a very good sense of humour – a quality much appreciated by the audience, especially those Aurovilians relating to in-jokes and certain characters...
Notizie dal Paradiso (News from Heaven) Day 3

Notizie dal Paradiso (News from Heaven) Day 3

Up until now I’ve dedicated few words to Aurovilian movies, due to my short time here. It isn’t easy to write about films made without the right tools, and without money, while other films on the theme of human unity are being screened – films made outside Auroville and by industry professionals. At least it has been...
Notizie dal Paradiso (News from Heaven) Day 2

Notizie dal Paradiso (News from Heaven) Day 2

This Wednesday Cinema Paradiso screened two extremely interesting Indian movies.  ‘Turup’, which, from its opening frames brings the flavor of cinema, and of Indian’s love for movies. It is exciting, for a cinema lover such as me, to be in a country that can come to a complete stop the day a new film comes...