As the clock struck 05:00, the Town Hall slowly transformed into a festive mood and hundreds gathered in front of Le Morgan Cafe for the inauguration of the 6th edition of Auroville Film Festival. Young drummers from Mohanam exited the audience with their wonderful drumming session, as Krishna and Sasi introduced the festival in between. The coloured lights surrounding Cinema Paradiso, and live music jamming followed by Noize Gate’s (band) performance added a carnival like ambience and huge crowd flocked around to taste the first day’s menu at the food festival sponsored by Anveshan.

The screening started at 08:00 and 7 movies were distributed in two different locations, outdoor, (in front of Financial Service) and indoor, Cinema Paradiso. The outdoor screening was an exceptional experience as many watched movies laying on the grass and munching on some food. The first day of the festival rolled on with extreme fun, remarkable movies and was a ceremonious gathering for all of Auroville.