Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Call for entries of films for the 14th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

Every year to mark International  Women's Day we hold the Asian Women's film festival at the India International Centre(IIC), New Delhi, where films made by women of Asian origin are screened.Films which help us understand our lives and times.
Over the years the festival has grown from its humble beginnings in strength and popularity with many filmmakers from across the world participating to show their works.The festival also now travels to cities across India regularly. Specially curated packages from the festival have gone to other festivals to other countries.

Since we love cinema of all kinds all kinds of films are welcome!

All genres – short fiction/fiction feature, non-fiction, animation, experimental and student films – are eligible 

Apply Online here

Find the rules here

Friday, September 1, 2017

Seminars at the 13th IAWRT Film Festival


Details of two seminars held at the13th IAWRT Asian Film festival at IIC, Delhi


MAKING RECORD: DOCUMENTING FEMINISMS

Feminism as a term and an idea has never seen as much common usage as it does at the present moment. With the internet the idea has expanded outwards from the common understanding of feminism being linked to organizational activism and academic work, to include numerous campaigns, expressive online projects and different forms of collectives, that may or may not define themselves as activist.

How does one document a constantly evolving idea? The documenting of feminism as movement, not a movement(s) – is to offer some understanding of the movement of the idea of feminism in the world; to examine genealogies in movements as well as interesting continuities and discontinuities.

At the same time, given its dynamic nature, in some ways, even the carrying out of feminist work in different forms, feminist practice, itself becomes a kind of dynamic documentation of the ideas of feminism. Different feminist gestures and initiatives in themselves become a way of theorizing about feminism, of offering an interpretation of what feminism is. They suggest a different way of defining documentation.

The seminar looks at this vibrant terrain through different forms of feminist documentation practices. These will be: feminist publishing house (Kali for Women/Zubaan); documentary theatre of Sushama Deshpande; Khabar Lahariya, a rural women’s newspaper; contemporary feminist webzine The Ladies Finger; a study of the numerous campaigns and initiatives of the last 3 years by Vinita Sahasranaman and through the campus based movement Pinjra Tod.



 Women Reporting on Violence Against Women


Gender-based violence (GBV) is a universal problem. In most societies, irrespective of their caste, age or status, women are subjected to physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence. Having its origin in the patriarchal structure of society, societal and cultural attitudes sometimes tolerate and also encourage such violent behaviour. This panel hopes to discuss the challenges of reporting on GBV, the ethical questions and concerns, the need for maintaining confidentiality, concealing identities and preserving the dignity of the survivors and handling these complicated stories sensitively.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Meet the Festival Team

Festival Director: Subasri Krishnan
General Programming: Bina Paul, Deepika Sharma, Subasri Krishnan and Surabhi Sharma
Animation Films: Nina Sabnani
Artists' Film and Video: Iram Ghufran
Soundphiles: Parvati Balagopal and Samina Mishra
Seminar Anchors: Archana Kapoor and Paromita Vohra
Fund Raising: Archana Kapoor
Festival Co-ordination Team: Aparna Sanyal, Deepika Sharma, Yashodara Udupa
Technical Support: Sabari Pandian
Design: Salim Khan
Press Publicity: Aparna Sanyal
Social Media Publicity: Yashodara Udupa