IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival: News

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Sound takes over images at IAWRT's 15th Asian Women’s Film Festival

In its special curatorial segment started in 2014, AWFF’s Soundphiles focusses on sound technologies and the ‘affect’ of sound.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Review Ladakhi

Chuskit review: Touching tale of a girl’s triumph over disability and attitudes

The film is a low-key look into the community’s life without stereotyping or exoticization, a skill that director Priya Ramasubban perhaps brings from her documentary filmmaking career to fiction.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

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AWFF 2019: Collaborative documentary Displacement and Resilience explores conflict, migration and exile

The documentary, produced by IAWRT, on the global refugee crisis and the condition of women and young girls generated concerns and conversations at the 15th edition of the festival.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

We need to break the male genius cult: Anandana Kapur at AWFF 2019

IAWRT-India discussed its 2019 festival’s theme, The Female Gaze, and the many ways in which this can break barriers and push inclusivity.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi Manipuri

AWFF 2019: Sisterhood on display through documentaries Daughters of the Polo God, Roshan and Mani

The two Indian documentaries attempt to understand the character of sisterhood in society and the female bonds that inspire all.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article German

IAWRT opens Asian Women’s Film Festival 2019 with Georgian documentary Before Father Gets Back

The film focusses on Imam and Eva, two young Muslim girls growing up in the rising shadow of Islamic radicalism in the Pankisi valley of Georgia.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

Bioscopewalli: Innovative pre-cinema experience at the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

A live installation takes audiences to a pre-cinema experience while encouraging them to engage with contemporary gender issues and ways of seeing.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Nepal

I think Manushi is meant to do great things: Filmmaker Surbhi Dewan on Daughter of Nepal 

Dewan's film Daughter of Nepal tracks the journey of Manushi as she embraces the path that she was meant to take in serving her homeland.

3 months ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

#MeToo in film and media tackled in a roundtable at IAWRT's Asian Women’s Film Festival

IAWRT India Chapter discussed the impact and the future of the #MeToo movement and the possibility of collective healing from the pain of harassment.

3 months ago — Our Correspondent

Article Hindi

15th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival to be organised in New Delhi from 5-7 March

The three-day festival will showcase over 50 films from 20 countries directed by Asian women filmmakers.

4 months ago — Our Correspondent

Review

Aabar Jadi Iccha Karo review: Rewriting the present, reclaiming the future in this queer story

The 14th Asian Women’s Film Festival concluded with filmmaker Debalina Majumder‘s poignant Aabar Jadi Iccha Karo which asserts its fictitiousness as it sets out to imagine the possible future of two queer suicide victims.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

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Fowzia Fathima, Shalini Agarwal conduct workshop on practicals of handling camera, sound recording

The camera and sound workshop began on 4 March with an orientation on aesthetics and techniques of cinematography and sound design by Fathima and Agarwal.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

Women's role in negotiating peace discussed at IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival

A seminar, titled, 'Weaving Peace', focused on issues of security, gender, politics, laws, women's rights, and the role women can play in negotiating peace.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

How young girls asserted their right to education and overcame problems at institutions

A seminar titled 'Voice Studio: A dialogue among youth to explore ways to a democratic discourse', was held on the last day of the IAWRT 14th Asian Women’s Film Festival.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Paromita Vohra talks about 'Agents of Ishq' at Asian Women's Film Festival

Agents of Ishq is a multimedia website that offers alternative ways of looking at and learning about sex.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Korean

Korean animation package review: Scripting the human template through film

A provocative collection of short animation films, this section’s diverse impressionable palette explored the radical possibilities of South Korea’s contemporary animation films.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi Korean

My long-term idea is to show Asian films on television: Film scholar Aruna Vasudev

The eminent critic lamented the fact that showing Asian films commercially in theatres is a different kettle of fish.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Nina Sabnani's Filmy Adda session brings alive the concept of animated documentaries

The National award-winning filmmaker's presentation focused on the process, politics and participatory model of arts and aesthetics.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

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Sound mixer and designer Shalini Agarwal: Good sound design begins from the script

Agarwal, who has assisted Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty and several top Indian and international sound designers, was at the Asian Women's Film Festival to conduct a workshop on sound for film students.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Article Hindi

Finding her samm: Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma on her documentary

Phir Se Samm Pe Aana discovers Girgaum as a neighbourhood where music was taught and performed and seeks to understand its legacy.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon