IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival: News
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Asian Women's Film Festival: Importance of safe spaces for dissent highlighted at inauguration
Veteran scholar of the arts and Padma Vibhushan recipient Kapila Vatsyayan and eminent critic and scholar Aruna Vasudev were felicitated at the function.