Launched at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012, this festival featured extensively in the UK media for its exclusive theme on women. Seven Islands International Film Festival is a celebration of global auteurs in cinema that use film as an artistic language, defining it with their own aesthetics and idiosyncrasies. It will showcase international and national films, with a special focus on regional films.
With India as the backdrop and Indians as one of the oldest and thriving film and art literates of the world, the festival aims to bring together global radical filmmakers with new cinematic approaches that break through the clutter of traditional filmmaking.
The festival will also provide a platform for a panoramic showcase of other regional and local untapped cultural talent in fields such as music, dance, art etc.
Films and programming
Four-day showcase of 25 feature length and 25 short film screenings by international, national and regional film auteurs under these categories:
- Cine Rama (World cinema) A panorama of global filmmakers who have made films against all odds. Free spirited thinking and sheer determination leading to artistic filmmaking.
- Hyper Fiction (Abstract and experimental) Young and veteran filmmakers who defy conventional ways of story-telling. Innovative techniques and power to redesign cinema.
- Cine Bites (Short films) Short films are an excerpt of reality, poetry, fiction, all in one. Films that caress and afflict your visualization.
- Neo Realism (Documentaries)
The filmmakers' reality narrating time and moments of history in the making. Sensitive and inquisitive.
The Seven Islands International Film Festival is an excellent platform to showcase the best of international, national and regional cinema. It offers a great opportunity for cultural exchange including tourism as films and the destinations showcased in them hugely influence the growing global community of Indian travellers.
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Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2012.
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