the biennial film festival in Auroville

The aim of the Auroville Film Festival is to connect with people and cultures within and beyond Auroville and to further the aspiration of human unity by showcasing films that develop the theme of human unity. We feature films that are created in and around Auroville, as well as international films that explore the theme of human unity.
awards 2013

awards 2013

films made by students Jury Award: A Brief History of Auroville Director, Script, Camera: Transition School 5th Grade Kilan, Swaranapoorani, Auropradeepa, Arjunan, Mathan, Madhan This film is not only historically relevant to Auroville, but it is a good animation. Well done!     Cinema Paradiso Award: Practice What You Preach...
Festival Program 2013

Festival Program 2013

It’s out! This is always one of the big challenges of a festival: The scheduling. How to make 125 films fit smartly into 5 screening days. Well it’s done and it’s done well. Here we go, the festival program for September 17th – 22nd, 2013: download pdf black/white download pdf...
Priceless Treasure

Priceless Treasure

A metal detecting enthusiast discovers more than gold and silver… Here is the latest promo trailer done by our festival team. Feel free to donate some of the gold that we missed out… Our PT #: 251551  or check out other ways to support us.
film poster gallery 2013

film poster gallery 2013

Thanks to our volunteer Miguel, the first film posters for films made by Aurovilians and guests are coming in. Miguel had this brilliant idea to develop a layout and let the filmmakers create and print their own poster (since we are still struggling with our festival budget…). All posters will...
Latest entries
next AVFF in 2015

next AVFF in 2015

The next Auroville Film Festival will be in September 2015! Submissions will probably be accepted starting this summer. Stay tuned and keep your eyes wide open… Contact us, if you have a film to suggest for the category ‘films that develop the theme of human unity’ that is made in 2011 or later.
closing ceremony

closing ceremony

Our last festival day is on. The last set of films is going to be screened now and the closing ceremony with the presentation of awards will be at 6 p.m. at Town Hall Plaza. music blog by Anungla Dear Everyone, Such a night! And beautiful! When the bright and sunny day became a nice...
photos by Ireno

photos by Ireno

more photo impressions… Here some of the photos Ireno (who, by the way, is the Mongbra award winner 2011!) took on the opening day.
photo blog - more impressions

photo blog – more impressions

Here are more photos of the last days, this time taken by Miguel: And some more taken by Ravikiran:
online catalogues

online catalogues

Thanks to Marie, even though we don”t have printed festival magazines this year, we have digital catalogues. One for each category. First Category: Films made by residents and guests of Auroville and the bio-region   Second Category: Films made about Auroville and the bio-region   Third Category: Films made by students of Auroville and the...
the opening

the opening

  Auroville Radio – Wednesday, 18 September 2013 duration: 1h 05′   by Zarin After two years AV FIlm Festival is here again. Many participated in its organization, many participated with art installations, with music and dance at the yesterday’s opening, and of course many submitted their films, which would be screen in next five...
photo blog - opening day

photo blog – opening day

Finally: The opening day. See photos taken by Mili and Christine yesterday:
photo blog - the day before

photo blog – the day before

The day before the opening. See photos taken by Mili yesterday:
art installations

art installations

Art Installations: ‘Rainbow Stream’ is a team work of Atul, Minsun, Sunmi, Shine, Patricia, Hu, and Ok OK (Lee Ok Jeong) I like to create Something from Nothing. RECYCLING; using waste, in COOPERATION with local village women. Starting from the WISH to save our Earth. UP CYCLING; creating a higher value through design and quality for...
meet the judges

meet the judges

Meet our six judges, three for the first three categories and three for the Human Unity category: Judges for the Auroville categories: Aanchal Kapur The Kriti Film Club initiated by Aanchal Kapur in 1992 has made documentary viewing and sharing an important part of Delhi’s alternative cinema scene as well as in other parts of...
handmade AVFF soundscape

handmade AVFF soundscape

Last week-end nine people from Auroville participated to an original workshop in CRIPA. They call it handmade radio art. This workshop has been proposed by three sound artists from France (Elisabeth Gilly, Hélène Coeur and Chloé Sanchez) who monthly produce this kind of radio program on Radio Campus Paris (France) and call it: “La radio...
live music program

live music program

More programs are coming out. Here is the schedule for all live music performances happening during the festival, all around Town Hall. Find more information about the performing musicians below.     Some of the musicians at the shamiana: Anna Taj & Rolf Anna Taj lives in Auroville and is the singer in her own...
53+10+27+33=123

53+10+27+33=123

The numbers are out and the result is actually 123! One-hundred-twenty-three films we are going to screen in our festival. In particular 53 films made by Aurovilians, bioregion residents or guests of Auroville, 10 films about Auroville, 27 films made by students of Auroville and 33 films that develop the theme of Human Unity. See...
outdoor screening test

outdoor screening test

We tested our outdoor screening venue on Sunday. It worked and it looked good, just one question remained unanswered: How many hundreds of people will come for the opening in two weeks and how to seat them… We’ll figure out and assure you an extraordinary festival experience in the City of Dawn, especially at night!...
submissions closed!

submissions closed!

Sri Aurobindo‘s 141st birthday, India’s Independence Day and the final day of submission for our festival – All on the same day, namely yesterday. Phuh. With 18 last minute online entries made only yesterday, that was for sure the peak in our submission diagram. Now there are things to do… Christine, Gopika, Krishna, Marco, Michael,...