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.
a dozen stop-motion animations

a dozen stop-motion animations

Here is the outcome of the 5 day stop-motion animation workshop conducted by Tom. A full dozen of short animations. A big THANK YOU to Future School for hosting and Cinema Paradiso for screening.                
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 watch online: http://vimeo.com/58237249 This film is not only historically relevant to Auroville, but it is a good animation. Well done!     Cinema Paradiso Award: Practice...
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.
Latest entries
submissions are open for AVFF 2015

submissions are open for AVFF 2015

Behind the curtain of the Auroville Film Festival it’s already slowly buzzing for some time. Now we’re ready to receive your film submissions, either send it in via analog post mail on video DVD or send us the link to a preview or final HD online version, either way, first make sure to fill out...
stop-motion animation 1-week workshop

stop-motion animation 1-week workshop

The AVFF EOP would like to offer a 1 week stop-motion animation workshop to anyone, of any age. The timings will be 9a.m to noon, Monday 19th May to Friday 23rd May 2014. The workshop will mostly take place in Future School, with a first session at the Cinema Paradiso on the Monday morning and...
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...
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 colour-codeded