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.
festival dates defined: October 2nd - 7th

festival dates defined: October 2nd – 7th

The dates of the upcoming Auroville Film Festival 2015 are defined: October 2nd – 7th. Deadline for submission of films in the category films that develop the theme of human unity is June 15, 2015. Deadline for submission of films in the three Auroville related categories is July 31, 2015....
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
A big THANK YOU to our first donors

A big THANK YOU to our first donors

A very big thank you to AVI Germany, SAIIER, Luise & Horst Pohl and Antique Jewels Art Pvt Ltd for their very generous donations to the Auroville Film Festival 2015. Please see our support page to find out how you can support us as well…
submissions are closed!

submissions are closed!

Thank you so much for all your submissions. Now we need to sort it all out… Come by our office at Tai Chi Hall in Sharnga if you want to offer a helping hand and brain in some way.    
10 more days to submit your film

10 more days to submit your film

Oh my God, only 10 more days to submit your film to the upcoming 4th Auroville Film Festival! The festival is taking place October 2nd – 7th and you only have till July 31 to enter your films so please go to aurovillefilmfestival.org/submit-for-2015 to fill in your form, but do it quickly! Submissions to the...
posters for the upcoming festival

posters for the upcoming festival

Thanks to Marco S. & Dom we have these two poster for our upcoming festival.
fundraising for Auroville Film Festival 2015

fundraising for Auroville Film Festival 2015

Preparations for our next Auroville Film Festival in September 2015 have started, one of which is raising funds. Here some information you can share to help us raising these funds: Auroville Film Festival 2015 The Auroville Film Festival is a biennial film festival that started in 2009 and established itself as a success with editions...
Training in the Film Preservation & Restoration School India

Training in the Film Preservation & Restoration School India

For film afficionados and those wanting to learn and train on Film Preservation & Restoration. Open for registrations. The Film Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Mumbai. Recognizing the urgent need to preserve India’s cinematic heritage, the foundation is dedicated to supporting the conservation, preservation and restoration of the moving image and to...
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: