Thursday, July 18, 2019

21வது மதுரை பன்னாட்டு ஆவணப்பட & குறும்படவிழா 2019 : தமிழ் மொழிப் படங்கள் வரவேற்கப்படுகின்றன!

21வது மதுரை பன்னாட்டு ஆவணப்பட & குறும்படவிழா 2019
6-10 டிசம்பர்; மதுரை

தமிழ்மொழிப் படங்கள் வரவேற்கப்படுகின்றன!


விண்ணப்பப் படிவம்

 - கடந்த இரண்டு வருடங்களுக்குள் எடுக்கப்பட்ட தமிழ் மொழி ஆவணப்படங்கள் & குறும்படங்கள் வரவேற்கப்படுகின்றன
- எந்தத் தலைப்பு / கருப்பொருள் கொண்டதாகவும் படங்கள் இருக்கலாம்
- ஆவணப்படங்களுக்கு கால எல்லை இல்லை
- குறும்படங்கள் அதிகபட்சம் 30 நிமிடங்கள் இருக்கலாம்
- ஒரு இயக்குனர் / தயாரிப்பாளர் அதிகபட்சம் 3 படங்கள் அனுப்பலாம்
- நுழைவுக்கட்டணம் இல்லை
- போட்டி / பரிசு இல்லை
- தேர்வுக்குழுவினர் பரிந்துரை செய்த படங்கள் மட்டும் திரையிடப்படும்
- தேர்ந்தடுக்கப்பட்ட படங்களுடைய இயக்குனர் / குழுவினர் திரைப்படவிழாவில் பங்கேற்று தமது படங்களை அறிமுகப்படுத்தலாம். திரையிடலுக்குப் பிறகான கலந்துரையாடலில் பங்கேற்கலாம்
- படங்களுக்கு ஆங்கிலத் துணைத்தலைப்புகள் இருக்கவேண்டும்
- தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட படங்களுக்குச் சான்றிதழ் வழங்கப்படும்
- படங்களை MP4 வடிவில் மின்னஞ்சல் மூலம் அனுப்பலாம்
- முழுமையாக நிரப்பப்பட்ட விண்ணப்பத்தை உடன் அனுப்பவேண்டும்

படங்கள் அனுப்பவேண்டிய கடைசி நாள்: 1 அக்டோபர் 2019

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21வது மதுரை பன்னாட்டு ஆவணப்பட & குறும்படவிழா 2019



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Thursday, June 13, 2019

21st Madurai Film Festival 2019 : Entries Invited!


21st Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2019

6-10 Dec 2019, Madurai

Organised by MARUPAKKAM

Entries Invited! (ENTRY FORM)


Rules and Regulations :

Categories: documentaries, short films, music videos and new media

Sections : International films, Rest of India and Films from Tamilnadu

No restriction on theme and genre

Non competitive film festival

No entry fee

No screening fee

No duration limit for documentaries

Short films should be 20 or less than 20 minutes

All the films should have English subtitles

Music videos should be 5 or less than 5 minutes

New media should be 3 or less than 3 minutes

All the entries should have been produced within last 24 months


Last date and check list

Last date to send entries : 1 October 2019

List of selected films will be announced on 1 November 2019

Entries can be sent as DVDs or video files (MP4) along with duly filled entry forms

Only the films recommended by the official selection committee will be screened

Decision of the selection committee is final.

Filmmakers of the selected films, will be provided simple accommodation during the film festival in Madurai. We do not support travel and food expenses for the filmmakers.

Best wishes!

Amudhan R.P.
Festival Director
Madurai Film Festival

marupakkammadurai@gmail.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

21st Madurai Film Festival 2019 : Retrospective # 1 - Chandita Mukherjee


21st Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2019 : 6-10 Dec, Madurai

Highlight # 1

Retrospective : Chandita Mukherjee



Chandita Mukherjee is a documentary filmmaker, storyteller and science communicator. Working largely with voluntary groups and educational institutions, she has produced films, organised learning festivals and served as a resource person. As a filmmaker she is drawn to themes such as education, gender equity, health and the environment. She likes to explore the ways that people understand the world and act on it.

Chandita will take part in the film festival on 8-10 Dec 2019. She will present her films and will conduct her Master Class.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

21st Madurai Film Festival 2019

21st Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2019
6-10 Dec, multiple venues

Organised by MARUPAKKAM in association with various educational institutions, voluntary organisations, cultural groups and film societies in and around Madurai

More details soon!

Amudhan R.P.
Festival Director
Madurai Film Festival 2019

Thursday, December 6, 2018

20th Madurai Film Festival 2018 : Revised Schedule

Dear friends!

We have made few changes in the schedule due to unavoidable circumstances.

Please check the link below for the updated schedule.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Amudhan R.P.
Festival Director
20th Madurai Film Festival 2018

Revised Schedule 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

We Invite You!

20th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018
6-10 Dec; multiple venues, Madurai
Film Screenings, Interactions, Master Class & Special Lectures!



Organised by MARUPAKKAM in association with Lady Doak College, IDEAS, Madurai Media and Film Studies Academy, Sudar, Vidiyal, Department of Communications - Madurai Kamaraj University, Department of Tamil, School of Tamil, Indian Languages and Rural Arts - Gandhigram Rural Institute, Arul Anandhar College, Chithirakaarargal, PUCL, Yadhaartha Thiraipada Iyakkam, Kaleidoscope and LENS

Film Sections: 1) Films from Tamilnadu 2) Rest of India 3) International films - Short fiction 4) International Films - Documentaries 5) Retrospective – Lalit Vachani 6) Artists Cinema – Curated by CS Venkiteswaran 7) 9 Pen Cinemackal – curated by Archana Padmini  8) Student films from Michagan State Univerity – curated by Swarnavel Easwaran  9) TOTO Funds the Arts  10) Director’s Cut – curated by Amudhan R.P.



Venues and Dates* : Lady Doak College: 6 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm / IDEAS: 7 Dec; 10 am to 6 pm / Sudar: 8 Dec; 10 am to 1pm / Madurai Media and Film Studies Academy: 8 Dec; 10 am to 5:30 pm / 9 Dec; 10 am to 8:30 pm / Vidiyal; 9 Dec; 9.30 am to 4:30 pm / Madurai Kamaraj University: 10 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm / Arul Anandhar College: 10 Dec; 10 am to 6 pm / Gandhigram Rural Institute; 10 Dec; 10 am to 5 pm / Kaleidoscope: 6-10 Dec; 6 pm to 8.30 pm / LENS: 6-10 Dec; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (*Tentative schedule; subject to changes)



Master Class by Lalit Vachani, filmmaker
on 9th Dec at 10 am to 5 pm at Madurai Media and Film Studies Academy

Special lecture by Usha Ramanathan, advocate
On 8th Dec at 11 am at Lady Doak College / 5 pm at YMCA

Special Invitees: Lalit Vachani (filmmaker), Usha Ramanathan (advocate), Pankaj Rishi Kumar (filmmaker / mentor), C S Venkiteswaran (critic / curator / filmmaker), Swarnavel Easwaran (filmmaker / teacher), Vani Subramanian (filmmaker), Archana Padmini (actor / curator / filmmaker), Bhavani GS (painter), Arul Ezhilan (filmmaker / journalist), Malini Jeevaratnam (filmmaker) and Lekha Naidu (TOTO Funds the Arts)

For more info:
9940642044; 9965990708; 9443852788; 9842718676

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Retrospective - Lalit Vachani


20th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018

6-10 Dec; multiple venues; Madurai

Retrospective : Lalit Vachani



List of films

Lalit Vachani is a documentary filmmaker, producer and video editor. He is director of the New Delhi based Wide Eye Film. He studied at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in the US.

Lalit Vachani’s documentaries include The Starmaker (74 min; 1997 - about the business of ‘starmaking’ in the Hindi film industry); The Boy in the Branch (27 min; 1993) and its sequel, The Men in the Tree (98 min; 2002), are about the politics of the Hindu nationalist organization, the RSS; The Play Goes On - Natak Jari Hai (84 min; 2005) is about the Delhi based Left street theatre group, Jana Natya Manch; The Salt Stories (84 min; 2008), is a film that follows the trail of Mahatma Gandhi’s salt march in India after seventy years; Tales from Napa (26 min; 2010), is about a village that resisted Hindu fundamentalist forces during the 2002 riots in Gujarat, India; and An Ordinary Election (125 min; 2015), is an in-depth study of an Indian election campaign for a new political party - the AAP.

In 2007, he directed In Search of Gandhi as one of ten international filmmakers commissioned to make 52 min. films for the 'Why Democracy?' global television series which was broadcast across 35 international television channels, including ZDF/Arte in Germany, BBC and BBC World (UK), Arte (France), Canal + (Spain), SBS (Australia), NHK (Japan) and SABC (South Africa).

Vachani’s films have received grant awards from the Soros and Sundance Documentary Foundations, the Jan Vrijman Fund, and the India Foundation for the Arts.

Some of the venues and film festivals where his work has been shown are: Kino Arsenal, Berlin; Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and DOK-Leipzig in Germany; International Documentary Film Association (IDFA), Amsterdam; Festival International du Documentaire, Marseille; One World Human Rights Film Festival, Prague; Film South Asia, Kathmandu; Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania; the Asian Social Forum, Hyderabad; the World Social Forum, Mumbai; MIAAC and the Queens Museum of Art, New York.

Vachani has taught on topics related to film analysis, media, politics and the documentary film at the Mass Communication Research Centre in Delhi, India; at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and at Amherst College in the USA.

He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University in 1999, and Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Religious Diversity and at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen in 2011 and 2012.

Lalit Vachani now lives in Göttingen, Germany where he teaches courses on media and politics, the political documentary film and documentary theory and production at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Göttingen.

Recently, Vachani completed his first documentary set in Germany.
The Last Days - Die letzten Tage (81 min; 2018; in German and English, with English subtitles) is a film about the last days of an emergency refugee centre in Sankt Andreasberg - a small town in the Harz mountains of Germany.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

9 Pencinemakal : A package of Nine Visual Experiences from Women - Curated by Archana Padmini

9 Pencinemakal’ : A Package of Nine Visual Experiences from Women

Curated by Archana Padmini

In association with Minimal Cinema



Every single film in this package of nine Malayalam short fictions is a different experimental attempt in the language of cinema. In the realm of cinematic visual language, they are a step ahead in their craft and narratives. Though, independent expressions of Malayali women from various socio-cultural backgrounds, every bit of this package do demonstrate an honest approach towards cinema as an art form. Regardless of their differences in storytelling, content, craft and inherent politics, all of them drew me to them as a viewer, owing to their genuineness in expression. Appreciating and celebrating gender equality is as important as discussing it. Thus, here we are creating a space for woman filmmakers and thereby bringing gender sensitivity in to the semantics of filmmaking.

List of films ; Archana Padmini