Harkat is back with the fourth edition of the 16mm film festival, a festival exclusively screenings works done on celluloid film.
The 16mm Film Festival, conceived with a view of re-connecting with the cinematic medium has been drawing an amazing response these past few years, with year long workshops and screenings and the festival becoming a staple in Mumbai's cultural calender. The festival has been working it's way through re-building and supporting infrastructure for filmmakers and artists who want to work on film through active facilitation. And now, launching a brand new artist run celluloid lab in Mumbai.
The festival also facilitates the production of 5 one minute celluloid films by young film makers and conducts b/w hand development and found footage workshops.
Another big announcement is that we have loosened our guidelines to also accept films shot on film but with their final prints on digital mediums. Though we will, and always, give preference to films shown on film. We accept 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and 65mm films and also formatless films.
The 16mm Film Festival is organised by Harkat, an alternative arts space and a film production company based in Mumbai and Berlin.