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Screening of SUSANTA BISWAS documentary in the Short & Documentary Film Festival at Gorky Sadan



A SUSANTA BISWAS documentary, titled ‘Aamar Sonar Bangla (Bengali. 16 min. 50 sec.) has been schedule for screening at Gorky Sadan, 3, Gorky Terrace, Kolkata-700017 in the Short Film Festival organized by Short Film Makers Association of Eastern India in collaboration with Eisenstein Cine Club on 17.08.2015 between 6.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. screening slot.


The documentary deals with the World Bank Minor Irrigation Project aiming to enhance agriculture based income of small and marginal farmers through sustainable use of irrigation resources and is implemented in single cropping area of West Bengal with priority to backward villages.




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Call for Papers: DigiNaka

 

DIGINAKA*
Where the Local Meets the Digital
International Seminar of the School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS.
January 7–9, 2016

http://smcs.tiss.edu/diginaka/

The advent of the digital and growing access to the Internet in India, along with the availability of cheap devices such as mobile phones has brought about an explosion of user-mediated creativity across various platforms, allowing for sharing, tweaking, co-creating and repurposing of digital media content in the public sphere. While the digital divide reproduces and intensifies various social hierarchies of gender, caste, class and region, one sees a simultaneous deployment of the digital by sections of society that previously were denied access.

The cellular phone has been an important accessory in this widening of access; its use by the urban and rural poor at individual and collective levels opens pathways for incorporation into cultures of consumption and political hegemony as well as for resistance and jugaad. The mobile phone is a platform for recording, editing and uploading images, for accessing 'pirated' media content, for engaging with social media and for resisting moral codes pertaining to age, caste, class and gender. Jugaad as a "pragmatic workaround" (Rai 2012) [2] and a "frugal disruptive innovation" (Rajdou, et al, 2012) [3] has become a widespread mode of engaging with uncertain and fluid media ecologies and economic imperatives not only for the resource poor of the global South but also for corporations caught in the cusp of highly competitive and shifting global flows. For the poor in the cities and small towns of urban India, and increasingly in rural areas too, engaging with the digital through the mobile has become an important part of the everyday, a means of communication, pleasure, and identity construction. Large informal grey markets, for hardware, software and various services (providing films, charging, repairing and refurbishing phones) respond to this growing engagement with the digital. The scant regard for notions of copyright and intellectual property makes the production and consumption of popular media content a zone of contestation between audiences, the media industries and the state.

Along with its potential use for greater local articulation and sharing is also the use of social media and the Internet for trolling, harassing and stalking, particularly of those who resist dominant political and social codes. In recent times, feminists, secularists and activists, among others, have been subjected to and resisted hate speech, making social media an important terrain for the playing out of political struggles. Feminists have engaged with the idea that online spaces can indeed be as dangerous for women as real spaces. Scholars have also turned their gaze to the production and representation of the online self in a variety of ways.

Apart from this individual deployment of the digital, there is increasing use of these technologies by a range of movements, campaigns, local filmmakers and grassroots initiatives, with mixed and complicated effects. Ideological battles are waged on the Internet, as various interests use this space to marginalise oppositional viewpoints. Popular films in local dialects and idioms, made on shoe-string budgets, find their own niche audiences and modes of commercially viable distribution. Community radio and video are spaces not just for communication of "development messages" but also for subverting dominant flows of power and for granting access to voices hitherto denied media coverage. Internet journalism, in English and various languages, covers stories often neglected by the mainstrea m media, which are read, shared and have the potential of going viral, thus countering the censorship of the corporate controlled market. As the boundaries between content producers and users become fuzzy, this growing subaltern and alternative digital and online activity also compels the conventional news media and mainstream cinema to rethink their forms, their modes of content delivery and their revenue models, thus complicating the role of the maker and the user, and the nature of texts. Corporate and state surveillance, data mining, censorship and deployment of digital technologies and algorithms for management of user behaviour and temper these possibilities for democratisation.

This three-day international seminar will merge this year with Frames of Reference, the annual graduate student seminar of the School.

Papers are invited, from scholars across disciplines on the following themes, and any others that fall within the rubric of local appropriations of digital technologies in the Indian context:

Subaltern Image-making Practices
Selfies and the Self
Regional Cinemas
Community Media Praxis
The Mobile Phone and Jugaad
Internet Censorship and Regimes of Control
Informal Digital Markets
Rethinking Copyright and Intellectual Property
Social Media as a Space of Local Articulation and Contestation
Recycling and Repurposing Media Content
Satire as a Political Practice
Digital Documentary
Social Movements and Online Spaces
Feminist Technological Re-imaginations
LGBTQIA Initiatives and the Creation of Communities
Resisting Caste Hierarchies
Crowd funding of Alternative Production
Hate Speech and the Internet

Submission of a 300 word abstract (with 3-5 keywords) and a 100 word bio note to diginaka2016-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org: September 1, 2015
Notification of selection: September 20, 2015
Paper submission: November 20, 2015

Please clearly mention in your abstract if you are currently enrolled as a post-graduate student/research scholar in any university.

Student/research scholar paper presenters will be provided with free accommodation and hospitality for a maximum period of 4 nights. Other participants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 3000 to cover all meals and conference kit (accommodation not included). Limited guest house accommodation is available on campus. Daily registration fee for local participants (covering lunch, teas and conference kit) is Rs. 500.

The seminar will include invited plenary speakers. An edited volume and a journal issue of SubVersions (subversions.tiss.edu) are envisaged, based on the seminar papers.

P.S. Apologies for cross-posting and please do circulate to your contacts/lists _____________________________________________________________

* Naka: A Marathi word meaning crossroads or junction.

[2] Rai, A. (2012). On the Jugaad Image: Embodying the Mobile Phone in India. Postmodern Culture, Volume 23, No. 1, September 2012.

[3] Radjou N., Prabhu J., Ahuja S. (2012). Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth. San Francisco, USA: Jossey-Bass.


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School of Media and Cultural Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,  Deonar, Mumbai 400 088, India
Phone:+91 22 2552 5667
URLs: http://smcs.tiss.edu/
         






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Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, 30 October-1 November 2015: CALL FOR ENTRIES!

CALL FOR ENTRIES! 

Bringing to light policy challenges to livelihood freedom across varied sectors in Asia! This unique festival has won support from celebrities like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Subhash Ghai, Deepti Naval, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose and Shabana Azmi who have also been chief guests during our inaugural and award distribution ceremonies.

Send in your entries NOW! Click here to submit your film. http://www.jeevika.org/submission-form-2015/

For more information about the festival, guidelines for submission and snapshots of our previous festivals, visit our website http://www.jeevika.org/

or 

contact Manoj Mathew (jeevika-yzkVzAhySfw@public.gmane.org | +91 98993 07456).

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Announcing the Indiepreneur Short Film Festival

Hi, 
At YourStory we strive hard to promote entrepreneurship in every way possible. We talk about million dollar companies and also look at the next door neighbor who has just started up for inspiration. To give vision to these dreams, we are launching the INDIEPRENEUR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL -A platform for all aspiring filmmakers and storytellers. Just grab your DSLR and capture a story of someone you know, someone who inspires you, someone who has defeated all odds to become what they are today.
The story should be a real life one. It could be of already with a papad business on her rooftop, or of a student who has started his own coaching centre or it could even be a multimillionaire or a boutique owner.
Here is what you have to do. Take your DSLR and shoot a short documentary. Films shot on other mediums like mobile phones etc will not qualify.
GUIDELINES
  • The film should be shot on DSLR.
  • It should not be longer than 5 minutes including credits.
  • Make sure the documentary has a minimum resolution of 720p. Anything below this will not be accepted.
  • There should be no obscene or inappropriate pictures, gest ures, statements, or language.
  • The language should be English or Hindi(English subtitles mandatory if the language is Hindi). Subtitles can either be hardcoded in the video or you can send us the srt file.
  • Please upload your film to Dropbox and mail us the link at indiepreneur-xJgiGOc/yjnqlBn2x/YWAg@public.gmane.org.
Also please mention in 300-500 words, what makes your character compelling? Why did you decide to make a film on him/her? Give us a little background about him/her. What they do?
 
Contact details of the person on whom the movie is based.
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
Last date for submissions is 31st July 2015, 11:59 pm. The results will be announced on 15th August 2015.
There will be three awards:
  • Best film carries a cash award of Rs 50,000;
  • Second cash award of Rs 30,000;
  • Third cash award of Rs 20,000.
The decision of the jury will be final.
The winners will also get an opportunity to interact with industry veterans and learn the ropes from them.
You can register by filling the form below (click here to acce ss the form if it is not visible). http://bit.ly/1OBAkBg
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Delhi Scenes - For Aspiring Filmmakers of Delhi [1 Attachment]

Hi,

Greetings from Delhi Scenes!!
 
Delhi Scenes is an upcoming short films screening program to be held in  Delhi on 15th Aug, 15.
 
Due to the changing technology there is a vibrant energy in the air of Delhi. The filmmakers here have become more active and very sincere work has been done in the last 3-4 years as a lot of young blood has started working in Delhi's film fraternity. 
  
In this festival, we target to show some of the best short films made in the last 2 years by the Delhi based film makers and encourage their efforts. The event will be very candid in its nature where around 20 short films will be screened. The filmmakers of those films will be invited to speak for couple of minutes on the process of that film. It will be followed by Q&A and primarily a critical appreciation of that film.
 
The purpose of such screening is to help us filmmakers gather together and have an audience for our beloved films which goes unnoticed many a times . A dedicated screening plays a key role for exhibiting the new work and encouraging the film makers. 
 
We are sending this mail to you because if you are a Delhi based production house or filmmaker and if you’d also want to submit any of your recent work to Delhi Scenes, then we will be delightful to have it showcased. In case you know of any directors or assistant directors who has made a short film then please connect us to them. 

In the short film category, short documentaries are also invited. In case someone from outside Delhi has made a very good film and is very keen to send the entry then there is a section called “Rest of India – Scenes” where we can showcase such work. That film may help us learn something. 

As far as the space is concerned, we are still hinting for the perfect match.  We won’t be going for an audi but an alternative screening place for such an independent event. I would like to tell you that we are also budding mid twenties aspiring filmmakers of Delhi. We have just completed a short which will also be exhibited in this screening. We’d expect your support in this festival.  Kindly spread the word as every effort counts. I am also attaching the rules and the guidelines to the festival.  In case you want to help us out in any way for the festival, kindly let us know.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions, opinions and what you think about this free event for budding film makers. Any suggestions and opinions are highly appreciated..
For more info and inputs please feel free to write to us at delhiscenes-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
Warm Regards
 Team Delhi Scenes

 
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TOWARDS A PINK SPRING and BREAKING FREE at 'THEfdZONE' on 1 AUG 2015, SAT 4 PM <at> Films Division of India, Mumbai

WELCOME TO THE 155th EDITION OF "THE fd ZONE" !

TOWARDS A PINK SPRING (18 mins) and BREAKING FREE (82 mins)
followed by discussion with filmmaker & activist Sridhar Rangayan

SYNOPSES
TOWARDS A PINK SPRING (HaciaUna Primavera Rosa)
Director: Mario de la Torre
2014 | 18 min | French with EST | Spain, Tunisia 
Members of the Arab LGBT community have to live clandestinely. They feel frustrated after the Arab Spring, and await the moment of a Pink Spring.

BREAKING FREE
Director: Sridhar Rangayan 
2015 | 82 min | English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada with EST 
Filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan embarks on a personal journey to expose the human rights violations faced by the LGBTQ community in India due to a draconian law Section 377 and homophobic social mores of a patriarchal society. The gritty documentary BREAKING FREE, shot over 7 years, features searing testimonies of gay and transgender persons who have been victimized or exploited, as well as wide-ranging interviews with advocates and activists across India. See-sawing between despair and joy, anguish and hope, the film is an emotional roller-coaster journey of the Indian LGBTQ movement - from invisibility to empowerment.
Trailer can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/ESpLy_BEBO4


Date & time
Saturday, 1st August, 2015, 4 pm

Venue
RR III Theatre, 10th floor
Films Division of India, Peddar Road
Mumbai 

All screenings at The FD Zone are FREE and open to all. 
Please come and spread the word.


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tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2015

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

We are extremely glad to let you know that we are organizing the second edition of tiNai Ecofilm Festival (TEFF 2015) at BITS Goa Campus on 08, 09, 10 October 2015. It is our pleasure to invite you to the festival.

As part of the festival the following events are organized for all those who are interested in ecology and ecological humanities.

1. Screening of International, National and Regional Ecofilms. (09, 10 October 2015)
Over 35 ecofilms on the theme "Celebrating Landscapes and Waterscapes" will be screened during the festival

2. International Ecodocumentary Competition (10 October 2015)
An ecodocumentary competition is held for various categories, I. Indian Short Ecodocumentary, II. Indian Feature Ecodocumentary and III. International Ecodocumentary

3. National Conference on Ecocinema (08, 09, 10 October 2015)
35 scholarly papers critiquing ecocinema will be presented by delegates across India. The keynote address will be delivered by an expert in the field of Ecocinema.

4. A Workshop on Photography & HDSLR Filmmaking (08, 09 October 2015)
National award-winning filmmakers, Mr. Nandan Saxena and Ms. Kavita Bahl, will conduct the professional filmmaking workshop. 8 hours of hands-on training on the recent cameras sponsored by Sony India will be an attraction. The participants will be allowed to use the cameras under the supervision of the workshop conductors. Professional techniques in camera and sound will be demonstrated.

Registration will close on 15 August 2015. If you would like to register, please visit our website: http://www.teff.in/delegate/. If you wish to register only for the workshop, you may do so paying an amount of Rs.500.

We request all media students in Goa to make use of this unique opportunity. Any query can be directed to info-SRqFq7fZKJ0@public.gmane.org

Please visit our website: www.teff.in


Looking forward to hearing from you.
Warm Regards,
Rayson K. Alex, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa
Zuarinagar, Goa - 403726
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July 31: Screening of Two Films on Education + Q&A with the Director

On Friday, July 31, Vikalp <at> Prithvi presents two films on education followed by a Q&A session with the director. 

'Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden' directed by Carol Black takes a look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures. Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, the film examines the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, which overtly aim to help children “escape” to a “better life.”

'Mala Bi Shalela Yeu Dya Ki'! ('Let Me Also Come To School') directed by Simantini Dhuru was made a decade before the Indian Parliament enacted th e ‘Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act’ in 2009. The film attempts to examine the status of formal education in parts of rural Maharashtra, in remote tribal areas as well as in the metropolis of Mumbai and draws linkages between education, social justice and democracy. The director will be present for a Q&A session. 



Screening Details:

Friday, 31st July, 7 pm

At Prithvi House, Opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Bombay

Entry Free | Registrations are not required but we encourage RSVPs.

To RSVP on the Facebook Event Page: www.tinyurl.com/JulyScreening 


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Photography and HDSLR Filmmaking Workshop at BITS Pilani, Goa [1 Attachment]

A 2-day Workshop on Photography and HDSLR Filmmaking will be organized as part of tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2015 on 08th and 9th of October, 2015, at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa.

The workshop will be conducted by senior filmmakers, Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bahl, award-winning and independent filmmakers, and media trainers. They received the National Award for Best Investigative Film at the National Film Awards (2011), for the film ‘Cotton for my shroud’. It was the ‘Headline Film’ at the World Investigative Film Week at London in 2013.

A fee of Rs.500 will be charged from the participants, which will be used to support independent films on farmers.

With the support of Sony India, the latest models of Sony cameras will be on display. Participants can check the cameras (hands-on) to experience them.

Interested people may write to info-SRqFq7fZKJ0@public.gmane.org for details about the workshop.


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Please Help Traditional Street Art Performer - Ishamuddin [1 Attachment]

Hi all,

May I appeal to the community of Docuwallahs to please have a look at the following mail by Mr Ishammudin Khan.

Ishamuddin is among the top twenty Street Magicians of the world; but back at home he is a 'Madari', who is fighting for sustenance of his livelihood; and struggling hard for the relevance of the traditional street artists.

After many efforts he has been able to constitute a Trust. Please consider his plea to help the Trust.

I am copying this mail to Ishamuddin. Those who may be interested to correspond with him can please take it further from here.

warmly,
Abhishek Kukreja


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To: Abhijit Sinha <ab hijitsinha04-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>

Sent: Monday, 20 July 2015 10:33 PM
Subject:  Letter For Donations



Dear friends,

As you know, ISPAT finally got 80G & 12A approval a few months back. I have drafted the mail below to raise funds. Please send to as many of your contacts as possible. Even a small amount given by many people can give us seed funds which we can start doing a lot of things with for funds has been the biggest road block in progressing this cause.

The Indian Street Performers Association Trust (ISPAT) has been set up to revive the traditional street performances or Madari traditions in India. This is an initiative by the street performer community for their community. They have recently got 80G and 12A approval from the Government to raise funds.
 
The street performers have been performing in the streets of India and neighbouring countries for hundreds of years and their skills are passed down from generation to generation within the families. There are 7 street performing communities in India - Street Magicians, Acrobats, Snake Charmers, Street Singers, Jugglers, Impersonators and Animal Trainers.
 
Till the British rule, these communities were respected and children looked forward to their performances. During British rule, performances on streets were outlawed and post this, the performers to date are constantly harassed and beaten up by the Police as they are seen as Beggars. Their earnings are often taken away leaving them with nothing after a hard day's work. In order to earn a livelihood, majority of the community have taken up menial jobs in construction or other industry and most have given up their art. This is a big loss for India. Some street magicians continue their art in a watered down way through Birthday parties.
 
Ishammudin Khan is a street magician who along with his friends has started this Trust. He is supported by a group of well-wishers he has met through his work. Isham is rated as one of the top 20 street magicians of the world and has travelled to many countries for performances. While this can earn him his livelihood, he is concerned about reviving the art, spreading awareness and getting back the larger community their livelihood.
 
The Trust is looking to raise funds to do the following groundwork:
1. Raise awareness of the art & community;
2. Work with the authorities to allow street performances (busking) in designated areas.
3. Train the community to enable them to present to new & modern audiences;
4. Find work for the communities;
 
If you would like to donate, please contact Ishamudin Khan at 9811730682 or write to him at ispatstreet-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org. Donations can be made directly to the following account:
 
Name of Account: Indian Street Performers Association Trust (ISPAT)
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July 31: Screening of Two Films on Education + Q&A with the Director


From: Vikalp <at> Prithvi <mail-tiI0XqOICaXuN7Xml3A/dTEVjDUJwPlv@public.gmane.org>

On Friday, July 31, Vikalp <at> Prithvi presents two films on education followed by a Q&A session with the director. 


'Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden' directed by Carol Black takes a look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures. Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, the film examines the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, which overtly aim to help children “escape” to a “better life.”

'Mala Bi Shalela Yeu Dya Ki'! ('Let Me Also Come To School') directed by Simantini Dhuru was made a decade before the Indian Parliament enacted the ‘Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act’ in 2009. The film attempts to examine the status of formal education in parts of rural Maharashtra, in remote tribal areas as well as in the metropolis of Mumbai and draws linkages between education, social justice and democracy. The director will be present for a Q&A session. 



Screening Details:

Friday, 31st July, 7 pm

At Prithvi House, Opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Bombay

Entry Free | Registrations are not required but we encourage RSVPs.

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