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Sequences: Narratives of Animation

Dec. 18 - Dec. 20, 2015

Description

The history of animation in India begins with the father of Indian cinema himself. In the early 1910s,Dadasaheb Phalke created a short stop­motion animation, capturing the growth of a pea plant. Since then, though it has been relatively underrepresented in the film industry, Indian animation has been kept alive by artists and filmmakers in forms as varied and creative as can be.

While India has become a major outsourcing hub for animated films from around the world, organizations like the Films Division of India and Children’s Film Society India, along with educational institutions and independent artists, have promoted the production and exhibition of social, political, experimental as well as purely story driven animations that are uniquely Indian in their aesthetic.

Through diverse means including publications, exhibits, talks, and of course film screenings, the festival is conceived to trace the lineage of Indian animation over the past hundred years, and to celebrate the work of its pioneers and custodians.

To draw parallels of its course the festival shall also reflect on our counterparts from Spain to understand the course of this journey. This will be accomplished by brief sessions of discussion and seminar, along with two brilliant movies offered by the Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi.

Festival Brochure
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EXHIBITION

1) Displays of storyboards, sketches and photographs from the career of Clair Weeks​, a pioneer of Indian
animation (material courtesy of animationresources.org​)
2) A simulation of the first animation film produced in India, a stop­motion animation produced by
Dadasaheb Phalke that chronicled the blossoming of a pea­plant.


18​th ​December
Friday, Day 1

5PM: Opening

EARLY ANIMATION

● Film festival trailer [04m]
● Panel discussion with teachers and practitioners on India’s legacy and the future of animation
featuring Shilpa Ranade and Vivekananda Ghatak.

6PM

Glimpses of Indian Animation (R. Swamy, 1997) [30m]

7PM

A Selection of films from Films Division
You Said It (Ram Mohan, 1972) [08m]
Connoisseur (R.R. Swamy, 1988) [03m]
The Thinker? (A.R. Sen, 1981) [9m]
The Balloon (B.R. Shendge, 1980) [07m]
Ek Anek Aur Ekta (Vijaya Mulay, 1974) [07m]
Abid (Pramod Pati, 1972) [05m]
Trip / Udaan (Pramod Pati, 1970) [04m]
This Our India (Pramod Pati, 1961) [08m]

 

19​th​ December
Saturday, Day 2

3PM:

Arrugas / Wrinkles (Ignacio Ferreras, 2011) [Spanish / 90m]

5PM

Student Film Screenings from Chitrakatha​ [60­70m]
Spanish Film: ​Berbaoac (5m) [Free Entry]

6PM

SESSION | ​Animation for Storytelling: A Student’s Perspective
by Sandhya Visvanathan

7PM

CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION

Brief talk on current trends in the animation industry
Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk (Suresh Eriyat, 2015) [15m]
Journey to Nagaland (Aditi Chitre, 2010) [26m]
Raju and I (Gayatri Rao, 2006) [30m]
Printed Rainbow (Gitanjali Rao, 2006) [15m]

Spanish Films: ​[Free Entry]
Amar (Isabel Herguera, 2010) [8m]
Bajo la Almohada (Isabel Herguera, 2012) [8m]

20​th​ December
Friday, Day 3

3PM:
Repeat:

A Selection of films from Films Division:

You Said It (Ram Mohan, 1972) [08m]
Connoisseur (R.R. Swamy, 1988) [03m]
The Thinker? (A.R. Sen, 1981) [9m]
The Balloon (B.R. Shendge, 1980) [07m]
Ek Anek Aur Ekta (Vijaya Mulay, 1974) [07m]
Abid (Pramod Pati, 1972) [05m]
Trip / Udaan (Pramod Pati, 1970) [04m]
This Our India (Pramod Pati, 1961) [08m]

4:30 PM

Chico Y Rita (Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, 2010) [87m] [Free Entry]

6:30PM:

● A Selection of Films from CFSI

Closing Films

Manpasand (Dhvani Desai, 2007) [11m]
The World of Goopi and Bagha (Shilpa Ranade, 2013) [1h 19m]
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Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi

48, Hanuman Rd, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place
New Delhi, Delhi 110001
India



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