OUR HERITAGE, OUR PRIDE
Cinema can be a powerful catalyst of social change and a rich handloom of heritage. However, in India it remains confined largely as a source of glossy entertainment. The primary purpose of the Chalachitram National Film Festival, therefore, is to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern; to enable cinema to travel beyond the mainstream, and touch the grass roots; and to applaud weavers of myriad cultures.
WINNERS of the 2021 edition
The fifth edition of the festival was an entirely virtual one. In addition to cash prizes, totalling Rs. 35,000, there ARE trophies (not yet mailed) and certificates.
WINNERS of the 2020 edition
Best Film — Ashish Pandey’s “Nooreh”
Best North East Film — Ashok Veilou’s “Look at the sky”
Film Critics Circle of India Award for Best Debut Film — Priyanka Purty’s “Wandering cloud”
Best Documentary — Abhishek Swain’s “Through the eyes of an artist”
Best Film by a Woman Director — Priyanka Purty’s “Wandering cloud”
Best Screenplay (original or adapted) — Somnath Mondal’s “Madan veri”
The sixth edition of the festival will take place, as in previous years, except in 2021 at the Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati, Assam. Sept 10-11 2022
Short fiction /feature /documentary /animation
Eligibility: Sept 01, 2021 to 31st August 2022