Harkat is back with the second edition of the 16mm film festival.

The 16mm Film Festival, conceived with a view of re-connecting with the cinematic medium through it's celluloid history, drew an amazing response last year. We screened some very impressive works done on film and had workshops and contests, all around working with film. With very generous support from Kodak, the festival has been working it's way through re-building and supporting infrastructure for filmmakers and artists who want to work on film since the past year. We also did a beginner workshop on working with film in collaboration with Kodak as part of Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean coming to India for 'Reframing the Future of Film' series.

This year, the festival has gathered much more support from Kodak, industry professionals and most importantly, LaborBerlin, who Harkat is collaborating with to bring an advanced workshop to the city and to establish a small diy artist run lab in Mumbai.

Apart from the usual fare of bringing films made on film to the film capital of India, facilitating the production of 5 one minute films by young film makers and conducting beginner and advanced workshops, the festival will be announcing a year long slate of engagements and facilitation in the realm of film.

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.

The Harkat 16mm Film Festival is organised by Harkat, an alternative arts space and a film production company based in Mumbai and Berlin.

- We only accept films shot in the 16mm film format.
- The festival schedule will be released on December 1st.
- Once a film entry is submitted, it must be sent in.
- The festival will quality check each print and send a QC report and will then take responsibility of it being sent back in the same condition. The festival is not responsible for any damage in transit and the filmmaker must take responsibility for insurance of their prints.
- All films must be accompanied with a synopsis of the film and publicity material.
- The festival will not be able to pay for the travel and allowance for any of the entries accepted.
- The festival is under no obligation to accept the submitted film

Overall Rating
  • Anoop Oommen

    The festival was well organized and had a handsome outcome.
    The films were viewed en mass. The hospitality side and web updates were poor.

    December 2018

    Very nice welcome. The organizers are people who are passionate about 16mm film.

    December 2018
  • Simon Helbling

    Wonderful festival, very nice communication and good social media work

    December 2018