Born in 2016. And two film festivals-retrospectives old.

Applauded by the greats of cinema Shyam Benegal, Mahesh Bhatt, Amol Palekar TS Nagabharana and younger directors like Vikas Bahl, Raam Reddy and Suman Kittur.

We are Pickle Jar, a platform to curate and create film festivals; most of our bunch is based in Bangalore - among us are artists, activists, journalists, students, homemakers, IT professionals - all bound by the glue of passion for cinema and life.

Founded by radio and television personality Vasanthi Hariprakash, Pickle Jar travels to Chennai this time with 'Travel' as its theme. Scheduled to be held on December 16 & 17 this year, the film festival will feature 8 films in Hindi Tamil Kannada Malayalam and English, some popular feature films, must-watch documentaries and - starting this time - a selection of short films, handpicked by a jury.

If you have a film to show that is on Travel and not more than 20 minutes long, here is where you should be uplinking it after finishing other formalities. You can also reach us for details on

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A jury of 5, led by National Award-winning film director of 'Highway' (Marathi) Umesh Kulkarni, besides the celebrated traveller-couple Priya Ganapathy & Anurag Mullick, award winning film critic Shubhra Gupta, International trainer in mobile journalism Tenzin Wangchuk and filmmaker-visual communicator Chinmaye Bhave, will shortlist the shorts that make it to the select Pickle Jar Showcase.

1. Travel-themed films in the short fiction, documentary, animation genres are eligible for submission.
2. All entries must be within the duration of 20 mins.
3. Non-English films must carry subtitles in English.
4. Submission deadline: December 10th, 2017, 11.30 pm.

Overall Rating
  • Abhishek Kulkarni

    A great film festival that promotes the art of short films very well.

    December 2017
  • Ömür Yıldırım

    Good festival . I hope See you next year

    December 2017