Harkat 16mm Film Festival Harkat 16mm Film Festival


Harkat Studios is a collective driven film lab and boutique art studio based in Mumbai and Berlin. Harkat focuses on the development of conscious art and encourages a discourse on contemporary practices within the field in India. We have a passion for film, new media, community art spaces and contemporary art. 

Harkat takes many forms across artistic disciplines and creative industries. Our work is focused on bringing harkat into the community and bringing the community back into our work. Since its conception, our studio has served as a ‘community center’ for art. We support the new, unheard, upcoming, exciting, cutting edge, the political, the forgotten, nostalgic, melancholic, soul stirring, the beautiful & more. And that’s what Harkat is. Harkat.

As an alternative arts space, Harkat has hosted theatre, film, music, contemporary art exhibitions and other community projects. We run the 16mm Film Festival in Bombay, an annual celebration of celluloid filmmaking combined with workshops facilitating making with a focus on the medium. We also curated a show called ‘India on Film’ at the Serendipity Arts Festival which investigated the inter-relationship between the art and craft of making on film in the Indian context.

2020 is an exciting year for film. Click here to know more about our program India on Film Travels.

If you are a maker interested in ‘film’, you’ll landed on the right page.
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Upcoming Workshops

As we develop our ‘film’ programs for this year, here is presenting our star workshop, something we haven’t done in 2 years. Come join us for a chance to shoot, develop and project 16mm black and white film in our ‘16mm Kaarigar’ workshop.

Spread over two days, the workshop will delve into:

– the workings of the medium of 16mm black and white reversal film,
– working with a Krasnogorsk K3 16mm film camera (loading and filming)
– developing film using easily found chemicals in a darkroom
– working and handling a 16mm film projector

The second day of the workshop will be a hands-on experience of developing your very own piece of film in a darkroom, using easily found chemicals. Additionally, we will also be exploring alternate, eco-friendly DIY options for developing reversal film.

The workshop is designed to be with a small ground of 12 participants and will be personal and intimate in nature. The ideal participant is a maker, artist, filmmaker or a creative individual who sees himself/herself working with the medium of film in the future. It is a process driven workshop with a larger view of creating a community of makers working on film.

The workshop has limited seats, so we’d like you to fill up a short form for us and we will get back to you shortly!


Date & Time:
4th and 5th April | 11am- 5pm

Workshop fee: 5000/-

Last Date to Register: 25th March 2020

Harkat Studios, Bungalow #94, First Floor, Aram Nagar 2 (just behind Mata Mandir), Versova, Andheri West.

Harkat Studios 2020