About the festival

The Harkat 16mm Film Festival has been conceived with a view of re-connecting with the cinematic medium through it's celluloid history. It is organised by Harkat, an alternative arts space and a film production company based out of Versova, Mumbai. It’s been 121 years since the Lumière Brothers screened the first film in India and we have come a very long way since then. Moving to now, we are situated at the heart of where the film industry in Mumbai lives and works, the festival aims at bringing back love for the medium of film and it’s histories through the showing of many popular and new-age experimental film. This is the first time the festival is happening and it will supplemented by various activities like the production of single take 1 minute films on a 16mm camera for young film makers and talks around the history and magic of filming on celluloid. See the festival trailer here: https://vimeo.com/249687715

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We are accepting films in all genres, all through FilmFreeway, click on the icon above to access. You can also write to us at us@harkat.in for any help with submissions.


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About Harkat

Harkat Studios is multi-disciplinary boutique arts studio in Versova, Mumbai. Housed in a small quaint bungalow in Aram Nagar, one of the few surviving old neighbourhood’s in the suburbs, Harkat serves as a community space in the form of a workspace for artists and freelancers over the week and transforms into an alternative performance space over the weekend.


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Festival Programme

Festival Programme

Screening of Prakash Jha’s Hip Hip Hurray on 16mm Directed by Prakash Jha; Written by Gulzar A computer engineer named Sandeep Chowdhary (Raj Kiran) is waiting to start his first job, so he takes up Read more…

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Screening of found film footage re-crafted by contemporary filmmakers Poetics of Transition is an exercise in re-interpreting found footage in the 16mm film format, with the intention of creating works which reflect different aspects of societal Read more…

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Short Film Screenings Screening a selection of contemporary 16mm films from across the globe, made by artists and filmmakers. Also announcing the winners of ‘Make your own silent film’, produced with support of the festival Read more…

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16mm Film Workshop Who can nowadays say that they physically made a film – a film that you can not only watch, but also touch? Well, after participating in this workshop, you can!   The Read more…

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