Harkat 16mm Film Festival Harkat 16mm Film Festival

16mm Film Festival 2018


1st -12th December


10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Capacity: 12
Venue: Harkat Studios | Kodak FilmLab, Goregaon

In an attempt to go “back to the basics”, Harkat  together with The Goethe-Institut / Max-Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and in collaboration with LaborBerlin, brings to you an extended 16mm filmmaking workshop spanning over two weeks. Participants will gain a hands-on experience of making a film ‘on film’ (16mm B&W reversal to be more precise), all under the guidance of German filmmaker Bernd Lützeler. This will include conceptualising, learning the fundamentals of handmade analogue film, loading Bolex and ARRI cameras and their operation, hand developing film in the darkroom, manual editing with tape slicer – and a premiere at the closing day of the film festival.

[Note: This is an advanced workshop for cinematographers and directors who want to get acquainted with the working of 16mm film. If you have already worked with film, it would be helpful to write in to [email protected] with a request. The festival reserves the right to refund participants who don’t fit this criteria.]

9th December

Ek Minute 16mm Competition

Harkat in collaboration with Kodak is facilitating the production of five 1 minute silent 16mm films. The idea is to get makers who have never shot on film get a taste of it. If you want to make your film on film, then send us your script in not more than 1 page. Five selected ones will get 50 feet of 500T Kodak stock, a DOP, an Arri 416 16mm camera, processing and scanning, to make their masterpiece. The pieces will be exhibited at the festival on the closing day.

[Note : Participants have to be present at the time of the shoot – on the 9th of December and will be responsible for arranging any actors, production logistics, permissions etc.]

Send your entries to [email protected]
Deadline: 20th November

Sunday, 16th December


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Capacity: 40
Venue: Harkat Studios

This beginner’s workshop, in collaboration with Kodak, introduces people to the world of film, the first medium to bring the moving image to life. In today’s age of the democratisation of media, a lot of us have access to the camera in our smartphones and DSLRs, but unfortunately, have perhaps never touched or known celluloid film intimately. The workshop will cover an introductory session explaining stock, film, cameras and development. This is followed by a hands-on experience curated just for the participants, where they get to shoot some abstract footage under the guidance of an experienced DOP.

[Note: All other production costs are to be covered by the participants themselves.]


Friday, 14th December

Opening night

8:00 PM

Venue: Films Division of India

Udaan on 35mm

A 2010 Indian Hindi coming-of-age drama film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Udaan follows the story of seventeen year old Rohan, who returns home to his father after being in boarding school for eight years. Harkat is bringing this widely beloved cult classic to you straight from the source, the 35 mm film it was originally shot on, with a chance to meet and talk with the acclaimed director himself, all in a wonderful evening at the Films Division of India.



Ek Minute 2017

The first ever screening of the first batch of Ek Minute (1-min) silent films produced by Harkat Studios during the 2017 festival. The screening is accompanied with live sound-scaping/music.

Intellectual Masturbation | Michaela Talwar

Kaboom | Aditi Mediratta

Obituary | Genevive Pitchen

Udd Gayi | Sheba Alexander

Waiting | Rubi Sanchez

Saturday, 15th December 

FILM ‘MAKER’ IN FOCUS: Bernd Lützeler

8:00 PM

VenueHarkat Studios

Harkat Studios is showcasing seven of filmmaker Bernd Lützeler’s works, shot on various film formats from 8 mm and 35 mm to digital, and hosting the artist himself all packed into one lovely evening in our studio space. Bernd Lützeler is an artist, filmmaker and a member of the artist-run filmlab LaborBerlin, a space where filmmakers can process, edit and print their own films on 8 and 16mm celluloid film. His films have been shown at venues and festivals worldwide, including Centre Pompidou, Berlinale International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde and many more.

the Voice of God | India, 2011, 35mm

Batagur Baska | by Guido Möbius / Directed by Bernd Lützeler
Brazil & Germany, 2016, Super-8

_galore | India & Germany, 2018, Digital 4K

A Soundfilm | Germany, 2017, Super-8

Fictitious Force | By Philip Widmann

Traveling with Maxim Gorkiy | Directed by Bernd Lützeler & Kolja Kunt

Camera Threat | India & Germany, 2017, 35mm


Sunday, 16th December

Closing night

8:00 PM

VenueHarkat Studios

The closing day of the 16 mm Film Festival will see a grand lineup of short films in four events.

Straight 8

This is a special screening in collaboration with Straight 8 of the best “Straight 8” films ever made.
Straight 8 are one-super-8-cartridge-no-editing short films made by filmmakers from around the world.

About fitting in | By Le Berg

From Russia with monsters | By Cut and Paste

I am Ocean | By Indigo Asia Productions

If  | By Skin and Bones Film

In Love | By Candice Nachman

Répetez s’il-vous-plaît | By The Producers Brisbane

Satan’s bite | By Dean Puckett

Split Personality | By D&ad

Still Life | By Taiyo Kikaku

The Bird Spa | By the Local Production Company

The last valentine | By Rothco

What a drag | By Jake Kuhn

Woman Potion | By Moonwalk Films/Bless


8:45 PM


We received 200 scripts from across India, produced them, and here is presenting the best six of them.

50 Feet | By Omkar Naik

A Mute Point | By Yamini Nibhanupudi and Ayush Chaturvedi

Elevated | By Aditi Mediratta

For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn | By Upal Maji

Jenga | By Sharmistha Saha

Static Bombay | By Savyasachi Anju-Prabir


9:15 PM


Selected entries for the 16mm Film Festival 2018.

Armie | By Mark Cira

Hot Dog | By T.J. Yoshizaki

I See | By Simon Helbling

The Projectionist | By Anoop Oommen

Ruins of Time | By Mathieu Peteul

Seven Kinds of Satisfaction | By Armin Monfared

Willa | By Brittany Gravely, Ken Linehan


10:30 pm


Concluding the two-week long intensive workshop of 16 mm DIY filmmaking, Harkat will be screening the films produced by the participants, an ode to the moving image and its artists.

Killing your Darlings | By Ada, Ayesha, Navneet, Nidhi, Siddhanth

The Red Pink Balloon | By Prashant, Sivaranjini, Anand, Ronit, Omkar

Afterimage | By Sweta, Ranvir, Sujay