Harkat 16mm Film Festival Harkat 16mm Film Festival


Ek-Minute Film Workshop



Presenting a case for 16mm film is akin to presenting a case for cinema itself. Everything from experimental film to cinéma vérité documentaries to pornography was created with this medium. The digitalisation of cinema has led to celluloid film being pushed aside. Despite this, the medium still holds a special place for those interested in cinema. Now mostly outside mainstream institutional guidelines, working with 16mm allows for artistic freedom and experimentation. Engaging with film today represents more than just indulging in nostalgia. It allows the participant a chance to explore a visual language that is specific to the medium.

At this years Serendipity Arts Festival, Harkat Studios will enable an opportunity for filmmakers to make their own one-minute film on 16mm film. 

To participate in the programme, each filmmaker will need to submit an idea and a visual treatment for their film in no more than one page.  Six selected filmmakers will be given 50 feet (roughly one minute) of Kodak 500T/250D stock, a 16mm film camera and a crew to execute their film. All other resources including actors, lights, travel to Goa, locations and production expenses will have to be sources by the makers themselves.  

All the films will be shot between the 11-14th of December in Goa and will be screened on the last day of the festival on the 22nd of December.

The deadline has now passed.