[Please note: All timings are shown in Indian Standard Time. Screenings will be held physically and online.]
Friday, 10 December 2021 | Opening Night
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Rebirth from an archive
Films that draw from the old; derived from archives of found footage, fragments collaged and spliced into new forms. This program will culminate in an interactive session around found footage, using a 16mm projector.
Deen | Tanya Dixit
First Hypnotic Suggestion | Brittany Gravely, Ken Linehan
Four Dances for Three Couples | Jiayi Chen
The City Bridges Are Open Again | Masha Godovannaya
What Is Nothing (After What Is Nothing) | Kristin Reeves
Dreaming in Aspect Ratio | Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Kopierwerk | Stefanie Weberhofer
Introduction to the 16mm Festival (*offline only)
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Notes on experimental form *Q&A
A selection of films that break the boundaries of making and viewing film. You can find here playful approaches, handworking techniques, camera and projection interventions, and other experimental methods.
Dead See |Tetsuya Maruyama
Originate/Recompile | Federica Foglia
Into the Wild | Markus Maicher
Tri-Alogue #4 | Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker, Reed O’Beirne
Self Portrait with Bag | Dianna Barrie
Effulgence | Alex MacKenzie
Agar Agar | Alex MacKenzie
No Personal Checks | Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
from time without beginning | Lorenzo Gattorna
M…H | Gaelle Rouard
Asynchronous (2020) | Nicholas Afchain
Better Man | Mrinal Bahukhandi
In and Out a Window | Richard Tuohy
Saturday, 11 December 2021
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Sweet morning chai
Join us for a screening of some sweet slice of life shorts over breakfast and chai!
Eclipse in the Garden | Yuula Benivolski
Kodi Bengre | Krish Makhija
Tirana | Eva Claus
3 sons | Ed Sayers
Remembrance | Paul London
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Ek-minute Competition 2021 Films *Q&A
Films by the five winning entries of the Ek-Minute Film Competition 2021. These films were made at the Harkat Lab a week prior to the festival and will be screened for the first time.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | The Labo K Showcase (*offline only)
A live showcase of the films and work of our guest lab, Labo K.
Labo K is a collective lab of filmmakers based in Rennes, France, since 2014. Labo K’s artists create films, performances, installations and set up training workshops around the practice of film in super8 and 16mm. The lab is akin to a playground.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Of other realms
Dream-like fiction that inhabits both grounded personal histories and fantasy worlds.
The Hero | Milena Dutkowska
Commission | Ieva Balode
PHANTOM VALLEY | Nina Kotyantz
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Straight 8 2021: Top 8 + India entries *Q&A
A screening of the Top 8 films of the 2021 Straight-8 competition + 4 entries by Indian makers.
Founded in London, 1999, straight8 is a global one-super-8-cartridge-no-editing short film competition. The films you will see were edited as they were shot, with no retakes and no colour grading, which means the first time the makers saw their films is with the audience themselves. The top 8 films every year get screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM | A late night show of hybrid realities
Experimental documentaries of keen observations, friendships, gatherings, music, the climate, hovering feelings, birds and trees; changing landscapes.
Even in paradise it is not good to be alone | Lorenzo Gattorna
Noon in the cemetery | Benjamin Poumey
Haukijärvi, February | Matt Shaw
Letter from a Friend | Stefanie Weberhofer, Renato Unterberg
Sunday, 12 December 2021
11:30 AM – 1:45 PM | Journeys through light and time *Q&A
Making meaning and visual explorations specific to a medium, these are filmic dances of light and time.
To All Those | Josh Weissbach
ARIES | Elian Mikkola
Man with suitcase | Bartek Pieklo
Kitikaka | Florian Maricourt, Calypso Debrot
Summer Light for Tula | Silvia Alison Turchin
The long wail of a passing train | Anne-Marie Bouchard
Wear and Tear | Jason Robinson
Home Far Away | Dimitar Kutmanov
Beyond the Shadows | Steven J. York
Phytography | Karel Doing
off (I don’t know when to stop) | Erica Sheu
LIMEN | Kathryn Ramey
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM | Evening feature: Autumnal Sleeps | Michael Higgins
A solo viewing of Autumnal Sleeps, a film photographed on expired 35mm film with a 50 year old Soviet camera. Autumnal Sleeps takes inspiration from early silent cinema. The character and nature of the performance resemble those from a roadshow attraction while highlighting the illusory power of voyeurism and exhibitions. This film is accompanied by a haunting industrial score broken up with poetic interludes that examine deeper emotions.
JOIN US ON THE TERRACE!
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | The Harkat Lab Showcase
Although we’ve been making handmade films for a while, the physical Harkat Lab only came into being at the start of 2021, with the support of the Gujral Foundation. This collection of films is our first oeuvre as a film lab, distilling a lot of our ideas surrounding the notion of ‘India on film’ and cinema of prayog.
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Filmic Letters: Harkat Lab x Labo K Performance (*offline only)
Brewing in secrecy for the past few months, the Harkat Lab and Labo-K (France) have collaborated on a film project, an exchange of films as letters. There were no pre-decided themes or rules, just a film and a response. The last film in this section was conceived and filmed together during Labo K’s time at the Harkat Lab in conjunction with the festival.