The aim is to support Indian female filmmakers in redefining uncaptured cinema to the world.
Kalakari Film Festival has announced that it will promote over 500 women filmmakers at this year’s festival. It is an exclusive event of India for upcoming artists and thinkers.
The movies will be in English, Hindi, Marathi and other regional Indian languages.
Over the last few years, conversations about equal pay and opportunity have stirred long-overdue debates in the film industry. The Kalakari Film Festival is taking steps towards getting their female talent recognised, particularly if they’re behind the camera rather than in front of it.
Rishi Nikam, Founder of Kalakari Film Festival, said that the main objective of this event is to provide a platform to Indian artists who don’t have a medium to display their talent and art on an international level. Thus, Kalakari helps to spread Indian art. We want our artists to gain recognition. There is no registration fee for the artisans in this fest. We have Priya Yadav and Aditya Itoriya in our team.
She added: “A film has no gender; it’s either good or bad. Hence, its creator should not be judged by their gender either. Honestly, this list should have been called ‘All-Time Great International Filmmakers’ because gender cannot confine or define talent. The women on this list have cleared the clutter, they are trailblazers, and have shattered every possible pigeonhole created for them. These ladies refused to conform to the structure and claimed their much deserving emancipation. Art is a medium through which we can convey important messages. Kalakari Film Fest is a platform that provides this great opportunity for all artists.”
There will be a photography exhibition and award ceremony, and participants will get a chance to showcase their artwork at events around the world.
Celebrities from all over the world will make their presence online during the online film festival.