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The JDCA Film Forum is a permanent programme initiative for archiving, documenting and screening of films on 'Art of Nature and Man Made Art'. The Film Forum organizes annual, non-competitive, thematic, national and international festivals on documentary, short and animation films on the subject of Art and Artists, in Bhubaneshwar in mid December. It is gratifying that the Film Forum Archives already houses nearly 1,000 documentary films. This archive is under the larger canopy of Orissa Cultural Resource Centre (see page 30). JDCA has given an undertaking to all film makers that the copyright of all films remain with specific owners and that JDCA will not duplicate or lend these to any third party.

Under the aegis of the Film Forum, JDCA has organized two National Documentary and Short Film Festivals on the subject of Art and Artists in 2006 and 2007. The Third Film Festival is scheduled for December 2008.

The event allows the viewers to explore the personal vision and creative process of both the filmmaker and the artist. The effort is to host a series of films which have played a critical part in the development of filmmaking and the arts. This initiative will expose the youth to India's rich cultural heritage. The emphasis is more on the art itself rather than on the art of filmmaking.

JDCA Film Forum has set up an Advisory Committee comprising eminent professionals such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan ( filmmaker, Kerela), Shyam Benegal (filmmaker, Mumbai), Aparna Sen (filmmaker & actress, Kolkata), Sharmila Tagore (actress, Mumbai), Aruna Vasudev (film historian, Delhi), Biren Das (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar), Sarat Pujhari (actor - Bhubaneshwar), Nirad Mahapatra (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar), Nandita Das (actress, Delhi), Swapan Mullick (Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata), Vijaya Mulay (filmmaker and historian, Delhi), Arun Khopkar (filmmaker, Mumbai), Dilip Chitre (poet and filmmaker, Pune), Amol Palekar (filmmaker, Pune).

The Film Festival Selection Committee (Delhi and Orissa) includes Sunit Tandon (GM, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC, Delhi), Aruna Vasudev (film historian, Delhi), Jai Chandiram (former director, Doordarshan and filmmaker, Delhi), Swapan Mullick (Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata), Jahnu Barua (filmmaker, Mumbai), Tapan Bose (filmmaker and activist, Delhi), Biren Das (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar), U Radhakrishnan (Secretary, International Federation of Film Societies), Ira Bhaskar (Department of Art Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU, Delhi), Bidisha Roy Das (filmmaker, Delhi), Mike Pandey (filmmaker, Delhi), Suresh Kohli (poet and filmmaker, Delhi), Manmohan Mahapatra (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar), Susant Misra (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar), Sarat Pujhari (actor, Bhubaneshwar), Mehmood Husain (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar), Nirad Mahapatra (filmmaker, Bhubaneshwar).

The festivals had the support of UNESCO, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India; Department of Tourism and Department of Culture, Government of Orissa; Indian Airlines, The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Osian's Connoisseurs of Art Private Limited, TPS Infrastructure Limited.

Eminent filmmakers, critics, artists and scholars from all over the country participated in both the Festivals. There was wide coverage in the National Print and Electronic Media.

JDCA brought out publications of posters and brochures. Seminars and an exposure to the Oriya culture by way of Oriya lunches, classical and folk dance and musical performances added to the Festival.

Osian's Exhibition
During the First Film Festival, Osian's Connoisseurs of Art, Mumbai collaborated with JDCA Film Forum in bringing a selection of Posters and Publications from the Osian's Archive and Library to Bhubaneshwar for an exhibition. They exhibited thirty-five framed posters.

The exhibition included posters of Indian Films, catalogues, leaflets on film and art, as well as publications of Osian's for display and sale along with the Cinemaya Magazine.

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