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Opening Ceremony

Talks, Workshops & Performances

Display Stalls of Crafts, Textiles, Indigenous Food and Art Publications

JD Centre of Art Site

13th International Film Festival Art & Artists, 2020
7, 8 & 9 February 2020

IDCOL Auditorium, Unit 2, IG Park,

Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Film Screening: 48 films from 17 countries

  • 26 were from India (11 of them from Odisha).

  • 22 were from 17 different countries around
    the world.

  • This is the third time the Festival has gone international, screening films from 17 different countries: Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

  • The films spanned the genres of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Traditional Arts & Crafts, Design & Architecture, Communities & Cultures and Animation.

Illustrated talks:

  • Bose Krishnamachari: The Indian Biennale

  • Adwaita Gadanayak: Upendra Maharathi exhibition at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi

  • Nandita Das: The Joy and Challenges of Recreating the Times in Manto


  • 4K Films on a Budget; Digital filmmaking workshops led by National Award-winning filmmakers Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl.


  • 13 Introductions or Q&As on films, either by the filmmaker or foreign mission

  • Concert by singer Vidya Shah

  • Performance of Bhumija and Gotipua dance

  • 22 Traditional craftspeople from different parts of Odisha presented the making of their craft in 11 stalls at the venue.

Participants and visitors:

  • 48 films screened from 17 countries

  • Films Division, Govt. of India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), High Commission of Australia, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Embassy of Israel, Instituto Cervantes, Spain GoodPlanet Foundation and individual filmmakers have contributed films.

  • 22 Craftspeople

  • Over 5,000 visitors

Invited Delegates:

  • Designer Subrata Bhowmick (Ahmedabad)

  • Artist and curator Bose Krishnamachari (Mumbai)

  • Sculptor and Director-General of NGMA, Adwaita Gadanayak (Delhi)

  • Photographer Raghu Rai (Delhi)

  • Filmmakers Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl (Mumbai)

  • Media personality Sunit Tandon (Delhi)

  • Actress and director Nandita Das (Mumbai)

  • Deputy Head of Post, Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata Daniel Sim

  • Odia filmmakers: Abhishek Swain, Manoranjan Badatya, Pankaja Sethi, Ashutosh Pattnaik, Masako Ono, Ranajit Mohanty and Srikrishna Das

  • Filmmaker Anungla Zoe Longkumer (Dimapur, Nagaland)

  • Filmmaker Patdeep Chaudhuri (Kolkata)

Guests who introduced films and interacted with the audience with a Q&A session after the screening:

  • Daniel Sim, Deputy Head of Post, Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata: Gurrumul

  • Abhishek Swain, filmmaker:
    Through the Eyes of an Artist

  • Manoranjan Badatya, filmmaker: Sand Says Something

  • Pankaja Sethi, filmmaker: Kabir Ke Julahe &
    Niyam Ku Niyam

  • Anungla Zoe Longkumer, filmmaker: Shot Awake: The Making of Changlangshu’s New Log Drum

  • Ashutosh Pattnaik, filmmaker: Shrikshetra to Sahijata

  • Masako Ono, producer: Lost into Art: Dhokra

  • Patdeep Chaudhuri, filmmaker: Daman, the Indomitable (Adamita Daman)

  • Ranajit Mohanty, filmmaker: Planet Earth Celebrates (Planeta Terra Celebrari)

  • Srikrishna Das, filmmaker: Ladakh: A Timelapse Journey through the Land of High Passes

  • Raghu Rai, photographer: Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portrait

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