Kolkata People’s Film Festival: 17 -20 January 2019

Dear friends,

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 6th Kolkata People’s Film Festival, to be held during 17-20 January 2019, at the Jogesh Mime Academy (Kalighat Park), Kolkata. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all four days. Entry is Free of cost. No tickets or passes are required.

The 6th Kolkata People’s Film Festival will feature 41 powerful new and contemporary films from India and the South-Asian subcontinent. The films have been selected from over 1600 entries the Festival Committee received this year. The selected films in KPFF 2019 include 30 films in the Stories from India (Documentary) section, 5 films in the Stories from South Asia (Documentary) section, and 6 films in the New Indian Fiction category. More than 30 filmmakers would be participating in-person in the 6th KPFF, to present their films and to interact with the festival audience.


The WEBSITE for the 6th KPFF: http://www.ourcinema.in/festival/
The SCHEDULE for the 6th KPFF: http://www.ourcinema.in/festival/kpff-schedule/
The FILMS AT A GLANCE page: http://www.ourcinema.in/festival/films-at-a-glance/
The Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/752672515104451/

The KPFF 2019 is happening at a time when several important people’s issues are being raised in the country, the subcontinent and the world at large. The Festival is pleased that the voices of the most marginalised people in the country and subcontinent have prominently featured in the films selected for the KPFF 2019. The films deal with complex and pressing issues, such as the plight of migrants, the majoritarian violence on minorities, the threat of Fascism, the criminalisation of political opponents, and the ravaging of our environments, ecologies and livelihoods in South Asia. These are stories of reclaiming past histories, stories of the celebration of the ordinary people’s lives, the small voices of history. The films capture our farmers, workers, students and the common people put up a spirited fight for democracy. The 6th KPFF is imagined as a space for reaffirming our togetherness and collectivities, for renewed conversations amongst those committed to putting up cultural and political resistance and celebrating people’s power.
The Kolkata People’s Film Festival, organised by the People’s Film Collective, has been running successfully since 2013. The KPFF is a non-sponsored, entirely people-funded, independently organised cinema festival, showcasing socially committed contemporary documentary & fiction cinema from India and the subcontinent. The festival does not charge the filmmakers to send a film, and it does not charge the audience to come and watch the films. There are discussions with filmmakers at the end of every film, and there are panel discussions with participating filmmakers. Through the festival, the KPFF seeks to build a platform for meaningful and socially-committed cinema and counterculture, based on people’s spontaneous participation, in the city of Kolkata.

Look forward to seeing you there!


People’s Film Collective


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