New Delhi: The Emami Art Experimental Film Festival 2022 scheduled from November 9 to 13, 2022 at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity in Anandapur, Kolkata, inspired by its precursor, the 2020 online documentary film festival, will be organized by the art body. It took place during the lockdown and despite several challenges, received a positive feedback.
In this year’s festival, Emami Art shall present out-of-the-box films that re-define the language of cinema, spanning across narrative, aesthetic, and technological domains. The festival will be a part of the EA Locus in Focus program, aiming to bridge the gap between central and peripheral practices in contemporary art. The Emami Art Experimental Film Festival 2022 attempts to create an intimate network with the local makers and audience.
In its debut year, the emphasis would be on screening an eclectic range of avant-garde films across categories.
Selected by a panel of eminent jury, fifteen films from east and north-east India would be screened in the Competitive Category. Furthermore, there would be Curated Sections featuring noteworthy works in the experimental genre. Alongside the screenings, the sections are designed to create a discursive space that will spur new riveting conversations around the topics.
Additionally, there would be special screenings and talk sessions by industry experts.
An exhibition with absorbing insights into film making would also be held onsite at the Emami Art Kolkata.
Emami Art’s Experimental Film Festival 2022 will consist of a competitive category of Films, 3 curated sections and 2 special screenings to be held over the 5-day period.
“I am proud to announce the Emami Art Experimental Film Festival 2022. It will not only present a wonderful selection of uniquely selected films but will open up a novel space for viewers to interact and engage with films from multiple perspectives, especially in relation to the broader context of visual arts,” said Richa Agarwal, CEO, Emami Art.