Ten-second Takeaway

The international festival of experimental film and moving image art is back for its ninth edition.

Dive deep

Take a plunge into the experimental and prepare to be challenged, with a wide-ranging pick of films and videos from countries such as Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Canada, Germany, Ireland, USA and India.

The opening film is Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, a highly-acclaimed and critiqued courtroom drama. Court has won several awards such as at the Venice International Film Festival and the National Film Awards. This will be the first official public screening of the film in Bangalore. The film will be screened thrice at the festival, with director Chaitanya Tamhane attending the first screening. Watch the trailer below.

What to expect

If the 100 films on the schedule aren’t enough reason to head to the festival, attend it for the artiste talks, special curated programs, and installations. A highlight is the section on the Politics of Form, curated by festival director Shai Heredia. The session will include screenings of Anand Patwardhan’s Prisoners of Conscience and Chandrashekhar Nair’s The New Wave.

Best of all

It’s free. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure you head there early.

Where: Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan 716, CMH Road, Indiranagar

When: November 25-29

Check out their website here.

Check out the full programme here.

Featured image via Experimenta.