at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi, India from 28 July – 3 August 2006.
The Monsoon Festival is an exploration of the diverse awakenings and experiences of the monsoon. An omnipotent creative catalyst, monsoon is the source of multi-hued awakenings — from the delightful expressions of love (in celebration or bereavement) to the experience of change as symbolised by change in nature to inspiring awe and terror with its occassional ferocious grandeur.
The Monsoon is not just the rain, but a season, one that offers a range of other complex sensual, visual and aesthetic experiences which the festival hopes to foreground.
Among other events such as an art exhibition on the theme of monsoon, a concert of Hindustani classical music, we are also organising screenings of films centred around the monsoon. We already have a body of films for the festival, but are also interested in including more films on the theme of monsoon.
Monsoon/ rain can be the narrative, sub-text or a motif in the film. We're interested in exploring the meaning of monsoon in different cultures and films that do so will be looked forward to.
Films may be feature films, documentaries, videos or any other genre.
If you have a film that fits in with the theme of the festival, and would like to submit it for consideration, please send 2 copies of the film, on DVD format, latest by 25th June 2006. The earlier, the better!
Please make sure to include a letter addressed to The Director, Red Earth, stating that you are the rightful copyright owner of the film, and that if selected, it may be screened at the Monsoon Festival for an invited audience, or a statement from the copyright owner to the same effect. The films may be supported by additional material like synopsis, credits, reviews etc.
Copies of the films will not be returned. If desired, you may provide us details of the films for feedback, before actually sending in copies of the films.
All communication may be addressed to [email protected]
Director, Red Earth
A 39/3, SFS, Saket
New Delhi 110017
Ph: 011-41764054, 98182-10894