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Emami Art Experimental Film Festival 2023

Festival of Indian and International Experimental Films

November 22,2023 - November 26,2023

November 22, 2023 November 26, 2023

The Emami Art Experimental Film Festival, Edition II – 2023 is a five-day celebration of alternative cinemaencompassing twenty-two films in the competitive section + thirty-three Indian and international films across seven curated sections + Masterclasses, Filmmaker in Focus, Panel Discussions, Special screenings and more. An eagerly awaited annual event, the Emami Art Experimental Film Festival (EAEFF) was conceived by Ushmita Sahu, Director and head Curator of Emami Art. Independent film curator and writer Raju Roychowdhury is the EAEFF  2023 Festival Director. 


German artist/filmmaker Wolfgang Lehmann is the EAEFF 23 Filmmaker in Focus; He will present a selection of films and two masterclasses. Working with the materiality of the image in film or video is an artistic strategy that uses the image as a central part of the visual design. Lehmann intends to take the audience on a subjective journey through the possibilities of working with film and video as material in the artistic film and video history concerning his work. Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata supports this section of the festival.

Landscape, Home and Abstraction in Canadian Experimental Film curated by Solomon Nagler, Canadian experiential filmmaker and Professor of Film Production at NSCAD University, co-founder of WNDX: Festival of the Moving Image – presents an anthology of Canadian experimental films .
Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke are media artists and artistic researchers brings – Time Travel Images/ Photofilms, to look at photofilms and how they reference the past in the cinema’s present and thus permits us to think (about) all further time dimensions.

Under the EA Locus in Focus banner, which offers discursive spaces to local and regional communities through ongoing short and long-term projects, the Festival brings a selection curated by a Guwahati-based filmmaker and video artist Mehdi Jahan of experimental films crafted by young multidisciplinary artists from East and Northeast India to contemplate the intimate relationship between their immediate socio-political reality and collective memory.