Friday, August 28, 2015

36th IAWRT Biennial Conference, New Delhi, India

 

















36th IAWRT Biennial Conference
15 September to 18 September 2015
Vivanta by Taj, Sector 21, Dwarka

The IAWRT India Chapter is working hard to put the finishing touches on this year’s Biennial Conference.

The four-day gathering will explore themes around women’s safety and empowerment through the media. The India Chapter has secured an incredible line-up of women including Pakistan's leading human rights lawyer, Asma Jahangir, and well known independent journalist, Najiba Ayubi from Afghanistan, who will deliver a Joint Keynote Address.

BBC's award winning Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, and NDTV's Editorial Director, Sonia Singh, will speak at the first Plenary session.

Over 100 women are expected to attend -  radio, TV and print journalists and documentary filmmakers from countries that include Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, UK and USA.

The conference includes the Biennial Gala Dinner where the IAWRT Awards for Excellence in radio and TV documentary are presented.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 12th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2016


We are happy to announce that the 12th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival will take place in New Delhi from 3-5 March, 2016 at the India International Centre.

The event will showcase the works of Asian women directors in a range of genres - animation, documentary, experimental, short fiction and feature fiction. The director could be living in any part of the world but should be of Asian origin.

In the 2016 edition of the festival we seek to have an exciting selection of films that are diverse in context, content and form. Apart from the general programme, there will be some curated sections. The festival will feature the third edition of Soundphiles for which a separate entry form will be sent in the coming days. There will also be a special section on Films from Palestine as well as other packages.

Click here for the Rules & Regulations and the Entry Form.  

Last date for submission is October 31, 2015.

Monday, July 6, 2015

RIP RATNABALI MITRA

 

 Ratnabali Mitra passed away on the night of Sunday, 5th July 2015, after an illness bravely fought.
 

She​ ​was currently Board Member of the IAWRT India Chapter.​ ​


Ratnabali had been producing short news features on Science, Technology and Environment for All India Radio, the public service broadcaster. She had also been a trainer associated with curriculum production for the National Council of Educational Research and Training and the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
 

She had been active in establishing the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival on the cultural map of Delhi and was a familiar figure at the event at IIC every March.


In addition to the Akashvani Annual Award for her docudrama on the Digital Divide in the year 1996, she had been awarded for three books for children by the Children’s Book Trust.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FILM FESTIVAL TEAM

Here they are ...


Festival Director
ANUPAMA SRINIVASAN

Festival Co-Director
UMA TANUKU

Curator, Experimental Films
PRIYANKA CHHABRA

Curators, Soundphiles
IRAM GHUFRAN & SAMINA MISHRA

Campus Screenings: 
AARADHANA KAPUR, ANUPAMA SRINIVASAN, 
UMA TANUKU, IPSITA SENGUPTA

Fundraising
ANUPAMA SRINIVASAN, UMA TANUKU, REENA MOHAN

Co-ordination Team
UMA TANUKU, IPSITA SENGUPTA, ANUPAMA SRINIVASAN

Design
UMA TANUKU

Facebook
IPSITA SENGUPTA

Twitter
ITIKA SINGH

Press & Publicity
UMA TANUKU, ANUPAMA SRINIVASAN, KAVITA JOSHI

Festival Trailer
PRIYA GOSWAMI

Hospitality: 
UMA TANUKU, PUSHPA RAWAT

Friday, February 27, 2015

IAWRT - ZUBAAN present


 


I A W R T  -  Z U B A A N   p r e s e n t 

P I C T U R E   T H I S !
p a i n t I n g   t h e   w o m e n ‘ s   m o v e m e n t

b y   R A D H A B E N   G A R V A

2 - 8 March
IIC Annexe Art Gallery


From her home in a small village in the Kutch district of Gujarat, Dalit artist Radhaben Garwa has documented the rural women’s movement in Western India and beyond through her drawings. Her images—more than two hundred of them gathered in 'Picture This!: Painting the Women's Movement', published by Zubaan in 2014—tell stories of the women from her village and from the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, the NGO she works with, in their campaigns for women’s rights, economic empowerment, and resistance to globalizing corporations. Here, a sample of her artwork attests to the beauty in female solidarity.