CAFF - Cineville Annual Film Festival is an event organized by the members of FilmTantra- The Film Appreciation and Filmmaking Society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.We aim to bring meaningful and engaging cinema to enthusiastic audiences.
With each passing year, we have built a wider audience and helped introduce more people to indie cinema. Last year, the pandemic brought about a change that made the world more virtual and CAFF follwed suit.
We concluded a successful virtual edition of CAFF with 16 films, 5 workshops with more than 10 panel discussions.
This year, by combining both online and offline audiences,CAFF is going HYBRID for the first time. Evolution is a long term process and CAFF is certainly evolving. This year we have partnered with the popular online VoD platform MoviGarage where all films that are a part of CAFF'22 will be available for streaming for four days. We are planning to bring about fifteen films and host several offline events like panel discussions and workshops in the college premises on 11th and 12th April. As always, with Cineville we endeavor to provide a novel experience that takes the best of indie cinema to the most passionate of its audience.
Opening up boundaries between fiction and documentary, DRISHYAM invites submissions for both fiction and documentary films bringing out the true essence of storytelling.
FilmTantra, the filmmaking and film appreciation making society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, presents Jharokha, an on-spot filmmaking challenge of Cineville Annual Film Festival (CAFF 2023) in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
We invite independent filmmakers and all DU societies to come challenge themselves in this 6-hour filmmaking competition.
CAFF'23 presents a "Game of Phones" that will test your cinematic knowledge! Your quest, should you choose to accept it, will be to make it past the preliminary rounds of our offline quiz to reach the "Final Destination" - a perfect blend of brain teasers and existing tropes of movies.
FilmTantra-FilmTantra was built on the idea to create a space for our members to express and develop themselves relating to cinema. Our intent was to present a platform to independent and regional cinema to showcase themselves and curate the attention of similar audiencies . Cinema, as an artform we believe expresses itself in different genres, styles and ideas that crosses all borders and help communicate itself with everyone, making it one of the most unique forms of expression to exist. Throughout the years FilmTantra has envisioned in celebrating this unique form of expression and learn and grow with it.
With each passing year, we have successfully built a wider audience and helped introduce more people to independent cinema. Lat year, with the effects of the pandemic still looming large, we curated a CAFF that would cater to the change that the pandemic has brought in. Caff 2022 was a hybrid event with screenings, workshop and masterclasses both offline and online.
This year we build on the successes of the hybrid CAFF'22 and strive to provide a greater reach for independent cinema to college students. Our ambition to spread the joy of cinema requires your help.We believe with your help our little initiative for our love of cinema would take us closer to help spread the joy of this art. Every little contribution counts and helps us take another step closer to reeaching our goal.
By becoming a contributor you will be supporting our aim of bringing off-beat cinema to the mainstream audience and those passionate about filmmaking. It will allow us to provide many deserving filmmakers to showcase their work along with giving student filmmakers a chance to interact with professionals working in the industry. Moreover, as a contributor you will be ensuring the sustainability of our aim and of the indie film industry itself.
While we have a clear set of goals that we work towards, the broad aim we have in mind while taking up any new initiative is the creation of a space for those who love cinema and wish to share the experience of it with the rest of the world. If you identify with these goals, do consider becoming a contributor to CAFF'23.
Donation by Bank/ECS:
Payable to: FilmTantra
Account Holder's Name: Debajit Sarkar
Name of Bank: State Bank of India
Account Type:Savings Account
IFSC Code: SBIN0010755
Branch :Assam Secretariat
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