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For the love of free cinema

This ongoing film festival in the Capital is all about a collection of independent movies from around the world.

art and culture Updated: Jul 22, 2012 01:08 IST
Gautam Valluri

In an attempt to popularise independent cinema in Delhi, a film festival called Transmissions is being organised by Lightcube Film Society. So, if you like watching independent cinema, Kunzum Travel Cafe in Hauz Khas — also the venue of the festival — is the place for you to visit.

The first ever festival by the group commenced on July 20, and showcases independent films from world over. “The motive is to establish a platform that devotes itself to the cause of independent film production and exhibition in the country,” says Anuj Malhotra, the head of the society, adding, “This festival not only includes screenings, but also acts as a platform for an elaborate discussion of the fundamentals involved in the independent film scene in the country”.

Kunzum Cafe

Among the titles in this exposition are movies such as Sita Sings the Blues, Khargosh, Nova Eva and Deccani Souls by eminent filmmakers such as Nina Paley, Paresh Kamdar, Guillaume Martinez and Kaz Rahman respectively.

Talking about his film Khargosh, which will be screened tomorrow, director Paresh Kamdar says, “This film centers around a small-town boy in a remote Indian village who accidentally enters into the adult adventure of love.” This festival will conclude on July 24 with a discussion titled Film vs. Digital paradigm by filmmaker Gautam Valluri.

Catch it live...
What: Transmissions - Festival of independent films
When: Till July 24
Timing: 6 pm onwards
Entry: Rs 500 per festival pass
Where: Kunzum Travel Café, Hauz Khas Village
Nearest metro station: Green Park on Yellow Line