16mm Film Festival

Harkat is proud to present Mumbai’s only 16mm film festival.

As we zoom past Instagram filters, automated editing apps on our phones and countless banal videos on our timeline, Harkat wants to travel back to a time of Celluloid. It seems almost utopian now, a time where film making was slow, meticulous and reserved for the select few patient enough to spend hours and hours on formulating a piece of art which could only be admired in a cinema hall, but we believe it is doable.

We want to relive the magic of churning a film through a projector onto a speckless cloth, evoking the tangible quality of the medium.

Aram Nagar, originally a refugee colony used to screen 16mm films during the 60’s & 70’s in the central community ‘maidaan’. The dynamic has now shifted to it being a bustling film and theatre neighborhood, keeping in mind the historical context of the neighborhood we are situated in, we are proud to present a 16mm film festival, showing contemporary and classic films, along with workshops and talks.

The festival has four sections as of now, an experimental film screening section, a commercial screening section, an interactive workshop with a talk on 16mm film and a section where we facilitate young film makers to make their own 16mm films.

The first edition of the festival is scheduled for Nov 25-26, 2017.
To get more more info, you can log onto the website here: Harkat 16mm Film Festival Homepage
To submit your films, kindly log onto: Film Filmfreeway

Please note- We are only accepting films shot in 16mm film format.

16mm film festival in Mumbai


UPDATE: Shooting on Super 8 & 16mm Workshop, April 1st 2018

Kodak and Harkat invite you for an interactive workshop on shooting with Super 8 and 16mm film. Through a carefully curated program led by experts of technology and art, you will get a chance to get your hands on 16mm and Super 8 cameras, including Kodak’s new Super 8 camera and expose real film.

Hear from the experts and discover how real film makes a difference through an interactive session and hands-on experience.

The workshop is a must attend for digital filmmakers who are interested in film, beginner film enthusiasts and students. It’s an overview workshop covering film workflow and basic techniques, what’s current in film and approaching film like an artistic medium, all through an interactive hands on session.

Facilitators include Holger Schwaerzel (Kodak Professional, Director of Photography, Worldwide Product Manager), Akshay Singh (Director of Photography – [Lipstick Under my Burkha]), Karan Talwar (Curator, Director @Harkat Studios, Programmer [Harkat 16mm film festival]

We are bringing this magic to the
Ministry of New, Fort on April 1 from 11am – 3pm. 

It’s a free workshop with very limited spots. To express interest in participating, please send an email to hersh.lulla@kodak.com or us@harkat.in with your contact details and a profile in no more than 50 words. Your participation will be confirmed once you receive a formal email from us.