Back in the cinema - reunited again!
From 20 July to 24 July 2022 we will see each other again in Stuttgart's city centre cinemas.
We proudly present this year's official short film selection
here are the 14 exciting, funny, serious, weird, unusual and, to put it briefly: amazing short films...
Opening Film 2022
The 19th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart starts with the opening film
‚Shankar’s Fairies‘ von Irfana Majumdar.
At the opening ceremony, festival director Oliver Mahn talks to patrons and sponsors.
India, 1962. Shankar is the indispensable servant on the estate of the parents of little Anjana and her brother. The little girl loves his fantastical stories and follows him around. Newly independent India is still entrenched in the caste system. Servants like Shankar are part of the household, but social class differences persist. Meanwhile, in Shankar’s home village, his daughter gets sick and he wants to go home.
Director: Irfana Majumdar
India, 2021, 93 min, Hindi with English ST
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School film 2022
Writing with fire
Thursday 21 July 2022, 10 AM
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges Khabar Lahariya (KL), India’s only digital news agency run by women from the Dalit caste, the lowest caste. Armed with smartphones, chief reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions. The first time modern Dalit women are on screen – not as victims of their circumstances but as writers of their own destiny. It is the first Indian documentary to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category.
Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
India, 2021, 93 min, Hindi with English ST
Family film 2022
GANDHI & Co.
Sonntag 24. Juli 2022, 15 UHR
INDISCHES KINOERLEBNIS FÜR DIE GANZE FAMILIE!
Mintoo and Mitra, both eleven years old, are known for two things: firstly, their collective potential towards mischief and secondly for their legendary friendship with Bharat Bhai. An unexpected happening corners Mintoo into proclaiming Mahatma Gandhi as his role model – but he is nowhere close to imbibing Gandhi’s values. Bharat Bhai wants to teach the boys a lesson in honesty and harmony. Can these contrasting personalities work towards complimenting each other?
Regie: Manish Saini
Indien, 2021, 101 Min., Gujarati mit englischen Untertiteln
Spoken live in German by Stuttgart actress Juliane Bacher
24th July, 8 pm german time
Back in Cinemas!
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the entire award ceremony
Audience Award to sushrut jain for the Tenant
the german star of india 2021
The tension rises. The envelopes with the names of the winners are opened.
In the categories of feature films, short films and documentaries, a total of nine jurors have examined the competition films and chosen the best.
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Trailer of the 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart 2021
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Somi und ihr Mann lernten sich kennen und lieben, als sie an der Seite der Naxaliten kämpften, einer kommunistischen Guerillagruppe, die seit den 1960er Jahren für die Rechte der Stammesgemeinschaften in Indien kämpft. Nach einem Jahrzehnt des bewaffneten Kampfes verließ das Paar die Bewegung und ergab sich der Polizei.
Seitdem bemühen sie sich, eine neue Identität zu schaffen, ihre beiden Kinder zu erziehen und schließlich ihre gewalttätige Vergangenheit mit dem sehnlichen Wunsch nach Integration in die feindliche indische Gesellschaft in Einklang zu bringen.
Somi and her husband met and fell in love while fighting alongside the Naxalites, a communist guerrilla group that has been fighting since the 1960s for the rights of the tribal communities of India. After a decade of armed struggle, the couple deserted the movement and surrendered to the police.
Ever since, they have been striving to forge a new identity, educate their two children and eventually reconcile their violent past with the fervent desire to integrate into the hostile Indian society.
the programme booklet
Our film programme is online!
The presale will start soon. We will inform you in time about the start of the presale via our website as well as through all social media channels. How the online festival cinema works: For 18,00 EUR, the festival pass allows you to watch current feature films, short films and documentaries from all over India for five days at home. Individual tickets cost 8.00 EUR. The supporting programme is offered for free.
This year, the festival will take place mainly online. To our great excitement, we are returning to the cinema with two screenings on 24 July 2021, 6pm and 8.30pm. The films will be shown at Cinema-Kino (corner of Bolzstraße and Königstraße).
For the first time, we also expect guests to attend the films and are already looking forward to an exchange with the audience at the venue.
More info and little highlights can be enjoyed by those who follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
SUPPORT INDIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
The second Corona wave seems to have no end in India. We keep receiving messages from filmmaker friends who have been hit hard by the impacts of the pandemic.
Many organisations are currently collecting donations. We decided to draw attention to the German Red Cross, which supports Covid 19 projects worldwide, including in India.
Even though India seems far away, we are close in our thoughts.