12th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival

The IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival will be held from 3 – 5 March 2016, in New Delhi. Curated by Umadevi N.Tanuku and Aradhna Kohli, it showcases works by women directors of Asian origin, and shows work ranging from animation, to documentary, experimental, short fiction and fiction features.

It is held every year around International Women’s Day

The festival was launced in 2005 and has grown in strength and popularity with film makers coming from all over the world to participate. The festival has travelled to many Indian cities and selections have been screened at other festivals like Birds Eye View Film Festival 2011, London, International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2011 and Vasakh Festival, Lahore 2012.

This year, films from Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Japan, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam will be shown. The general program selection is available here. The festival also includes an audio component called Soundfiles. 2016 selection here. Entries for Soundfiles have been on the rise,since it was established three years ago, which clearly recognises the importance of radio. The festival also provides a platform for showcasing art, and invites artists to host exhibitions.