16mm Film Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra

16mm Film Festival

16mm Film Festival

16mm Film Festival was conceptualised and curated by alternative arts venue Harkat Studios to “reconnect with the cinematic medium through its celluloid history” and “share the magic of churning a movie through a projector onto a speckless cloth”. Since its launch in 2017, the three-day event of screenings and workshops has helped build a community of and provided infrastructure for filmmakers and artists who want to make works on celluloid. Over 40 short, feature and expanded cinema titles in genres including drama, documentary and personal narratives are shown to cinephiles who can also catch “filmic performances” and view “celluloid-based installations” between screenings. Owing to the pandemic, the festival was held online in 2020 and 2021.

The last edition of the festival in 2022 included more than 50 films from over 10 countries, including an expanded cinema film performance by Harkat Studios. The festival also hosted veteran experimental filmmakers Richard and Diana Tuohy, and showcased their analog works.

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Festival Schedule


Artist Lineup

How To Get There

How to Reach Mumbai

1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal, was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as the Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from other airports. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.

2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, and Konkan Kanya Express.

3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run, as well as private buses, operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.

Source: Mumbaicity.gov.in


  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Pet-friendly


  • Unisex toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Covid Safety

  • Masks mandatory
  • Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. Temperatures in Mumbai can go up to 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Carry light, cotton clothes to beat the humidity in Mumbai.

2. Sandals, flip flops, and sneakers, keep your feet comfortable.

3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the organisers allow bottles to be taken into the venue.

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About Harkat Studios

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Harkat Studios

Harkat Studios, founded in 2015, is an alternative arts venue and a film production…

Contact Details
Phone No 8014752001
Address Bungalow No. 17
Aram Nagar 2
JP Road, Versova,
Andheri (West)
Mumbai 400061




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