Auroville Film Festival
Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Auroville Film Festival

Auroville Film Festival

Set in the experimental township of Auroville in Pondicherry, India, is the Auroville Film Festival – an effort to “connect with people and cultures within and beyond Auroville and to further the aspiration of human unity by showcasing films that develop this theme”. Organised by the Auroville’s Multimedia Centre since 2009, the festival is held every two years at the local Town Hall, and features both international films as well as those created in and around Auroville.

By including masterclasses and workshops as part of the programme, the festival hopes to turn film viewing in Auroville, a relatively passive activity, into a creative expression. Screenings are often complemented by interviews with the directors. The festival hosts films in two categories – the international and the Aurovilians category (made by Aurovilians and residents of the bioregion). They are followed by music performances in the evenings. There is no entry fee.

The seventh and most recent edition of the Auroville Film Festival was held online in 2022. It is slated to return to its in-person format in 2024.

Check out more film festivals here.

Gallery

Accomodation and Local Travel

  1. Stay: Arrange your accommodation in advance as January is a popular time in Auroville for visitors
  2. Local travel: While the campus itself is relatively small and walkable, one of the most convenient ways to get around Auroville is on a bicycle or two-wheeler.

How To Get There

How to reach Auroville:

  1. By Air: Chennai International Airport, the nearest airport, is located 135 km away and is well connected with major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad. Taxis can be hired from the airport to reach Puducherry.
  2. By Train: Villupuram, the nearest railway station, is 35 km away. It is connected to Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), Madurai and Chennai by regular train services. Taxi services are available from Villupuram to Puducherry.
  3. By Road: Puducherry is best accessible by road, either by bus or by taxi. Private tourist buses ply from Chennai, Madurai and Bengaluru to Puducherry. Busses also connect Puducherry to Thanjavur, Trichy, Chidamabaram and Coimbatore. There are frequent buses, almost every 15 minutes from Koyembedu in Chennai. Express buses take three-and-half-hours to reach Puducherry.

Source: India.com

Facilities

  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls

Covid Safety

  • Masks mandatory
  • Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed
  • Sanitiser booths
  • Socially distanced

Items and Accessories to Carry

1. In January, temperatures usually reach 28°C during the day, with moderate heat and humidity, and fall to 20°C at night. Pack comfortable cotton clothes.

2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

Connect online

#AurovilleFilmFestival

About Auroville Multimedia Centre

Read More
Auroville Multimedia centre

Auroville Multimedia Centre

The Multimedia Centre in Auroville, located in the Town Hall complex, screens films across various genres and languages six…

Contact Details

Disclaimer

  • Festivals From India is not associated with ticketing, merchandising and refund matters of any Festival organised by Festival Organisers. Festivals From India shall not be responsible for any conflict between a User and Festival Organiser in matters related to ticketing, merchandising and refund matters of any Festival.
  • The date / timings / artist line-up of any Festival may change as per the Festival Organiser’s discretion and Festivals From India has no control over such changes.
  • For the registration of a Festival, the Users will be redirected to the website of such Festival or to any third party website under the discretion / arrangement of Festival Organisers. Once a User has completed their registration for a Festival, they will receive their registration confirmation by email from the Festival Organisers or the third party websites where the event registration is hosted. Users are advised to enter their valid email correctly on the registration form. Users may also check their junk / spam email box in case any of their Festival email(s) are caught by spam filters.
  • Events are marked COVID safe based on self-declarations made by the festival organiser regarding compliance with government/local authority COVID-19 protocols. Festivals From India shall have no liability as to the actual compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Additional Terms for Digital Festivals

  • Users may face interruptions during the course of the live stream due to internet connectivity issues. Neither Festivals From India nor the Festival Organiser is responsible for such interruptions.
  • The Digital Festival / Event may have interactive elements and will involve participation from the Users.

Sign up for our newsletter!

Get all things festivals, straight to your inbox.

To get customised information please select your preferences

Share on