An initiative to archive the rich tradition of oral storytelling in India
About Project FolkLog
Project FolkLog, which organises the Logon Ka FolkLog festival, was initiated in 2015 by Vandana Pant, the director and founder of video production service Folklogue Studios, to archive the rich tradition of oral storytelling in India. Project FolkLog has been collecting, translating, documenting, reimagining and archiving folk tales and performative storytelling forms from across the country.
With the assistance of a grant from the British Council in 2019, it has filmed and documented folk forms across several rural areas. The result is an archive of more than 370 such recordings. Also, in association with British Council, the organisation helmed the Folk Connect fellowship, a one-of-its-kind digital residency programme for artists in India and the UK.
Project Folklog has conducted storytelling workshops for several educational institutions such as the Indian Institute of Art and Design, College of Arts, Prakriti and Shiv Nadar School and presented performances of traditional artforms such as Oggu Katha and Phad painting at events like the Kolkata Book Fair.
See the complete list of festival organisers here.