“I passionately hate the idea of being with it. I think an artist always has to be out of step with his time”
– Orsen Welles
Cinema is a reflection of the society and human behavior and cultures, which are ever changing. It’s been 122 years since the Lumière Brothers screened the first film in India and gave birth to Indian cinema. We have come a long way since then, including The Golden Era of Indian Cinema (1940-1960). The French New wave, which came along the 1950’s and the 1960’s, is regarded as one of the most influential movements in cinema. Today, cinema has evolved vastly with new camera techniques, lighting methods and above all, varied narratives that don’t necessarily adhere to the conventional story arc.
India is a country of great cultural diversity and, has a history of being one of the biggest contributors to art in the world. Moving to the present, we are situated in the heart of the Indian Film Industry, Mumbai, where the Star Culture is still prevalent in the Mainstream Cinema and most of the films thrive solely star power. Yet, there have been story tellers who have managed to break this mold and come out with amazing films in the recent past.
We, as Global Indian Film Festival, have a fundamental belief that cinema is beautiful and storytelling is diversely serene. We are at the end of the second decade of the 21st century and we believe that its time that new age experimental story tellers and artists are given their rightfully deserved audience. Our aim through this festival is to reignite the love for cinema which has somewhere been blurred due to the commerce of the trade. After all, DADASAHEB PHALKE did not make the first Indian film, RAJA HARISHCHANDRA with the purpose of earning money. Passion is what drives us, and we are looking to meet and celebrate passion through the medium of cinema.
Welcoming talented film makers from India across the Globe to showcase their narratives, short films, feature films, documentaries, animation, of any genre, any length, any medium of shooting, to come forth and submit your films. If your work has merit and you have passion, we have a platform for you. This festival is a platform to provide an open environment for directors, writers, actors, technicians, film appreciation enthusiasts and anyone who has a zest for cinema. Let’s network and talk about cinema and also let’s vow to bring another new wave through our work.