Festival dates: Dec 19-25, 2020

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Lighting of the sacred lamp
Kautik


—2018!
Kautik


—2018!
Kautik


—2018!

Kautik International Film FestivalOrganised in association with theDistrict Administration of Almora

Kautik 2020 | JURY

1. SURENDAR CHAWDHARY (chair)
Former professor of film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII - Pune)

2. SUDHIR TANDON
PSBT mentor/evaluator
Founder executive director (prog) of Lok Sabha TV
Former ADG of Doordarshan
President of Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art
President, Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian & Arab Cinema
Recipient, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s Miller Award

3. MONITA BORGOHAIN
Festival director of the Guwahati International Film Festival
Director of the Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute
Secretary of the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio, Govt. of Assam
Joint secretary to the Govt. of Assam, cultural affairs dept

Film Critics Circle of India JURY at Kautik 2020

1. MEGHACHANDRA KONGBAM (chair)
National Award winning film critic.
Founder member, Cine Artistes and Technicians Association
Founder member, Manipur Film Journalists and Critics Association
President, Film Society of Manipur
President, Banian Repertory Theatre, Imphal
Former Director of Information & Public Relations, Government of Manipur
Former board director, Manipur Film Development Corporation
Member, FIPRESCI India

2. S. VISWANATH
Film critic with over 30 years experience of reviewing Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English films
Co-author, Random reflections: kaleidoscopic musings on Kannada cinema
World cinema curator, Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES)

3. AMBORISH ROYCHOUDHARY
Winner of the National Film Award for the Best Book on Cinema, namely, In A Cult of Their Own: Bollywood Beyond Box Office

AWARDS CONFERRED AT KAUTIK 2020

Best Documentary
I LIVE | Rok Matić (Slovenia)

Best Short Fiction
SILENT MOVIE | Melo Viana (Brazil)

Best Animation
WINTER MEMORIES | Zahra Kababian & Amir Mahdi Safdari (Iran)

 

Audience Choice Award for Best Film
NOOREH | Ashish Pandey (India)

 

Film Critics Circle of India Award for Best Student Film

WINTER MEMORIES | Zahra Kababian & Amir Mahdi Safdari (Iran)
For a succinct narration filled with love and longing, while vividly bringing to fore the tragic consequences of war not only in Iran but the world over.

DRIFT | Flora Nakazone (Brazil)
For a refreshing and original attempt to capture the entirety of human experience through the juxtaposition of abandoned scraps of film and letters addressed to no one in particular.

KAUTIK 2020 Kautik International Film Festival