Kautik International Film Festival

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Artistic director Shalini Shah with ministers, university councillors, et al.
FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola offers valuable tips to the student organisers.
Kamaljeet Negi offers cinematography tips to the student organisers.

Kautik International Film Festival, founded primarily to encourage and promote film culture in theatre-rich Uttarakhand, is organised by filmmakers/academicians Rajesh Shah (the Festival Director; FTII—Cinematography batch of 1992) and National Award winning docu filmmaker Shalini Shah (the Artistic Director). In addition to students and film buffs from all over India, the festival is attended by the who's who of this scenic hill station: theatre artistes, cinematographers, filmmakers, and state and union ministers.

Advisory Board

History of the Festival

Kamaun University in the year 2016 initiated a few unconventional courses; filmmaking was one among them. The film faculty comprised Rajesh Shah, a Mumbai-based cinematographer who had returned to his home in the hills to dedicate his time to teaching, along with his wife, National Film Award-winning documentary filmmaker Shalini Shah. Before the end of the year, the duo along with their first batch of 14 students decided to host a tiny student film festival.

2017: Kautik Student Film Festival

The inaugural edition,[1][2][3][4] organised by CEFM-the Hermitage, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, in association with the Himalayan Society for Art, Culture, Education, Environment and Film Development (HIMACEEF)[5][6][7][8]took place in April 2017. The primary focus of the Kautik Student Film Festival was on student short fiction & documentaries from all over India. In addition to the film screenings, open forum sessions and informal masterclasses were conducted by film industry members, including cinematographer Kamaljeet Negi; actor Lalit Mohan Tiwari; Rajeev Katiyar, director of Films Division; film critic/essayist Christopher Dalton, representing the Film Critics Circle of India; and Bhupendra Kainthola, director of FTII-Pune.

2018: Kautik International Student Film Festival

The festival went international and competitive in its second edition, held in April 2018[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]. The Kautik International Student Film Festival ran for 10 days in all, included a 5-day FTII film appreciation camp,[18][19][20][21], and featured a Film Critics Circle of India citation. Speaking on the occasion, Ministers pledged to urge the government to fund future editions of the festival.[22][23]

FTII conducted an intense 5-day film appreciation camp that was attended by 91 participants—ranging in age from 15-year-old school students to a 72-year-old retired professor—hailing from 10 states, namely, Uttarakhand (Nainital, Dehradun, Haldwani, Khatima, Almora, Kathgodam, Ramnagar and Rudrapur), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Bareilly, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bijnore, Mathura and Bahedi), Rajasthan (Jaipur, Alwar and Bhilwara), Punjab (Hoshiarpur), Kerala (Kannur), West Bengal (Kolkata), Gujarat (Ahmedabad), Maharashtra (Nagpur), Delhi, and Haryana (Faridabad).

The Finance Minister—Govt of Uttarakhand, Shri Prakash Pant, presided over the Valedictory function. Also present were Prof. Sandeep Shahare, National Coordinator, SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) FTII; Course Directors Subhamoy Sengupta and Bela Negi; and FTII director Bhupendra Kaintola, who officially announced that the Institute plans to commence short-term film courses at Kumaun University.[24][25][26]

Three awards were conferred. Best Foreign Film: Day 39 (14.43 min) | Jesse Gustafson, Film Division–Columbia University School of the Arts, USA. Best Film: Day 39 (14.43 min) | Jesse Gustafson, Film Division–Columbia University School of the Arts, USA. And the FCCI Award for Best Indian Short Fiction: Orukkam (20:47 mins) | Sankar G, LV Prasad Film & TV Academy–Chennai, India. "For its subtle, sensitive handling of the dual theme of the plight of senior citizens, and of mercy killing." Jury members: Deepa Gahlot, Utpal Datta, and Ratnottama Sengupta

2019: Kautik International Film Festival

The third edition[27]of the festival took place in association with the Marchula Festival and the District Administration of Almora, in November 2019. The screenings happened at the Mahaseer Fishing Resorts, Jim Corbett National Park. Former FTII professor of film direction Surendar Chawdhary and the present associate director of the Inner Path Film Festival Sudhir Tandon were the two Kautik jury members. The jury for the critics choice awards[28]comprised Gautam Kaul, Deepa Gahlot, and Parthajit Baruah.

Award winners:

  • Best International Short Fiction — Ardak by Esmaeel Monsef (Iran)
  • Best Indian Short Fiction — The Boy with the Gun by Khanjan Kishore Nath
  • Jury Special Mention — Look at the Sky by Ashok Veilou
  • Audience Choice for Best International Documentary — Baraka by Komeli Soheili (Iran)
  • Audience Choice for Best Indian Short Fiction — An Irrelevant Dialogue by Moinok Guhu
  • FCCI Award for Best Indian Short Fiction — An Irrelevant Dialogue by Moinok Guhu
  • FCCI Award for Best Indian Documentary — Ghost Villages of Himalayas by Kuldeep Sah Gangola

2020: Kautik International Film Festival

The fourth edition would take place, tentatively, in November, in association with film societies as well as other international film festivals.

References

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  2. "Three days film festival started at Hermitage". newsraftaar.com. http://news.raftaar.in/kautic-student-film-festival-starts-hermitage-hindi-news-हर्मिटेज-कौतीक-स्टूडेंट-फिल्म-फेस्टिवल/detail/7243ffe4eb2e152b8bef9cac56a1496b/. 
  3. "Student Film Festival Start at Nainital". jagran.com. http://www.jagran.com/uttarakhand/nainital-student-film-festival-start-at-nainital-15860212.html. 
  4. "Uttarakhand is known by beauty of nainital: Yashpal Arya, transport minister of Uttarakhand government at Kautik Student Film Festival". newstodaynetwork.com. http://newstodaynetwork.com/फिल्म-फेस्टिवल-नैनीताल-क/. 
  5. "US, UK, Germany, South Africa, Nepal ki filmein bhi chahyi" (in Hindi). Rashtriya Sahara (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 7. April 10, 2018. 
  6. "Filmon se samajik buraiyon par chot" (in Hindi). Hindustan (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 8, 2018. https://www.livehindustan.com/uttarakhand/nainital/story-international-student-film-festival-kautik-2012-released-1893579.html. 
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  8. "Arthpoorn filmon ne darshakon ko kiya prabhavit" (in Hindi). Dainik Jagran (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  9. "Kautik International Student Film Festival shuru" (in Hindi). Aaj (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 8, 2018. 
  10. "Sarovar nagari mein film festival shuru" (in Hindi). Uttar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 8, 2018. 
  11. "Vishwavidyalaya mein antarashtriya film festival shuru" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 8, 2018. 
  12. "Nainital mein international student film festival ka aaghaz" (in Hindi). Dainik Jagran (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 8, 2018. 
  13. "Film festival mein dikhayi 20 se zyada filmein" (in Hindi). Aaj (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  14. "International fest mein dusre din dikhayi 25 filmein" (in Hindi). Hindustan (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  15. "Film nirmar: madhyam aur budget ab badha nahi" (in Hindi). Rashtriya Sahara (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  16. "Vidyarthiyon ki banayi film ka pradarshan" (in Hindi). Utar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  17. "International film fest: 60 movies from 12 countries to be showcased". The Times of India (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/intl-film-fest-60-movies-from-12-countries-to-be-showcased/articleshow/63671241.cms. 
  18. "Chatron ne jaane TV, web, film nirman ke gur" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  19. "Kalakaron ko batayi film banana ki barikiyan" (in Hindi). Utar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 5. April 12, 2018. 
  20. "Nainital mein yuvaon ko diye film nirman ke tips" (in Hindi). Hindustan (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 6. April 12, 2018. 
  21. "Chatra se buzurg tak sabne seekhi film banana ki barikiyan" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 12, 2018. 
  22. "Rajya sarkar uthayegi film festival ka kharch: Rawat" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 9. April 10, 2018. 
  23. "Film festival ka kharch vahan karegi sarkar" (in Hindi). Aaj (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 2. April 10, 2018.  "Film nirmar: madhyam aur budget ab badha nahi" (in Hindi). Rashtriya Sahara (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India). April 9, 2018. 
  24. "Vivi mein khulenge short term course" (in Hindi). Dainik Jagran (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 6. April 10, 2018. 
  25. "Filmmaking course se aagey badhengi pratibhayein" (in Hindi). Hindustan (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 6. April 10, 2018. 
  26. "Short term course ko umar ka bandhan nahi" (in Hindi). Dainik Jagran (Nainital, Uttarakhand, India): p. 8. April 12, 2018. 
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  28. "Kautik International film festival". Film Critics Circle. https://filmcriticscircle.com/journal/vol-1-iss-11/. 

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