Heritage Film Festival – 2012

Celebrating Hand-Craft Skills of Traditional Artisans and Craftspeople of India.

The Festival intends to celebrate the Hand-Craft skills, demonstrate the diversity of India’s artistic traditions and Raise awareness about its importance to various aspects of contemporary life.

Call for Entries

We invite films (feature film, short film, documentary film, animation film) based on the theme of the Festival – Textile and Non Textile Handicrafts from any part of India.
Submissions for films are now open for the Heritage Film Festival.

Last date of submission is 30th October 2012.


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The Film Screening Jury for the 2012 Heritage Film Festival will be conducted at IIT Gandhinagar on November 1-2, 2012. The jury will screen film submissions and judge them on a variety of criteria including relevance of content, cinematic style and clarity of presentation. Applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision via email by 5 November 2012.

We are happy to announce that the following eminent artists and activists will be part of the 2012 Heritage Film Festival Screening Jury.


    "aadhar's Heritage festival I consider as a an attempt to preserve our past and make future better with lost knowledge, by making it available in form of films and preserving them, making a data bank in this computer age. So this can be an inspiration for generation to come. Kudos to "aadhar's team."Read More

  • ADITI RANJAN – Jury – HFF-2012

    "aadhar should be congratulated for their initiative to encourage and celebrate good films and videos on the craft traditions and craftsmanship. Their plans to screen these films will be an important step in informing and sensitizing people and encourage the next generation of craftsmen and women to see their ancestral skills with a new hope and relevance."Read More

  • VILLOO MIRZA – Jury – HFF-2012

    "for me "aadhar is a humble institution that started its activity, simple and pure into its form, which is a very modest way to bring awareness of crafts and the artisan fraternity. "aadhar got a very overwhelming response of film entries in its first attempt"Read More

Award winning films

Of Whose Karma Shall I Sing My Own?

Chalto Phirto Devro : The wondering Shrine

Rhythm of the Blocks (A story of Bagru Block Printing)

Tanko bole chhe – The Stitches Speak