Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival
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The Alpavirama Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival is a five-day film festival organised by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. ‘Alpavirama’ is comma in Sanskrit - a precious pause - a brief stretch of time reclaimed for reflection and repose. The first edition of the festival was held in Ahmedabad, India, in the year 2011. The second edition was held in 2014. The third edition will take place between 4–8 October 2016.
The Competition is open to short fiction and documentary films, between 5–30 minutes; produced after 1 August 2014; directed by a young person (under 30 years) who is a citizen of & ordinarily resident in any South Asian country, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Focus on Asia Section is open to short fiction and documentary films, between 5–30 minutes; produced after 1 August 2014; directed by a young person (under 30 years) who is a citizen of and ordinarily resident in any Asian country, other than in South Asia.
From the 2014 edition onwards Alpavirama instituted an award in Late Prof. Satish Bahadur's (long-time Professor of Film Appreciation at FTII, Pune) name, for Lifetime Achievement in Film Teaching in South Asia.
|Golden Comma||Maneesha 1941||Makarand Dambhare|
|Silver Comma||FEICA – A Life With Cartoons||Waseem Abbas|
|Special Mention of the Jury||Babai||Kavita Datir, Amit Sonawane|
|Golden Comma||The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite||Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung|
|Silver Comma||Life||Srinjay Thakur|
|Special Mention of the Jury||Little Hands||Rohin Raveendran|
Prof. Satish Bahadur Lifetime Achievement Award for a Film Teacher from South Asia : Ms. Jeroo Mulla
|Golden Comma||Missing Vultures||Muhammad Ali Ijaz|
|Silver Comma||The Boxing Ladies||Anusha Nandakumar|
|Special Mention of the Jury||Burning Paradise||Nisar Ahmed|
|Golden Comma||Kalu||Naveed Anjum|
|Silver Comma||Kusum||Shumona Banerjee|
|Special Mention of the Jury||Paci||J.D. Imaya Varman|
|Special Mention of the Jury||Shyam Raat Seher||Arunima Sharma|
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