5th January 2018 – 7th January 2018

Why Arthouse ?


Arthouse Film Fest is an annual breeding space of independent filmmakers.  Over the years independent filmmaking has changed a lot, Asian independent filmmaking market is increasing steadily. We at ArtHouse resonates the idea “United we stand, divide we fall”. That’s why the inception of Arthouse Film Fest, an effort to unite worldwide independent filmmakers in a single platform. We know the path is not an easy way but we believe independent filmmaking is the true way of practicing art through filmmaking medium.

The studio system is a money generating system, it does not allow experimentation as it always tends to follow the already established monetary model. So we believe independent filmmaking is the future of filmmaking. 
This year we are looking for fictions, documentary, animation, VR films, video arts, short films and full-length films. Every selected submission will be eligible for “Golden Wood Award” which will be presented at the conclusion of the festival.
The event will be happening at the “Art Rickshaw”. The home of arthouse films in Asia. 
The filmmakers and cinephiles will experience eventful two days in the late-October. There will be coffee table discussions, Meet the media sessions and post-screening discussion sessions along with dinner parties. 

What else with Official Selection ?

We are looking for independent content originated across the world in any languages. All the official selections will be screened during the fest in front of the prolific liberal audience from the oldest cosmopolitan city of Asia. 
The winning films will be awarded the prestigious “Golden Wood Award”. These films will be introduced and marketed at various Asian Film Markets by Arthouse World Network if opted. 

Every audience will be requested to fill up a feedback form and all the filled up forms will be sent to the filmmakers as we know it matters a lot for them.

And last but not the least all the winning films will go on a multi-city tour among other Asian countries. It is an effort to give maximum exposure to all the winning films and creating niche audience of Arthouse Films Across Asia. 




What is Curation ?

We need to start by getting one thing straight—most of the curation we talk about today in our everyday digital lives isn’t true curation at all. Curation is doing the hard work of searching through mounds of mediocrity, discovering work that has something new and interesting to say, and propping up it up for the world to see. Algorithmic curation has, so far, only been capable of telling us what’s already popular and social curation is simply reblogging, repinning, or rehashing what again is already popular. This is “curation” driven by a desire for scale, not for great content.

The reality is that great curation, the kind that shapes our collective culture, is hard work. Who’s up for the challenge?

There are no shortcuts. The only way to consistently find great films week after week is having a great curatorial team and submission process.

How we’ll be making our decision:

 Quality of the story & breathtaking imagery –       40%
After film Impact –                                                     30%
Experimentation –                                                      20%
Deeply rooted –                                                          10%