About the Festival

Now in its second year, ‘Manifest’ is the only annual dance-film festival of India, and was India’s first onsite festival. It was also the first to publish an open call for submissions. Created by AuroApaar – an artist-run, non-profit arts centre, this pioneering event aims to catalyse the explosion of the dance-film genre in India and intensify trans-national artistic dialogue. 

Structure : 3 day offline event. Screenings will be followed by audience Q&A and interactions with artists. There will be seminars on screen dance and other related topics. 

The entries will be curated and viewing restricted to those who have registered for the event. 

Where: Cinematheque at Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry, an arts center in the seaside tourist hotspot Pondicherry. There will be simultaneous screenings at Cinema Paradiso in the international community-based township of Auroville, and other venues. 

What : Dance-films excluding recordings of performance.

When: July 28 to 30, 2023