AuroApaar in partnership with Narthaki is announcing India’s first-ever incubator for dance-films. 

The 3 week process will support short dance-film projects from idea to screening stage, including a two-week residency near Pondicherry. Artistic and technical support will be provided in 5 stages till the final video output and distribution to international film festivals.

Indian movement artists are increasingly exploring digital media.

We believe that Indian dance-films are the next stage of interaction between technology and traditional performance. This work needs to be supported.

As an annexe to the festival, AuroApaar is organising an incubator for Indian dance-films of international production standards.

The Manifest incubator offers selected participants the opportunity to develop short dance-film projects.

Selected projects will be mentored by movement and film professionals and final output will be submitted to international festivals

The incubator features a historic collaboration of Indian movement and film professionals who will mentor selected projects.

Dance-film teams will be provided technical support as well as artistic guidance and mentoring. The process will develop both online as well as in a studio-residency model.

The incubator is being developed as a preparation for the future. All involved are convinced that the best of Indian dance-films is yet to come.

The residency is located between Auroville and Pondicherry and offers participants a unique non-touristy experience of the region.

Stage 1- expand ideas online

Stage 2- movement prep 

Stage 3- shoot on location 

Stage 4 – edit 

Stage 5 – pilot screening, feedback and submissions to international film festivals 


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