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Director: Igor Savchenko.
Russia.1936. 64 min. Drama.
Cast :   Galina Pashkova, Evgeniy Samoylov, Pyotr Savin.

A supposedly ordinary woman’s personal triumph and tragedy
is explored in Igor Savchenko’s 1936 Sluchainaya Vstrecha
(Accidental Meeting). Irina – the best shock worker in a
provincial children’s factory – develops a relationship with
the newly arrived and charming physical culture instructor
named Grisha.

Soon we learn that Irina is pregnant. Disappointed and angry
on hearing her news, Grisha asks her about what will now
happen to all their dreams.

GARMON (Accordion)

Director:   Igor Savchenko.
Russia. 1934.  66 min. Musical comedy.
Cast :   Zoya Fyodorova, Pyotr Savin, Igor Savchenko.

Venue  :    Centro Ruso de Ciencia y Cultura
Date  :    17 may.   18.00 h

Igor Savchenko’s Accordion (Garmon) was adapted from a poem by A. Zharov. This film sheds light on the reasons why the mass song came into being. In it, the country boy Timosha stops playing the accordion after being chosen leader of the local Komsomol. When he understands that he must compete with the sad kulak songs played by Tlskliby (“Mournful”), he recognizes his mistake in abandoning his accordion, and in the end he gathers the other youths around him with his lively and merry songs.

Dates for Imagineindia Barcelona 2015

The Seventh edition of Imagineindia Barcelona will take place in this great city in November and December 2015.

With the collaboration of Casa Asia the Festival Imagineindia will screen around 16 films from India. Films mainly related to “art film”, social research and new trends so distant from the bollywoodian imagery.

The festival will continue informing about the programme and activities to be scheduled in Barcelona.


Isaac Rodríguez Ramos, Tánit Fernández Ciria
Spain. 2014. 12 min

Venue :  Centro Cultural Pilar Miró
26 may Tuesday.  19.30

Documentary about Espés, an small town in the Aragon,s Pyrenees, which like many others, is at risk of disappearing as it only has 4 inhabitants. Narrated by themselves, it reflects the weight of time on the town, and ponders what has been, what remains and what will be when there is no one left.

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India

Films selected for Imagineindia 2021

Like a Midnight Dream (Sharan Venugopal) SRFTI. India

Farzandi (Akshay Gouri) SRFTI. India

Two Sides (Mon Pal) SRFTI. India

Separation of Lovers (Ashokan Moorthy) SRFTI. India

Films selected for Imagineindia 2020

Motherhood (Kirti Singh)  India. (SRFTI)

Films selected for Imagineindia 2019

Aakrosh (Princy Pal)  India. (SRFTI)

Bhagavati (Aakash Nagraj Yankannavar)  India. (SRFTI)

Boundary (Gaurav Puri)  India. (SRFTI)

Films selected for Imagineindia 2018

Bhoomi (Mithun Chandran)  India  (SRFTI)

Rachis (Pratik Thakare)  India  (SRFTI)

Three Chapters of a Life in Chains (Roopkatha Purakayastha) India (SRFTI)

Scattered (Nikhilesh Matoo)  India  (SRFTI)

FILMS  SELECTED for Imagineindia 2017

Gudh  (Saurav Rai) India  (SRFTI)
Edpa Kana  (Niranjan Kumar Kujur) India  (SRFTI)
Kamuki  (Tomy Christo) India  (SRFTI)
Randu Kurippukal  (Gireesh Kumar K) India  (SRFTI)

Gudh  (Saurav Rai) 27 min. India  (SRFTI)

Gudh reminisces those childhood memories, which perhaps everyone went through in life. Those obscure moments etched into our memories, which we find hard to correlate as grown-ups. It’s about Ajay, his childhood, his love for his mother, his village, its ongoing revolution and the changes it brings forth.

Edpa Kana  (Niranjan Kumar Kujur)  26 min. India  (SRFTI)

Ashok goes back from city to his village with an Agenda. At home he discovers that his parents have chosen for a bride for him. Caught between the dual realities of orthodox village life and his progressive city life he struggles to speak his mind

Kamuki  (Tomy Christo)  24 min. India  (SRFTI)

Divya, a 17 year old school girl realizes that she is pregnant from her estranged boyfriend. Disregarding her family and school obligations she sets out to find and claim him back to her life.

Randu Kurippukal  (Gireesh Kumar K)  30 min. India  (SRFTI)

An old couple, in their seventies, lives in a village, waits to see their daughter and grandson. But the only daughter who lives abroad with her child is reluctant to come back to her parents. Meanwhile the boatman in the village fails to solve the disagreement with his young wife. She leaves the one year old son with the boatman and goes away from the house. The decision taken by the boatman to overcome the dilemma changes the world around the old couple


Named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, the Institute has emerged as a national center of excellence which offers post-graduate program in Cinematic studies.

SRFTI has succeeded in articulating and disseminating classical and contemporary theories of praxis for the creative minds to leap into the world of professional practice : be it mainstream, parallel,art-house, experimental or non-fiction narratives.The Institute has crossed many mile stones towards a new paradigm of the art and craft of Film making.

Alumni have been winning accolades regularly through their mastery over film-making. They have been trendsetters, changing the course of film-making through the fusion of thought, craft and entrepreneurial abilities. By proving their mettle as dedicated professionals, they have increased the acceptability of current students in the complex and competitive world of film-making.

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Shyam Benegal. An honourable man from India

Benegal,s New Cinema
Iram Ghufran
India. 2014. 57min.  Biography.

A documentary on the films of Shyam Benegal, that explores the
time, ethos and concerns of the New Cinema Movement in India
through his oeuvre. A pioneer in the New Cinema Movement,
within the Hindi film industry, Benegal’s career spans four decades of consistent work. The film is a foray into the mind of this great filmmaker and an attempt to understand his motivations and impulses for making cinema.

Iram Ghufran

Iram is a Delhi based filmmaker and artist working on moving image, sound and text. Her work has been shown in several international art and cinematic contexts including the Berlin Film Festival, Experimenta India, World Social Forum and ISEA among others. As a member of the Media Lab at Sarai CSDS between 2004 and 2011, Iram was part of several experimental and multi-disciplinary processes and collaborations. Her first documentary essay film There is Something in the Air is the winner of several awards including the National Award for Best Direction and Best Editing.