Film festivals are, as we know, a wonderful occasion not only to talk about and watch movies, but also to make encounters with visions and talents you did not existed. In the end, the interaction between the artist and the audience, established through the medium of film, sparks the most wonderful reactions, possibly resulting in an understanding of a world you have not seen before. At the same time film festivals may provide a necessary platform for young talents to establish a direct connection with the audience, but also a platform to be recognized internationally, beyond their home markets.

Arthouse Asia Film Festival is one of the two only film festivals in India. Founded by eight “cinephiles” the festival aims to support young talent working within the Indian film industry. In order to stay independent the founders of the festival ask four YOUR support for their project.

For further information on their crowdfunding campaign, their goals and how the money will be used, please click here.

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Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.