Kala ghoda Art Festival 2013


Cinema for Change

“The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires.”  - André Bazin

 Is cinema an art we ask? Should it be entertaining or message serving? Should it appeal to masses or entice cults? Should it let us escape to a fantasy or guide us to realize certain realities? In essence cinema but mirrors the many facets of the society. At KalaGhoda Arts Festival this year come and experience cinema across genres and timelines. The program will span across four beautiful venues - Coomaraswamy Hall, MAX Mueller Bhavan, BNHS, Gallery Beyond.

Our thematic for the 2013 festival is 'CINEMA FOR CHANGE'. Be part of and join our facebook community.

Young enthusiasts - Here is a chance to be appreciated for your originality. Aspiring filmmakers can submit their entries for the short film competition that will be reviewed by a special jury.

We sincerely thank Deepti DCunha, Marten Rabarts, Ketan Maroo,, Sushil Aggarwal, Rashmi Ahad of Krayon Pictures, Denzil Dias of Warner Bros, Neena Gupta, Vikramjit Roy & Pallavi Deshmukh of NFDC, UTV World Movies, Disney Movies, Sony Pictures, Viacom 18 Pictures, Avanti Adivarikar, Kanika Saxena and Vibhu Kapoor of Gallery Beyond for their support and collaboration.

All programs listed on this website were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change

As The River Flows

11:00am - 1:00pm at Coomaraswamy Hall


As The River Flows (115mins) Dir: Bidyut Kotoky (2012)

Seven years after social activist Sridhar Ranjan is about to be officially declared dead, his friend Abhijit, a journalist, comes in search of him.



11:00am - 1:00pm at BNHS


Up (96 mins) Dir: Pete Docter (2009) 

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America


Waltz with Bashir

11:00am - 1:00pm at Max Mueller Bhavan


Waltz with Bashir (90 mins) Dir: Ari Folman (2008) 

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.


Rang de Basanti

2:00pm - 4:00pm at Coomaraswamy Hall


Rang de Basanti Hindi (157 mins) Dir: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (2006)

A young woman from England comes to India to make a documentary about her grandfather's diary which was written in the 1920s about the Indian Independence with five young men. 


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2:00pm - 4:00pm at BNHS


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (115 mins) Dir: Tim Burton (2005) 

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.



2:00pm - 4:00pm at Max Mueller Bhavan


Jalpari Hindi (94 mins) Dir: Nila Madhab Panda (2012) 

A doctor takes his two kids,a girl and a boy, back to his hometown in Haryana,where he wants to build a hospital. The kids are disappointed to find a village far removed from their dreams and also a hostile local kid's gang. They embark on an adventure which opens up a secret that threatens to tear the village apart.


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival's Short Film Competition 2013

2:00pm - 4:00pm at Gallery Beyond

1st Prize


2nd Prize

Dharavi Diary

3rd Prize

Final Cut

Special Screenplay Mention

Aisa Hota Hai/It Happens

Paan Singh Tomar

6:00pm - 8:00pm at Coomaraswamy Hall


Paan Singh Tomar Hindi (135 min) Dir: Tigmanshu Dhulia (2010) INDIA

A biopic of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete who turned dacoit.



6:00pm - 8:00pm at BNHS


Sharkwater (89 mins) Dir: Rob Stewart (2006)

Rob Stewart seeks to deflate current attitudes about sharks, and exposes how the voracious shark-hunting industry is driving them to extinction.


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6:00pm - 8:00pm at Max Mueller Bhavan


I AM Hindi (95 mins) Dir: Onir (2010)

Four traumatic and life-changing stories in various parts of modern secular India


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival's Short Film Competition 2013

5:00pm - 7:00pm at Gallery Beyond

1st Prize


2nd Prize

Dharavi Diary

3rd Prize

Final Cut

Special Screenplay Mention

Aisa Hota Hai/It Happens