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Transmissions ’13: A Festival of Independent Cinema in New Delhi from November 14

The second edition of the Transmissions ’13: A Festival of Independent Cinema organised by the Lightcube Film Society will be held in Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication, New Delhi from November 14-18, 2013.

The festival will showcase experimental films, short films, feature films and student films. The festival will also host panel discussions, video sessions, lectures, post-film discussions. Film literature, film criticism magazines, posters will also be up for sale during the festival.

Some of the films to be screened are 23 Winters by Rajesh Jala, City of Photos by Nishtha Jain, Chitrasutram by Vipin Vijay, Riyaaz by Gurvinder Singh and Ekti Naadir Naam by Anup Singh.

The pass to the festival will cost Rs 500 for general public and Rs 300 for students. Buy tickets from here. For more details call at 7838340196 or 9910161947 or write to lightcubefilmsociety@gmail.com / anuj.malhotra@lightcube.in

Schedule:

14th November 2013

4:30 Pm – 5 Pm: Opening

6:30 Pm: 23 Winters (2013)

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Film Pop 2011: Five Must See Films

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