Aimee Baruah’s Semkhor is the opening film of Kautik 2021

Kautik 2021

The fifth edition of the Kautik International Film Festival, organized by HIMACEEF in association with the District Administration of Almora and the Mahasser Fishing Camps, has announced its list of nominations. In the competition sections are 7 feature films, 7 documentaries, 16 short fiction films, and 5 animation films. The festival is scheduled to take place Dec 3-5 at the outer zone of the Jim Corbett National Park. This year, there would be two film screens.

The opening film is Aimee Baruah’s Semkhor, which incidentally is also the opening film of the Panorama section of the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Six separate jury panels, each comprising three members, were set up. Amrit Pritam, Aseem Chhabra, Dnyanesh Moghe, Dipsikha Bhagawati, Himanshu Khatua, Monita Borgohain, Paresh Kamdar, Prashant Naik, Resul Pookutty, Subhash Sahoo, Sudhir Tandon, Surendar Chaudhury, and Umamaheswara Rao are the jury members from India. Aleksandra Biernacka (Poland), Charlotte Summers (Spain), Judy Gladstone (Canada), Monjrul Islam Megh (Bangladesh), and Simone Mariani (Italy) are the international jury members. The awards ceremony would take place on the evening of the closing day.


Films | Kautik 2021
Film Directors Country
Feature A Place to be Back Hugo Martínez Spain
Ahaa Re Ranjan Ghosh India
Sthalpuran Akshay Indikar India
Jalsobi Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia India
Kenjira Manoj Kana India
Maquis Rubén Buren Spain
Semkhor Aimee Baruah India
Documentary Days of Summer Adhiraj Buragohain India
Eyes Zachary Goodwin, Flynn Harris, Alex Flanagan, Alex Kumph United States
Litany for the Goddess Ensadi Joko Santoso Indonesia
Mata Fábio Nascimento, Ingrid Fadnes Brazil
Return to the Lost Eden Adriano Zecca Switzerland
Saman Sohrab Kavir Iran
The Lutist Yavuz Üçer Turkey
Short Fiction 50 Years Love Negar Vand Iran
Amidst Khizer Khani Canada
Araao: The cry Anurag Pujari India
Bodies Morvarid Kashiyan Iran
Cocoon Yavar Darehzami Iran
Deliverance Zachary Coffin India
Dices Carlos Coelho Costa Portugal
Like a Midnight Dream Sharan Venugopal India
Mordisquitos Ignacio Rodó Spain
Separation  of Lovers Ashokan  Moorthy India
Soha Mohammad Borzoueipour Iran
Stage Amir Mohandesian Iran
Subservient Yaser Barzegar Iran
The Guardian Angel Afshin Eisaei Iran
The Intimate Touch Michael Støen, Ariel McMillion Norway
The Tainted Mirror Romi Meitei India
Animation Dream Majid Sabri Iran
Jericho Sarah Andrews UK
Like and Follow Forrest Schlage Japan
On / Off Nicolas P. Villarreal USA
The Bond Miljana Tešović Serbia


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Piyush Chauhan is an apple farmer from Simla with an immense interest in films of all sorts, especially, Hindi. He has reviewed Hollywood films in the past for a semi-trade film magazine. And is a certified mountaineer. In his spare time, which isn’t much these days, he imagines climbing the impossible mountains. He dreams of, someday, touching the peak of Everest on his own as well as of introducing himself to popular Indian cinema as an actor-producer.

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