07 March 2024, 09:30 am
To Mark International Women’s Day 2024
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building
End Date
09 March 2024, 08:45 pm

IAWRT Schedule

The 19th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival: 7 to 9 March 2024

The 19th edition of the festival brings together a collection of over 60 films from across 20 countries, directed by women filmmakers of Asian origin. The festival showcases feature films, documentaries, short fiction, animation, student films and experimental work and a focus on short fiction films from Iran. The festival includes a homage to Chandita Mukherjee with a screening of her film “Totanama” (32 min/1991). 

Organised in collaboration with International Association of Women in Radio &Television, Chapter India; Embassy of France; Alliance Française, New Delhi; Institute Français; Breakthrough; Delhi Tourism; Max Mueller Bhavan-Goethe Institut; INKO Centre, Chennai; Kerala Travels; and Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation

Screenings will be held in the Auditorium on 7, 8 and 9 March 2024 from 09:30 onwards. Some of the filmmakers will be present for post-screening discussions 

Highlights of the festival include:

On 7 March 2024 at 18:00
Opening Ceremony

Followed by screening of the film

The Siren (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium)
(100 min; 2023; Farsi with English subtitles) 
Director: Sepideh Farsi

Multiple award winning animated feature, celebrated all over the world. The film examines the human cost of war and how it scars generations


Stories in stiches -an exhibition of embroidered works created by women of Rafooghar – The House that mends. The works on display are based on the themes of Mapping Mobility-Zindagi ka Naksha – maps of the domestic lives and daily routine of the women; and Expressive Portraits –Meri Pehchaan – embroidered portraits of women, centred around their identities

On view in the Foyer outside the Auditorium

The Love Lihaaf Baithak
A collective stitching experience – join the women of Rafooghar – The House that mends to add stitches to the work-in-process quilt
On display are process photographs, embroidered hoops, bags and story cloths

Learn Through Stories
An exhibition of illustrated books and stories by Alka Hingorani 

Both exhibitions are on view in the Quadrangle Garden from 7 to 9 March 2024


7 to 9 March 2024 in Conference Room I
Workshop from 10:00 to 17:30: Balancing Acts

A three-day workshop on balancing messaging and storytelling in films. Participants will be trained in writing scripts and making films which are both entertaining and gender sensitive