Bangalore Talkies by Maraa at Jaaga
a forum to see Bangalore through different eyes, through different lenses
“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire.”
- Slavoj Žižek-
When you live in a city, your encounters with roads, friends, and strangers are all in pieces of images and sounds. What can you interpret of a city that you experience everyday in pieces? Bangalore Talkies a forum to see Bangalore through different eyes, through different lenses. How do YOU connect to Bangalore - bus rides/auto rides, pubs, darshinis, your neighborhood, street dogs, trees, the weather, street food, construction and deconstruction – it could be about any creature, thing, space or feeling in the city. Collect your stories on anything that can shoot image and record sound. Bring stories about what you feel about Bangalore through as visual stories, metaphors, images and sounds.
What you need to do?
Collect your stories on anything that can shoot image and record sound – from fancy DSLRs, handycams, to mobile phones. You can choose to edit it or leave it as it is.It can be simple or experimental –but remember it’s about the story, not so much about making a perfect film. Bottom line, don’t forget to have fun when you do this.
Rules of this game
Ensure that your entry does not discriminate against any community, religion or gender.
All videos should play on VLC.
Your entry can be silent or with sound.
Entries can be non-edited.
All entries can be anywhere between 30 secs and no longer than 5 mins in duration.
Make sure the final output is on mov format.
All entries should be sent to us by 26th October.
Entries must be sent on a DVD or via email using dropbox or yousendit.
For any clarifications contact ekta on email@example.com or call Paromita on 9632831275.
Submit your entries on DVD OR mail it, upload it and send us a link on firstname.lastname@example.org before 26th October. Your stories will be screened for the public at the Bangalore Talkies at Jaaga, Double Road, on 30th October, 6:30 pm onwards.
Remember it’s about the story, not so much about making a perfect film.
This will be followed by a music jam between independent musicians in Bangalore.
Please forward it to those who you think may be interested.
This event is part of city of pieces, an urban festival of creative practices.