C A L E I D O S C O P E

Fourth Annual Indian Film Festival
December 3rd to December 9th, 2018
Boston, MA, USA

The Fourth Annual Caleidoscope, the largest competitive South Asian film festival in Boston, USA, will be held for a full week this year, from Dec 3 to Dec 9, 2018. Please visit the Submissions page to send in your film via the submission form. Deadline for submission is Oct 31, 2018. The best contemporary arthouse films from the Indian sub-continent are chosen for Caleidoscope. Ticketing Links for all screenings will be published in early November. You can send questions to submit@calfilmfest.org. For more information on past Caleidoscope festivals, please see below. Caleidoscope also makes available several attractive sponsorship opportunities. Please call 508.740.7847 if you would like to participate as a sponsor.

Below are the planned dates and venues for Caleidoscope 2018 feature films. At most locations, a short film will also be screened. At this time, we are offering a "Blind Show" festival ticket for just $30 that covers admission to all venues except for Sunday and Thursday. Those tickets will have to be purchased separately from the theaters. The regular price of each film show will be $15, so this is a huge discount. It is "blind" because the film names are not published yet. After those are known, the price will increase. We are also offering an awards dinner ticket for $30, which will be held at the beautiful and historic Stonhedge Inn and Spa in Tyngsboro MA. You can buy all tickets here.

CALCUTTA CLUB USA and MIT SANGAM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION thanks all for an amazing and groundbreaking third CALEIDOSCOPE FILM FESTIVAL held in BOSTON from SEP 8th - 10th, 2017. It was the largest Indian cine celebration in New England ever. Media coverage of Caleidoscope is currently available on several leading newspapers. Any media inquiries may be directed to calcuttacluboffice@calcuttaclubusa.com. Pictures of the event can be viewed in this Facebook Album

This year, Caleidoscope presented an amazing array of decorated films from the sub-continent and beyond at two locations - Apple Cinemas, Cambridge and at MIT.

Results of the Caleidoscope Competitive Festival were announced on Sep 10th evening at the awards dinner:

Jury Awards (includes trophy plus monetary prize, sponsor names in parentheses)
Best Film - Bisorjon by Kaushik Ganguly. Produced by Opera Movies (Nalini and Raj Sharma) - $500
Best Director - Sanal Sashidharan in Sexy Durga (Curate Partners) - $250
Best Short Film - Far Away by Jaspreet Singh, Producer Bill Campbell (Gouri Datta) - $125
Best Documentary - Broto Alpona by Sarbari Chowdhury. (Pushpa Karna/Aalok fashions) - $125
Best Actor - Vikrant Massey in A Death in the Gunj (Subu Kota) - $125
Best Actress - Jaya Ahasan in Bisorjon (Subu Kota) - $125
Technical Excellence Award - Sexy Durga (Gope Gidwani) - $125
Best new talent - Vinayak Potdar in Half Ticket (Ram Gupta) - $125

Other Distinctions (Trophy only by Calcutta Club USA)
Hope Award - Tanni Choudhury in Beyond
Sustaining Traditions - Sarbari Chowdhury in Broto Alpona
Most Popular Film - Lipstick Under My Burkha
Best Audience Choice Award - A Death in the Gunj
Most Heartwarming film - Half Ticket

Awards Dinner Sponsor: Urban Public Companies (Neil Shah)

Media Coverage:
Anandabazar - Best Film Award
The Boston Globe: Bollywood Films Rise and Caleidoscope
Lokvani: Caleidoscope 2017, largest Indian Film Festival in New England
Amar Sambad - Jaya Ahsan receives best actress award in Caleidoscope Film Fest
Koimoi.com: Lipstick Under My Burkha shines at DC after winning most Popular Film Award at Caleidoscope Indian Film Fest in Boston
The Independent (Bangladesh): Another feather in Jaya's cap
Foundations TV: Caleidoscope 2017 brought a set of diverse and intriguing films to Boston
Vikrant Massey thanks on being awarded the Best Male Actor at Caleidoscope 2017 for A Death in the Gunj
India New England: Caleidoscope 2017 Indian Film Festival at MIT and Apple Cinemas

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