Usurp Zone5 Film Festival India

The Usurp Zone5 Film Festival is screening over 80 experimental, art films across venues in New Delhi, India. A major screening is at the iconic India Habitat Centre on 19 March 2 – 7pm at The Experimental Art Gallery, ICH, New Delhi.

Habitat Poster
A selection of films are being screened in collaboration with film clubs and colleges, and a very special day of screenings has been organised at the India Habitat Centre – see the programmes below.

The UsurpZone5 Film Festival is curated from an open call by Usurp Art, that received over 460 compelling submissions, from every continent and over 60 countries. This ambitious festival highlights the politics of DIY creativity at a time of cuts and austerity. The programming for the festival employs an experimental process that breaks with conventional curatorial authorship and fosters a more democratic spectatorship, enabling viewers / audiences to create their own surprise links, chance connections and perceptual analysis. Thanks to all the international filmmakers, audiences and sponsors who made the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival a great success, and continue to support the ongoing screenings.

Usurp Zone5 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

19 March 2pm – 7pm Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Usurp Art Presents a selection of films from our Zone5 experimental short film festival. Many of the award winning films will be screened for the first time in India.

Usurp Zone5 celebrates International Women’s Month in Delhi

10 March 11.30pm -1.30pm.

Usurp celebrates International Women’s Month with the wonderful Kriti Film Club in Delhi and the “Projekt film and Photography Society” at Shri Ram College of Women. The films from our Zone5 Film Festival have been curated specially for the day.

Taklif – Maryam Tafakory | 10:00 | Britain
Within – Natália Azevedo Andrade | 3:00 | Portugal
Screen Memory – Laura Fletcher | 5:58 | USA
FU377 – Neelu Bhuman | 5:00 | Britain, USA, India
A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965 – Sasha Waters Freyer | 6:45 | USA
Fragments of a letter to a child unborn – Maryam Tafakory | 5:00 | Britain
Dogged – Jo Shaw | 8:50 | Britain
The 400 Breathless Blows of Jules and Jim – Molly Brown | 3:26 | Britain
We Are Not Amused – Vicki Bennett | 3:00 | Britain

Shri Ram College of Women

Image: Students at the post-screening discussion