Serendipity Arts Festival to Screen 'Football - A beautiful life' from 22 - 27 November 2018

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 19 November 2018, 09:03 Hrs
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‘Serendipity Arts Festival,’ India’s first multidisciplinary arts event, presents Football-A beautiful life,’ a 6-day film programme from the 22nd to the 27th of November this year, at Children’s Park, Goa. Curated by Jan Tilman Schwab the programme will showcase a range of exceptional features films and documentaries from around the world that depict human and social stories through football.

This is an official collateral event of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that will celebrate football this winter, a game so deeply embedded in the history and culture of Goa, resonating with Goans better than any other sport.  Proving football truly is the world’s game; the festival will feature films in more than 6 different languages, representing a diverse range of football stories from Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Argentina and India. Jan Tilman Schwab, (film historian, publicist and journalist, editor, lecturer and educator) states, “Football – A Beautiful Life’ is a gift from the Serendipity Arts Festival to the people of Panjim. I am honored to be the lucky person invited to curate this unique and free public programme. Football and Film have a lot in common: both are team efforts, both depend basically on motion, both are non-verbal languages that can be understood everywhere in the world. I wanted to present films that have a high educational potential that viewers can learn something from, whether this be from the film’s content and story, or its form and structure. The films chosen represent almost all continents, and include short and feature films, documentaries, fiction, and comedies that each tells stories of triumph and setbacks. The audience will get opportunities to laugh and weep.”

Serendipity Arts Festival is the only art event in India which unites the creative disciplines, committed to creating tangible change across the country’s cultural spectrum by engaging the public and increasing awareness of how art can impact society. It also aims to foster the development of thriving artistic communities across India by making the arts inclusive, educational and accessible. Highlights of this year’s event include theatre performances designed for children, large-scale public installations in the visual arts and photography, a variety of outdoor and evening music performances, culinary workshops and tastings, as well as a range of specially commissioned projects across disciplines which will be exclusive to Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. Projects will unite art forms from different parts of the country, diluting regional divisions and encouraging cross-cultural exchange. This year’s programming continues to honor the culture and the arts of the Festival’s host city redefining heritage sites and architectural icons through creative and community-focused projects.

The Festival will take place across 10 venues in Goa and involve over 1300 artists, transforming Panaji into a vibrant cultural space with multiple exhibitions, performances and immersive arts experiences. Attendance at all sessions is free until full capacity is reached and after each film, there will be a short discussion about the film.

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