Footprint Film festival is brought to you by Anjuman, leadership through arts. Anjuman is a group that aims to build leadership skills through the pedagogy of art. It consists of artists, art educators and managers who have come together to facilitate high quality arts education to both, children and adults, in both formal and informal spaces. This project was conceptualised in 2016 and piloted in Delhi Government Schools in 2017. Anjuman fellows have been working with 40 Private & Government schools in Delhi, impacting more than 10000 children in Delhi NCR.
FootPrint Film Festival is an occasion to witness the work of young filmmakers, to discover new tendencies and new audiovisual languages from across the country and indeed several parts of the world. The festival also creates an opportunity for meaningful exchanges between young filmmakers, to stimulate co-production and enhance the understanding of various themes connected to the festival.
The Footprint Film Festival was started in 2020, the year of the pandemic, as a platform for children to express themselves through the creative medium of motion pictures. It is imperative that children's voices are heard and they are engaged with and that is the abiding idea behind Footprint Film Festival. This festival is truly democratic in that sense since it is By, For and Of children, therefore making it a niche film festival.
We live in constricted times. Constricted by space, thought, cultural and political mindsets and very recently a pandemic that has changed the world as we know it. In these times, with children having to stay indoors, this project encourages young minds to continue imagining and to tell stories from within their four walls. In order to make this possible, a team of filmmakers and storytellers have been working as a team - conducting filmmaking workshops, hosting storytelling sessions, to make this a more concise and fruitful experience for the children.