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

Third Annual Indian Film Festival
8th, 9th & 10th Sept 2017
Boston, MA, USA

CALCUTTA CLUB USA and MIT SANGAM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION is proud to present the third CALEIDOSCOPE FILM FESTIVAL to be held in BOSTON on SEP 8th - 10th, 2017.

Started in 2015 by Calcutta Club USA, Caleidoscope is the largest Indian Cine Fest in New England and one of the most prestigious Indian festivals in North America. This year, Caleidoscope wil present an amazing array of decorated films from the sub-continent and beyond at two locations - Apple Cinemas, Cambridge and at MIT.

Schedule of all films are now posted (subject to some change). Ticketing Links:
1. For all MIT tickets (Sep 8 and Sep 9), Sangam will be selling initially the MIT pass (covers all MIT shows) at $30 each, individual films at $10 each and $5 for fulltime MIT students. Pricing links will be activated on MIT's system soon.
2. Lipstick Under My Burkha (Apple Cinema, 90 person capacity, $12) - Click Now to Buy Tickets
3. Bisorjon (Apple Cinema, 90 person capacity, $12) - Click Now to Buy Tickets

Schedule

Schedule


The Second Caleidoscope Film Festival, organized by Calcutta Club USA, held on September 10th and 11th, 2016 in Cambridge, MA and Nashua, NH was a watershed moment for the Indian Film Industry. Hundreds of film enthusiasts flocked to this two day cine celebration, screening 6 contemporary, critically acclaimed Bengali films and 2 short films. Major awards (trophy plus cash prize) were given for multiple catgories by an experienced jury panel. The Calcutta Club USA will continue to screen novel films in different regions of North America - Please stay tuned to this page and join the Facebook Group Bengali Movie Buffs for latest updates.

The Caleidoscope Film Awards Ceremony was held at Chunky's, Nashua, NH at 8 PM, following the conclusion of the final screening. This year, a number of major awards were given, several of which include cash prizes in addition to the recognition trophy. Below are the results:

  • Best Feature Film : TeenKahon $500. Sponsored by The Boston Group
  • Best Director : Baudhhyan Mukherji for TeenKahon $250. Sponsored by The Boston Group
  • Best Short Film : Elixir by Anirban Guha $125. Sponsored by Dr Gouri Datta
  • Best Actor : Ashish Vidyarthi in TeeKahon $125. Sponsored by The Boston Group
  • Best Actress : Mahima Chaudhury in Dark Chocolate $125. Sponsored by The Boston Group
  • Commissioner Von McLeod Award for Technical Excellence : Hemanta $250. Sponsored by City Of Nashua
  • Best Performance in Negative Role : Saswata Chatterjee in Hemanta $125. Sponsored by Aalok Fashions
  • Audience Choice : Maya Mridanga by Raja Sen $125. Sponsored by Apple Cinemas, Cambridge
All Trophies were sponsored by Urban Public Companies

Kolkata24x7

sponsored the awards dinner with film team personalities, Calcutta Club members, judges, sponsors and NH state officials & partners at Udupi Indian Restaurant in Nashua.
We sincerely thank all our sponsors, venue partners, participating directors and producers, media, Calcutta Club members, judges, NH state officials and above all, the enthusiastic attendees, without whose support, Caleidoscope 2016, the largest Bengali film festival in USA, would not have been possible.
FILM FEST SCHEDULE Tickets: $12/film , $25 Single Day Pass Download All Films Synopsis See Pictures of the Festival
SAT, SEP 10 :: APPLE CINEMAS, CAMBRIDGE, MA
SUN, SEP 11 :: CHUNKYS, NASHUA, NH

Teenkahon

12:30 PM

DMajor 12:30 PM

MAYA MRIDANGA

(2016) 3 PM
Dir: Raja Sen
Cast: Paoli Dam, Rituparna, Debshankar Halder<

SHORT FILM: ELIXIR (2016) 8:30 PM (35min)
Dir: Anirban Guha
Free for Maya Mridanga Dark Chocolate ticket holders

HEMANTA

(just released) 3 PM
Dir: Anjan Dutt
Cast: Parambrata, Jisshu, Saswata, Gargee
Distributor: Soumitra De (attending fest)

DARK CHOCOLATE

(releasing Sep 2) 6 PM
Dir: Agnidev Chatterjee
Cast: Mahima Chaudhry, Riya Sen, Mumtaz Sorcar

CHORABALI

5:30 PM
Dir: Subhrajit Mitra
Cast: Barun Chanda, June Malia, Tonusree, Shataf Figar, Sayani Datta

Film Fest Award Ceremony

Monthly Screening Of Bengali Films: Prior Movie

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Previous Screenings
Poster Details Date
Movie: Family Album
Director: Mainak Bhaumik
Produced By: Friends Communication
Cast: Paoli Dam, Swastika Mukherjee, Riya Sen
17th July, 2016
Movie: Peace Haven
Director: Suman Ghosh
Produced By: Randomwalks Film
Cast: Paran Banerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Arun Mukherjee
12th June, 2016
Movie: Rupkatha Noy
Director: Atanu Ghosh
Produced By: Friends Communication
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Koushik Sen, Rahul Banerjee
14th & 15th May, 2016

Movies From Caleidoscope 2015

CHITTAGONG ARO EKBAAR DEVADASU
ABHIJAAN 89

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

From the pre-dawn of the Indian celluloid industry where a certain Professor Stevenson’s film in 1897 included scenes from a stage show in Calcutta’s Star Theatre to the founding of the first chain of Indian cinema theatres by the Elphinstone Bioscope Company in early twentieth century, Bengal had played a pivotal role in shaping the thinking of major filmmakers across the sub-continent. The rich literature, creative culture and renegade spirit of the land allowed expression of uniquely bold cinematic stances not easily accepted elsewhere. While national storyboards were created around popular Bengali novels, many directors chose Calcutta as their locale. The supreme charm of the early capital city as depicted in the movies of the maestros had drawn the hearts of millions of cinemagoers over the past 100 years. Caleidoscope takes us on a novel historic journey of Cinematic Celebration showcasing multilingual, landmark films linked to the city of Calcutta and undivided Bengal of the yester years. This unprecedented project is based on significant research by the members of Calcutta Club USA, the same team that organized the first Calcutta Book Fair in Boston earlier this year.

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Previous Year

Caleidoscope 2015 took us on a novel historic journey of Cinematic Celebration showcasing multilingual, landmark films linked to the city of Calcutta and undivided Bengal of the yester years. This unprecedented project was based on significant research by the members of Calcutta Club USA, the same team that organized the first Calcutta Book Fair in Boston earlier during 2015.

Caledioscope 2015 was a themed, multilingual Indian Cine Fest with 5 Landmark Movies.
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