The theme of the festival in 2013 is ‘Visual Narrative Arts & Handicrafts’. Since aadhar supports the tradition of arts and crafts in India, we found it appropriate to present our winning filmmakers a traditional art piece which would demonstrate the impressive art of the region and skills of an artist, rather than offering a conventional metal-wood award. Similar to last year, this year too, the AWARDS are going to be traditional art pieces and will be sponsored by Traditional Artisans. The 2nd Annual Heritage Film Festival is proud to have traditional artisans as Sponsoring Partners of Awards for the 6 award-winning films. As the theme of the festival is ‘Visual Narrative Arts & Crafts of India’, it is appropriate to present the winning films a traditional art piece which represents the intrinsic creativity and skill of Indian artisans. Three of the sponsors are from Gujarat: VANKAR VISHRAM VALJI, RAMJI DEVRAJ MARWADA, IRFAN ANWAR KHATRI and one hails from Rajasthan: KALYAN JOSHI. Three of the sponsors are from Gujarat: VANKAR VISHRAM VALJI, RAMJI DEVRAJ MARWADA, IRFAN ANWAR KHATRI and one hails from Rajasthan: KALYAN JOSHI.
- IRFAN ANWAR KHATRI comes from a traditional Ajrakh hand-block printer’s family from Kutch, Gujarat.
- VISHRAM VALJI VANKAR is an award-winning traditional hand-weaver from Bhujodi, Kutch, Gujarat.
- RAMJI DEVRAJ MARWADA comes from a traditional leather artisan family from Kutch, Gujarat.
- KALYAN JOSHI is a traditional Phad painter from Bhilwara, Rajasthan. He has been trained by his father Padma Shri Shree Shrilal Joshi who is a leading Phad painter.
- IRFAN ANWAR KHATRI: +91 9879843670
- VISHRAM VALJI VANKAR: +919408305584
- RAMJI DEVRAJ MARWADA: +919426382558
- KALYAN JOSHI: +919414115987
HFF2013 award winning films
- Living Stories – best professional film
- The Last Bhopa (Epic of Pabu Rathore) – best amateur film
- Thathera – special award for best short film
- TANA BANA the history of Handlooms – special award for the collection of 21 films
- Pottery Traditions of India – special award for well researched collection of 7 films.