The story of how this Jar came about has as much spice and masala as an Indian pickle would. Let us tell you first though what we aim to do – we aim to create and curate film festivals conversations and programmes of social relevance.

Pickle Jar – made of the soul and spirit of close to forty people, IT professionals, artists, activists, writers, journalists, homemakers – is a curating platform that has already given Bangalore two film festivals in the past one year.

Its debut offering was in April 2016, a retrospective of the powerhouse actor of acclaimed cinema of the 70s and 80s like Bhumika, Mirch Masala, Arth and Manthan, Smita Patil; ,followed by a Hrishikesh Mukherjee special celebrating the maker of some of the country’s best-loved films like Anupama, Namak Haraam, Chupke Chupke. Festivals that gave Bangalore the experience of curated cinema festivals, along with conversations with distinguished names like Shyam Benegal, Mahesh Bhatt and Amol Palekar.

Hopefully, soon, there is very soon yet another exciting film festival brewing – watch the space!