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Santali Film Database





The Santali Film Database is currently not available and is under reconstruction.





On the website of the Frobenius Library all Santali Films archived in Frankfurt can still be found under the label "VCD South Asia".


image001 The Santali film database allows users to read up information on the people, places and content in Santali films and music video albums published from 1998 to the present. The database is non-commercial and is intended to support and to set in motion studies on Santali films. It is designed to compile detailed data on Santali films and albums for researchers and film professionals, plus interested film buffs and music lovers.
Santali is the language of the "indigenous" community of the Santal. The Santali film industry produces popular films and songs for an audience of 6 million speakers of this language in India, Bangladesh and Nepal by artists who mostly originate in Jharkhand (Jollywood), Odisha and West Bengal in India. image007
 IMG 2871 The Santali film database project evolved from the archival of Santali VCDs at the Institute of Film Studies, Jadavpur University in Kolkata and the Frobenius Institute at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and has been made possible by the work of Cornelia Aufmuth, Moinak Biswas, Christian Breitschädel, Maharghya Chakraborty, Shyamranjen Hembram, Felicitas Keller, Richard Kuba, Madhuja Mukherjee, Markus Schleiter, Utsab Sen, Karsten Senger and Birte Stein.
The Santali film database depends on its users to keep it up to date; everybody is invited to add information to the database and inform us about new Santali VCDs. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Dr. Markus Schleiter, Frobenius Institute, Grüneburglatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  jorok
 ChagC To learn more about the Santali film industry, read an introductory article by Markus Schleiter at