Posts Tagged ‘short film’

Filmmaker Amar Kaushik’s short film, Aaba has been selected for 67th Berlin International Film Festival which will run from 9-19th February, 2017. The film will premiere in the Generation Kplus category of the fest.

Interestingly, Amar’s mother, Shashi Kaushik has written the story. It revolves around an orphan girl who comes across the news of her grandfather reaching the terminal stages of lung cancer. As the grandfather (Aaba) starts counting his days, the family faces unexpected turns.

The film has been shot in the picturesque valley of Arunachal Pradesh. Aaba is produced by Raj Kumar Gupta and Mitul Dikshit, and co-produced by Onir and Alison Welly.

Earlier, Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair’s Ottaal, Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak, and Avinash Arun’s Killa have premiered in the same category of the fest.

Click here to read about the shooting experience of Aaba.

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Bikas Mishra’s debut feature Chauranga is all set to release this friday. The film bagged the top award in the section of Indian films at last year’s Mumbai Film Festival. And it seemed like a good time to look back at his earlier film – short titled Naach Ganesh (Dance Of Ganesha).

 

The film was screened at Busan, Rotterdam,  Clermont-Ferrand and few other international film festival.

About the film

An Indian folk dancer is caught in his daily struggle of survival in an automobile factory. The burden to earn a living for his family and preserve his family tradition of ritual Ganesha dancing is humongous. His two roles – the sole bread winner of the family and the magnificent elephant god Ganesha, are so diverse that his journey from factory to village looks like time travel and his existence schizophrenic! Ganesha, the dancer lives in the fear of the day when he will have to choose between livelihood and art/tradition

Little Terrorist, a short film directed by Ashvin Kumar was nominated for Academy Award for Live Action Short Film in 2005. And if you haven’t seen the film yet, here’s the good news – the filmmaker has put the film online.

Here’s his note with the film –

The Gurdaspur Attack, the arrest of Mohameed Naved and escalation of hostilities on the LOC raise troubling questions about freedom and independence. Real people live real lives on either side of these fences. Barbed wire cuts the landscape of humanity, culture, civilisation; dividing children from their history. They stymie that very human touch that could resolve such a conflict. I don’t know which film-maker would say this, but I am almost dismayed that this film has aged so well. Its message of hope, my wide-eyed idealism for an even handed resolution feel a bit naive, given the hawkish, illiberal, imperialist impulses that have come to characterise public life today. Sigh. Anyway, suspend disbelief for fifteen minutes on the fifteenth of August and feel good.

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After having its screening at New York Indian Film Festival and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, Prosit Roy’s short film Bloody Moustache is online now. Do check it out.

The film stars  Jameel Khan, Priyanka Setia and Nisshan KP Nanaiah.

It’s written and directed by Prosit Roy.

Click here to read more about the film.

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It was an open bet. If Navjot Gulati‘s world-famous-in-vacuous-versova short film gets a million hit, we will feature it in our world-famous-in-vacous-versova blog. Fuck knows what we were drinking that day!

And thanks to his relentless social media marketing skills, the film really managed to cross the mark. And so, here is the film. Enjoy!

ps – Never take a bet with Navjot if it involves any promotional skills 😛

The Crafts Council Of India is having a short film contest. So all you film buffs and students who want to get into filmmaking, here’s a good chance to participate and test your skills.

Click on the play button and watch the video. All the details are there. There is cash prize of Rs 20,000 (1st), Rs 15,000 (2nd) and Rs 10,000 (3rd).

Watch it. 

It will just take 17 minutes.

If you want to know more about it before clicking the play button, here’s the official synopsis –

In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age.

It’s directed by Canadian film students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg.

The film was screened at TIFF recently.

To know more about the filmmakers and the film, click here.

Tip – Jahan Bakshi