1.Bittu(India,USA/2020/ 17 mins)
A close friendship between two girls is eclipsed by an accidental poisoning at school. Based on a true story.
Director : Karishma Dev Dube | Cast :Rani Kumari, Renu Kumari, Saurabh Saraswat| Screenplay: Karishma Dev Dube| Producer: Shreya Dev Dube, Grace Evangelista| Cinematography: Shreya Dev Dube| Editing: Colin Elliott, Karishma Dube| Sound: Arjun G. Sheth| Music: Arooj Aftab
Awards & Festivals: Shortlisted for 93rd Academy Awards, Director Guild of America Best Student Film, Best Film IFFLA 2021, Best Director HollyShorts LA, Best Film Denver Film Festival, Festivals: Telluride Film Festival, BFI Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, HollyShorts LA, Dharamshala International Film Festival.
2. Khabsurat(India/Hindi/2021/15 mins)
Barkha a young small town woman tries to make it as a dancer in Mumbai, but pays a heavy price for the freedom offered by the big city to experiment with her own sexuality.
Writer & Director : Ashutosh Pathak | Cast : Naina Sareen |Producer: Vikramaditya Motwane |Cinematography: Ihjaz Aziz |Editor: Paromita Ghosh|Music: Neel Adhikari |Sound Design: Nishant Agarwal
Awards & Festivals : DIFF 2021, SAFFM 2021, Dialogues Kolcotta 2021
3. Undivided Solitude(2021/10 mins)
Much before Corona arrived, an elderly couple lived in a suburban town of West Bengal, in a humble abode with their son’s family, spending their times bantering with their grandson. Then, one day, the son left in search of a better life! The bond with their much-loved grandson was broken. And then there was Corona! The solace that they sought in their grandson’s photographs and his scribblings on walls was overlapped by alien-looking health-workers in PPE kits entering their house and lives! Can they save themselves and their home filled with memories of their little grandson fromthis unprecedented crisis?
Director : Bijoy Chowdhury| Cast: Lt. Dinesh Ch. Chowdhury, Sefali Chowdhury | Story & Screenplay : Bijoy Chowdhury| Producer : Bijoy Chowdhury| Cinematography: Bijoy Chowdhury| Sound & Editing: Korak Misra
Awards & Festivals : PSBT Fur Gold Lotus Award - Best Film (Fiction) in Professional Category,PSBT Fur Gold Lotus Award - Best Director (Fiction) in Professional Category, Anondolok Shortcut 2022 - Best Film, IIHS Urban Lens Film Festival
4. Chasing The Light (2021/5 mins)
This short film aims to capture the play of light in Harmeet’s house, the arrival of the monsoon and the renewal of hope during the lockdown.
Director, Producer & Cinematography: Harmeet Basur|Editing : Ankur Ahuja|Sound Design: Ankur Ahuja
Awards & Festivals :Best Film-Non Fiction, PSBT Film ChallengeUrban Lens Film Festival 2021, Lockdown Chaumasa- the Monsoon Festival 15, Moving Images: Experimental video art screening,Online Isolation Short Video Festival -Russia – Semi finalist,Festival Angelica US, 8th Goa Short Film Festival.
5. Mahalle’s School( Short film/Marathi/2021/10mins)
Janu and Vedu are attending online classes with limited resources for the first time. They explore this new world together with their parents. What starts as a look at a new kind of learning gradually evolves into an uninhibited and intimate portrait of an Indian family.
Director :Akshay Pradip Ingle|Cast: Janu, Vedu, Deepika , Umesh|Producer : Pooja Ingle, Abhishek Pawar|Cinematography: Akshay Ingle|Editing: Dhanesh Gopal, Akshay Ingle|Sound : Sudarshan Sawant|Music: Rohit Mulmule
Awards & Festivals: PSBT Silver Award - PSBT Film Challenge,Best Film on Children's Issues at 25th Film Southasia Kathmandu, 34th IDFA Youth Documentary Competition, 10th Dharamshala International Film Festival,UNICEF Innoceti Film Festival Florence, Toto Awards
6. Angh (India, Nagaland/ Konyak/2021/22 mins)
It is 1963 and Christianity has overwhelmingly taken a hold of Nagaland. Abandoned by his tribe and living in isolation following his wife’s death, a village chief and former feared and respected Headhunter proudly holds onto his ancestral ways, determined to carry them on to posterity through his son, Amao. But all the teenage boy wants is a sense of belonging.
Commanding visuals that evoke an aura of mythical proportions immerse us into a fascinating and little-known part of history. Working with non-actors from the indigenous population, Theja Rio tells a small intergenerational tale with beautiful intimacy, while also confidently inviting us to contemplate questions of immense scope and complexity, such as the political repercussions of homogenization of culture and the cost of religion to centuries-old tradition and thought.
Director : Theja Rio|Cast : Amo Rio, Johan Solo, Shekato Chishi, Nyeiang Konyak, Angmung Konyak, Thinu Seyie, Jothan Rengma, Menguseii Sorhie| Screenplay: Theja Rio| Producer: Theja Rio& Nancy Nisa Beso| Cinematography: Vincenzo Condorelli A.I.C|Editing : Bhupesh Micky Sharma| Music : Sagar Desai
Awards & Festivals : Special Jury Award - 2021 Clermont - Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Palm Spring International Short Film Festival 2021, Dharamshala International Film Festival 2021, IFFLA 2022
7. Cycle(Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Telugu/2021/20mins)
A wronged young tribal woman, in the absence of systemic justice, turns rebel, but struggles to be able to fulfill all the expectations that the path to retribution demands. A multilingual short film shot on a phone camera as found footage, and filmed in three uninterrupted long takes. The film features a large and ethnically varied cast, most of who were facing a camera for the first time ever.
Director & Screenplay :Devashish Makhija|Cast : Bhumika Dube, Mukesh Pachode, Jacky Bhavsar, Bhumisuta Das, Vijay Patidar , Muskan Maina, Anjali Goyal, Anju Chandravanshi, Sanjana Sanjana, Yaminee Gedam, Aashirvad Jha, Shubham Vishwakarma, Yashovardhan Sharma, Satish Malasiya, Kartik Soni, Anand Yadav, Ashraf Ali,Hardik Dhakite, Harshit Sharma, Shivli Rajput, Jitendra Parmar, Kashaf Khan, Nikhil Karosiya, Ranjit Thakur, Rehmaan Shaikh, Shiv Raghuwanshi, Uddesh Yadav, Ronak Singh, Vivekanand Daakhore | Producer: Devashish Makhija, Abhinav Singh, Pria Mundra, Sumeet Kamath, Sreeram Ramanathan| Cinematography: Vivekanand Daakhore, Bhumika Dube, Jacky Bhavsar| Editing: Devashish Makhija, Ronak Singh| Sound: Dibakar Saha
8. Insight Within(Short film/India/ English/2021/9 mins )
An inspiring film about how an unemployed, visually impaired, computer-illiterate dentist trained and found well-paying jobs for over 23,000 disabled youngsters without charging them a penny.
Director & Screenplay: Vijay Jodha|Cast: Dr. Jitendra Aggarwal, Ranjan Chopra, Sandeep Bhargava, Deepa Upriti, Rashid Khan| Producer: Centre for Social Communication and Change|Cinematography: Vijay S. Jodha|Editing: Sachin Meena|Sound: Vijay S. Jodha| Music: Pradeep Kotnala|
Awards & Festivals :Nominee, Tokyo Short Film Festival, True Colours Film Festival - Singapore and Japan, Gbeck Future Film Festival – Canada, Liberation Doc Fest – Human Rights Festival – Bangladesh,Tokyo Short Film Festival – Japan.