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Shorts B - Dramatic Stories 1

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Shorts B - Dramatic Stories 1
Perspective
2017 | India | 8 mins | Marathi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Adinath Kothare
Cast - Dinesh Koyande, Prashant Choudappa, Sohan Nandurdikar, Swanandi Tikekar, Amar Khamkar, Arun Hornekar, Umesh Bagade, Arjun Sorte.

Synopsis: The consequences of what happens when a Hindu Idol Deity Procession and a Muslim Death Procession cross paths on a busy junction of a City in India... is a matter of 'Perspective'.

Social Media Handles: https://m.facebook.com/addinathmkothare/?ref=bookmarks, https://mobile.twitter.com/adinathkothare, https://www.instagram.com/adinathkothare/?hl=en

Mandi (The Market)
2017 | India | 11 mins | Marathi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Yashowardhan Mishra
Cast - Kailash Waghmare, Shrikant Yadav, Kunj Gutka, Mayank Khurana.

Synopsis: Danaji, a farmer from the state of Maharashtra in rural India, is accompanied by his eight-year old son Ganya to the city to sell his onions at the Mandi (market). While the child is enamoured by the sights and sounds of the place, the farmer has to fight a Kafkaesque battle to find the right price for his produce.

Awards: Mumbai International Film Festival 2018, Mumbai Film Festival 2017.

Humming Bird
2018 | India | 14 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Ajitpal Singh
Cast - Vinamrta Rai, Yogi Singha

Synopsis: Humming Bird Shot in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Humming Bird is about a rural couple who is living a life of quiet desperation in a Himalayan village, when the man takes a decision which will tip them both over the edge.

Director: Ajitpal Singh was 8 years when his father ran a cinema hall. After studying chemistry, learning theatre and photography, he chose filmmaking. He was selected for Sundance's India Screenwriter's lab 2012. He also was the youngest member of Indian delegation at Munich Film Festival 2009, selected by Goethe Institute. He was also selected for 2007 Berlinale Talent Campu's New Delhi edition. Ajitpal Singh has worked as an associate director for Gurgaon, dialogue writer for Once Again. He has also worked as researcher for 16 German documentary films in India.

Majaal Hai
2017 | India | 16 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Umang Vyas
Cast - Dayashankar Pandey, Rahul Handa, Shreya Gupta.

Synopsis: The night begins just as every other for Pandey, the earnest security guard of a colony of bungalows. He waits for his regular tea vendor Birju to re-energise him with his daily cup of tea. Birju arrives late that night to Pandey’s annoyance. Across...

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ReFraction
2017 | Australia | 18 mins | English
Directed by - Mirko Grillini
Cast - Kaushik Das, Heath Bergersen, Kaleenah Edwards, Nilanjana X, Paul Seipel.


Synopsis: ReFraction follows Jay Cooper, a successful lawyer, raised by foster parents from the young age of eleven. As a child, the authorities separated him from his indigenous mother, after she killed his brother in a freak accident. Jay returns...

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Fifteen Years Later
2017 | USA | 18 mins | English
Directed by - Manish Dayal
Cast - Manish Dayal, Tracy Mulholland, Matt McGorry and Rachel Brosnahan

Synopsis: FIFTEEN YEARS LATER works to deepen discussion and education on the issues of race and police brutality in our current political climate. Starring Manish Dayal (The Hundred-Foot Journey, Halt And Catch Fire, Viceroy’s House)...

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Al-war
2017 | India | 19 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Jaideep Yadav
Cast - Arun Kumar, Ravinder Kumar.

Synopsis: In a small town in northern India, a man named Ikhlaq is going to open his dairy shop to fulfill his dream. He has worked hard and saved money from years for this, and finally the day has come when he has to buy some livestock and just live his life with his wife and daughter happily. But what awaits for him is against the language of humanity.

Moongfali Wala (The Peanut Seller)
2017 | Germany & India | 19 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Etienne Sievers
Cast - Shoaib Lokhandwala, Faisal Mohammed, Amit Vashisht, Moon Moon Singh, Shubham Srivastan.


Synopsis: Orphaned young ragpicker SHAKEEL, survives in the busy streets of New Delhi by selling scrap newspapers. When a chance encounter leads him to briefly recognize MOHAN, a man from the train on which he once lost his mother, Shakee...

Social Media Handles: https://twitter.com/etiennesievers, http://www.etiennesievers.com.

Mehram
2017 | India | 33 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Zain Anwar
Cast - Farida Jalal, Rajit Kapoor, Akash Arora, Sushma Seth.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB6clBTU95E

Synopsis: Under the Saudi Arabian laws, women without a ‘Mehram’ (a male blood relative) are forbidden to perform the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. This film is the extraordinary story of Aamna (played by Farida Jalal) who decides to struggle...

Reviews: http://www.indulgexpress.com/entertainment/cinema/2017/dec/08/short-film-mehram-explores-gender-bias-in-religion-5222.html,https://www.pressreader.com/india/ht-city/20171209/282248075900315 http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/backpack/im-used-to-being-call ed-byomkesh-bakshi.htm https://www.socialnews.xyz/2017/12/21/faridas-mehram-to-be-screened-in-us-egypt/, https://dailyworld.in/faridas-mehram-to-be-screened-in-us-egypt/, https://www.canindia.com/faridas-mehram-to-be-screened-in-us-egypt/

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