INDIAN NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION

DAY 8 | Wed, July 29, 2020 | 5th Show | 7.00 PM

Telling the stories from different regions of the India, these five short films deal with a range of topics such as coming of age, family acceptance, adoption, bonding & love, and being comfortable with the choices one has made.

All these films are nominated for the Jury Awards category for Best Indian Narrative Shorts. Two of these are also considered for (#) Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker.

PENCIL BOX
Director: Amit Sanouria
30 min / 2019 / India / Hindi / In Competition

 

Pencil Box is a coming of age story of a mischievous young boy.. whose life is a beautiful example of nature's mysterious ways.


CHUNNI #
Director: Rakshak Diwan
17 min / 2019 / India / Panjabi / In Competition

 

This is a story about a man who has trouble coming to terms with his profession as has no choice but to make ends meet. One day he finally musters up the courage to show his son what he does for a living.


GUPTADHAN
Director: Makarand Sawant
10 min / 2020 / India / Hindi / In Competition

 

Meera is eager to find an answer to a question her father asked once. This journey leads her to find her individuality and purpose of her life; which is beyond and as important as her identity as a transgender.


THE SONG WE SANG #
Director: Aarti Neharsh
20 min / 2019 / India / English, Hindi / In Competition

Krishna, an economist questioning certain choices she’s made in her life, meets Alia, a friend’s cousin from Delhi. A plate of sweet golgappas and a Hindi film’s song leads to more. The two strangers decide to ditch the loud Navratri event and walk the city of Ahmedabad, carrying conversations about love, home, religion, fears and falling for each other as the night grows.

Every choice made is another choice forgone, leading to a different reality- a reality where this night might not have happened.


SAVING CHINTU
Director: Tushar Tyagi
25 min / 2020 / India / English, Hindi / In Competition

An American couple travels to India to adopt a child living with HIV in an Indian orphanage. Will the couple be able to cope up with the cultural challenges in India?

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