Shambhavi Kaul’s 21 Chitrakoot, Amit Dutta’s Museum of Imagination and Vipin Vijay’s Vishaparvam will compete in the International Competition section of the 59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
Vaibhav Hiwase’s Bombay Kulfi will contend in the International Children’s and Youth Film Competition at the festival. The film received Special Mention in the Dimensions Mumbai category at the Mumbai Film Festival last year.
The films in the International Competition will all make their German premiere at the festival and vie for awards worth a total of 22,000 euros. The winners will be selected by the International Festival Jury; the FIPRESCI Jury; the Ecumenical Jury and the Jury of the North Rhine-Westphalia Government of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport.
The International Children’s and Youth Film Competition presents cash awards totaling 3,000 euros. The winners in this section are selected by a children’s jury and a youth jury comprising children from Oberhausen.
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will be held from May 2-7, 2013 in Germany. The theme of the 2013 edition of the festival is Flatness: Cinema after the Internet.