True is directed by Tom Tykwer, acclaimed for films like Run Lola Run and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. The film has a tight script, appealing visuals and uses stop motion graphics to convey the entire breadth of two people’s life together in the span of seven minutes.
Prarambha by Santosh Sivan is a short film in Kannada about a topic most Indians shy away from – AIDS. This short deals with the discrimination faced by HIV-positive patients.
David Lynch is an American filmmaker known for his surrealist films. His characteristic style of filmmaking often referred to as ‘Lynchian’ is known to disturb audiences. The Alphabet is one of the early works of this three time Academy award nominated director.
Gripping, aggressive and masculine – Squash by Lionel Bailliu combines sporting action with great writing, exposing ambition and human insecurity – all in 27 minutes straight.
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) is a journey inside the subconscious; grotesque, poetic, chaotic, scarred and untamed. This 16 minute silent short film from France is heralded as the first ever surrealist film in history; perhaps also the reason for being a must-watch for every film maker. Un Chien Andalou is break through film [...]
Honestly I didn’t think it will go to these many festivals or that I will be able to make money selling this film. What is working is that it is a very personal story which can happen only in Cairo, yet it is universal. There are no fancy camera movements yet there is depth in the film.
Role Reversal by Canadian writer and director Jakub Roman is an epiphany in exactly three minutes and thirty six seconds. It is a monologue by the protagonist on love. He is confused why a feeling so beautiful can generate so much hate. Shot in black and white with a powerful music score, Role Reversal depicts a world where heterosexuals are a minority while homosexuals are free to express their love.
Hangzhou Asian Film Festival in China is calling for entries for SHINE ASIA Shorts Competition. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2012. The fourth edition of Hangzhou Asian Film Festival will be hosted from 12th to 21st, October in Hangzhou city, People’s Republic of China. SHINE ASIA Shorts Competition is open to Asian young filmmakers and around 15 [...]
Entries are invited for the 2nd edition of Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) that will take place from 4th to 6th, May 2012 with the festival theme as ‘breaking myth’. The deadline for submission is April 4, 2012. The non-competitive sections in the festival include World Kaleidoscope and Indian Kaleidoscope while the competitive sections [...]
The only hope that the 84th Academy Awards holds for India is Raju (Germany) that is nominated for Live Action Short category. Produced by Stefan Gieren and directed by Max Zähle, the film has been shot in India with a majority of Indian cast and crew. The film is about a German couple who adopt [...]