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The Golden Halo Awards Winners - 2014

Film Makers Category:
First Prize : Kotti (Marbles) by Santhosh Peringath
Second Prize: Shubam by Jeen Gadhi

Documentary Category:
First Prize : Dr.Paws by Pooja Iyengar
Second Prize : A Dream Called America by Anoop Satyan
International Category:
First Prize: Mon Amoureaux (My Sweet Heart) by Daniel Metge (France)
Second Prize: Jacobo by David Del Aguila
Special Jury Mention : Minerita by Rahul De La Fluente (Spain)
Students Category:

First Prize: Badalte Nakshe by Nithila, Kanagasabai, Nithya Menon, Archana Sadar, Likokba Sangtam - Class of 2013, TISS
Second Prize: Boy's dont't wear nail polish by Siddharth Chauhan

Mini Film (2 Min Max) Category:
First Prize: Dust bin by Anoop Satyan
Second Prize: Celebrate inclusion by Balamurugan Muthian
Jury mention: Change your perspective by Amal Ravi
About SCRIPT 2015

The Rotary International (RI) has always been a world wide champion of causes that affect society at large. It is therefore only natural that Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis organise a Film Festival showcasing social causes. The Festivals held in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 were grand success stories. Inspired by this success and encouraging participation from Film Makers, enthusiasts, sponsors and well wishers we now present to you SCRIPT 2015.

Script 2015 will recognize and reward short films from across the world. These short films will deal with issues that are of global relevance. Script 2015 is an annual event organized by the Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis and is in to its fifth edition.

Such a film festival is being unique in India. It will create awareness among the general public about social issues and persuade them to join cause in combating them.

Who can participate

Almost anyone who has made or intends to make a short film on a socially relevant topic can participate. There are 5 categories:

Category 1: Film Makers
Category 2: International Films
Category 3: Students (Should produce certificate from College)
Category 4: Mini/ Ad Films with social message (Up to two minutes)
Category 5: Documentaries.

There will be separate competitions and recognitions for each category. In case of inadequate number of entries in any particular category, the Organisers reserve right to cancel that Category of competition with out notice. The films received may however be showcased if considered good by the Preliminary Jury.  

Suggested Topics for Films: The short films could be based on the following issues / topics / categories or other broadly similar concerns.

  • World peace.
  • Climate change.
  • Preserve Planet Earth
  • Environment.
  • Clean water.
  • International understanding and goodwill
  • Population issues
  • Urban concerns
  • Health and Hunger.
  • Senior Citizens.
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Children at risk
  • Child mortality.
  • Education and homeless children.
  • Disabled persons
  • Mental Health/ Humour
  • Students/ Youth Issues
  • Geriatric Issues.
  • Child Abuse
  • Violence against Women

 

Festival -Organizers

The Rotary District 3201 has 105 Rotary Clubs and membership strength of 3700 Rotarians. The Clubs are spread over part of the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The larger cities in our RI District are Cochin and Coimbatore.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are non political, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Community Service is an opportunity for every Rotarian to exemplify 'Service Above Self.' It is Rotary's commitment and social responsibility to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the world.

Host Club: Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis:
The Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis formed in 1989 has 57 members comprising prominent professionals and businesspersons of Cochin. The Rotary Cochin Metropolis meets every Friday.

Its members voluntarily donate to its various community service projects. Additionally all proceeds from its fund raising initiatives are fully utilized for its community service projects. These focus on upgrading community educational and medical facilities, assisting the physically disadvantaged, destitute women etc. Please read the THE CAUSE.

Jury 2014

    
Shyamaprasad
Shyamaprasad

Shyamaprasad the Head of the Jury, received the Commonwealth Scholarship in 1989 and did his Master in Film & Media Production at the Hull University, U K.

His features for TV and cinema have won him several national and state awards. Agnisakshi and Akale had been adjudged the Best regional cinema of the nation in 1998 and 2004. These films also bagged as much as 9 state awards in all major technical categories including the Best Director. He was awarded the Best Television Director prize for the year 1993, 1994, and 1996 consecutively.

His films had been showcased in several prestigious film festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Tokyo, Cairo, Rome, Brisbane, Benodet, Tehran, Frieburg, Stuttgart,Florence, Fukuoka

Ore Kadal had been honoured as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama at the International film festival of India - 2007. The film was also awarded the Fipresci Prize and the NETPAC Award for the best feature at the IFFK-2008 and showcased at the 6th Asiatica Film Mediale held at Rome on the November 2007. The film went on to win the Audience prize –German Star at the Stuttgart festival of Bollywood & Beyond-2008
    
Anjali Monteiro Anjali Monteiro

Dr. Anjali Monteiro is Professor and Dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has a Masters degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Sociology. She is involved in documentary production, media teaching and research. Jointly with Dr. K.P. Jayasankar, she has made over 35 documentary films. Their work has been screened extensively at film festivals all over the world and they have won thirty national and international awards. Their most recent award is the Basil Wright Prize for So Heddan So Hoddan (Like Here Like There) at the 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Edinburgh 2013. They have had 4 retrospectives of their films: Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala 2006, Bangalore Film Society 2010, Madurai International Film Festival 2012 and Parramasala, Sydney 2013.An adaptation of their film 'Saacha' (The Loom) is a part of the exhibition 'Project Space: Word. Sound. Power.' at the Tate Modern, London, between July and November 2013; The New Delhi edition of the exhibition is scheduled for Jan -Feb 2014.

Dr. Monteiro is a recipient of the Howard Thomas Memorial Fellowship in Media Studies, at the University of Western Sydney in 2000. She was a Fulbright visiting lecturer for 2006-07, at the University of California, Berkeley and a Erasmus Mundus fellow at Lund University in 2013. She is an ICCR Visiting Professor in Contemporary Indian Studies at the University of Technology Sydney in 2013. She has also been visiting faculty at several universities and institutions in India and overseas and a media consultant to NDDB, SDTT and UNDP. She is also actively involved in 'Vikalp' , a collective of documentary filmmakers campaigning for freedom of expression. She is also on the boards of several professional and voluntary organisations. Dr. Monteiro has several papers in the area of media and cultural studies and has contributed to scholarly journals such as Cultural Studies. Her areas of research interest include television audience reception, documentary film and censorship.
   
Sanjeev Sivan Sanjeev Sivan - Film-maker, Director, Storyteller

Youngest of a family of film-makers that includes his father and elder brothers Sangeeth and Santosh Sivan, Sanjeev quite literally has film-making in his blood. Sanjeev undertook a comprehensive 4 year course in direction at the very prestigious New York Film University.

He also holds an MBA degree from the same university. Sanjeev's Malayalam feature film, 'APARICHITHAN- THE STRANGER' - starring superstar Mammootty, was made on a budget of less than Rs. 1.25 crores, 'THE STRANGER' changed the face of the Kerela film industry with its never-seen-before technique and craft. Films like "GUBBAN MOOPAN'S DREAM" (Fukuoka International film festival, Japan) and "MANIKKAN" in Tamil (both produced by Films Division,I & B Ministry) have won rave reviews from critics and appreciation from viewers alike. Sanjeev now has three films in the pipeline, at different stages of production – ENDLESS SUMMER , 15 HOURS WITH MAMOOTY & KINGDOM with Fahad Fazil.

When Sanjeev is not making feature films, he makes documentaries and docu-features. His most recent film, UNDERGROUND INFERNO (National Geographic Channel), won the BEST DOCUMENTARY Award IIFF 2009 & the best documentary at the Greece International film festival. His latest documentary is AFTERLIFE. INSIDE LONDON OLYMPICS. He has a long list of completed international projects. To name a few recent ones; THE ARYAN SAGA ; SEX LIES & A BOOK ; KARAOKE COPS (Al Jazeera) ; LIFE AFTER DEATH (Asian Pitch) , DHARAVI – UNDERBELLY ECONOMY (Mediacorp) , SLUMGOD MATHEMATICIANS (Sundance Channel), IN THE SHADOWS OF TAJ(MEDIACORP), UNITED COLOURS OF BOLLYWOOD, FIGHT PRACY TODAY, LITTLE WOMEN( all for PSBT)ARUNIMA'S STORY, BOYS & GIRLS, THE DOLL STORY.

'JOHNNY' as producer won a national award and Kerela state award for Best Children's film. Sanjeev received the 'EMERGING MASTERS AWARD' at the Seattle Intl Film Festival. He's served as a jury member for the 57nth National film awards. He was also the jury member of the Indian Documentary Producers Association(IDPA) Film Awards, 2007. His latest feature is a co production with HBO titled "VENALODUNGATHE" (ENDLESS SUMMER) with Seema Biswas & Salim Kumar
   
Jayasankar K.P. Jayasankar

Dr. K.P. Jayasankar is Professor, and Chair, Centre for Critical Media Praxis at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has an M.A. in German studies and a Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences, from IIT Mumbai and is involved in media production, teaching and research.

His films, jointly directed with Dr. Anjali Monteiro, have won thirty national and international awards. Their most recent award is the Basil Wright Prize for So Heddan So Hoddan (Like Here Like There) at the 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Edinburgh 2013. They have had 4 retrospectives of their films: Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala 2006, Bangalore Film Society 2010, Madurai International Film Festival 2012 and Parramasala, Sydney 2013. An adaptation of their film 'Saacha' (The Loom) is a part of the exhibition 'Project Space: Word. Sound. Power.' at the Tate Modern, London, between July and November 2013; The New Delhi edition of the exhibition is scheduled for Jan -Feb 2014.

Dr. Jayasankar is an award winning cameraperson and editor and enjoys web and graphic design. He was a a DAAD visiting scholar at the University of Heidelberg in 1984, a Howard Thomas Memorial Fellow in Media Studies, at Goldsmith's College, London, in 1996, an Erasmus Mundus fellow at Lund University, Sweden and a Key Technology Partner Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney in 2013. He has also been visiting faculty to several Universities and institutions in India and abroad and a media consultant to IFAD, NDDB and UNDP. He has also served as jury to film festivals. He is actively involved in 'Vikalp', a collective of documentary filmmakers campaigning for freedom of expression. Dr. Jayasankar also has several papers in the area of media and cultural studies and has contributed to journals such as Cultural Studies. His areas of research interest include critical theory, documentary film and censorship.
   
Jose Dominic Jose Dominic

Jose Dominic is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and prior to CGH Earth, worked with M/S A.F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Mumbai. He is the Managing Director and CEO of CGH Earth (formerly Casino Group of Hotels). The group is known for pioneering new approaches in resort development for which he has received a Special Commendation Award from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. He has served on several National and State advisory panels on tourism of the Government and industry bodies, member – Expert panel on Tourism of ASSOCHAM and CII. He has served as Hon. Secretary of FHRAI and Founder President of Kerala Travel Mart. He is the past President of TIE – Kerala Chapter and was the President of the Cochin Chamber of Commerce. He is the Chairman of CII, Kerala region and also a member of National Tourism Advisory Council.
   

 

 

The Cause

The Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis has for over a decade focused its Community Service activities on its adopted Government Primary Schools at Ponnurunni in Cochin and Puthoota near Cochin. These activities included:
  • Midday meal programmes and nutritional supplements.
  • School uniforms, footwear, school bags etc.
  • Annual pediatric medical camps and dental checkups with free medical assistance.
  • Infrastructural upgradation like bathroom facilities, computers, play equipment, furniture etc.

Ex Minister Mr Sharma
Salim, Community Service Director handing over cheque for Rs 12 Lakhs to Minister Mr Sharma for Education Project at Kothad Village.
Other community service projects taken up include assistance to the Government District Hospital Ernakulam, most noteworthy of which is the identification of beneficiaries, fitting camps and subsequent free distribution of orthotic and prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and other aids.

Our most ambitious project is the ongoing adoption of an entire village with 7000 residents: Kothad on the outskirts of Cochin. Due to its geography and relative isolation from the city, its population has a majority of low income, daily wage earners, with poor access to infrastructural, drinking water and sanitary facilities.

We made a modest beginning with an undertaking to provide afternoon meals at an existing "Pakalveedu" a daycare center for senior citizens of the locality. The more ambitious projects lined up include implementation of Waste Management, Women Empowerment, Youth Development and Educational Sponsorship programmes.

Degradable Waste - Portable Biogas Plants
In the programme a total of 100 beneficiaries will be identified in the target area for the installation of biogas plants in their houses.

Educational Sponsorship Programme
Educational Sponsorship has commenced for 50 underprivileged children studying in classes 4, 5 & 6. This sustained sponsorship will continue till the students finish their 12th class, i.e. for almost 8 years. Our support is broad based and includes Educational kits, Medical assistance, Community teaching, House visits, Counseling support and School visits programme through committed volunteers.

RAJAGIRI outREACH, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences has offered their organizational expertise and trained volunteers for the execution of the project. Together we are trying to identify suitable, profitable business models for selected women and employment training for selected youth from Kothad. The Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis is committed to generating sufficient funds through fundraiser activities, to make this programme possible and to widen its reach in the years to come.

Schedule 14th February

14 Feb 2014 - Programme
08:30 - 09:27

Inaugural Film –Mindscapes of Love and Longing by Arun Chadha

The sexuality of people with disabilities is often marred with misconceptions, prejudices and myths. The film delves in to the lives of a few people with disabilities, as they explore their sexual identities, with in themselves and through relationships. The narrative follows their journeys as they negotiate widely held biological, medical, social and cultural beliefs and try to claim their sexual rights as individuals. It attempts to deconstruct the disability and sexual debate through personal voices and choices.

56:08 min
09:27 - 09:30 Announcements  
     
Category - Film Makers (Competitive)
09:30 - 09:43 Take Care - Bharathy Veerasamy

This is the story of a boy whose life goes astray. The boy's father is abroad and he has an addiction for video games. See what happens….

12:07 min
09:44 - 10:12 NilavurangillaPrasanth Kanathur

The man Chavanan and his wife Cheera represents the realities of the poor against the swiftness of modern life. The movie focuses on one of the most critical phases of a woman's life - pregnancy. The callous nature of the modern world towards those who are helpless is presented in a graphic way. The story ends trying its best to open our closed eyes and ears. Prasanth is a journalist and a veteran of SCRIPT Festival.

28 min
10:13 - 10:38 Shubham Jeen Gadhi

A one night journey that made a 16 year old teenager realize the ultimate truth.

25 min
10:39 - 10:56 Athirukal Kadannu K.K.Asokan

Children grow up as per expectations of the parents, but devoid of social responsibilities. The parents are left in isolation and are themselves to blame for the predicament that they face in their old age.

17 min
10:56 - 11:10 Tea Break  
11:10 - 11:40 INAUGURATION 30 min
11:41 - 12:04 Road to Forest Sapnesh Varachal

Road To Forest unfolds on a journey to Bangalore that Gautham and his parents take after he is kicked out of school for stabbing his classmate. His father, a successful businessman, and his mother, an IT professional, are at their wits end, not realizing that their neglect of him while focussing too much on their careers might also have contributed to their son turning out like this. They decide that he would be better off away from home. On the way to Bangalore, Gautham makes use of a pit-stop to run away into a forest. This completely new environment is a wonder for him and he begins to think of his sojourn in the forest as an alternative reality. Being alone in the forest brings out his murderous instincts, which has, of course, been honed by his experience.

22:17 min
12:05 - 12:15 QafasPrateek Srivatsava

A PET SHOP IN THE BUSIEST MARKET OF MUMBAI. The setting of this story is an expression of Indian jails that are overcrowded with a large number of pre-trial detainees. Through this story, I've tried to relate the critical condition of such prisoners in jails with that of poor creatures in cages. Since the numbers of such prisoners are increasing day by day, a lot of them have to stay in prisons and await a trial for months or years. The physical and emotional trauma they endure through their years in jail is indescribable and everlasting. This film is an appeal to the government and judiciary in our country to speed up trials so that no innocent man should have to suffer an extra day in jail. The film has been screened at Delhi and Kerala International Film Fests.

09:40 min
12:16 - 12:38 Kotti (Marbles)Santhosh Peringeth

A story chronicling the petty squabbles, an incident and atmosphere of their surroundings which nurture the relationship between friends in a remote village. An Award winning entry at Don Bosco Festival.

21:10 min
12:39 - 12:58 Teri Meri KahaniS.S. Sharma

It is the story of an old couple whose son went abroad to study taking a bank loan and has forgotten his old parents. The parents know the reality, but show to the neighbors that their son is in regular touch with them. One day one of their son's old friends visits them and reveals that their son is married and also has a daughter. The parents are shocked. One day they receive a call from the son. What happens now?

14 min
12:59 - 13:13 Pratishthaa (Prestige) Gauri Warudi

The film is based on a social message for youth on anti alcoholism. Story of Shreeraj and friends who like partying, but not Shreeraj himself. His friends are not aware of his reasons for avoiding parties. An accident after a friend's party compels him to reveal the real story behind his abstinence. Gauri is a veteran of SCRIPT.

14 min
13:14 - 13:21 Education Counts Prasanth Shikare (Animation)

The convent school going Roshan finds an unlikely friend and hero in the street smart kid Ajay. a construction site worker. Soon, he learns the bitter truth behind Ajays painful life as a child labourer. And decides to help him. Right of Education for every child.

06:33 min
13:21 -14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:45 Jury Interaction with Press and Audience  
     
Category - Documentaries
14:46 - 15:16 Dr Paws - Pooja Iyengar

Since the beginning of time, humans have shared a special bond with animals. Modern research clearly suggests an inexplicable connection at the subconscious level, which goes beyond rational understanding. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAP) is a relatively new technique which takes this instinctual knowledge and converts it in to a form of therapy that helps both children and adults with, cognitive, behavioral or psychological problems- problems that modern medicine is still struggling to find answers for. Dr PAWS provides an intimate look at this innovative and unconventional approach.

30 min
15:17 - 15:42 A Dream Called America Anoop Satyan

This documentary is made on Shahbaz, a 15-year-old boy from Gujarat, India. He is the third among the five children of his father Aftab who makes a living by repairing cycles on a footpath. Shahbaz had studied in the US for a year on a scholarship, where an American couple hosted him. The one-year he spent in US changed his attitude as he experienced a very comfortable and carefree life than his real home. After reaching India, he badly wants to go back and settle in US, leaving his parents in a dilemma.Award Winner at Festivals at Mumbai and Lucknow. Official Selection at many International Film Festivals including IFFI, Goa.

25 min
15:43 - 16:13 I Burnt my Fingers Kamlesh Udasi

This film is about 150 unfortunate men who gave the toughest test with their blood and flesh to prove their innocence and loyalty. The atrocity of the village head who seems to have no mercy to risk the lives of others to satisfy his hunger for power.

30 min
16:14-16:26

Tea Break

 
16:27 - 16:57 Laxmi Orang Parthajit Baruah

A young Adivasi girl of Assam Laxmi Orang was stripped in the broad day light of Guwahati city on 24th Nov. 2007. They had come to demand their Schedule Tribe Status. Though she was psychologically traumatized, yet she resurrected as a strong leader as if rising from the grave.

30 min
16:58 - 17:05 The Thirsty Crow Snehasis Das

The crow of the age old story holds the maximum significance for the current generation of human civilizations which have not only started to forget the 'crow and water' story but also the very importance of water conservation, which sends out a message to conserve each drop of water.

07 min
17:06 - 17:15 A History of Modern India Tapan Kumar Gogoi

The documentary is an intimate observation of the filmmaker on why people should not identify the Rhinoceros of Assam as 'one horned rhino.' Whatever little conservation efforts, it appears we are 'cultivating' the Rhino for its horn. Poachers and insurgents have long back wiped away Rhinoceros from the Manas National Park. There are concerns that UNESCO will cease to recognize Kaziranga National Park as a World Heritage Site because of rampant Rhino poaching. It is endangered. Extinction is next. Our progeny will study in, 'a HISTORY of Modern India'

08:30 min
Schedule 15th February

15 Feb 2014 – Programme
08:30 - 09:09

SHOW CASE –Where There are no Roads by Mauleenath Senapati

A unique experiment rides the waves of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, where a major innovative health campaign reaches some of the most marginalised and poorest communities in India who live on 100s of Islands, inaccessible and isolated. There are no roads here, but today, over a dozen boat clinics conceived and developed by the Centre for North East studies and Policy Research, and manned by doctors, nurses, labtechnicians and pharmacists reach more than a million people. In partnership with the National Rural Health Mission of Assam, in tough terrain, rough weather and choppy waters, the teams struggle to bring communities from margins of despair to embrace hope.

38:09 min
Category - Students
09:10 - 09:34 Badalte Nakshe - Nithila Kanagasabai, Nitya Menon, Archana Sadar, Ukokba Sangtam. TISS

20 years after Mumbai's communal riots, the film explores how people who were children then remember the lived experience of the riots and how adolescents of the present generation make meaning of these inherited narratives of violence from what they hear and see. Has been screened Lund University Sweden as part of FOCUS ASIA

23:30 Min
09:35 - 09:50

Kar Bhalaa - Biswanath Rath

'Kar Bhalaa' (Tamil Title -'Nanmai Sei') is a bilingual short story based on a true story in Chennai. Abhay is a happy-go-lucky software engineer who wears his heart on his sleeve. Always eager to lend a helping hand, he never minds being late for office as for him there is invariably some 'cause' to work for. Nikhil is his colleague and project partner who rather follows the rules of this pragmatic world and always minds his own business. Horror strikes, when one morning, hours before a very important review meeting they realize that Abhay has lost his office laptop in an auto rickshaw, the very laptop containing all presentations and reports for their meeting. What happens to them forms the crux of short film 'Kar Bhalaa'

15 min
09:51 - 10:06

Spirit of the Nation Athira C Venugopal

August 15 we get liquor to enjoy independence day celebrations???? Celebrate the true spirit of the nation??? Athira is a student on SN Girls HS, Kanimangalam, Trissur

14:13 min
10:07 - 10:19 Boys Don't Wear Nail Polish Sidharth Chauhan

A mother's battle against gender stereotyping to protect her child's individuality in a society that promotes images of masculinity but how far will she go to defeat the established order of things?

12 min
10:20 - 10:23

An Unexpected Visit from Auroville Film Festival Educational Outreach Program (A Film Made by 5th graders Shankar, Ganga, Akash, Motilal, Ludivine, Irwin and Santan)

An alien spaceship lands on Earth with unexpected results.

2:43 Min
10:24 - 10:38

YatchiManimaran

Deavadatchan, a renowned writer who made numerous contributions to Tamil literature is affected by a strange motor disease. His whole body is paralyzed except his right hand which might stop functioning ay time. Having known this, he takes a shocking decision, but hesitates to do it because of a little girl Ilakiya. He explains his situation subtly to Ilakiya. Her honest interrogation on Deva's choice influences his decision. Shown at IIFI, Goa.

13:06 Min
10:38 - 10:50

Tea Break

 
     
Category - International
10:51 - 11:18

Minerita Raul de la Fuuente(Kimuak) (Spain)

Cerro Rico on Potosi (Bolivia) is a lawless territory, charecterised by brutal violence. The miners risk their lives every day, digging for silver and Zinc in crumbling galleries. The ones that survive think that they are entitled to anything and everything. And that is when they go on the hunt... for women. Minerita is the story of three women ... Lucia (40) Ivone (16) and Abigail (17) - who work as might watch women or inside the mine, struggling to survive in an inhuman inferno. Their only weapon is their courage and ... Dynamite.

27:03 Min
11:19 - 11:39

Vanishing Bartosz Kruhlik (Poland)

25 year old Iwona takes care of the house during her husband's absence. She tries to make up with her son Michal. One day Michal doesn't come back home for the night. None of her friends know where he is. Her husband doesn't answer the phone. This film has been displayed in a number of International Film Festivals

20 Min
11:40 - 11:54

Jacobo David Del Aguila (Gorka) Spain

Jacobo must take the most difficult Decision of his life.Has won 8 International Awards and has been screened at numerous International Film Festivals

14 Min
11:55 - 12:24

Alcoholic Yulia Gontaruk (Ukraine)

Alina's mother gave her up and now she's forced to live with her aunt, whom she considers vicious; she's convinced her aunt doesn't love her. The only one who loves Alina is her doll. Accidentally the girl runs over an announcement about intake of children into the dance class "Wreath". This is the chance for Alina to flee from this miserable world, full of dirt, needlessness and misunderstanding.

29 Min
12:25- 12:37

En Mal Estado (The Discarded) Juan Antonio and David Delicado (Spain) (Gorka)

The Discarded tell the story of three persons living on the edge in a country where the economic crisis and unemployment are the main problems. The Film was won a few International Awards and has been screened in many Festivals.

11:37 min
12:38 -13:01

Mon Amoureaux (My Sweetheart) Daniel Metge(France)

Romain is my sweetheart. We are going to get married and have kids. We are even going to have sex. It is forbidden at the Center. So on Saturday my sister is going to take us for the weekend to the Country side. The Film Has been screened at numerous International Festivals and has won many awards.

23 Min
13:02 - 13:13

Democracia Borja Cobeaga (Spain) (Kimuak)

The manager of a company proposes a daring plan for keeping the worker's morale high

11 Min
13:14- 13:19

Ngutu Felipe Del Olmo & Daniel Valledor (Spain) (Promofest)

Ngutu is a newspaper street vendor who hardly sells any copies at all. Resentful, he starts watching the passersby closely in order to make progress in his business.

05 min
13:20 - 14:00

Lunch

 
14:00 – 14:45 Interactive Function with Film Makers - Press Audience 30 min
     
Category 2 Min. Mini/ Ad Films
14:45 - 15:45

Celebrate Inclusion Celebrate Life Gokul Balamurugan Muthian

Celebrating inclusion of the disabled would help them in celebrating their own lives!

1:00 m
 

Parallel Lines Rajeevan Francis

"Parallel Lines", a celebration of inclusion, opens with the idea that it's time to think equal. The protagonist, who is visually impaired, is a student attending the final lecture of the day, taking notes like any other student. His friend comes to pick him up after college, like he had asked to do. He plays a prank on the friend twice, deliberately mistaking him for somebody else. When the friend, saddened by this turns to go, he calls out his real name. They zoom off together. We may think we are not equal, but we are; because differences and similarities are part of nature and human values like friendship and love are universal. Life is a celebration of these if we find the heart to include.

1:17 m
 

Nurture Devarata Kalkura

This film is about a child nurturing a life playfully which register the impact of taking care and giving hope to several things.

1:36 m
 

Breakthrough Amrut Satavalekar

'Breakthrough' is a global human rights organization. The AD film is a pro-active work, created to motivate women to speak about their going through domestic violence, and seek help.

2:00 m
 

Make a wish Anant V Keni

This awareness film for "Make a wish Foundation India. It is about a Girl who is sick and has wish to break all the barriers and Enjoy The nature which she is Not able to Do due to her Life threatening illness. Just as she is about to give up and a fairy appears from the window to make her wish come true.

2:00 m
 

Love is BlindSnehasis Das

Often, people saying that love is blind and that is why they are in relationships they are now. But at times love is not really blind, and sometimes thing that it does not exist. People of the same group/class always happen to be in love relationship. When it comes to a blind and disable person, you will never see him/her dating, even though they justify love and emotion as others.

1:20 m
 

Nalla Nadu Nalla Vellam (Blessed Land Blessed Water)Sapnesh Varachal

PSA on rainwater harvesting

1:16 m
 

The Pink Letter Gaurav Madan

The purpose of this film is to help wake up people to the rampant and ever increasing disease: breast cancer. The film focuses on the fact that in our lives, women are irreplaceable. Therefore, it is our duty to help protect them from breast cancer.

1:45 m
 

The drunken driver Nagnath Mankeshwar

Two children, a brother and his younger sister are walking along a road on a late evening. An out of control car comes fast around a corner. A drunken man is behind the wheel. He shouts at them to move out of the way. He can't control the car and crashes into them. The younger girl dies instantly. The boy is seriously injured. The man realizes what has happened. He gets out of the car and runs towards the girl to check if she is alive. A devastating shock awaits him…

1:12 m
 

2 Sides of a coin Amit Wadhwa

It is a 120 seconds short film that deals with a common issue about the underprivileged children of the society. It shows how 2 kids of almost the same age are different from each other. The film is self explanatory and at the end talks about the small efforts that we can do to improve their life a little and make them spread SMILES all over

2:00 m
 

Dirty Picture - 2 Amit Wadhwa

It is NOT suitable for ANY audience, yet SUITABLE for ALL the audiences. This film is all about US. Yes, it's about YOU, ME and US. Knowingly or unknowingly, willingly or unwillingly, at some point or the other, we all DO what the fat guy in the film has DONE. It's a 2 minute self explanatory non-dialogue film that will let every one of us THINK before we DO it here, there and everywhere. To check out what the fat guy actually DOES in the film, and what you should not DO in the real life, check out DIRTY PICTURE - 2. The lesson he got at the end, should not at all be yours. Enjoy!! :)

2:00 m
 

Fear is not love Nandan Singh Latwal

We often legitimise possessiveness as core in an in a relationship.This possessiveness which is unseen and unspoken sometimes manifests as fear for some one. But does fear mean love or an unseen violence?

1:07 m
 

Consent is key Nandan Singh Latwal

What does a "Yes" stand for in an intimate relationship? This film talks about how consent in any relationship is important and how harassment by stalking your love will not result in "Yes".

1:41 m
 

Reclaim our commons Munmun, Vishal Dev, Rohini & Silja (TISS)

PSA on reclaiming public commons.

2:00
 

Freedom Mohit Velani

Each and every living thing on this earth needs freedom. Pet feels like a prisoner. Good home, Good food, Good living style are not real freedom. True freedom is to becoming free to do what we want to do. Street dogs are happier than a pet dog because they have no belts on their necks and no one bother about their doings. Free your pets, serve them food regularly & let them come to you when they want. We should explore our depth to analyze their expressions.

1:45m
 

Something missing Kamlesh Udasi

Voting is our fundamental right and duty too. Casting a vote comes as a least priority to youth. This public interest video is an attempt to create awareness among the youth for voting.

0:36 m
 

Dustbin Anoop Sathyan

PSA on Garbage

0:36 m
 

A silent noise Snehasis Das

In the next twenty years, global demand for fresh water will vastly outstrip reliable supply in many parts of the world. A third of the world\'s population lives in water- stressed countries now. Your ability reflects when you sense and act positive, if you don't then change your attitude. Conserve water save life.

1:00 m
 

Child Abuse Sujay Nair

PSA on Child Abuse

00:52 m
 

Wasteland dreams Nidhi Singh

 

1:40 m
 

Change your perspective Amal Ravi (NEO)

It is about a man who sees thing differently when he change his perspective. We can have better world by changing our perspective.

2:00 m
 

Safer Commons Aastha, Tibathoy, Milanth & Rajashree (TISS)

PSA that aim to question the middle class project to erode a city of its street hawkers and vendors who makes spaces & common- safer, livelier & friendlier

1:31 m
 

Collaborate, Co operate, Co create Anurag, Mukta, Radhima & Sandeep (TISS)

The PSA underlines the distinction between the pristine natural world and that which has been touched, marred and scarred by human activities. It bases itself on a Vandana Siva quote that urges to eliminate the forces of demonic corporate control.

2:00 m
 

Eyes Gikku Jacob (NEO)

It is about realizing the value of vision

1:41m
 

Recognize the commons Anisa, Geethanjali, Shiva & Pradeep (TISS)

PSA that urges us to recognize the commons that are around us. It urges you to claim them, conserve and share them.

1:50 m
 

I am Sorry Snehasis Das

This film is based on a true story. Biswajit who is a victim of 2006….Mumbai train blasts, and the blast not only took away his hearing capacity but also everything in his life. In this circumstance supporting each other with love and belief will make the differences. We lead and model by example and when we put ourselves out to the world in a positive way, this has an incredibly huge impact.

1:00 m
 

Free the Commons Fareeda, Muhammad, Ruchi, Sawardekar & Sreeram Mohan (TISS)

PSA that showcases the dichotomies in our lives with respect to access to basic resources like water, light and wind.

1:49 m
 

Homosapien Masquerade Apurv Jain

 

2:00 m
 

Paper Boat Tanmay Shah

 

1:30 m
 

It's in your hands A Hinton

 

2:00 m
 

We can walk together Snehasis Das

A 60 seconds film says disability is always not been a barrier, if we help each other then together we can break the barrier.

1:50 m
15:45 - 16:00 Tea Break  
16:00 - 16:30

SHOWCASE Mechanic Durba Sahay

THE MECHANIC- The transition from childhood to adolescence is challenging, yet an inevitable one. This change is endowed with excitement, emotions, and most significantly with establishing an identity in a world full of epiphanies. While many have an easier time progressing through this phase, others who lack various support systems develop a more ambiguous outlook towards the world. This is one such story about a teenage girl and her struggle to understand, shape, and establish her identity- body, mind, and external relationships- amidst realizations that threaten her innocence. When her innocence is threatened by an older man who follows her around on his bicycle and makes pervert advances on her, her secured world is shattered and her perceptions of world being a small safe haven is no more so. The already tough transition into adulthood is plagued by fears generated by the man. The story fast forwards a few years to show that the girl is married to an affluent powerful man who dotes on her. This film was screened at Cannes International Film Festival

30 min
16:31 - 16:41

SHOWCASE MemorialFrancesco Filippi (USA)

At a war memorial a young girl meets a mysterious old man, who looks like a soldier ghost. He can't remember the name of his best friend, who died during the war.

11 min
16:42 - 16:56

SHOWCASE Parakeets Julie Voisin (France)

When Lili, a very ill young woman, is faced one morning with the sudden loss of her hair, her good friend Laura will resort to a radical make-over that will affect more than her outward appearance…. has been screened at many festivals

14 min
 
   
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