Divya Dutta felt delighted upon her film, 'Sheer Qorma' winning the Grand Jury award at Florida. Expressing her happiness, Dutta said "We were sure the film would work... waited for the right time." The short film focused upon the acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community, stars Shabana Azami, Divya Dutta and Swara Bhaskar. Dutta also revealed that director Faraz Ansari had… read-more
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Vidya Balan-starrer Natkhat has officially entered the race for the upcoming Oscars in the Best Short Film category. In tandem with the announcement, the makers have tweeted an exclusive snippet of the film. The much-acclaimed short film produced by Ronnie Screwvala showed a mother educating her son on the delicate theme of gender equality. Directed by Shaan Vyas and co-written by Annukampa Harsh, the movie was released in June 2020.
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India has pushed 'Shameless' as its official nominee for the Oscar award under the 'Live Action Short Film' category. Directed and written by Keith Gomes, the film stars Sayani Gupta, Rishabh Kapoor and Hussain Dalal. The movie was selected from a five-movie list. The other four movies included Natkhat, Sound Proof, Safar and Trapped. "I have to thank my incredible cast an my crew," said the director.
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The 26th Kolkata International Film Festival, which will be held from January 8-15, 2021, will screen Pankaj Tripathi-starrer short film Laali. The short film was inspired by director Abhiroop Basu's experience and showcased a tale of loneliness and longing for love. Interestingly, the movie was made only with first takes and never went for retakes. Abhiroop said, “I wanted the movie to be an amalgamation of an organic experience".… read-more
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Actor Vidya Balan's maiden producorial pursuit, 'Natkhat', has qualified for Oscar nomination. The actor, who has also played the lead role in the movie, announced the news through Instagram post. This happened after film bagged the top prize at the third edition of Best Of India Short Film Festival 2020. The actor said, "Yay!! I'm over the moon." The short film speaks about gender equality and has been directed by Shaan Vyas.
'Anita', an 18-minute Gujarati short film will be screened at Venice Film Festival 2020. Directed by Sushma Khadepaun, the film talks about gender inequality and domestic violence. The movie will be the first ever Gujarati film to be screened at Venice Film Festival. Khadepaun will be the second female director after Mira Nair to get her film screened at the Venice Film Festival.
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