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Short Film Screenings

An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with White Wall Screenings

There are many wonderful short films being made in India, with auteurs at work in their own regions, and bold, new voices who are experimenting with form and technique. Short Film Corner hopes to connect movie lovers with these films and open up dialogue with filmmakers, who in turn, get a chance to connect with their audiences. White Wall Screenings (WWS) was founded in 2017 as a community to facilitate a conversation between short filmmakers and film connoisseurs. WWS has successfully showcased more than 300 short films and conducts workshops, masterclasses and conversations around filmmaking and films.


Badlaav Republic
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (16 mins)

Badlaav Republic (badlaav meaning change) is a film based in a small town—Khuda Lahora in Chandigarh, India. The film revolves around Manju, a woman who successfully breaks the shackles of patriarchy to do what she truly loves. This, juxtaposed with children spending their afternoons in the school library celebrating India’s Independence Day, showcases the eternal power of women from all walks of life, evolving the curious beings for generations to come.

Directed & edited by Manahar Kumar


Smile Please
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (20 mins)

A young boy Ali suffers from Moebius Syndrome. To make matters worse, his family is shifting from the only home that he has ever known. As the family spends their last day in the house, Ali worries about acceptance in an unknown place as he deals with the sorrow of having to leave behind his best friend, Rajan. As the two friends make plans to enable them to stay in touch, for the first time in his life Ali must ask something of his father.

Directed by Bakul Matiyani


Te Amo
Spanish Film with English Subtitles (19 mins)

When you are married for 50 years, you look back on life rather than look forward to it. However, when this couple with an empty nest have a desire to see their granddaughter, it sparks new life into their daily routine.

Written & directed by Shishir Jha

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6:20 pm.

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