Short Film Screenings
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with White Wall Screenings
There are so 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 also continues to conduct workshops, masterclasses and conversations around filmmaking and films.
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (10 mins)
After some jewellery goes missing, the police search Bena’s bag. Her employers, Bhai and Bhabhi, are shocked to see the contents. They throw her out and Bena spends the day calling people for jobs. The family driver calls Bena and informs her that the necklace set has been found. Bena knew that the set would be found as it was misplaced not stolen. Next, she gets a call for a new job. Bena finds out that Bhabhi had recommended her. Why was Bena thrown out of her job, then? What was in her bag?
Written and directed by Vrushali Telang
Bengali Film with English Subtitles (20 mins)
The state of Assam is facing a humanitarian crisis owing to an environment of uncertainty, anxiety and fear, as people would rather die than be sent to detention centres for not being able to establish their citizenship. The film tries to bring to the fore the urgent issue of illegal immigration in India and how some people are forced to seek refuge in their own country. The documentary traces the struggles of one such native who is slowly losing his identity and is eventually deemed to be an illegal immigrant. The film tries to explore the state of mind of a person who is on the verge of losing his nationality and consequently, losing almost everything he has.
Directed by Devshree Nath
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (13 mins)
Sonu and Chintu have been waiting for this summer holiday trip. They are seeking a new adventure. The night before the trip, their father decides to plan the itinerary democratically. But what happens to them during the trip destroys their faith in our democracy. Will they be able to restore their faith?
Directed by Aditya Agnihotri
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (26 mins)
The story revolves around two good friends, Somesh and Ranjan, who had a falling-out after a spat on social media but reconcile after 12 long years. Sincere and relatable to the core, the short film showcases the way the strongest of bonds, broken due to misunderstandings, can be mended on the back of trust and loyalty.
Directed by Tarun Dudeja
The film screenings will be followed by a discussion.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6:20 pm.
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