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 continues to conduct workshops, masterclasses and conversations around filmmaking and films.
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (10 mins)
An evening in the life of Vivek, a 30-something aspiring photographer, in quarantine. In the space of helplessness, he makes a connection with another being, a rabbit. Through a moment of tenderness, touch and love, Vivek feels a moment of release and freedom. And in that comes to recognise how caged they both really are.
Directed by Tushar Singhal
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (16 mins)
A film on deadly carbon monoxide poisoning, a little explored topic in cinema. Carbon monoxide, also known as a silent killer, is one of the deadliest gases that can kill people within minutes without showing any physical symptoms. When we talk about air pollution, this gas remains least talked about but causes the highest number of deaths as compared to other gases. As per data from various sources, most of the deaths happen when household fumes are generated either while cooking or to warm houses in winters. The film 9+1=1 is a story of a landlord who keeps nine paying guests in his house to earn extra income. One day, he leaves for some work and when he comes back, he discovers that all the paying guests have died by inhaling carbon monoxide. The gas was formed from a makeshift coal tandoor they improvised to party in their landlord’s absence without even thinking of the repercussions they could face.
Directed by Rahul Yadav
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (18 mins)
As the dark deep night enveloped the cityscape, Vinod the taxi driver-cum-pimp was driving across the streets of Mumbai, when he found a young girl. Meanwhile Rajjo, a prostitute in her early 30s, is irked by the presence of the girl as it is eating into her nightly earnings. After a feisty conversation, Vinod and Rajjo decide to find the young girl’s family. An evil acquaintance of Vinod, Pawan, tries to take the girl from them and has a dreadful intention. The scuffle that ensues leads to loss and disappointment but eventually, Vinod has an unexpected revelation.
Directed by Bikramjit Gupta
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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