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 also 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.
Good Morning Mumbai!
Hindi/Marathi Animation Film (13 mins)
The story is about a slum tenant who sets out to do his morning duties when a series of unfortunate events causes a minor upheaval in his day. He finds a way out and accomplishes his goal but this, in turn, seeds another problem for a different group of people. The film depicts the basic problems caused by urban growth, such as lack of space and infrastructure, sanitation problems, pollution, density and their relationship with each other.
Directed by Rajesh Thakare & Troy Vasanth
Silent Film (21 mins)
A homeless man spends his nights on a road across the hoarding of an upcoming plush apartment scheme. His aspiration for a home is realised when he accidentally discovers that the grill of a nearby apartment is broken. This broken grill allows him access to the house of a girl who works night shifts. The nights he spends in the girl’s house are more comfortable than the harsh nights spent on the road. He begins to fall in love with the house and this growing love makes him take many risks.
Directed by Pratik Rajen Kothari
Hindi Film (17 mins)
Zena carefully narrates the daily routine of her 60-year-old son with mental disability through a letter she writes. But when a new day begins without her, the routine goes out of whack without anyone to ensure that it is followed.
Directed, Written & Produced by Aditi J. Mody
The film screenings will be followed by a post film discussion.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.50 pm.