Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Workshop Films: Awards and Festivals

Our workshop productions have been doing very well in the festival and the student film circuit. Here are some films of note:

PRICELESS (2010, short fiction)
A street child’s blind date with high society.
Invited to:
  • Un Nuite Trop Courte, Grenoble 2012, France
  • Golden Anteaters 2012, Lublin, Poland
  • Antalya Lemon Short Film Days, Turkey 2011
  • Cinema of Resistance 2011: Patna and eight cities across India
  • Guwahati International Short Film Festival 2011

Kavita Joshi Filmmaking Workshop
from the shoot of "Priceless"

A LIFE RELIVED (2012, short docu)
A quadruplegic man has battled for 26 years to give a dignified life to disabled people.
  • In Competition, International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2014

ALL THAT GLITTERS (2012, short fiction)
A little girl's obsession with her father's glittering pen transforms her day. 
  • Winner of the Best Direction, Best Film and Best Actress award at the
    student films cometition at NSIT, Delhi University. March 2013.

BEST FOOT FORWARD (2012, short fiction)
An ordinary day in a shoeshine boy's life turns poignant, as desire collodes with destiny.
Invited to:
  • SIGNS 2013, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala

MERI PEHCHAAN (2010, short docu)
Explores the hopes, pain and longings of people of the transgender and MSM (men who have sex with men) community.
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2011
  • Kashish Queer Film Festival, Mumbai 2012 

Documentary Film making Workshop
from the shooting of Meri Pehchaan


In 2011, a set of 10 films from our workshops were shown in Mumbai at screenings organised by Katha and the India Foundation for Arts (IFA). Read more here.







KAASH: (2010, short fiction)
A boy wants an ice-cream but cannot have it, until a chance opportunity presents itself. Will he take it?
  • Competition, Short and Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad 2010.
  • 6th ViBGYOR Intl. Film Festival Thrissur 2011,

RASIYA (short fiction, 2009)
A look at 3 minutes from the life of a sex worker, her relationship with her "lovers", and her relationship with money.
  • Critical award at Contre Jour 2010, SSCBS Delhi University.
  • Cinemela, Jawaharlal Nehru University, September 2009
  • India International Youth Film Festival, Feb 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (2009, short fiction)
A little boy makes a greeting card... his simple act raises an important question - what happens to old people in our society?
  • First prize at "Contre Jour" 2010, SSCBS, University of Delhi, Feb 2010.
  • Cinemela, Jawaharlal Nehru University, September 2009
  • India International Youth Film Festival, Feb 2010
 
THE VOID (2009, short fiction)

A boy on the cusp of childhood and teenage copes with a troubled home life, frustrated parents, and the cold silences of a loveless home.
  • Second prize at "Contre Jour" film festival, SSCBS, University of Delhi, Feb 2010
  • Cinemela, Jawaharlal Nehru University, September 2009
  • India International Youth Film Festival, Feb 2010
  • St. Stephens, University of Delhi, Feb 2010

CHOCOLATE (2009, short fiction)
What happens when a little boy is rewarded a chocolate for his honesty? A comic look at the tragic state of relations between parents and children.
  • Cinemela, Jawaharlal Nehru University, September 2009
  • India International Youth Film Festival, Feb 2010
  • Crescendo 2010, S S C B S, February 2010, Delhi

THE FACTORY (2009, short fiction)
A little girl learns to draw. Or does she? A critical look at our "education" system.
  • Cinemela, Jawaharlal Nehru University, September 2009
  • India International Youth Film Festival, Feb 2010

TARAV: TO RETURN (2007, short docu)
A Kashmiri Pandit woman lives in Delhi with her family. The film is an expression of her longing and of her dream to return to a home that now exists only in her memories.

  • Winner of the 2nd Prize at the Amity Engineering Short Film Festival
 
IN COMPANY OF FRIENDS (2008, short docu)
A film on the Friendicoes animal shelter in Delhi. A "must-watch" for all animal lovers.
 
MILLION MUTINIES(2008-09, short docu)
How does democracy work in a country of a billion? And what does "protest" involve? Slogans, dharnas, marches... or an endless, demoralising wait on dusty footpaths, seeking justice that may never come?

6 AM (2008, short docu)
A man wakes up and goes for a morning walk. Or does he? and is he still alive? A short fiction film.
 
ASHA (2008, short docu) 
A little girl loves to dance - as many little girls do. A film on childhood.
 
GHEVRA (2008, short docu)
Somewhere on the margins of the big city, a man who leads a cushy life makes a momentary contact with a man who lives on the street. But are their lives "connected"? A film on urban living and "India Shining".
 
UMANGEIN (2007,  short docu)
At Kutumb, exposure, education and the 'space' to explore helps under-privileged children carve out a better future for themselves.
 
BASANTI (2006, short docu)
A cleaning-woman makes her own choices and lives her life as she sees fit; in the process questioning notions of status, class, education and gender.
 
RANG (2004, short docu)
Shot at the dargah of hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, Rang is a portrait of faith at a shrine that stands for our syncretic traditions.


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