Thursday, 28 November 2013

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “2 WATCHES” from USA, DIRECTED by ZULFUKHAR ALI SHEIK JAHANGIR. 

"Two watches” – One of the watches is shown as illusion depicting a man with confusion.Each watch represents a decision of either “This or That”. This short movie tells about the philosophical quote “A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure”.A man with confusion to take a right decision on his important event of his life meets three persons in a day. Those three of them were also on their own confusion to take a decision. He finally realized that most of the people including him stopped to listen their heart and were following their mind/brain.
Mind is a difference engine which does calculations but heart is the one which doesn't betray us.A person’s heart will never betray him. When a person listens to his heart to make a decision the universe or nature will help to achieve what he wishes."

Country:  USA

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “BALLOON” from USA, DIRECTED by ZULFUKHAR ALI SHEIK JAHANGIR.

"This short experimental documentary movie depicts how a balloon had made a man to quit his smoking habit. A small event can bring a big change in life. A man in frustration and confusion was smoking. He was walking on a pathway and finds a balloon in a tree. He tries to pick it up and it gets burst accidentally.
The Balloon had burst his inner thought process.
Only Self realization can help a person to quit from any of his bad habits (in this film, smoking)."

Country:  USA

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “Gurudakshina” from India, DIRECTED by Vishal Naik.

"An award winning filmmaker, instead of making films is teaching at a film school. Sunil Shinde is a student of his who starts to pick the gems that his teacher is throwing at him. The only thing that he doesn't understand is why doesn't his teacher practice rather than preach. The only answer he gets from his teacher is that “he is afraid of his own standards”. How the student unknowingly becomes the teacher forms the crux of the story."

Country:  India

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short documentary film “The Quotidian Ballad ” from India, DIRECTED by Patdeep Chaudhuri.

"In the fertile river basin of West Bengal, India, life survives on river. Occasionally river deracinates them with their culture. The spring or summer leaves the river dry, their earnings also. But still on the last month of Hindu Almanac "Chaitra", these destitute gather to celebrate "Charak" festival in adoration of Lord Shiva.
Facing and Ballads are prime characteristics of “Charak” include makeup of Hindu Gods, demons, joker etc. The Ballads represents extracts from Hindu mythology and epic, relevant in mundane life. Inspired by the great grantor "Karna" of the Hindu Epic mahabharata, these impecunious people donate veneration and anguish of hunger. Their donation will continue for ages to come despite of poverty and hunger to practice this culture till death in exchange of audience admiration only. The revolution of "Charak" continues with the expectation that the future generation, enlightened by education will sustain their culture in a better way."

Country:  India

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “Corpo às Avessas: Inside Out” from Brazil, DIRECTED by Tais Koshino.

"Mr. Eusébio is a retired elderly man who has aversion to changes and lives in a compulsively organized apartment. One morning, an intense noise denounces an unexpected visitor."

Country:  Brazil

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short documentary film “The Unearthed Hollow” from India, DIRECTED by Ashay Sahasrabuddhe.

"THE UNEARTHED HOLLOW is a documentary film on adventure sport of caving. Though caving is not so popular in India, it is widely performed sport in many other countries. In simple words caving is an activity where caves are explored by adventure lovers out of curiosity. Through this documentary film, director of the film takes viewers on a thrilling cave exploration at the cave beneath Ratnadurga Fort in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. This adventure film also informs viewers about various aspects like equipment & techniques of caving, types of caves, life inside caves etc. which are associated with caves and caving activities. This film also sheds light on historical references of the particular cave as well as caving in India. 30 minute film is a chance to experience the cave like never before."

Country:  India

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “Vanichi Vani: Vani's words” from India, DIRECTED by Sheetal Petkar, Samik Roy Choudhury.

"Vani, an early teenage girl from an economically challenged family discovers the dark side of the world through her imaginary society that is situated within her resident territory. Free inside her own imaginary world and being loved by her Dad and late mom didn't change the fact that the real society still consider girls as a Doll(toy). Though her words(VANI) explain that most of them(Girls in India) are far more intelligent than just being a doll."

Country:  India

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “Gotas de Fumaça: Drops of Smoke” from Brazil, DIRECTED by Ane Siderman.

"Bibi (Araci Esteves) is a widow who lives alone with her cat in a small apartment. At the age of 70 and living in her own world, she only interacts with her neighbors. In the midst of her loneliness, she decides to help her neighbor Juliet (Fernanda Moro). They end up having a relationship that borders the limits of loneliness and they both have an identification with the anguish of waiting for death."

Country:  Brazil

Monday, 25 November 2013

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “Townies and Suburbans” from India, DIRECTED by Tanya Ninan.

"Two young girls from two different suburbs in Mumbai decide to spend the day with each other in Colaba. The girls travel the distance and meet each other in town, where they then need a cab to go to Colaba Causeway. After some hunting they manage to find a cab which they voluntarily share with an old Parsi lady. The old Parsi lady has lived her whole life in town and doesn’t seem to know of Mumbai beyond Colaba. The three of them get chatty and run into some unintentionally embarrassing yet funny moments."

Country:  India

Sunday, 24 November 2013

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “MONA” from France, DIRECTED by Alexis Barbosa.

"Gary, a robotics engineer, has developed a domestic android named Mona. He brings the humanoid robot home to carry out some tests. How will Gary's wife Marie react?"

Country:  France

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “Song Of The Mountain” from India, DIRECTED by Shrutismriti Changkakoti.

"Rekha Baruah, who has lost her husband and foetus in her womb in a car accident in Bangalore, has been suffering from restlessness. After coming back to her home town Guwahati two months back one day she decides to visit the village on the top of the hill that she used to visit with her husband. She books a car from a travel agency and starts her journey. After landing upon the place she goes on a thoughtful conversation with the car driver. Eventually she listens to a folk song in his mobile phone and starts recalling herself when she was a child how her grandmother and mother used to sing lullaby for her. It’s like an inherent quality of the ladies of her family. But who does get the beautiful opportunity to listen to her? Will Rekha sing lullaby for some one?"

Country:  India

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a feature film “SAT NAA GAT” from India, DIRECTED by RAJU PARSEKAR.

"This is the story of Nami- the wife of a blacksmith from village KERLE in block Radhanagari in District Kolhapur in Maharashtra state in India in the year 1992.The entire village drooled over Nami as she was pretty and attractive. Nami’s husband had quit working and used to while away his time drinking and gambling. Nami has to work a maid so as to make two ends meet.Police inspector Asole lusts for Nami. He is known to bed the woman he chooses.Asole hatches a plot and brings Nami to the police station and rapes her. The Associate Editor of the Weekly ‘Samachar’ Mr. Wable understands about the rape and he prints it in ‘Samachar’; thus raising a storm in the block. The entire village gathers around Nami’s house from the day news is printed and her life become miserable. Nami’s life has turned into hell. She is thrown out of her job. Her children are starving. She is summoned to the police station repeatedly for enquiry. There is not a morsel to eat and police are stationed outside her home for security reasons.News of poor woman being raped in the Chief Minister’s village spreads like fire from the Block to the District and then eventually throughout the State. IS WABLE SUCCESSFUL IN SPITE OF THE POLITICIANS AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT…..? DOES NAMI INDEED GETS JUSTICE….??"

Country:  India

Saturday, 23 November 2013

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “TODAY-A PRESENT” from India, DIRECTED by SHUBHAM DC SEWAIWAR.

"Today- A Present, is a non-linear psychological drama about a protagonist who is desperate for a change in his life, but soon discovers himself regretting over his desires. In this shallow world, where submergence is invincible and hope is just an ordeal, what will see him through?"

Country:  India

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” from India, DIRECTED by RAM MARNE.

"Domestic violence, known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence has been broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship.
More than half of the school going children in domestic violence shelters show clinical levels of anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder. Children may exhibit a wide range of reactions to exposure to violence in their home. Younger children do not have the ability to adequately express their feelings verbally, consequently, the manifestation of these emotions is often behavioral. Children may become withdrawn, non-verbal, and exhibit regressed behaviors such as clinging and whining. Eating and sleeping difficulty, concentration problems, generalized anxiety, and physical complaints. Girls are more likely to exhibit withdrawal and unfortunately run the risk of being "missed" as a child in need of support."

Country:  India