Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The major problem confronting the mankind is violence, which has no religion or language. The story revolves around the emotional bond between two central characters. Boy names 'Gul' who is victim of the senseless violence and woman who is a writer by profession. 'Gul' visions his mother's image in her and feels it's his mother showering him with all the love and affection.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “The Khandava Chapter" from India, Directed By Yugandhara Muthurkishnan.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Goodbye My Friend” from USA, Directed By Kalpna Singh-Chitnis.
Goodbye My Friend is an extraordinary tale of human relationships. It is a saga of hope and despair, love and betrayal, hurt and redemption, dreams and disillusions. The story revolves around two friends, LEON and KIRAN. Both friends are from two different parts of the world. Kiran is from INDIA and LEON is from MEXICO, both living in the United States. The story takes place in post 9/11 America but turns the pages of history, transcending the international boundaries.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “The Painting on the Wall" from India, Directed By Nayanatara Manchala.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Kachot (The Inner Wound)" from India, Directed By Rajeev kumar Gupta.
Kachot is the first hand story of young girl who is raped and dumped on the railway track in severe condition. It brings out the insensitivity prevalent in our society. Even the families, instead of supporting the victims after the physical and mental trauma, hold them responsible. Her sister's wedding is called off by the groom's family and she was held responsible for the same. The victim's mental agony is further aggravated when she is disowned by her family.
“If you want to survive, as a woman in 2014, you have to know how to fight.” Debi Steven was raped at the age of 11. It took her another ten years, to speak about what had happened to her, but the event influenced her life for ever. Today, she is an award winning martial arts champion and has dedicated her life to teach self-defense to girls and women across the world.In Debi’s workshop girls and women get to feel their own strength and power.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Journey to Kurukshetra" from Germany, Directed By Holger Klussmann.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “The Emotional Dimensions of the James River" from USA, Directed By Michelle Marquez.
This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Gurukulam” from Canada, Directed By Jillian Elizabeth & Neil Dalal.
Joe(20's) is a talented photographer. However, he suffers with nervousness and lack of confidence in his daily life due to his occasional confrontation with his fear manifestation. He reaches to a hill top to kill himself. He halts as he sees the love of his life at first sight, Elena, with her family. They've packed up from a camping trip and departs before Joe realizes to meet Elena. Joe ends up at a Motel. Fate brings Elena to the same Motel. Joe is gripped and physically abused by his fear manifestation whenever he tries to express his love with Elena. Finally, he is able to find his positive courage manifestation and destroys his fear. He gets his love and becomes a professional photographer.
7 year old Arjun and his mother Ira have just moved from the US to Mumbai, India. Pandu, is their new “servant” and shy 8 year old Bhima is Pandu’s son. One afternoon, a large sum of money goes missing from Ira’s home and they are all thrown into a storm of revelations when Ira accuses Pandu of the theft.Will they find the truth?
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Plundering Tibet" from Canada, Directed By Michael Buckley.
Plundering Tibet is a short documentary about the dire consequences of China’s ruthless mining in Tibet. As a Canadian filmmaker, the narrator has a personal take on this because of the involvement of Canadian companies in mining in Tibet—and the railway to Lhasa.Tibetans have vigorously protested the defilement of their sacred mountains by Chinese mining operations.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Killing My Girl" from United Kingdom, Directed By Tasos Giapoutzis.
A young South Asian woman lives in London with her husband and in-laws. Being miles away from her own family, in an alien city, she is forced to undergo sex-selective abortion against her will. The film becomes a psychological portrait of hers, while she has to deal with personal fears, long-standing cultural norms as well as other people's desires.
Monday, 30 March 2015
‘Jana Gana Mana’ is a story of a child who sells the Tricolour on the eve of Republic Day and Independence Day but doesn’t know the value of the national flag. He tries to enter a school on Independence Day, where students are singing the national anthem. He, however, is prevented by the school guard. A girl student of the school shows empathy and tries to educate him about the national anthem and the flag. The film, highlighting the value of education, features five schoolchildren from Berhampur and Chhatrapur, including a girl child.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “The decision” from India, Directed By Komal Jain,Prapti Gosain & Khushali Contractor.
Amar Joshi is the main protogonist of this film. However,it is not just the story of Amar Joshi alone, it relates to all common people. This could be your story or mine or anybody else living on this earth. This is a story of discrimination that god has shown for human beings. Someone is so beautiful and someone is ugly? Luck shines on someone\'s life while someone else struggles with misfortune. Some are born with golden spoon while others spend their lives in pursuit of bread. Why? Why this discrimination? Why human beings are so different in so many respects? All of us are troubled with these questions; Amar Joshi was also one of them. But he was lucky enough to get a chance to ask all these questions to God in his court. This is a remarkable tale of Amar Joshi, a story that surprises at every turn.
What do we do when we talk? Like we carelessly use our ready available organs, the same way are we not treating the ready available ‘language’? Have we stopped ‘understanding’ even before speaking? With the use since thousands of years, each of our word has now many meanings, and they are breaking the bonds between us. Being treated by this, Kedar, the protagonist of movie, asks the audience, “When I speak, do you hear me or see me?” He thinks that if the answer is “we hear”, then it is horrible. The language is no more interesting, it is not creating anything new, it is not “communicating”...He is frustrated with anger to know this. He wants to get out of this trapped lingual situation. This movie illustrates us what he does while attempting it, what he fights with to achieve it. In his struggle, he finds out a possibility...! We to get along with Kedar in his journey of finding possibility of ‘communication’...
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Face of Shadow” from India, Directed By Vikrant Vijay Wadkar.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short film “Kleptomaniac at the Airport” from India, Directed By Sayan Mullick.
Ujantali is a remote village in Bangladesh. A chick born and grown up in a village of Bangladesh was compelled to leave along with her father. But she was carrying the sweet memories of her village all along. That little girl has now arrived at her old age. She is an elderly lady. Still her memoirs is their in her heart and mind.
Friday, 27 March 2015
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “One Spoon of Luck" from India, Directed By Nirmit Kalasva.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “Sifar : Emptiness" from India, Directed By Vishnu Sadasivan.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Pocket Gangsters” from India, Directed By Hemant Nilim Das.
WORLDWIDE, kidnapping have been a business of 150 Bn. Dollars per year. This is the kidnapping saga of a girl who is worth of millions. The kidnappers are professionals who are in to kidnapping (pocketing) business... Pocket gangsters signify a world of pocketing human lives and in return demands an obscene amount of money from the relatives or friends of the victim... A truly gangster spirited FEATURE with its own guts and glory...
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “The Black Sheep" from India, Directed By Anmol Dharmadhikari.
This is a story of Shyam Joshi, an artist from an educated, middle class family, who has returned home after serving his time in prison for having accidentally killed his grandmother. It is the story of his homecoming, among his family, who fails to accept him, and in a society which also hurls him aside. Braving through the past that haunts him, with only his mother on his side, he makes an effort to fit in, but is reminded of his past, every step on the way.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “Chitti (My little Sister)" from India, Directed By Praveen Kandregula.
Samrat is immensely pressurised by his father to stand first in class. The son is however always beaten by Sahil & this time too stands second. The father admonishes him severely & asks him to find out who coaches Sahil for his exams. Samrat meets Sahil & things turn out very badly. The father discovers Samrat late in the evening.
The film is about an adolescent girl and how she deals with her inferiority complex and discrimination on account of her skin color and how she comes out on top as she grow up. The film showcases situations about how her friends, her guru and her family help her realize her hidden potential. The message this short film puts forth is – Don’t judge a person based on their skin color, instead look at their inner beauty. The film encourages people to believe in themselves.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “Jay - The story Unfolds" from India, Directed By Dev Vrat Mishra.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “Bhutacha Janma" from India, Directed By Nikhil Shrikrishna Khamkar.
Tukaram, 35 yrs, is on his way back to his village by a public vehicle, at night. A fellow passenger discuss about the recent ghost happenings in the area. Listening to it, Tukaram gets quiet panic. He begins on his road and keeps walking, till he faces a mysterious weird man.Who is he? A living or.....?
Thursday, 26 March 2015
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short Film “ABACUS-beads of mother earth" from India, Directed By Dhaneesh P.
The secret behind the spontaneity of our mathematical calculation is the beads of abacus that planted inside our subconscious mind.The nature has its own way to care the lives on earth.It nourish the enthusiasm of a child. Inspire, guide, support by providing its limitless experiences. which make humility inside us and keep us growing.This montage try to ask a question that if we could have kept all these experiences in nature like the beads of an abacus, may be we could have keep our life more beautiful and warm.The film give a glimpse of those experiences, which evoke each of the viewer into their own experiences.