Tag - short films

Prakash Jha-starrer film in Academy Awards shortlist


The short film 'Highway Night', which stars actor-director Prakash Jha has been shortlisted and is under consideration for selection by the Academy Awards. The film, directed by Shubham Singh, sees Prakash Jha essaying the role of a truck driver named Seetaram, who on a particular night picks up a sex worker called Manju from...

Vikas Khanna presents ‘Barefoot Empress’ to US Audience


By Akshat Jain ‘Barefoot Empress’ – a critically-acclaimed short film directed by Masterchef Vikas Khanna, which won the Biogen Award for Best Short Film at Tokyo’s prestigious Short Shorts Film Festival recently, has been released online and in select US theaters this summer. "My heart is dancing right now as we receive the Biogen Award at...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2022 announces film lineup


The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), which returns to in-person screenings and events this year, will showcase 26 films, including the world premiere of Anmol Sidhu's 'Jaggi' and North American premieres of Faraz Ali's 'Shoebox' and Natesh Hegde's 'Pedro'. In its landmark 20th Anniversary edition, IFFLA will also inaugurate a Spotlight on South...

‘Ankahi Kahaniya’: Nothing unfamiliar about these ‘untold stories’


‘Ankahi Kahaniya’: Nothing unfamiliar about these 'untold stories' By Troy Ribeiro Made by three promising directors from Hindi cinema, 'Ankahi Kahaniya' streaming on Netflix is an anthology of three short films, all about the craving for love. Beneath the placid surface of the three narratives lurk a myriad of desires and anxieties and the pangs of...

Radhika Apte’s directorial debut wins award at international fest


Actress Radhika Apte's first film as a director, the short film "The Sleepwalkers", has been declared 'The Best Midnight Short Award' at Palms Spring International Short Fest that was held online this year. "Thank you!! @psfilmfest we are so thrilled to have won the Best Midnight Short at the Palm Spring Festival !!! #Repost @psfilmfest...