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Public Service Broadcasting Trust

FILMS SELECTED for Imagineindia 2017 :

Shaadi, Sex aur Parivaar (Aman Kaleem)  India.  (PSBT)

Until Space Remains  (Gaurav Saxena)  India. (PSBT)

The Books We Made  (Anupama Chandra, Uma Tanuku)  India. (PSBT)

 

PSBT is a non-governmental, not-for-profit trust with the mission to create and sustain a credible space for public service broadcasting in India which is independent, participatory, pluralistic and democratic, distanced from commercial imperatives and state/ political pressures. We work to mainstream the Indian documentary and empower independent filmmakers by commissioning and mentoring films from across the country.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

 

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

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Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

FILMS  SELECTED for Imagineindia 2017

EKAB  (Himanshu Prajapati)  11 min. India  (FTII)

Bhairav, according to Hindu mythology, is the supreme ruler of time. The film takes place in a narrow lane in a North Indian small town.Three young men are engaged in a virtual game of poker on their cellphones. Meanwhile, at around midnight, a young couple is returning home from the call centre they work at. Barriers between the real world and the virtual world collapse.

Dead end  (Rakesh Kumar)  15 min. India  (FTII)

Gaurav and Atul are two school friends celebrating the end of their exam. A detour to a brothel and a chance encounter with a cop brings out the worst in them.

Andhere Mein  (Vijaya Singh)  15 min. India  (FTII)

The short fim Andhere Mein is an adaptation of a story by the same name by the wellknown Hindi writer, Nirmal Verma. The story revolves around four characters, a young boy , his parents and a family friend. The child now grown up into a youngman recollects the events leading to a violent altercation between his parents during a particular summer break in the town of Amravati. The film tries to create the universe of a child as he tries to understand the tension between his parents involving the family friend.

A Hairy Tale  (Shivangi Mittal)  5 min. India  (FTII)

A fun adventure of a young girl having her first hair cut in an all men’s salon.

Afternoon Clouds Sound  (Payal Kapadia)  13 min. India  (FTII)

Kaki is a 60 year old widow who lives with her Nepali maid Malti. The film takes place on one afternoon in their house where a flower blossoms in the balcony. Malti meets a boy from her hometown unexpectedly. In the meanwhile, men in the passage spray mosquito repellant smoke that gives Kaki bad dreams

Abhisarika  (Sonam Singh)  15 min. India  (FTII)

Abhisarika a 16-17th century Indian literature phenomenon which has been painted in a series of Ragamala Paintings has been interpreted and subverted in contemporary times. Sarika is a lover of music, nature and she is mostly longing to get loved and feel the physical presence of her husband around her. One night she get decisive about seeking pleasures in the longing of her husband. The film explores how even the natural element conspires against this desire of a married woman to prevent her from breaking these social codes of morality. Will Sarika attains the solace by doing so??

BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA (FTII)

Established as ‘Film Institute of India’ in 1960 on the erstwhile Prabhat Studio premises at Pune, FTII boasts of a rich legacy in quality Indian cinema. The Prabhat Studios were declared heritage sites by the Pune Municipal Corporation and are used by the students to this day. The Institute was renamed ‘The Film and Television Institute of India’ in 1971. The Television Wing, earlier located at the Mandi House, New Delhi was shifted to Pune in the early seventies, bringing together the training in film and television under a common roof. At its inception in 1974, the Television wing was concerned with the provision of in-service training to personnel from Doordarshan. This Wing has in recent years launched a one-year course in Television.

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Penalty Corner

Penalty Corner
Ranjit Kumar Oraon
India. 2014. 23 min.

Venue :  Intermediae el Matadero
22 may Friday.  19.00

A poor tribal man, in the village of Jharkhand, struggle to sell his country poultry in village market where farm poultry has made in road, in order to buy a hockey stick and shoe for her daughter, Munuren. Meanwhile Munuren, with her younger brother, Prakash, has embarked on their journey in search of God in the forest who will bring their lost poultry back.

Ranjit Kumar Oraon

Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai – 600024
Post Graduate Diploma in Film Direction, FTII, 2013

Sadabahar Brass Band

Sadabahar Brass Band
Tushar More
India.  2014.  27 min.

Venue :  Centro Cultural Pilar Miró
19 may Tuesday.  19.30

A court notice for an old building brings five brass band players together after a very long time. ‘Sadabahar Bras Band’ is the story of these performers reminiscing long lost purpose of their lives, before their beloved place turns into shambles.

Tushar More

Born on 5th May 1985, Tushar More after completing his Graduation in English, did his M.A in English Literature. He got into Film and Television Institute of India in 2010 and his debut short fiction film ‘Firdous’ premiered in Pune International Film Festival and also won Kodak Student Award.
‘Sadabahar Brass Band’ is Tushar’s Diploma Film for FTII Pune.

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute of India

FILMS  SELECTED for Imagineindia 2017 :

Gudh  (Saurav Rai) India  (SRFTI)
Edpa Kana  (Niranjan Kumar Kujur) India  (SRFTI)
Kamuki  (Tomy Christo) India  (SRFTI)
Randu Kurippukal  (Gireesh Kumar K) India  (SRFTI)

Gudh  (Saurav Rai) 27 min. India  (SRFTI)

Gudh reminisces those childhood memories, which perhaps everyone went through in life. Those obscure moments etched into our memories, which we find hard to correlate as grown-ups. It’s about Ajay, his childhood, his love for his mother, his village, its ongoing revolution and the changes it brings forth.

Edpa Kana  (Niranjan Kumar Kujur)  26 min. India  (SRFTI)

Ashok goes back from city to his village with an Agenda. At home he discovers that his parents have chosen for a bride for him. Caught between the dual realities of orthodox village life and his progressive city life he struggles to speak his mind

Kamuki  (Tomy Christo)  24 min. India  (SRFTI)

Divya, a 17 year old school girl realizes that she is pregnant from her estranged boyfriend. Disregarding her family and school obligations she sets out to find and claim him back to her life.

Randu Kurippukal  (Gireesh Kumar K)  30 min. India  (SRFTI)

An old couple, in their seventies, lives in a village, waits to see their daughter and grandson. But the only daughter who lives abroad with her child is reluctant to come back to her parents. Meanwhile the boatman in the village fails to solve the disagreement with his young wife. She leaves the one year old son with the boatman and goes away from the house. The decision taken by the boatman to overcome the dilemma changes the world around the old couple

SRFTI

Named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, the Institute has emerged as a national center of excellence which offers post-graduate program in Cinematic studies.

SRFTI has succeeded in articulating and disseminating classical and contemporary theories of praxis for the creative minds to leap into the world of professional practice : be it mainstream, parallel,art-house, experimental or non-fiction narratives.The Institute has crossed many mile stones towards a new paradigm of the art and craft of Film making.

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