7-11.12.2022 / Białystok

ŻUBROFFKA Special: Short: asian subcontinent

Rozpoczęcie: 8 December 2016 19:00
Zakończenie: 8 December 2016 22:00
Kategoria: Special screenings

ŻUBROFFKA Special: Short: asian subcontinent

Łomża / II Liceum Ogólnokształcące, Plac Kościuszki 3
admission free                                                 8.12.2016, 19:00
Camera Cafe, ul. Lipowa 14 lok. 11
admission free                                                 11.12.2016, 15:00

India is the largest film producing country in the world in terms of not only feature films but also short and documentaries (in 2015 it produced 2445 feature films and 12356 shorts and documentaries in 42 Indian languages and dialects). With its varied topography, demography and multiculturalism, filmmakers thrived on, over the years, on a multitude of subjects for their films. With the advent of non-expensive digital technology, filmmakers in India and its neighbouring countries in the subcontinent like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan are coming up with newer experimental short and documentary films and being appreciated various top notch film festivals worldwide. It is always a delight to watch the ever changing as well as challenging dynamics of the socio-political trajectory of the subcontinent through its cinematic journey. While feature films mostly does not depict harsh reality, it is the short fictions and the documentary genre which question thwarts and challenge the system. They are closer to everyday reality and thus, more authentic to comprehend the diversity of the subcontinent. In India and its neighbouring countries they do not as yet have a prominent culture of watching these films in regular cinema halls due to various complexities. Such works mostly depend upon alternative modes of distribution and have niche audiences. Yet with the advent of digital technology and online distribution system, short films in the subcontinent are gaining ground steadfastly.

Curators: Rita Datta i Premendra Mazumder

The Impasse, Mayuri Walke, India 2015, 20’
Between, Sreecheta Das, India 2016, 11’
Sweetheart, Christo Tomy, India 2015, 24’
Statement After My Poet Husband’s Death, Tasmiah Afrin Mou, Bangladesh 2016, 15’
Dying Dreams, Sudath Abeysiriwardana, Sri Lanka 2016, 19’
The Slave, Arun Deo Joshi, Nepal 2015, 24’

_mg_0276 screen-shot2 kamaro-still-13 dolachal-still1