Espés

Espés
Isaac Rodríguez Ramos, Tánit Fernández Ciria
Spain. 2014. 12 min

Venue :  Centro Cultural Pilar Miró
26 may Tuesday.  19.30

Documentary about Espés, an small town in the Aragon,s Pyrenees, which like many others, is at risk of disappearing as it only has 4 inhabitants. Narrated by themselves, it reflects the weight of time on the town, and ponders what has been, what remains and what will be when there is no one left.

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India

Films selected for Imagineindia 2021

Like a Midnight Dream (Sharan Venugopal) SRFTI. India

Farzandi (Akshay Gouri) SRFTI. India

Two Sides (Mon Pal) SRFTI. India

Separation of Lovers (Ashokan Moorthy) SRFTI. India

Films selected for Imagineindia 2020

Motherhood (Kirti Singh)  India. (SRFTI)

Films selected for Imagineindia 2019

Aakrosh (Princy Pal)  India. (SRFTI)

Bhagavati (Aakash Nagraj Yankannavar)  India. (SRFTI)

Boundary (Gaurav Puri)  India. (SRFTI)

Films selected for Imagineindia 2018

Bhoomi (Mithun Chandran)  India  (SRFTI)

Rachis (Pratik Thakare)  India  (SRFTI)

Three Chapters of a Life in Chains (Roopkatha Purakayastha) India (SRFTI)

Scattered (Nikhilesh Matoo)  India  (SRFTI)

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.

Alumni have been winning accolades regularly through their mastery over film-making. They have been trendsetters, changing the course of film-making through the fusion of thought, craft and entrepreneurial abilities. By proving their mettle as dedicated professionals, they have increased the acceptability of current students in the complex and competitive world of film-making.

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Shyam Benegal. An honourable man from India

Benegal,s New Cinema
Iram Ghufran
India. 2014. 57min.  Biography.

A documentary on the films of Shyam Benegal, that explores the
time, ethos and concerns of the New Cinema Movement in India
through his oeuvre. A pioneer in the New Cinema Movement,
within the Hindi film industry, Benegal’s career spans four decades of consistent work. The film is a foray into the mind of this great filmmaker and an attempt to understand his motivations and impulses for making cinema.

Iram Ghufran

Iram is a Delhi based filmmaker and artist working on moving image, sound and text. Her work has been shown in several international art and cinematic contexts including the Berlin Film Festival, Experimenta India, World Social Forum and ISEA among others. As a member of the Media Lab at Sarai CSDS between 2004 and 2011, Iram was part of several experimental and multi-disciplinary processes and collaborations. Her first documentary essay film There is Something in the Air is the winner of several awards including the National Award for Best Direction and Best Editing.

Key Square

Key Square
Shamik K Rakshit
India. 2014.  27 min.

Venue :  Intermediae el Matadero
22 may Friday.  17.00

Year :1975, City : Calcutta. Sudipto, a college fresher, searches for the meaning of life with his friend Monty. Monty is a leftwing student leader whereas Sudipto is apolitical, immersed in chess, literature and music. A state of Emergency is declared in India, and Sudipto’s life changes.

Shamik Kumar Rakshit

Born into a Bengali Middle class household on 29th February 1984. Being an ardent admirer of Cinema, it was just the same dream to be on the creative process of this 20th Century art form. A lover of the works of Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, John Ford, Satyajit Ray, Vijay Anand and Alfred Hitchcock, Rakshit is an alumnus of Film Direction Dept. at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India. “Key Square” is his diploma film.

Qissa-e-Parsi

Qissa -e-Parsi (The Story of Parsis)
Divya Cowasji / Shilpi Gulati
India. 2014. 30 min. History

Venue :  Spanish Film Institute
17 may Sunday.  20.00

The Film explores the history of the Parsi community, its  relationship to the Indian state and association with the city of Mumbai. It strives to understand the Zoroastrian faith, the philosophy to live, laugh and love that is the backbone of the Parsi way of life and what makes it so endearingly unique and beloved. As the community is plagued with anxieties over its dwindling numbers, the Film looks at current debates on issues of inter-faith marriage. It is an attempt to understand a community that has always been numerically small, yet, culturally and socially formidable.

Divya Cowasji / Shilpi Gulati

Divya and Shilpi have been working in the field of documentary film making, photography and research for the last four years.
Their body of work engages with issues of gender, public space and documenting oral histories of minority communities in India. In addition to independent work, they have collaborated with NGOs and institutions across the country, generating  archival, training and research material which have been showcased as films, audio visual exhibits and online archives.
Currently they live and work between Mumbai and Delhi.

Jalasayanam

Jalasayanam
Gireesh Kumar K.
India. 2014. 11 min.

Venue :  Función Lenguaje
23 may Saturday.  20.00

Krishnan, (75) lives with his invalid daughter and works day and night to look after her. He knows that his death is very near. Fishman, the only neighbour physically abuse her when the father is away to see a doctor. Father kills the fisherman, the daughter and kills himself.

Jai Ho, a film on A.R.Rahman

JAI HO
Umesh Aggarwal
India. 2014. 60 min. Biography.

Venue :  Spanish Film Institute
31 may Sunday.  19.30

Allah-Rakha Rahman has the honour of single-handedly catapulting Indian Film Music on to the world stage.
Considered one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine, his prolific body of work, over 120 film scores worldwide – at last count – in a career spanning two decades, makes him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists. The Film explores the evolution of his style of music – a fusion of Eastern sensibilities
and Western technology. Through various turning points in his life and significant milestones, the Film celebrates an Indian icon who is no less than a global phenomenon.
Spanning across Los Angeles, London, Chennai and Bombay, the Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known.

Umesh Aggarwal

Umesh has been producing and directing television shows and documentary films for almost twenty years. His show Kiran – Joy of Giving, on Doordarshan, has won the Indian Telly Award a record five times and the Indian Television Academy Award twice. His films have been screened and awarded at various national and international film festivals. His film on pesticides in bottled water and soft drinks, The Whistle Blowers, for PSBT, won the National Award for Best Investigative Film. More recently, Brokering News, his film on paid news, also for PSBT, was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, in 2014.

Short Films

Films selected for Imagineindia 2021 (Completed)

Out of Time (Delphine Montagne) France

An Irrelevant Dialogue (Moinak Guho) India (SRFTI)

A Monsoon Date (Tanuja Chandra) India

Pilibhit (Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Pankaj Mavchi) India

The Girl with Red Ribbon (Franziska Schönenberger / Jayakrishnan Subramanian) India, Germany

The Miniaturist of Junagadh (Kaushal Oza) India

Broken Frames (Ram Kamal Mukherjee) India

Sonsi (Savita Singh) India

The White Whale (Amir Mehran) Iran

Like in Mycono (Alessandro Porzio) Italy

NHA Mila (Denise Fernandes) Portugal

Letter of Forgiveness (Alina Serban) Romania

Toxic (Valeri Baklanov) Russia

You Are Here (Olkhan Abulov) Russia

Glad to See You (Vladimir Golovnev) Russia

Zeitnot (Varvara Faer) Russia

Soup (Inga Sukhorukova) Russia

The Dependents (Alexandra Orekhova) Russia

Gujiga (Sunjha Kim) South Korea, Germany

Sergi and Irina (Miquel Verd, Álex Tejedor) Spain

I Never Left You Alone (Mireia Noguera) Spain

Ca Nostra (Laia Foguet) Spain

Attack (Roberto Chinet) Spain

Black Bass (Rakesh Narwani) Spain

Casiopea (Fernando Manso) Spain

Black Wool (Elisabet Terri) Spain

Dona (Marga Meliá) Spain

Coque (Miguel Ángel Faura, Juanma Falcón) Spain

The Bonfire (Carlos Saiz) Spain

Cru Raw (David Oesch) Switzerland

Return (Selman Deniz) Turkey

Topanga (Aycil Yeltan) Turkey

Blood and Glory (Satinder Kaur) USA

American Anomie (Shahriar Azim) USA

Lemon Cake (Sepideh Khosrowjah) USA

The Unseen River (Pham Ngoc Lan) Vietnam

Films selected for Imagineindia 2020

The Diver (Michael Leonard, Jamie Helmer)  Australia

Troll Bridge (Daniel Knight)  Australia

Precious (Irfan Avdic)  Bosnia Herzegovina

She Runs (Qiu Yang)  China

Mama (Vladimir Kott)  Estonia

The Egg and the Thieving Pie (Lola B. Higgins)  Great Britain

Vader (Isabel Lamberti)  Holland

Ellipsis (Raunaq Das, Abhirup Halder)  India

Hope (Partha Sarathi Manna)  India

The Talking Plow (Jayaraj)  India

The Song we Sang (Aarti Neharsh)  India

Kamali (Sasha Rainbow)  Great Britain, India

Motherhood (Kirti Singh)  India. (SRFTI)

Meal (Abhiroop Basu)  India

U for Usha (Rohan Kanawade)  India

Steam (Harsh Hudda)  India

Sunny Side Upar (Vijayeta Kumar)  India

Aapke Aa Jane Se (Shiladitya Bora)  India

Nooreh (Ashish Pandey)  India

Halwa (Gayatri Bajpai / Nirav Bhakta)  India

Metamorphosis (Rajdeep Paul / Sarmistha Maiti)  India

Miss Man (Tathagata Ghosh)  India

Driving Lessons (Marziyeh Riahi)  Iran

Dog (Hesam Salehbeig) Iran

Still (Anis Naseri) Iran

Her Wish (Yukiko Mishima)  Japan

Give Up The Ghost (Zain Duraie)  Jordan

Mother (Aleksandr Myskin)  Russia

Dummy (Nikita Vlasov)  Russia

Bagatelle (Daniel Levin)  Russia, USA

Window (Evgeniy Milykh)  Russia

Mthunzi (Tebogo Malebogo)  South Africa

Women at Sunset (Nuria Rubió Domingo)  Spain

Get Ready With Me (Jonatan Etzler)  Sweden

Stay Awake, Be Ready (Pham Thien An)  Vietnam


Films selected for Imagineindia 2019

3 Year 3 month Retreat (Dechen Zangmo)  Bhutan

Into the Blue (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic)  Croatia

Aakrosh (Princy Pal)  India. (SRFTI)

Bhagavati (Aakash Nagraj Yankannavar)  India. (SRFTI)

Boundary (Gaurav Puri)  India. (SRFTI)

A Glow Worm in a Jungle (Ramana Dumpala)  India. (FTII)

A Letter to Home (Mukul Haloi)  India. (FTII)

Palaayan (Madahav Chandra Sai)  India. (FTII)

Ghayta (Pratik Girish Bhoyar)  India. (FTII)

Bebaak (Shazia Iqbal)  India

Written By? (Kankana Chakraborty)  India

Let some clouds float in (Mayuresh Gotkhindikar)  India

The Peanut Seller (Etienne Sievers) India / Germany

Tara versus (Ayesha Anna Ninan)  India

Shame (Anusha Bose)  India

An Essay of The Rain (Nagraj Manjule)  India

Gadhul (Ganesh Shelar)  India

Malai (Sarmistha Maiti, Rajdeep Paul)  India

The Lovers (Preeti Singh)  India

Burning (V. S. Sanoj)  India

I, Reborn (Manoj Michigan)  India

Manicure (Arman Fayyaz)  Iran

Soap and Water (Francesco Cocco)  Spain

Rag Doll (Roberto Montalbo)  Spain

Donde no puedes llegar (Marc Nadal)  Spain

I have nothing to say (Liang Ying)  Taiwan / Hong Kong

Storyteller (Anil Güldogan)  Turkey

Graduation Year 97 (Pavlo Ostrikov)  Ukraine