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Chitrangada Satarupa, Jury Member at Imagineindia 2021

Born and brought up in a family of academicians and artists the inclination towards arts happened at a very early age. Association with theatre happened since 2010 from her hometown Calcutta with the eminent Bengali theatrician Bratya Basu. After moving to Bombay in 2013 got actively involved with many theatre productions directed by the stalwarts Manav Kaul, Makarand Deshpande and many more.
The first appearance on the national platform happened with stories by Rabindranath Tagore directed by Anurag Basu, as the protagonist of one of the episodes.

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The Flute (Hari Viswanath) India. Official Section

The Flute
Hari Viswanath
India. 2020. 106 min

The story of 8 years old boy along his mom and grandfather, who found what is running in his blood, gets inspired and struggle to excel like his father who lives abroad. But the truth is Like son, Like father!!


An International Award winning director, his debut film “Radio Set” won the Best Film Audience award at Busan International Film Festival 2015, South Korea and Won 2 more awards and 12 official Selections in International festivals. His Short film “Monitor” was also selected in Indian Panorama Section at IFFI Goa 2018. He also served as the Jury member of Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India 2017, Goa. Bansuri is his second feature film.


This is the film, shows how a same material Bamboo, has influenced the life of three generations of people, an old man with walking stick, a watchman with bamboo lathi and a small boy with a bamboo flute.



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200 Meters (Ameen Nayfeh) Jordan. Offcial Section

200 Meters
Ameen Nayfeh
Jordan. 2020. 90 min

Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart, but separated by the wall. Their unusual living situation is starting to affect their otherwise happy marriage, but the couple does what they can to make it work. Every night, Mustafa flashes a light from his balcony to wish his children on the other side a goodnight, and they signal him back. One day Mustafa gets a call that every parent dreads, his son has been in an accident. He rushes to the checkpoint where he must agonisingly wait in line only to find out there is a problem with his fingerprints and is denied entry. Desperate, Mustafa resorts to hiring a smuggler to bring him across. His once 200-meter journey becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey joined by other travellers determined to cross.


Ameen Nayfeh was born in Palestine in 1988. In 2012, he graduated with an MFA from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan with the goal of telling authentic stories from his region. He has written, produced and directed award-winning short films, and has been freelancing for film and TV production for the past six years.



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The Shaman (Andrey Osipov) Russia

The Shaman
Andrey Osipov
Russia. 2019. 64 min

How did the greatest autocrat of the 20th century, who perpetrated horrible massacres for decades, manage to win the sincere, devoted love of 20 million people and still keep it burning in many hearts today? What is the main secret of Joseph Stalin?


Andrei Osipov was born in 1960 in Kalatan, Kemerovo region. In 1982 graduated from the Odessa Polytechnic Institute, worked as atomic engineer in the Crimea. In 1992-1995 studied at the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow (class of Evgeny Tashkov). The film «Voices» (1997) won the Grand Prix of the festival of non-action cinema “Russia” in Yekaterinburg, the first prize at the competition of student works «St. Anna» (1998) and others. His filmography includes: «Maximilian Voloshin. Voices» (2002), «Hunt for the Angel or Four Loves of the Poet and the Prophet» (2002, «Nika» and «Golden Eagle» awards), «Marina Passion» (2004, «Nika» award), «Legends of the Silver Age» (2005).



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Lyalin,s Home (Oksana Degtyaryova) Russia

Lyalin,s Home
Oksana Degtyaryova
Russia. 2020. 48 min

Olga Alexandrovna was an easy-going person. She was beautiful, lively, never wanted much from life but never missed what was coming her way. She was on good terms with everybody: her husband, her son, her lovers… It was only with her daughter Lena that her relationship was complicated. Lialia had a theory that infidelity served to strengthen marriage ties. Once a schoolmate dropped in to see her son. He attracted Lialia’s attention and shortly they became intimate. Their relationship could have gone on and on but once Lialia caught her young lover with her own daughter.

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An Island in the Continent (J. Pablo Miquirray) Mexico

An Island in the Continent
Juan Pablo Miquirray
Mexico. 2020. 69 min

An immersive, experiential trip along the 1,300 km long Peninsula of Baja California in Mexico, a mythological and magical land. In this film, the past, present and the future are interwined to create a beautiful and unique symphony of the nature, the history, and people of the Baja.

From the astounding beauty of the prehistoric Great Mural cave paintings of Cuestra Palmerito to the modern-day development and extraction plans placed on the Sierra de la Laguna biosphere reserve, Baja California is like a symphony, but it is already missing many instruments. The symphony is still lovely but if we heard the original, we would notice that it is dying. Featuring the words and writings of poet and journalist Edmundo Lizardi.


He studied Cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), Mexico City and participated in the 4th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his fiction short film Capillus (2005), for which he obtained an Honorable Mention at the 21st Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG). In 2012, he was selected to participate in the Alejandro Galindo Script Workshop with his script Campeona sin corona, co-written by Jorge Estrada. He participated in the Short Film Corner of the 65th Festival de Cannes, France with his fiction short film Days uncertain (2012).



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Ulbolsyn (Adilkhan Yerzhanov) Kazakhstan / France

Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Kazakhstan/France. 2020. 77 min

Life in Karataş village runs along an untroubled path, until its patriarchal way of life is challenged by Ulbolsyn, a woman whose coldblooded heart and blazing temperament are not afraid of setting everything on fire.

Ulbolsyn, enjoying the freedom of self-actualisation in the big city, has decided to also save her little sister Azhar who is still living in their home village and who is being married off to the local soothsayer to become his youngest wife. While trying to find a way out of the hopelessly closed circle, Ulbolsyn is not helped by the fact that Azhar herself does not wish to be rescued. Azhar does not mind the old age of her future husband Urgen, nor his other wives or the fact that the man has kidnapped her and hidden away from Ulbolsyn. The rest of the sisters’ family are of an equally sceptical opinion, considering the status of a married woman a much more valuable asset than higher education.

As two worlds collide, hearts break and heads roll in a hellishly glamorous spectacle. Every confident step of the characters opens a world where compositions expressively reflect their mental condition and its changes, as well as the colouring range which tells its own story in the role of a detective.


Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Djezkazgan, Kazakhstan. 1982) directed his first feature film, Rieltor (Realtor) in 2001, followed by Stroiteli (Constructors, 2013), Ukkili kamshat (The Owners, 2014), presented out of competition at the Cannes Festival, Chuma v aule Karatas (The Plague at the Karatas Village, 2016), screened at the Rotterdam Festival, Nochnoy Bog (Night God, 2018), released at the Moscow Festival, and Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (The Gentle Indifference of the World, 2018), which participated in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Festival.


Olga Khlasheva :

Attack (Roberto Chinet) Spain

Roberto Chinet
Spain. 2020. 20 min

March 11, 2019. A date marked in the life of Manu to avenge, fifteen years later, the death of his father. But it is also a very important day in the life of Monica and her family. Two pieces of life, two stories full of hatred and misunderstanding, that inevitably intersect in a street.


Roberto Chinet, director, screenwriter, editor and producer, is a Canarian filmmaker and audiovisual teacher. Diploma in Directing and Screenplay at C.E.C.C. and postgraduate in post-production. With a lot of experience in the audiovisual sector, he has worked with prestigious directors such as Ton Tywer, Santiago Zannou, Ventura Pons or Isaki Lacuesta. In these years he made 15 short films, highlighting: “Novilunio” (2009), “Estrella” (2014) and “El gigante y la sirena” (2017). As a screenwriter he has developed several feature film projects, two fictions and a documentary. In 2021 he hopes to shoot what will be his first feature film entitled “Monsters”. In 2016 he founded the audiovisual production company NOVILUNIO MUSIC AND FILMS.


The film invites the public to take a trip to the world of Manu, the protagonist, on the 15th anniversary of the death of his father. The day chosen to avenge his death. But also, it invites us to make another journey into an upper-middle-class family, Mónica’s family, a young woman who crosses paths with Manu on a tram. Two scraps of life separated by the social condition of each one, but united by the hatred and misunderstanding with which they coexist, which will inevitably cross that same day to modify their destinies.