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Public Service Broadcasting Trust

Films selected for Imagineindia 2021

Prison Diaries (Uma Chakravarti)  India

Sharmila Tagore (Umang Sabarwal)  India

Films selected for Imagineindia 2020

Moti Bagh (Nirmal Chander)  India

The Geshema is Born (Malati Rao)  India

Missing Days (Ekta Mittal) India

Films selected for Imagineindia 2019

Decoding Shankar (Deepti Pillai Sivan)  India

The Death of Us (Vani Subramanian)  India

India,s Healing Forests (Nitin Das)  India

Mrinal Sen, an Era in Cinema (Rajdeep Paul)  India

FILMS SELECTED for Imagineindia 2018

Veil Done (Juhi Bhatt)  India

Ek Inquilab Aur Aaya (Uma Chakravarti)  India

The Sound of Silence (Bina Paul)  India

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)

Public Service Broadcasting Trust is a pioneering non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi, India, that commissions, mentors and produces independent documentary films. Founded in 2000, to empower filmmakers, democratise access to the media and encourage the freedom of expression, the unique organisation has supported and nurtured over 500 independent voices and created around 700 documentaries on myriad themes and subjects. Films produced by PSBT have been selected by professional juries at over 1870 film festivals worldwide and received over 330 awards internationally.

PSBT’s mandate includes supporting young and starting out talent and celebrating the regional, geographic and linguistic diversity of a complex nation. It attempts to enhance public discourses on socio-political realities and provides filmmakers the impetus to engage with their art, creativity, politics and philosophies. Its catalogue of films addresses a range of concerns, including development, human rights, conflict, gender and sexuality, livelihood, environment, literature, democracy, diversity, culture and tradition, art and crafts, among others.

PSBT films are telecast every week on the national public broadcaster – Doordarshan – and its associate channels and on other channels such as NDTV24x7, The Epic Channel, Channel 4, BBC, Discovery, Arte and Lok Sabha Television. A large body of PSBT films are available on its YouTube channel PSBTIndia.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Films selected for Imagineindia 2020

A Foreigner in my Own Land (Nishajyoti Sharma)  India


Films selected for Imagineindia 2019

Tales From Our Childhood (Mukul Haloi)  India



Raet Ke Mahal (Akash Basumatari, Arjun Chavah, Maanvi, Priyamvada Jagia) India


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 2019

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)


FILMS SELECTED for Imagineindia 2018

Moonga (Nilesh Kumar)  India


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??


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 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


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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