Short films screened at IFFC-2008
Jaipur | Friday, Mar 28 2008 IST
Around 110 short films on culture from different countries, including India, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, Iran, Nepal and Pakistan, were screened during the Second International Festival on Short Films on Culture(IFFC-2008), which began here yesterday.
Short films from 38 countries are participating for awards in the three day event which was inaugurated at the Jawahar Kala Kendra here by Cine personalities Hema Malini and Jitendra.
Around 45 films were screened on the opening day yesterday, while around 55 entries were exhibited during two sessions today. Playing in Air (Sweden) was the shortest film (1 min 33 sec) among the various films screened today.
One Long Summer (Germany) 29 min, Closed (Germany) 3 min, Why Dont Girls Play Football? (Hungary) 2 min, Raahgir (India) 5 min 2 sec, Angels Die in the Soil (Iran) 30 min, Everything Flows (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 20 min, Miraslava (Canada) 7 min 25 sec, The Secret Language (Ireland) 13 min, Classwork ( Italy ) 14 min, And there is river ( India ) 30 min, Discovering Madaba Region (Jordan) 5 min, peace for all (Macedonia) 26 min, Konfession ( India ) 19 min 29 sec, The origin of the herons of the Patzcuaro Lake (Mexico) 4 min 50 Sec, Demons Delight ( NepalJordan, Mexico, ) 26 Min, Reflection (Netherlands) 4 min, Novosti Dnya (Czech Republic) 30 min, Something other than others (USA) 7 min 2 sec, Yeh Jashn Hai- Its a celebration ( India ) 6 min 13 sec, The Island of good life (Portugal ) 25 min, Salar Jung- The Legend & the legacy ( India ) 22 min, Phoenix Dance (USA) 16 min, Violin & Tea (Singapore) 21 min, Gaur Aagam- A tribal Sacrificial Ritual ( India ) 30 min, The mail Attacks (UK) 4 min 52 Casa (France) 18 min, were screened in the first session at Ramayana theatre.
Besides this, a parallel screening session was held at Krishnayan to exhibit Gurukul (India) 9 min 30 sec, The mosaic of people through time (Jordan) 10 min, Maa Ganga Ka Sampoorn Darshan (India) 30 min, Messaoud (Morocco) 8 min, Give Me Your Love (Pakistan) 29 min 50 sec, Polder (Netherlands) 4 min, A pizza story (US) 12 min, Joy Ride (India) 9 min 33 sec, 07 & ETC (Portugal) 24 min, Reflection of Fantasy (Russia) 20 min, Where the Heart Dances ( India ) 30 min, Stone ( Scotland ) 12min 44 sec, The ghost from Heaven ( India ) 10 min 18 sec, Lost Sole (Singapore) 17 min 30 sec, Once upon a time:Sasha and Desire (France) 24 min 40 sec, Limoncello (Spain) 22 min, Rhythm at Tides (USA )13 min, Elevation (Poland) 6 min 20 sec, Where is now? (Sweden) 27 sec, Playing with Water (Sweden) 4 min 18 sec, Playing in Air (Sweden) 1 min 33 sec, Playing with fire (Sweden) 1 min 53 sec, Initiation (Sweden) 10 min 22 sec, Playing on the beach (Sweden) 4 min 50 sec, Red Angel (Sweden) 4 min, Blue Dragon (Sweden) 8 min 30 sec, Pink Lotus (Sweden) 5 min 50 sec, Green Warrior (Sweden) 6 min 6 sec, Japanessay (Switzerland) 27 min and Saying goodbye (Spain) 18 min.
The best films in the festival would be awarded with IFFC-2008 awards. There are four awards--IFFC Iinternational Award: Open to all film-makers, IFFC National Award: Open to all film-makers from India only, IFFC Best Film on Religion: Open to all film-makers and IFFC Student Award (For Students and trainee film makers).
The Board of Jury comprises of Film Director Swapan Malik, TV and Film Actress Rama Nij, Film Exporter Hirachand Dand, Bollywood personality hammi Kapoor's son Adityaraj Kapoor, Actor Sudheer Dalvi, Film maker Sheetal Jain and Screen Magazine Chief Editor Rajendra Ojha, for selection of best films. The award ceremony would be held tomorrow evening.
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