List of Nominated films (Official Nomination) in Competition Category
Best Indian Short
Dir. Sayan Mukherjee Pralhad is a biographical account of one of India’s all time biggest Industrialists and philanthropists, Shri Pralhad Chhabria.The story follows the journey of a 14-year-old Pralhad, traveling from Amritsar to Bombay (1945) in search of business opportunities. Things take an unexpected turn and his fate shifts after a mysterious theft in the train.
Dir. Subi Samuel Aai (mother) is the story of a sacrificing widow, mother, Sudha Patil. It is the story of all the sacrifice that every mother makes to raise her children. After the death of her husband, Sudha has endured the hardships of life and raised her only son – Nivant Vilas Patil.
Mera Number Kab Aayega
Dir. Jayant Inder Gupta In 2030, a new law is in effect in which couples need to take permission to give birth to a child. So what happens when a woman on the verge of separation goes to the family planning office to take permission for pregnancy.
Dir. Vineet Sharma 'Gajra' is a unconventional Metaphor that bridges the two world's- the aristocrat- Mr. Agarwal and his humble chauffer- Ramakant, which displays a sublime outcome of a peculiarly 'Human' experience they both share on one fine day, thereby enriching Mr.Agarwal's life vis-a-vis Ramakant.
Dir. Mohankumar Padya Drink and driving can kill yourself and may be others. Knowing this fact Rishab decides not to drive, yet he has pay heavy price for his matured decision.
Dir. Abhinav Nikam An unusual spell stirs the deep, dark desires of a clueless couple. Set in urban India, this film illustrates the psychological repercussions of the ongoing situation in an absurd fashion; while nurturing hope in the process. The back-to-basics approach of the making of this film certainly complements the current crisis when the whole world has slowed down.
Dir. Suumit Komurlekarr
Dir. K Rohit Ramswami A newly-wed couple faces cross-roads in their relationship, as the husband tries to impose his idea of appropriate clothing for the wife.
Dir. Madhur Mittal A woman's life starts to unravel after her marriage to hard-headed man who lives a secluded life in the remote, freezing countryside. Can she hold herself together as her world slowly crumbles apart? A surreal tale about a woman's quest for warmth, in more ways than one.
Bhet - Meeting
Dir. Ganesh Shelar The story is about 24 year old girl Kusum ,who recently lost her grandmother who she was very close to.Her family seems to have accepted her grandmother's death but kusum is still deeply affected by it and doesn't want to accept of her passing.The story then leads to such events that give Kusum a realization that is inexpressible.
Dir. Ravi Guria The film explores a paranormal account of a young writer suffering an unappreciative relationship, until an antiquated self-typing typewriter changes her life.
Dir. Jahnvi Mody What will be left of a society if it cannot fathom and remains oblivious of the dangers approaching a child hidden under the garb of a relationship? If no heed is paid to child’s emotional need, and we fail to protect ‘innocence’ – the dark circle of shame and guilt will engulf us sooner than we can even think of it. Kaala Teeka* is a story of two young girls, Shikha and Poorvi, who are similar in body and spirit but are growing up in distinctly different domestic environments. They each have unpleasant encounters, but their reactions to the episode forewarns us about the people they are becoming. Are we listening to them? Are we as parents and guardians preparing them to face the real dangers lurking in the outside world?
The Backyard Filmmakers
Dir. Himanshu Gupta A story of a family encouraging and helping the Father to overcome the fear of putting food on the table and fulfill his life-long dream of making films.
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Best International Short
Dir.Daniel Carrera Pasternac,Danae Reynaud: Ana (30) Is a Mexican actress who travels to Los Angeles for a small gig. Insecure and unaware of her loneliness, she starts using a dating App. This is how she encounters Tyler, a virgin 19 year old whose life is just starting. They will spend the night in a sordid hotel room. As both their layers unfold, both their true natures come alive for us to see.
Dir. Oman Dhas Maggie, 40, a businesswoman with a phobia for lizards serves her 14-day quarantine for COVID19. However, Maggie must deal with solitude as she thinks hard about her life and relationships – all along with one tiny lizard in the room.
Glass Door (USA
Dir. Katherine King Two women are separated by a pane of glass, a disease and an uncertain future. ---- A married couple faces the unimaginable when one of them gets sick during the early days of COVID. When Sophia doesn’t respond to Mave’s repeated calls, what starts out as a manageable routine ends in a difficult decision.
The Wound (Iran)
Dir. Hamid kermani A boy in the past is frightened by his father's job and has urinary incontinence. His father has decided to scare him again so that he can get rid of his fear and be treated this way.
World Cup (Iran)
Dir.Maryam Khodabakhsh On the night of a couple's migration, the child of their friend who has been entrusted to them gets lost, and then a secret is revealed ...
Three Blades (France)
Dir. Matthieu Maunier-Rossi Haiti, nowadays. One day in the life of a family of three : three men, alone with their dreams and frustrations. Three generations under the burning sun. A day like every other day... And between them, everywhere, in every hand, there are blades : machetes. So when the night eventually comes…
Dir. Amir hossein Riyahi In a war-torn city, a soldier takes refuge in a place where she encounters a baby to save her life
Breaking News (Singapore)
Dir. Shalaka Ranadive 4 best friends chat online Shalaka Ranadive During lockdown 2020. Much revealed which otherwise looks like all 4 are leading perfect lives.
All The Devils (Pakistan)
Dir. Sahibzada Mamoon, Wali Sheikh: A journalist discovers a horrifying secret about a well connected businessman. What starts out as an interview quickly deteriorates into a psychological joust between them eventually begging the question - with everything on the line, how far would you go IF YOU HAD THE POWER?
Wait A Moment (Iran)
Dir. Edris Naseri This film is the story of a man and a woman (couple) whose momentary decisions ruin their lives.
Dir. Delara Rasouli A 15 years old daughter lives with her mom and her young brother
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Best Film On Women
The Choice (Iran)
Dir. Mansoureh Radfar On presidential election in Iran, a pregnant woman close to her delivery time learns that she has no choice regarding the Caesarian section or natural delivery.
Ava's Silence (Iran)
Dir. Seyed GholamReza Nematpour A young girl called Ava has to work in her fathers' auto shop as a mechanic because of her fathers' illness. Ava is looking forward to her brother returning from military service in a border area so as to get marry Abbas...
Thick Torn Curtains (UK)
Dir. Usha Sharma Bhavna finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage with a manipulative mother-in-law. Finding no support from her mother, who herself is struggling with the stigma of being an "abandoned" woman after her husband leaves her, she encourages Bhavna to have some more patience and "make her marriage work".