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Micffindia Nominations 2021: The Complete List | 2nd Micff Awards

Updated: Jan 27, 2022


The nominations for the much-awaited award function of the year is here! It's time to see the list of films, actors, actresses and more who chosen for the prestigious 2nd Edition of Micff India Awards. The Year 2021 has seen great content across categories and hence it will going to be difficult to pick one for any of the sections.


Gajra, Pralhad, Backyard Filmmakers, Anniversary Drive, Mera Number Kab Aayega, All The Devils, Patang, World Cup, Casanova, bagged the top nominations this year, among other notable films under Indian & International Short Films Competition Categories.

Gajra



People live different lives yet come together at least once through a cord that weaves their fates with the same fabric. Call it love, humanity, empathy or anything as long as the vibes keep people connected. And the outcome of all the connections are not necessarily defined. Many result in an indescribable abstract outcome.'Gajra' is one such unconventional Metaphor that bridges the two world's.

People live different lives yet come together at least once through a cord that weaves their fates with the same fabric. Call it love, humanity, empathy or anything as long as the vibes keep people connected. And the outcome of all the connections are not necessarily defined. Many result in an indescribable abstract outcome.'Gajra' is one such unconventional Metaphor that bridges the two world's.


Directed by Vineet Sharma, 'Gajra' received 11 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Actor In Lead Role | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress | Best Child Artist | Best Actor In Comic Role | Best Actress In Comic Role | Best Editing | Best Sound Design

Pralhad


'Pralhad' which is a biographical account of one of India’s all time biggest Industrialists and philanthropists, Shri Pralhad Chhabria received 10 MICFF nominations. .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.


Directed by Sayan Mukharjee, 'Pralhad' nominated for Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Actor In Lead Role | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress | Best Child Artist | Best Actor In Comic Role | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Design.



Casanova

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.


Directed by Daniel Carrera Pasternac & Danae Reynaud, 'Casanova' received 6 Micff nominations this year : Best International Short | Best Debut Director | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Supporting Actor |



Anniversary Drive

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.


Directed by Mohankumar Padya, 'Anniversary Drive' received 6 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Actor In Lead Role | Best Cinematography


Mera Number Kab Aayega

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.


Directed by Jayant Inder Gupta, 'Mera Number Kab Aayega' received 6 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Actor In Lead Role | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Actor In Supporting Role | Best Actor In Comic Role


Patang



Directed by Suumit Komurlekarr, 'Patang' received 6 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Supporting Actor | Best Child Artist | Best Cinematography |


All The Devils

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?


Directed by Sahibzada Mamoon, Wali Sheikh, 'All The Devils'' received 6 Micff nominations : Best International Short | Best Thriller Short | Best Screenplay | Best Actor In Lead Role | Best Actor In Supporting Role | Best Cinematography


World Cup

The World Cup film is a story about the life of a couple who want to immigrate to another country as refugees, and on the day of their emigration, a secret is revealed between them and makes them hesitate to leave.


Directed by Maryam Khodabakhsh, 'World Cup' received 5 Micff nominations : Best International Short | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Child Artist


Three Blades

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.


Directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi, 'Three Blades' received 5 Micff nominations : Best International Short | Best Director | Best Actor In Lead Role | Best Editing | Best Sound Design


The Backyard Filmmakers

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.


Directed by Himanshu Gupta, 'The Backyard Filmmakers'' received 6 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Lockdown Short | Best Supporting Actress | Best Child Artist | Best Actor In Comic Role | Best Actress In Comic Role |



Paradah

The story revolves around a newly-wed couple who are still getting to know each other. They are new to each other’s’ idea of freedom, thought & expression.


Directed by K Rohit Ramswami, 'World Cup' received 5 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Actor In Lead Role |


Kaala Teeka

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.


Directed by Jahnvi Mody, 'Kaala Teeka' received 5 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Child Artist | Best Actor In Supporting Role | Best Actress In Supporting Role | Best Actress In Comic Role

The Spell


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.


Directed by Abhinav Nikam, 'The Spell' received 5 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Actor In Comic Role | Best Actress In Comic Role | Best Editing | Best Sound Design|


Frore

The north. Majestic mountains. Spectacular snow. Pristine. Cold.

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.

Frore.


Directed by Madhur Mittal, 'Frore' received 5 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Editing | Best Cinematography |


Breaking & Entering

A young woman’s conflicted life battling multiple addictions and questionable choices culminates with an autopsy-like introspective journey when she finds herself locked in a morgue with the body of a long-lost love.


Directed by Michael William Hogan, 'Breaking & Entering'' received 5 Micff nominations : Best International Short | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In lead Role | Best Cinematography | Best Sound Design


Aai

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. Nivant was just two years old when they purchased the house. Priya, her granddaughter, was born in the house. There are far too many memories attached to the house. Therefore, to let it all go is a bit much for Sudha.

Does Nivant convince Sudha to go to USA? Will she agree?


Directed by Subi Samuel, 'Aai' received 5 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director | Best Screenplay | Best Actress In lead Role | Best Actor In Supporting Role


Bhet

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.


Directed by Ganesh Shelar, 'Bhet' received 5 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Director| Best Screenplay | Best Actress In Lead Role | Best Cinematography


Typewriter

The film explores a paranormal account of a young writer suffering an unappreciative relationship, until an antiquated self-typing typewriter changes her life.


Directed by Ravi Guria, 'Typewriter' received 4 Micff nominations : Best Indian Short | Best Editing | Best Cinematography | Best Sound Design



March Ko Niklegi Filmon Ki March!


Our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel towards our staff, artists, audience, and filmmakers who travel to Mumbai from various places. We remain committed to the city of Dreams, where we’ve hosted the Micff India 2020 Inagural Edition and will do so again when it is safe. Organizers said they hope on holding the event in March 10th & 11th at Pvr Juhu,Mumbai (TBC).

NSD alumni Sunita Rajwar, who is also a Festival co-founder emphasized that - "The event, which was to open in Dec'2021, is not being canceled, just postponed, due to COVID concerns."

Achint Kaur - @micffindia


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