Sunday, September 5, 2021

23rd Madurai Film Festival 2021 : Entries Invited!

23rd edition of Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021

A snap from 2019 edition; @ Lady Doak College, Madurai

Dear friends!

We are getting ready for our next and 23rd edition of Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2021.

The festival will be held on 6-10 Dec at multiple venues (depending upon local restrictions) in Madurai.

We invite short films, animation films, music videos and documentaries from across the world.

There is no restriction in the theme. 

The maximum duration of a short fiction can be 20 minutes.

There is no duration restriction for documentaries.

The films should have been produced within the last 24 months. 

The festival is a non competitive event.

We also collect a nominal entry fee.

Film festival will be happy to host the filmmakers, whose films get selected by our official selection committee. We will not be able to meet the travel expenses of the guests . 

Last date to send entries : 15 October. 

The selection result will be announced on 15 November. 

The schedule will be announced on 1 December. 



Saturday, December 19, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Responses from the Audience Members!


22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020 

Responses from the audience!



Madurai Film Festival 

I thoroughly enjoyed being able to get access to all those lovely movies made by creators from different parts of the world. To be able to enjoy a piece of art from another part of the globe from home is a huge blessing if you ask me! 

- Abhirami Bose, MA English, St Joseph's college, Bangalore 

I liked the very subject matter of these documents involving varied human elements. The imageries and emotions shown go beyond a particular community, ethnicity or place. They lead me to silence, solitude and reflection.

- Juje Monteiro, St Joseph's college, Bangalore 

Through the wide range of documentaries and films that I watched, I was able to contemplate on a wide variety of topics. Independent films need spaces like this to flourish and showcase things that don't make it onto mainstream media. 

- Wesley Nativity D'Souza, M.A. English 1, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore 

Watching films and documentaries in The Madurai International Film Festival was indeed a festival. It took me to a quick travel through history, art, fictions and to meet some real life heroes. All at the same platform. I enjoyed it. 

- Roshan Gyan Topno, St Joseph’s College, Bangalore 

The Madhurai International film festival was an extremely enriching experience as I got to explore not only diverse genres but also films and documentaries created in other countries. It gave me a broad perspective and a repertoire of knowledge and understanding of the world.

- Shona Lynn Desilva, M.A English I, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore 

The entire experience was an extremely immersive one, transporting me into another universe. The films unlocked a fresh and unique perspective, a more insightful and inclusive way of understanding. 

– Anushka Phadnis, M.A English, St Joseph’s College, Bangalore 

Getting access to well curated sets of films or documentaries is so rare and Madhurai International Film Festival offered the perfect space for such an exploration. I especially liked the selection of Russian films that brought to screen a part of the world we don't immediately think of and intriguing aspects of art.

- Swathi Rajeevan, I MA English, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore 

Watching those documentaries literally took me back to my filming days. Also the most recent documentaries, released in 2020, made me re think a lot of things. I mostly watched the political and social ones and I loved them, the struggle was real and the people were real the stories were real. 

- Kapil,1 MA English, St. Josephs college, Bangalore 

Compiled and presented by 
Micah K Thambi, Assistant Professor, St.Joseph's College, Bangalore

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 4, 9 December - Screening Schedule

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020 

6-10 December; online and physical 

Day 4, 9 December  : SCREENING SCHEDULE with links







Monday, December 7, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 3, 8 Dec - Screening Schedule

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020

6-10 Dec; online and physical 

Day 3, 8 December : SCREENING SCHEDULE with Links


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Sunday, December 6, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 2, 7 December

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020

Screening Schedule : Day 2, 7 December, 2020

12 am to 12 am 

 a still from the film 'L for...'
directed by Bharati Kapadia 



Friday, December 4, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Day 1, 6 Dec 2020

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020

6-10 Dec; online and physical! 12 am to 12 am

Screening Schedule : Day 01, 6 Dec 2020

1) Saree
Dir: Suma Josson; 72 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; 2001; India; Fiction; Retro I


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Gita and Radha, two young friends are on their way back from school. And they find themselves stranded in a no man's land between dreams, fantasy, fears, with life and death lurking behind every corner. For the children it is an initiation process through death into life.

2) Famine
Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 52 min; Gujarati with Eng subtitles; 1987; India; Doc; Retro II


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For centuries, the grasslands in the North- Western, in an otherwise arid region of Gujarat bordering Pakistan have been home to the Maldharis, a predominantly Muslim community of traditional cattle grazers who have a rich heritage of culture, art and music.

Fifty years after lndia's independence the entire pastoral community and their habitat is under threat of extinction from natural calamities and human intervention in the name of development. Traditional practices of survival have been disrupted; native knowledge and skills have been made redundant. In the fourth successive year of drought an entire population has been reduced to digging ditches and carrying mud - surviving on dole.

During this re-telling of peoples' histories, what emerges is an understanding of the larger causes of scarcities and famines. And the need to review the very processes of planning and development which have deprived not only the people of BANNl, but the dispossessed all over the world of the right to survive on their own terms.


3) Koothu
Dir: Sandhya Kumar; 52 min; Eng, Tamil with Eng subtitles; 2018; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus


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In many villages in Tamil Nadu, a theatre tradition still links people with a past. Closely connected with religion and caste rituals, koothu brings to life stories about gods, demigods, kings and demons from the Indian epics.

A typical koothu performance is an all-night show in which performers wear elaborate make-up, costumes and wooden ornaments, and simultaneously sing, dance and act on stage. Koothu companies tour the countryside, often commissioned by villages to perform for several consecutive nights. Yet, in spite of its enduring rural popularity and because of its low-caste associations, koothu struggles to find place and patronage in urban art circles.

Who creates the binaries of folk and classical? Through the work of two koothu masters, P. Rajagopal and Sambandan Thambiran, the film delves into questions of representation and patronage of the art form while presenting its art and aesthetics.

4) Shramjeevi
Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 43.50 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020; India; Doc


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SHRAMJEEVI narrates the hopes and tragedies of the working class lives in Kapasehra village, one of the largest settlements of migrant workers in India.

5) La conquista de las ruinas
Dir. Eduardo Gómez; 88 min; Spanish with Eng subtitles; Argentina, Bolivia; 2020; Doc





THE CONQUEST OF THE RUINS shows the unknown side of the expansion of cities that endangers our future. Paleontologists. Quarry workers. Works in construction and private neighborhoods. The earth unites and separates them all, and each one has an interpretation of what this world is and how it should be inhabited.


6) Katya I Vasya idut v shkoluDir. Yulia Vishnevets ; 90 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Doc




LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE? Two young intellectuals, Katya and Vassya, come to a small industrial town to work as teachers. They want to change the system of scholastic education and the social situation in difficult regions. The school is a closed conservative world, where obedience and discipline are of the highest value. Young teachers discover that nationalism, sexism and homophobia are typical for their new environment. Children see the school as a prison and are completely indifferent to any new ideas. During one school year we observe attempts of our protagonists to bring new practices into the system. Young teachers try to speak with children about feminism, human rights and Russian politics, but the system pushes them out, and a comedy turns into a drama.


7) Ancestral Code
Dir. Volodymyr Lutskiy; 70 min; Ukrainian, Belorussian with Eng subtitles; Ukraine; 2020; Doc





Documentary film «Ancestral Code» is a research of the origins of the Ukrainian people, the search for its identity through the study of the melodism of Slavic ethnographic heritage. Now many talk about brotherhood, spiritual intimacy, affinity. We want to analyze the connection between the neighboring peoples of Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Poland through music and folklore.

8) Noor Islam
Dir: Devshree Nath; 20 min; Assamese, Bengali with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; Doc

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The documentary traces the struggles of one such native who is slowly losing his identity and eventually is deemed as an illegal immigrant. The film tries to explore his state of mind; of a person who is on the verge of losing his nationality and consequently losing almost everything he has.

His broken hopes cause a turbulence in his mind whilst the serene beauty of Assam and his humble lifestyle paint a contrast against this inner tempest.

9) Holy Rights
Dir: Farha Khatun; 53 min; Urdu with Eng subtitles; India; 2020; Doc 




Safia, a deeply religious Muslim woman from Bhopal in Central India, driven by her belief that because of the patriarchal mindset of the interpreters of Sharia, Muslim women are denied equality and justice in the community. She joins a program that trains women as Qazis, (Muslim clerics who interpret and administer the personal law), which is traditionally a male preserve. The film documents her journey as she struggles and negotiates through hitherto uncharted territory, exploring the tensions that arise when women try to change the status quo and take control of narratives that so deeply affect their lives.

10) Udaan
Dir : Poorvi Priya, Priya Singh, Ritika Gupta, Varun Pandey, Vishruti Saraf ; 18.34 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019


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Udaan, the movie, is based in Rafiq Nagar, Govandi, one of the most under- developed regions of Mumbai. It focuses on the issue of dignified livelihoods for marginalized women in Mumbai slums. Through the protagonists Johra and Fareeda, the documentary wades into the daily lives of women, issues of collectivization, and the way forward. 

12) Kafir
Dir: Remya; 5.32 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; 2019; Doc

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Kafir is a docu-fiction that explores the Kappiri myth of Fort Kochi, Kerala. In the film, an attempt to dig the real history behind African slaves brought in by the Portuguese is made. How a slave from Africa became the savior spirit of Fort Kochi is the question the story teller tries to crack open. In short, it's all about History, Myth, and Mystery behind the Kappirimuthappan of Fort Kochi.

13) Ifigeneia: no more tears
Dir: George Georgakopoulos; 17.40 min; Greek with Eng subtitles; Greece; 2019; SF



When Ifigeneia gets invited for lunch to her future husband's family home, she doesn’t go empty handed. Hoping to make a good impression, she brings along a little girl. However, when two mysterious investigators suddenly appear, things get quite complicated.

14) Gantabya – The Destination
Dir: Sahin Aktar; 27.36 min; Bengali with English subtitles; India; 2020; SF

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password : destination2020

Piyali and Ajay, a lower middle-class newly married couple from Kolkata is going to meet together after two months as Piyali was in her parents' home. Ajay, a rickshaw puller, in his mid-thirties is capable of buying either Piyali's favourite cuisine 'Biriyani' or condom. This placed Ajay in a mental dilemma what he should buy.

15) Pakheru (The One Who Flies)
Dir: Nazir Khan; 22 min; Bundeli, Hindi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; SF

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An old man who works in a junkyard struggles with himself and the society around him to get a good night’s sleep.

16) Collar
Dir: Katarina Ivanovich; 20 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF 



Olechka's husband controls Her in everything, they live according to his laws, lead an ascetic lifestyle. The girl feels that she is happily married. But everything changes when a naked neighbor breaks into their quiet and measured life.

17) Reflection
Dir: Elena Nodel; 8 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russis; 2020; SF




Imagine that after the death of a loved one you got the opportunity to communicate with the deceased with the help of artificial intelligence technologies – to say the last ‘forgive me’ and ‘goodbye’, to hug him for the last time, to close gestalt ...

18) 51+
Dir: Daniyar Abirov; 9.05 min; Kyrgiz with Eng subtitles; Kyrgyzstan; 2019; SF




It's not about love. A man falls in love with a young girl, but he is over 50 years old already.

19) Tradition
Dir: Zhanuzak Mamytov; 13.09 min; Kyrgiz with Eng subtitles; Kyrgyzstan; 2019; SF




Circumcision in Kyrgyz culture is not just a tradition, but for kyrgyz male is an essential part of his life. Main character without attention of his parents mocked by his peers. How will he find solution of this situation?

20) Scenes by the Sea
Dir: Oksana Degtyareva; 20.04 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019; SF



Nina spends her time at her parents’ busy with the preparation for her younger sister’s wedding. Unexpectedly for her, her husband Nikita comes there too. Nina and Nikita have been going through a family relationships crisis. In order not to spoil the event, they try to pretend that everything is OK between them.

21) Thank you Coach
Dir: Nikita Tarasov; 9 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF




An experienced coach Alexandra gives advices to housewife Sonya who wants to learn how to manipulate her husband. But Sonya’s husband also has his own coach.

23) Banana
Dir: Stepan Azarian; 14.31 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF




Sasha works as a promoter in a banana costume at a fruit and vegetable shop. At the one moment his usual life collapses - threats from the collector, deprivation of parental rights, dismissal from work - this is just the beginning.

24) Bhija Neel Terpal (Wet Blue Tarpaulin)
Dir : Anunay Barbhuiya; 25.00 min; Sylheti, Marathi, Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019; SF; Student Films

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A migrant from Assam working in a Marathi restaurant in Pune has to make a forged ID to continue working in the city while struggling to contact his wife back in Assam.

25) Aashaon Ke Paar (Beyond Hope)
Dir: Rohit Kumar; 23 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020; SF; Student Films

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A migrant labourer in India’s cosmopolis who works for a construction company is struggling to meet up to his aspiration. The crisis deepens him more when his newlywed wife arrives in the city to stay with him. Set in an environment where economic division is high and political atmosphere is charged, the film tells a story of hope and despair.

26) Mannu : Sprouts of Endurance
Dir: Ramdas Kadavallur ; 113 min; Malayalam, Tamil; 2020; Director’s Cut; Doc

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The film chronicles the encroachment of vast stretches of a hilly land, the eviction of its rightful owners,the blatant exploitation of the laborers and their struggle for existence. It does not confine itself in narrating the evolution and impact of a labor struggle, but also focuses on another important social aspect in India, the significance of caste, the strangle hold it exerts on the psyche of the nation.

The documentary holds its mirror to the dichotomy of underlying neglect and discrimination meted out to the hapless people belonging to the lower echelons of society. It explores the ruthless impact of policies on the ‘land’ and ‘soil’, its uneven distribution and the resultant irreparable and long standing damage it causes to the environment and fragile terrain, which is abound with precious flora and fauna.

27) Aayi Gayi
Dir: Anandana Kapur; 72 min; Hindi and English; 2019; Director's Cut; Doc

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In Bihar, where “Sarkar mera bada bhai hai…” (The government is my older brother) is the righteous response to why one may illegally acquire electricity connections or not pay bills, a team of academics work on the ground to activate RLSS- the Revenue Linked Supply Scheme- and are met with various degrees of opposition and success.

The film explores the complex relationships people have with the State through the lens of electricity. Is it a right? Or is it a commodity? In a country with limited resources, can it be a social right if the government needs funds to keep the grid functional? And if so, can the normalization of non-payment of bills be reversed? Is it possible to create an ideal citizenry? 

28)  I'M A SECULARIST 

Editor and Director - Surya Kumar Arumugam; Films from Tamilnadu

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29)  Sathi Sanam  

Written & Direction: S.Karthick Tamilpriyan; Films from Tamilnadu

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 30) Kaaranam 

Director - Vignesh Pavithran; Films from Tamilnadu

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31) Vangi 

Director: Iniyamithra; Films from Tamilnadu

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Sections :

1) Indian films
2) International films
3) Retro I - Suma Josson
4) Retro II - Sanjay Shah
5) Filmmaker in Focus - Sandhya Kumar
6) Films from Tamilnadu
7) Director's Cut
8) Student films

Films will be available from 12 am to 12 am for 24 hours!


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020: Screening Schedule - Day 5, 10 Dec

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020

Screening Schedule - Day 5, 10 Dec

a still from 'Niyamgiri, you are still alive'
directed by Suma Josson


1) In Search of Our Lost Rice Seeds

Dir: Suma Josson; 40 min; English; 2013; Doc; India; Retro I

2) Niyamgiri, you are still alive

Dir: Suma Josson; 16 min; Odia with Eng subtitles; 2010; Doc; India; Retro I 

a still from 'Ivanova Igra'
directed by Tomislav Zaja


3) Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse

Dir: Iara Lee; 58.17 min; English / Ukrainian / Russian with Eng subtitles; Ukraine/Slovakia/USA/Bulgaria; 2020; Doc 

4) From Trash to Treasure: turning negatives into positives

Dir: Iara Lee; 20 min; English; USA/Lesotho/Bulgaria; 2020; Doc 

5) Stop Acid Attack

Dir: Farha Khatun; 1.33 min; No dialogue; 2019 ; Doc 

6) Chal Ga Heera

Dir: Manasi, Prakriti, Prashant, Sreya, Tanushree; 13.10 min; Hindi and Marathi with Eng subtitles; 2019 ; Doc 

7) Tabdeeli

Dir: Anmol Saini, Anna Binu, Rishika Revo, Sankarsan Behera, Vyshakh Balachandran; 24 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019 ; Doc 

8) Zindabad

Dir: Kavya, Srishti, Lavanya, Apoorva, Ajay; 14.21 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019 ; Doc 

9) An Inconvenient Development

Dir: Ajay, Anagha, Kavya, Prakriti, Sreya; 17.01 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020 ; Doc 

10) Love in Bombay

Dir: Anmol Saini, Isha Srivastava, Priya Singh, Priyanshu Pandey, Rishika Revo, Vishruti Saraf; 23 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020 ; Doc 

11 Ivanova igra

Dir: Tomislav Zaja; 52 min; Croatian with Eng subtitles; Croatia; 2020 ; Doc 

12) Sikhirini Mwsanai (Dance of the Butterfly)

Dir. Subasri Krishnan; 65 min; Bodo, Hindi and English with Eng subtitles; India; 2019 ; Doc 

13) Bamboo Ballads

Dir: Sajid Naduthody; 29.49 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; 2020 ; Doc 

14) Far from the Madding Crowd

Dir: Abeer Khan; 17.31 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles ; Doc 


15) Miangsho (The Meat)
Dir : Tathagata Ghosh; 19 min; Bengali with Eng subtitles; India; 2020; Short film

16) Kadachit
Dir : Suraj Shelar; 16.43 min; Marathi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019 ; Short film

17) Jack and Chan

Dir : Alexey Petrashevich; 15 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020 ; Short film

18) Nap Time

Dir: Elina Smirnova; 11 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020 ; Short film

19) The Last Illusion

Dir: Vladimir Feklneko; 15.57 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020 ; Short film

23) Performance

Dir : Nina Moiseeva,; 20 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film  

24) I want to go home

Dir: Tatyana Lyalina; 14.05 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film  

25) Tooth

Dir: Siman Lyashenko; 7.58 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film  

26) Talent

Dir: Oleg Ageychev; 9.57 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film  

27) Alaska, Lost Face

Dir : Alexey Matveev; 19.59 min; Russian with Eng subtitle; Russia; 2020 ; Short film

28) When We Open the Gate of the Sky

Dir : Pavel Bykovchenk; 6.35 min; Kirghiz with Eng subtitles; Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan;2019; Short 
film

29) Vaavtal (Whirlwind)

Dir: Suraj Uddhav Madhale; 15.29 min; Marathi with Eng subtitles; 2019

30) VALAN (A TURN)

Dir : Kaushikkumar Kiranbhai Garasiya; 12.38 min; Marathi with Eng subtitles; 2019


Note : Vimeo / YouTube link of each film will be presented here for 24 hours* (12 am to 12 am) as per the schedule.

Links will be available for 48 hours for Retro I, Retro II and Filmmaker in Focus sections.

Sections :

Indian films
International films
Retrospective I - Suma Josson
Retrospective II - Sanjiv Shah
Filmmaker in Focus - Sandhya Kumar
Student films : from FTII, Pune
Director's Cut : curated by Amudhan R.P.
Films from Tamilnadu : curated by Ulaga Cinema Bhaskaran


Categories :

Short films and Documentaries



22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Screening Schedule: Day 4, 9 December

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020

Screening Schedule: Day 4, 9 December




a still from the film 'A Place to Live'
directed by Sanjiv Shah


1) In Search of Our Lost Rice Seeds

Dir : Suma Josson; 40 min; English; 2013; Documentary; India; Retro I

2) Niyamgiri, you are still alive

Dir: Suma Josson; 16 min; Odia with Eng subtitles; 2010; Documentary; India; Retro I

3) A Place to Live

Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 92 min; multiple Indian languages with Eng subtitles; 2018; India; Doc; Retro II

4) Memory of a Light

Dir: Sandhya Kumar; 26 min; English; 2014; India; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus



a still from the film 'They are Dying'
directed by Dhananjay Bhawalekar


5) Last Kiss

Dir : Eradzh Nidoev; 4.29 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia, Tajikistan ; 2019; Doc

6) 1944. Crimea. Deportation

Dir: Fatima Osman, Yunus Pasha; 62 min; Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar with Eng subtitles; Ukraine; 2019; Doc

7) They are Dying

Dir : Dhananjay Bhawalekar; 28.37 min; Rajasthani, Hindi with Eng subtitles; India; 2020; Doc

8) Over the Barriers

Dir : Banu Ramazanova; 60 min; Russian, Kazakh with Eng subtitles; Kazakhstan; 2020; Doc

9) Living Dreams

Dir : Ritwik Baiju; 29 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; Doc

10) North for Happiness

Dir: Alexander Porotov; 2.04.15 hours; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Doc

11) Quarantine

Dir : Alisher Zhadigerov; 30 min; Kazak with Eng subtitles; Kazakhstan; 2020; Doc

12) Speleonaut / Under the Stone Sky

Dir: Sonja Đekić; 57 min; Serbian with Eng subtitles; Serbia; 2018; Doc

13) Navi Mumbai Navi Begari

Dir : Aishwarya Vasudev, Subodh Minto, Meghna Nandy and Ankit Pareek

19.50 min; Marathi, Hindi and English; India; 2018; Doc

14) Hands and Wings

Dir : Sungbin BYUN; 15 min; Korean with Eng subtitles; South Korea; 2019; Doc


a still from the film 'Forget the Palms'
directed by Tim Berezin


15) Akam

Dir: Remya; 3.42 min; No dialogue; India; 2018; Short film

16) Forget the Palms

Dir : Tim Berezin; 6:05 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

17) Letters

Dir: Elena Kuzhel; 14.01 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

18) Knitting Club for Men over 40

Dir : Egor Gavrilin; 22.06 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

19) Home (Ghar)

Dir : Souvik Roy Chowdhury; 10 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; Short film

20) The World’s Last House

Dir : Amir Gholami; 16.19 min; Kurdish with Eng subtitles; Iran; 2019; Short film

21) Prashna (Question)

Dir: Santosh Ram; 23.24 min; Marathi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; Short film

22) Inner Self

Dir: Shree Raj; 11.17 min; Tamil with Eng subtitles; India; 2020; Short film

23) The Prophetess
Dir : Marco Joubert; 2.20 min; French with Eng subtitles; Canada; 2020; Short film

24) Songs From Farway Land 

Dir : Tuhinabha Majumdar; 24 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020; Short film

25) Whispers of the Henna Tree 

Dir : Soumyajit Ghosh Dastidar; 20 min; Marathi, Bengali with Eng subtitles; 2020; Doc




26) 21 hours

Dir : Sunitha CV; 28 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; 2020; Doc

27) A dream in their songs 

Dir: Debaranjan; 29 min; Odia with Eng subtitles; 2020; Doc


Note : Vimeo / YouTube link of each film will be presented here for 24 hours* (12 am to 12 am) as per the schedule.

Links will be available for 48 hours for Retro I, Retro II and Filmmaker in Focus sections.

Sections :

Indian films
International films
Retrospective I - Suma Josson
Retrospective II - Sanjiv Shah
Filmmaker in Focus - Sandhya Kumar
Student films : from FTII, Pune
Director's Cut : curated by Amudhan R.P.
Films from Tamilnadu : curated by Ulaga Cinema Bhaskaran


Categories :

Short films and Documentaries


22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Screening Schedule - Day 3, 8 Dec 2020


22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020: Screening Schedule

Day 03, 8 Dec 2020 

a still from 'Hockey in My Blood'
directed by Sandhya Kumar


1) I Want My Father Back
Dir: Suma Josson; 50 min; Marathi with English subtitles; 2007; India; Doc; Retro I

2) Butterfly Stand Still
Dir: 20 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2011; India; Doc; Retro I

3) Thar
Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 60 min; English; 1995; India; Doc; Retro II

4) A Place to Live
Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 92 min; multiple Indian languages with Eng subtitles; 2018; India; Doc; Retro II

5) Hockey in My Blood
Dir : Sandhya Kumar; 52 min; Eng, Kodava Takk with Eng subtitles; 2015; India; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus

6) Memory of a Light
Dir: Sandhya Kumar; 26 min; English; 2014; India; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus


a still from 'Kunashir'
directed by Vladimir Kozlov


7) Via Frequency
Dir: Susanna Cherian; 4.07 min; English; 2019; India

8) Kunashir
Dir: Vladimir Kozlov; 71; Russian with Eng subtitles; France; 2019

9) Two Autumns in Wyszogród
Dir: Amit Mahanti & Ruchika Negi; 60.03 min; Polish with Eng subtitles; India; 2020

10) Pena
Dir: Ilya Povolotskiy; 85 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019

11) El Padre Medico
Dir: Vytautas Puidokas; 102 min; Portuguese-Spanish-German-French-Lithuanian; Brazil, Lithuania; 2019

12) Long Live King David
Dir: Ido Zand & Yael Leibovitz; 59 min; Hebrew with Eng subtitles; Israel; 2019

13) Vovan
Dir: Alexandra Zaytseva; 12.42 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019

14) Edit as if I disappeared
Dir: Oksana Timchenko; 15.09 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019

15) Bamboo Ballads / Sajid Naduthody / India 


16) The Last Illusion
Dir: Vladimir Feklneko; 15.57 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

17) Performance
Dir : Nina Moiseeva,; 20 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

18) I want to go home
Dir: Tatyana Lyalina; 14.05 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

19) Tooth
Dir: Siman Lyashenko; 7.58 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

20) Talent
Dir: Oleg Ageychev; 9.57 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

21) Tsoy is Dead
Dir: Alexander Solovyov; 5.20 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

22) Under the Stork’s Nest
Dir : Ani Oganesyan; 20 min; Armenian with Eng subtitles; Armenia; 2020

23) Freedom of Choice
Dir : Alexey Medvedev; 21 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020

24) Pe (The Umbrella)
Dir : Rakesh Moirangthem; 8.49 min; Manipuri with Eng subtitles; India; 2019

25) Wantok
Dir : Dmitrii Komarov; 7 min; Tok Pisin with Eng subtitles; Papua New Guinea

26) In Shadows We Hide
Dir : Malyaj Awasthi; 25 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019

27) Songs For Babasaheb
Dir : Aranya Sahay; 11.49 min; Marathi, Hindi, English with Eng subtitles; 2019


28) Moti Bagh
Dir: Nirmal Chander; 59.23 min; English subtitles; 2019; India; Doc; Director’s Cut

29) Mod Bhaang
Dir: Renu Savant; 60 min; Marathi with Eng subtitles; 2019; India; Doc; Director’s Cut 

30) Boots
Dir : R.Shiva; 6 min; Tamil; Short film ; Films from Tamilnadu 

31) Sirikum Durga
Dir : Saravanan Palanichamy; Tamil; Short film ; Films from Tamilnadu 

32) Kalki 
Dir: Vinmathi Ganesan; Tamil; Short film ; Films from Tamilnadu 

33) Legally Raped
Dir: Charulatha B Rangarajan; Tamil with Eng subtitles; Short film ; Films from Tamilnadu 

34) Ezhil 
Dir: Vimalraj; Tamil; Short film ; Films from Tamilnadu 


Note : Vimeo / YouTube link of each film will be presented here for 24 hours* (12 am to 12 am) as per the schedule.

Links will be available for 48 hours for Retro I, Retro II and Filmmaker in Focus sections.

Sections :

Indian films
International films
Retrospective I - Suma Josson 
Retrospective II - Sanjiv Shah 
Filmmaker in Focus - Sandhya Kumar
Student films : from FTII, Pune
Director's Cut : curated by Amudhan R.P.
Films from Tamilnadu : curated by Ulaga Cinema Bhaskaran 

Categories :

Short films and Documentaries




Monday, November 30, 2020

22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Screening Schedule - Day 2, 7 Dec 2020


22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Screening Schedule

Day 2, 7 Dec 

a still from the film 'Famine 87'
directed by Sanjiv Shah


1) I Want My Father Back

Dir: Suma Josson; 50 min; Marathi with English subtitles; 2007; Doc; Retro I

2) Butterfly Stand Still

Dir: 20 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2011; Doc; Retro I

3) Famine 87

Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 52 min; Gujarati with Eng subtitles; 1987; India; Doc; Retro II

4) Thar

Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 60 min; English; 1995; India; Doc; Retro II

5) Koothu

Dir: Sandhya Kumar; 52 min; Eng, Tamil with Eng subtitles; 2018; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus

6) Hockey in My Blood

Dir : Sandhya Kumar; 52 min; Eng, Kodava Takk with Eng subtitles; 2015; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus


a still from 'Dancing Lion of Mazgaon'
directed by Ankeet Pareek, Chinar Mehta, Timmayo Thumra, Yaniam


7) Linea 137

Dir : Lucía Vassallo ; 82 min; Spanish with Eng subtitles; Argentina; 2019; Doc

8) Paper Worlds of Latif Kazbekov

Dir: Sofya Leonidova; 20.53 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia; 2019; Doc

9) Architecture of the Blockade

Dir: Maxim Yakubson; 80 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Doc

10) Dancing Lion of Mazgaon

Dir: Ankeet Pareek, Chinar Mehta, Timmayo Thumra, Yaniam; India; Doc

11) Der Krieg in Mir

Dir: Sebastian Heinzel; 83 min; German, Russian with English subtitles; Germany, Switzerland; 2019; Doc

12) Der nackte König

Dir: Andreas Hoessli; 108 min; Polish-Farsi-English-German with Eng subtitles; Germany, Poland, Switzerland; 2019; Doc

13) Pro geroev i ludei

Dir: Maria Muskevich; 90 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019; Doc

14) Selflessly Yours

Dir: Navya Sahai Bhatnagar; 2.48 min; English; 2019; India; Doc


15) CHAK CHAGE IMA
Dir : JENISH SALAM; 4.50 min; Manipuri with Eng subtitles; India; 2020; Short film

16) THE WAY HOME
Dir: Elena Khimyalyaynen; 16:15 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

17) LIPSTICK
Dir : Svetlana Yashina; 01:19 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

18) Triplet
Dir: Vadim Zaytsev; 20 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

19) BALI-TO-FUN
Dir : Jeanne Desire; 20:06 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Indonesia, Russia; 2020; Short film

20) Tisbea
Dir : Israel Ahumada; 11 min.; Spanish with Eng subtitles; Mexico; 2020; Short film

21) The Return
Dir: Chach Elena Andreevna; 07:36 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2018; Short film

22) The Axe
Dir : Lanna (Svetlana) Rybakova; 14.55 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

23) The Swings
Dir : Anastasiia Ostapenko; 13 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

24) The Power of Childhood
Dir : Lolita Naranovich; 13 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Short film

25) Shantabai

Dir : Pratiik Gupta; 11.43 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019; India; Doc

26) NEELA KUTHIRA (The Blue Horse)

Dir : Himanshu Singh; 12.49 min; Malayalam, Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019; India; Short film

a still from 'Returning to the First Beat'
directed by Surabhi Sharma


 27) Returning to the First Beat

Dir: Surabhi Sharma; 85 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2017; India; Doc

28) L for…

Dir: Bharati Kapadia; 13.13 min; English; 2017; India; Short film

29) Devaradiyar in Sadhir : The life and art of Muthukannammal

Dir: Shanmuganathan; Tamil with English subtitles; Films from Tamilnadu ; Doc

30) Lakshmi Vilas
Dir : Soma Sundaram; Tamil; Films from Tamilnadu; Short film 

31) Paarvai 
Dir: Dinesh Kumar T.; Tamil; Films from Tamilnadu; Short film

32) Trapped In
Dir : Fazeel AJ; Tamil; Films from Tamilnadu; Short film

33) Neeli Raag (True Blue)
Dir: Swati Dandekar; 85 min; Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati, English; Subtitled in English; 2018



Note : Vimeo / YouTube link of each film will be presented here for 24 hours* (12 am to 12 am) as per the schedule.

Links will be available for 48 hours for Retro I, Retro II and Filmmaker in Focus sections.

Sections :

Indian films
International films
Retrospective I - Suma Josson 
Retrospective II - Sanjiv Shah 
Filmmaker in Focus - Sandhya Kumar
Student films : from FTII, Pune
Director's Cut : curated by Amudhan R.P.
Films from Tamilnadu : curated by Ulaga Cinema Bhaskaran 

Categories :

Short films and Documentaries



22nd Madurai Film Festival 2020 : Screening Schedule - Day 01, 6 December

22nd Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020 

6-10 Dec, online and physical


Screening Schedule: Day 01; 6 Dec 2020

a still from the film 'Saree"
directed by Suma Josson


1) Saree

Dir: Suma Josson; 72 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; 2001; India; Fiction; Retro I

2) Famine

Dir : Sanjiv Shah; 52 min; Gujarati with Eng subtitles; 1987; India; Doc; Retro II

3) Koothu

Dir: Sandhya Kumar; 52 min; Eng, Tamil with Eng subtitles; 2018; Doc; Filmmaker in Focus

4) Shramjeevi

Dir: Tarun Bhartiya; 43.50 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020; India; Doc

5) La conquista de las ruinas

Dir. Eduardo Gómez; 88 min; Spanish with Eng subtitles; Argentina, Bolivia; 2020; Doc

6) Katya I Vasya idut v shkolu

Dir. Yulia Vishnevets ; 90 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; Doc

7) Ancestral Code

Dir. Volodymyr Lutskiy; 70 min; Ukrainian, Belorussian with Eng subtitles; Ukraine; 2020; Doc

8) Noor Islam

Dir: Devshree Nath; 20 min; Assamese, Bengali with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; Doc

9) Holy Rights

Dir: Farha Khatun; 53 min; Urdu with Eng subtitles; India; 2020; Doc

10) Udaan

Dir : Poorvi Priya, Priya Singh, Ritika Gupta, Varun Pandey, Vishruti Saraf ; 18.34 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019

11) Stupa

Dir: Kirill Nenashev; 75 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019; Doc

12) Kafir

Dir: Remya; 5.32 min; Malayalam with Eng subtitles; 2019; Doc


13) Ifigeneia: no more tears 

Dir: George Georgakopoulos; 17.40 min; Greek with Eng subtitles; Greece; 2019; SF

14) Gantabya – The Destination

Dir: Sahin Aktar; 27.36 min; Bengali with English subtitles; India; 2020; SF

15) Pakheru (The One Who Flies)

Dir: Nazir Khan; 22 min; Bundeli, Hindi with Eng subtitles; India; 2019; SF

16) Collar

Dir: Katarina Ivanovich; 20 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF

17) Reflection

Dir: Elena Nodel; 8 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russis; 2020; SF

18) 51+

Dir: Daniyar Abirov; 9.05 min; Kyrgiz with Eng subtitles; Kyrgyzstan; 2019; SF

19) Tradition

Dir: Zhanuzak Mamytov; 13.09 min; Kyrgiz with Eng subtitles; Kyrgyzstan; 2019; SF

20) Scenes by the Sea

Dir: Oksana Degtyareva; 20.04 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2019; SF

21) Thank you Coach

Dir: Nikita Tarasov; 9 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF

22) Please Have a Seat

Dir: Eteri Nioradze ; 11.36 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF

23) Banana

Dir: Stepan Azarian; 14.31 min; Russian with Eng subtitles; Russia; 2020; SF

24) Bhija Neel Terpal (Wet Blue Tarpaulin)

Dir : Anunay Barbhuiya; 25.00 min; Sylheti, Marathi, Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2019; SF; Student Films

25) Aashaon Ke Paar (Beyond Hope)

Dir: Rohit Kumar; 23 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2020; SF; Student Films


26) Mannu : Sprouts of Endurance
Dir: Ramdas Kadavallur ; 113 min; Malayalam, Tamil; 2020; Director’s Cut; Doc

27) Aayi Gayi
Dir: Anandana Kapur; 72 min; Hindi and English; 2019; Director's Cut; Doc



28) I am a Secularist
Dir : Suryakumar Arumugam; Tamil; Films from Tamilnadu; Doc 

29) Saathi Sanam 
Dir: Karthick Tamizhpriyan; Tamil; Frilms from Tamilnadu; Short film 

30) Kaaranam 
Dir : Vignesh Pavithran; Tamil; Films from Tamilnadu; Short film 

31) Vangi 
Dir : Iniyamithra; Tamil; Films from Tamilnadu



Note : Vimeo / YouTube link of each film will be presented here for 24 hours* (12 am to 12 am)

Links will be available for 48 hours for Retro I, Retro II and Filmmaker in Focus sections.

Sections :

Indian films
International films
Retrospective I - Suma Josson 
Retrospective II - Sanjiv Shah 
Filmmaker in Focus - Sandhya Kumar
Student films : from FTII, Pune
Director's Cut : curated by Amudhan R.P.
Films from Tamilnadu : curated by Ulaga Cinema Bhaskaran