Documentary Winter in Lviv (17m 30s)Director: Till Mayer, Pirmin Styrno Winter in Lviv“ is a short-documentary about the situation of four Ukrainian women, trying to get by in a country that is struggling with an escalating conflict on the Eastern border as well as a heavy economic crisis. Winter in LvivGermany/Ukraine | Ukrainish/German 3 Siblings (22m 20s)Director: Sheena Rossiter Three siblings with different gender identities and sexual orientations bring us into their world during São Paulo’s LGBT Pride Month. 3 SiblingsBrazil/Canada | Portuguese Globalizing Beauty (39m 50s)Director: Sonja Keßler Angelina, a 23-year-old German girl, wants to get plastic surgery to look Asian. The film follows her on her journey to the global centre for plastic surgery: Seoul, South Korea. Will she find the face she is looking for? And will she find herself? Globalizing BeautyGermany/South Korea | Korean/German Keep Looking Up (04m 32s)Director: Christopher Anagnostopoulos Keep Looking Up is my first personal night sky timelapse project which I began filming on May 2016 until September 2017 with a lot of effort, as my main job at that period was demanding in terms of time and I only had one or two days per month to film. Keep Looking UpGreece | Timelapse, Astrophotography, Experimental, Short MEANWHILE IN TUNISIA (25m 43s)Director: Inès Khannoussi What does everyday life look like in a country going through social and political change? Using personal stories, Director going to discover some facets that are not so apparent from the outside and make the masks of society disappear. MEANWHILE IN TUNISIATunisia, Austria | German, French, Arabic AnorMal (15 mins)Director: Luis Galan What has worried us today? What could we care about if we were a child without even shoes on the streets of Saint Louis? AnorMal is a sample of a journey to poverty, contained in lights and sounds, that makes possible to feel a bit of a reality that has very little to do with ours. AnorMalSpain | Spanish Across (11m 04s)Director: Ansh Vohra In December 1971, as a full-fledged war raged on between India and Pakistan on the eastern front, a handful of villages in the northern part of the subcontinent changed hands overnight. AcrossIndia | Hindi |Documentary, History, Conflict, War, Seperation, Borders BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso (71m 32s)Director: Iara Lee A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d’état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compa BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina FasoFrench JASOOSNI- LOOK WHO'S WATCHING YOU ( 52 mins)Director: ANANDANA KAPUR Extra marital affairs. Missing persons. Corporate espionage. A newbie in her twenties, two mid-career entrepreneurs who don disguises and conduct stings, a freelancer who isn’t shy of using sex, a corporate honcho whose phone never stops ringing. JASOOSNI- LOOK WHO'S WATCHING YOUIndia | Documentary A Step without Feet (45m 05s)Director: Lydia Schamschula, Jeremy Glaholt Step Without Feet is a documentary about sharing our cultures through universal themes like music, family, friends, and art. A Step without FeetGermany | English/German/Arabic The Dragons (45m 39s)Director: Paul Méranger The «Dragons» class is a small group of 10- to 13-year-olds affected by autism. Six pupils from the «Dragons» class will be given a microphone and a camera. No instructions have been given: they are each left to improvise. The DragonsFrench I am Free (19m 56s)Director: Edvard Karijord and Bendik Mondal On the 8th of October 2013, Geir Karijord goes missing in Romsdal Valley, Norway. This leaves his family in limbo – should they mourn their brother and son, or should they hope for his return? I am FreeNorway | Norwegian/English Understanding Moksha (15 mins)Director: D Sameer Kumar The story is of Religion, God and us. If religion was to be compared to the moral tales that our grandmothers used to tell us when we were young, how is it being understood today ? If God, the hero of the tale, is the portrayal of an ‘ideal’ human being. Understanding MokshaIndia | Hindi, Telugu LOCKS (27m 10s)Director: Miles Blayden-Ryall ‘Locks’ is a short documentary about three children whose separate lives are intertwined by the effects of cancer and its treatment. LOCKSUnited Kingdom | English The Demon (Arakkan-2017) ( 21 mins)Director: Yadhul Bose, Manu Anto Francis The Non feature film, Arakkan, directed by Yadhul Bose and Manu Anto Francis deals with the dark side of the tourist town, Kodaikanal dubbed as “The Princess of Hill Stations”. The film looks beyond the picturesque kodaikanal’s ravishing beauty. The Demon (Arakkan-2017)India | Tamil The Woman Weighing Gold (20 mins)Director: Jacques Loeuille The Woman Weighing Gold is an essay documenting the influence of capitalism on the Dutch painting during the Golden Age. The Woman Weighing GoldFrance | French | Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other FELUDA- 50 Years of RAY's Detective (51m 58s)Director: sagnik chatterjee Feluda: 50 Years of Ray’s Detective is a documentary film that celebrates the literary genius of Satyajit Ray, known the world over as one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation. FELUDA- 50 Years of RAY's Detective India Plague (9m 58s)Director: Koldo Almandoz Plague: From the Latin word “plaga” meaning ‘blow’, ‘wound’. Meaning. Massive, sudden appearance of living beings of the same species that cause serious damage to animal or plant populations. Abundance of something harmful. PlagueSpain | Creative Documentary A Free Man (74m 41s)Director: Andreas Hartmann 22-year-old Kei refuses to conform to the Japanese achievement-oriented society. A Free ManGermany/Japan | Japanese K´ALTIK ZAPATISTA ( 55 mins)Director: Cucho Ramirez K´altik, in Tzotzil language, means milpa. The milpa is the traditional Mesoamerican cultivation system, based on the coexistence and mutual help of several plant species, which reinforce each other. K´ALTIK ZAPATISTASpain | Spanish Finding My Lebanon (21 mins)Director: Mark Abouzeid This is the story of a “modern nomad”, the kind of man who was raised without any knowledge of his roots, his past, his heritage. Before his father died, the nomad interviewed him on their family history and for the first time his past was revealed to him Finding My LebanonItaly | Arabic, English VAIKHARI (59 mins)Director: Lubdhak Chatterjee Vaikhari, in Sanskrit meaning “utterance of sounds or words that are complete consisting of full and intelligible sentences”, focuses primarily on padhant, that is the art of recitation of mnemonic syllables used in Indian classical percussion and dance. VAIKHARIIndia | Hindi Elsewhere (23m 21s)Director: Franz Günter Moser-Kindler Two postapocalyptic survivors are forced to flee from their shelter. On their journey they discover a small village that looks perfectly like a new home. But before they can settle there, the trust of the villagers must be earned. ElsewhereAustria THE SPRING OF PENGUINS ( 20m 30s)Director: Well adapted to the Antarctic marine ecosystem, millions of penguins live in colonies in the frozen continent. With the arrival of the southern spring, the pack shatters into disjointed blocks, like clouds moving on the water’s edge. THE SPRING OF PENGUINSItaly | Italian Ima Sabitri (57 mins)Director: Bobo Khuraijam Synopsis The film is an intimate portrayal of Sabitri – a household name among theatre enthusiasts. She is addressed as “Ima”, mother. The figure of the mother, who is a teacher, a partner, a daughter…a woman, weaves a range of events. Ima SabitriIndia | English Gold Fever (24m 43s)Director: Raul de la Fuente In Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, the poverty of the population and wealth of the subsoil remain irreconcilable, taking the lives of hundreds of miners. Did you know that your health also depends on your work? Gold FeverSpain | Portuguese | Social content, Work Pondicherry International Film Festival email@example.com QUICK LINKS Meet the TeamAwardsPartnersVenues VENUE WISE SCHEDULE MMC Auditorium, Auroville Alliance Française de PondichéryJ.N. 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