Short Film The School Bag (14m 51s)Director : Dheeraj Jindal The bond between a mother and her son is indeed a special one. It was the same between Farooq and his Mother. They reside in the small town of Peshawar, Pakistan. Farooq, a child with a simple demand, wants a new school bag on his birthday.We will introduce you all you need to know about Singapore. The history, facts, climate and location, culture and language. THE SCHOOL BAGIndia | Urdu | Drama, Children I don't like her (20 mins)Director : Javad Daraei Eli has been involved in a personality dualism and regardless of her constant disagreemets with here fathr’she stil seeks her true nature. I don't like herIran, Islamic Republic of | Persian | Drama Pause (6m 25s)Director: Ryan Glauser When faced with an imminent nuclear threat, a family reminisces about simpler, happy times in order to make peace with their devastating reality. Pause.. It’s not too late. PauseUnited States | English | Drama You're Welcome (9 mins)Director: Rebecca Panian While waiting for her train in a café a young woman (Olivia) suddenly ends up in a situation where the barista chases away a begging girl and starts to stir up hatred against refugees. You're WelcomeGermany | German | Drama Fatta male (Damaged Goods) (15 mins)Director: Ludovico Bossi Cinzia and Filippo meet in person for the first time after having met on chat. A badly cooked dinner, a few extra drinks, a constant alternation of attraction and embarrassment. Fatta male (Damaged Goods)Italy | Italian | Drama Asmad (me) ( 34m 16s)Director: Prabhjit Dhamija In a slow paced himalayan village in India, a young boy goes through a guilt-led state due to an incident for which he feels responsible. In the course of events the film enquires into the idea of ‘me’, thoughts, actions, suffering, and the degree of man. Asmad (me)India | English, Hindi, Other | Slice of Life, Drama Foot Thrill (12 mins)Director: Rituraj Shivam Inspired from real life events, “Foot Thrill” is about those small things that bring happiness to ordinary people’s lives. Two young girls from economically-disadvantaged families in rural Assam, are very close to each other. Foot ThrillIndia | Assamese | drama, family, children Isolated Crows of Solitude (19m 9s)Director: Sahar Soleimani Reza is a writer that works for propaganda agency. He lives in a dictator government that have specific rules and patterns and everybody must do it. People in this place must write all things they do all days and give it to propaganda agency. Isolated Crows of SolitudeIran|Persian |Short, Student The Knife Salesman (10m 20s)Director: Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard frustrated house wife invites a traveling knife salesman into her home. Tensions rise as he goes to work sharpening her dull blades. The Knife SalesmanAustralia | English | Thriller Night Rain (6m 13s)Director: SONG LEI How do you handle danger? Night RainChina | Chinese | Short Bismillah (14m 8s)Director: Alessandro Grande Samira comes from Tunisia, she’s 10 years old and lives in Italy illegally with her father and her brother of 17 years old. One night, she will have to face all alone a problem that is bigger than her. Bismillah Italy | Tunisian/Italian | Drama Someone good will find you (8m 40s)Director: Leelila Strogov A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, how to “make it” in America. Someone good will find youUSA | English | Drama Cubeman (18m 30s)Director: Linda Dombrovszky An elderly man is unable to accept that he is made to retire and his life takes a dramatic turn, when he realises that he cannot finish the work of his life. CubemanHungary | Hungarian | Drama Papa We Love You Too (9m 27s)Director: Kabir Sadanand This is the story of a middle class single parent Vikas and his son Minku. Vikas toils hard and has been awarded the best employee twice in a row and that very reason drives him to never enjoy his life. Papa We Love You TooIndia | Hindi Counterfeit Kunkoo (15 mins)Director: Reema Sengupta In a country where marital rape is not a legal crime, it took a lot for Smita to escape an abusive marriage. She lives in a one room apartment in Mumbai, earning her living by making imitation mangalsutras (necklace worn by married women). Counterfeit KunkooIndia | Hindi | Short Dem Dem! ( 25m 56s)Directors : Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia, Christophe Rolin Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears. DEM DEM !Senegal | Wolof | Agelasta (04 mins)Director: Sara Gracia Jiménez Laughter: Movement of the mouth and other parts of the face, that express happiness. What if someone doesn’t know how to do it? AgelastaSpain | Spanish Bastet forgave ants (15 mins)Director: Argenis Herrera Sánchez A marriage has lost her young son by drowning in a lake. After four years, the mother still blames the husband, which makes their coexistence is unhappy. A girl comes to teach her the value of forgiveness. Bastet forgave antsVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic of | Spanish | Drama, child Il tratto (The Line) (15 mins)Director: Alessandro Stevanon Federico is an introvert and lonely child. A meeting with an old artist coming from Senegal helps him discover his talent and learn to see others for what they are. “The line” is a tale of a friendship. Il tratto (The Line)Italy | Italian | Drama, Child, Social, Migration With my own two hands (3m 40s)Director: Michaël Barocas The life of a man through his hands and the ones around him… With my own two handsFrance | Comedy, Drama INSOMNIA (03:52 mins)Director: Andrii Andreiev, Olga Andreieva Insomnia… half asleep, half-waking… images are blurred, colors are fading away, thoughts are melting… you are immersing deeper and deeper inside yourself, here you are already flying over sleeping nature, INSOMNIAUkraine | Documentary, Music Video Prisoner ( 17m 33s)Director: Ahmad Tahan A dramatic thriller short about people who were kidnapped from a village by a terrorist group and put in a camp for labor work. PrisonerLebanon | Arabic | Drama, Thriller Gift ( 13m 53s)Director: Katalin Oláh & Sándor Csukás The unexpected arrival of his grandson changes the plans of the old man. Can the young boy and the old man, both closed into their own world, find connection through new technology. GiftRomania | Hungarian | Drama Girl Fact (17 mins)Director: Maël G. Lagadec In the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is used as a “weapon of war” for more than 15 years. Martha writes a teenage girl’s guide to surviving sex. Girl FactBelgium | English/French | Drama Off Path (26m 30s)Director: Julie Jouve, Rida Belghiat Florie, a young mother living on Reunion Island, takes part in the ‘Diagonale des Fous’ (The Madman’s Diagonal), a world famous ultra-marathon race. For three gruelling days and nights, she runs across the mountains of her island, inspired to push herself Off PathFrench | Drame psychologique By Blood (19:57 mins)Director: Guillaume Enard, Jonathan Delerue Once a ruthless war lord who won his land by his sword, Mort-Lieu is now a sick old man. A mysterious knight appears ; Mort-Lieu believes the stranger is Death himself coming to get him. Facing his own end, Mort-Lieu has to confront his legacy. By BloodFrance |French | Drama The Snag (8 mins)Director: Desalos Isabelle When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them. The SnagFrance | French | Short Sink Hole ( 6m 40s)Director: Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly In his darkest hour, a depressed IT guy is on the verge of suicide when he is confronted by an ex schoolmate… but this old ‘friend’ is no guardian angel. Sink HoleAustralia | English | Black Comedy The Interview (13m 55s)Director: Sidartha Murjani “Where does true happiness come from? Your lover? Your material wealth? People’s Validation? What is the true value of your life? A man walks into an unconventional interview which may change his life. The InterviewCanada | English | Short For the Good Times (29m 58s) Director: Andres Daniel Sanz On the birthday of the patriarch of the family, one of his sons decides to come out of the closet and test the tolerance of his nearest and dearest. But the surprises that he has up his sleeve do not end there. For the Good TimesSpain | Spanish | Drama, LGTB, Family Limit (07 mins)Director : Javad Daraei Someone in a quiet area asked help from the people who he sees till someone enters the house and suddenly… LimitIran, Islamic Republic of | Persian | Drama ONE FINE DAY (10 mins)Director: VIBIN M.R It started as a regular day. A young rag picker was running his usual garbage route when he finds something unexpected. It was a treasure chest that changed the lives of this young boy and his sister in beautiful ways. ONE FINE DAYIndia | Tamil Dispirited (18 mins)Director: Alaleh Izadi A lonely oldman who only can get connected with his family by social networks. DispiritedIran, Islamic Republic of | Persian | Drama, Short Tshweesh (25 mins)Director: Feyrouz Serhal The football World Cup kicks off today and the people of Beirut are eager for the big awaited event. While life moves on normally in such a day, the signal of the first match seems to be disrupted by strange audio waves. Tshweesh Spain | Arabic | Drama A Ferry Tale ( 10m 14s)Director: Mehmet Tigli This short film is about a father and his two autistic children. They get on ferry in a wintry day. They meet with some disappointing incidents in their short trip. A Ferry TaleTurkey | Turkish | Short Bacha Posh (19m 44s)Director: Katia Scarton-Kim Calais, refugee camp. Nadim, an afghan boy, is living in the camp with his family and helping his father at the shop held in the center of the jungle. But Nadim has a secret : he is a bacha posh (girl raised as a boy in Afghan culture). Bacha PoshSwitzerland/France | Dari/Farsi/French | Drama Someone ( 14m 30s)Director: Marco Gadge The short film shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story. SomeoneGermany | German, Russian | Drama, Historical Harshit (24m 52s)Director; Dhruva Harsh Harshit is a protagonist synonymous to Hamlet, a Hindu boy living in a Muslim dominated area in Mumbai, India, loves Rahila, his neighbour. Later on fate plays a game in which two innocents, Harshit n Rahila are trapped. Harshit India | Hindi Nicole's Cage (15m 57s) Director: Nicole's cage The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. Nicole's cageGermany |German | Drama The Demon (2018) (27m 48s)Director: Tathagata Ghosh A serial killer is preying on two to three month old babies all across West Bengal. There already have been seven abductions and murders, but the police has done very little progress on making an arrest. The Demon (2018)India | Bengali, English | Short Aamir (16m 22s)Director: Vika Evdokimenko 13-year-old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation. AamirUS/UK | English/Kurdish |Drama/ Thriller 310804 (29m 36s)Director: Martin Jesus Kozlowski ‘310804’ is a psychological drama, which is partly based on a true story of the director’s Asperger’s background. The short film is the first part of a trilogy called ‘To be, to come and to become’. 310804Denmark | English, Hindi | drama, Hindi Artfilm Short Film Between the lines (5m 35s)Director: Jules Bonnel With only his mouth upon the microphone, Patrick takes us away on the most incredible of adventures. Nevertheless he leads the most ordinary of lives. Who are his listeners? Between the linesFrance | French | Short, Student Modern family (30 mins)Director: Teresa Hoerl “Modern Family”, tells the story of Manni and Renate, a middle aged German couple, living in the Hessian countryside. Their life is turned upside down, when a family of refugees from Syria is moving in with them. Modern familyGermany | German Pondicherry International Film Festival firstname.lastname@example.org QUICK LINKS Meet the TeamAwardsPartnersVenues VENUE WISE SCHEDULE MMC Auditorium, Auroville Alliance Française de PondichéryJ.N. Auditorium, Pondicherry University OFFICIAL SELECTIONS Short FilmsFeature FilmsDocumentary Films Animation Films FOLLOW US Facebook Twitter Register Now !