Monday, May 22, 2017

Director Venika Mitra short Film "All I Want" selected at Cannes Film festival


Director Venika Mitra short Film "All I Want" selected at Cannes Film festival
Out of 231 submissions from 30 countries Director Venika Mitra short film has been selected for the Diversity of Cannes Short films showcase at an international platform of Cannes Film festival. The Film showcase will take place on 22nd May 2017 during the 70th festival de Cannes. Synopsis of the Film :- The story is of a purposeful, single minded and unwavering pursuit, of a street urchin Ratan, to buy one mango.Ratan is a 7-8 years old incorrigible and aimless street bum; who rambles through an entire day to buy one mango. The only money he has is 9 bucks. The mango seller he asks, ridicules him while telling the prices of all the varieties of mangoes available. Ratan knows he is short of 10 bucks to buy this mango. In his struggle of buying this mango, the very audacious Ratan does whatever he can; and thus begins Ratan’s wild goose chase to get 10 bucks more.This is the story of a journey of human audacity in the whimsical garb of life.
Written & Directed By- Venika Mitra, Produced By- Post Pickle, Cinematography- Sarthak Johar, Editor- Gurmmeet Singh, Sound Design- Resul Pookutty CAS,MPSE & Vijay Kumar, D.I At & Colorist- Pixel D & Jayadev Tiruveaipati, Music- Anurag Saikia, Costume- Hazel Paul Star Cast :- Ballu A. Panchal as Ratan, Bansari as Preeti, Atteet Bhandari as Preeti's Mother, Kamal D. Khatak as Mango Vendor, Vidya Raj Sharma as Girl in the Autorickshaw 1, Madhu as Girl in the Autorickshaw 2, Nirmala Venkatesan as Teacher in the park, Deepak Kalra as Boy in the Car 1, Digvijay Nikam as Boy in the Car 2, Gauri Chandrra as Child Dressed as Mango, Aaryan Chandrra as Child Dressed as French Fries, Shyam Chandrra as Child Dressed as Colgate, Hemant Rathi as Man at milkshake stall, Kailash Shah as Ragpicker
Awards Won 1. Planos Film Festival, Portugal- Special Honorable Mention 2. Dublin Internation Short Film And Music Festival- Best Edit 3. Flying Elephant Film Festival, Kerala- Best International Live Action Short Film 4. Lights, Camera, Take Action Film Festival, Colorado- Best Short Film 5. Nuren Film Festival,Singapore- Best Short Film-Asia 6. Movievalley Bazzacinema, Bologna, Italy- Best International Short Fiction Film 7. Louisiana International Film Festival, Usa- Best International Live Action Short Film 8. Humboldt International Film Festival (Arcata,California)-Finalist Film 9. Industry Boost Competition, Florida- Finalist Film 10. Los Angeles Cine Fest- Semi Finalist Film Official Selection In The Following Film Festivals 1. Coventary International Film Festival, England 2. La Femme Internation Film Festival Of Women Filmmakers, Los Angeles 3. Move Me Productions Online Film Festival, Belguim 4. West Nordic International Film Festival. 5. Katra Film Series, New York 6. Oasis Short Film Screening Series 7. Smile International For Youth And Children, New Delhi 8. Barcelona Planet Film Festival 9. Iaff Indian Stories Festival, Australia 10. Tmc London Film Festival 11. Sunlight International Film Festival, Moscow 12. Festival De Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado, Spain 13. Indie Wise Film Festival 14. Malatesta Short Film Festival, Italy 15. River Bend Festival Indiana 16. Moving Pictures Film Festival- First Selection For Screening 17. Short Cuts Film Festival, Victoria, Australia 18. Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase

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