Short Film

  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: I want to make a short film with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor, who had earlier talked about making a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actorfilmmaker Raj Kapoor, has dropped the idea. Now he plans to make it with the three Khans. Encapsulating Raj Kapoor's life in a short film is next to impossible, therefore, the...
  • Bruce Springsteen to debut short film on website on July 9 July 1, 2014

    New York: Bruce Springsteen will debut a short film on his website July 9. A poster of the film 'Hunter of Invisible Game' appeared on the singer's website Monday. The film is a collaboration with Thom Zimny, who has worked with the Boss in the past. No more details were provided. A...
  • Now a Youtube channel for short film lovers May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A dedicated channel for short stories that are made in India has already garnered much curiosity. The channel, known as Pocket Films, is one stop channel on Youtube that caters to all kinds of short films that are made in India. The channel has around 75, 000 subscribers...
  • Watch: This short film by IIT Kharagpur students will show you the darker side of Facebook addiction May 7, 2014

    It is a daily routine to log in to Facebook and scroll down to check every update on your newsfeed. Your newsfeed will always have different kinds of people some will include you real life friends and a few people here and there you have no idea about, but still...
  • 'Bombay Mirror': This 3minute short film will change your opinion on fanaticism forever May 1, 2014

    At the time when an entire nation is obsessed with politics, here is a mindblowing shortfilm that demonstrates how anyone can go from secular to communal in a matter of seconds. "In times like ours, when all are groping around in the dark to find their belief systems, I feel...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Watch: A son resents his father all his life and when he dies, he stumbles upon his dad's terrific secret. This will make you cry March 19, 2014

    A single dad struggles with poverty all his life, causing his son to rebel against and resent him. When the son goes away to college his visits home stop completely till he hears about his father's death. While cleaning his father's trunk he stumbles upon his dad's terrific secret that...
  • Agra girl Shamika Tomar makes it to Hollywood, bags 2 films February 14, 2014

    Shamika Tomar, who was born here, has bagged two short Hollywood films within 15 months of her stay in the US. Her future plans are to make "quality" movies in India. When she flew to Los Angeles, little did she know whether her decision to pursue her dream was the right...
  • Short film made by Mumbai kids to be screened at the opening ceremony of MIFF January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: 17 kids from 13 schools were trained to conceptualise, direct, shoot and edit a film of their own. And, now the young filmmakers are ready with their film, which will be screened at the opening ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival. Activities around the festival began with...
  • A short film made in just 48 hours will leave you 'Speechless' January 9, 2014

    'The 48 Hour Film Project' is a venture that invites budding and amateur filmmakers from all over the world to make a short film in less than two days. This film, 'Speechless', was made by Srikant Kekare, won awards in several categories when it was screened at The 48 Hour...
  • Salt 'N' Pepper: Watch Nawazuddin, Tejaswani in a hard hitting short film November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Today Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known throughout the world for his acting skills but there was a time when he was a struggler waiting for his chance. In those days, he did everything from writing scripts to acting in short films. 'Salt 'N' Pepper' is one of those short...
  • Watch Ritesh Batra's delightful short film 'Cafe Regular, Cairo' September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Ritesh Batra made the heads turn with his debut feature 'The Lunchbox', but his creations started to fetch attention long time ago. Batra's film 'Cafe Regular, Cairo' was selected and awarded at several film festivals. Interestingly, IBNLive is tracking the growth of Ritesh Batra as a filmmaker since his...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi responds to plagiarism charges August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' had started making waves even when it was not released. It provoked the critics and the common movie enthusiast on its release but a doubt about the film's originality surfaced when a short film by Akram Hassan was found by some bloggers. In...
  • 13 short films on Tagore's poems released May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A total of 13 short films, based on of litterateur, composer and artist Rabindranath Tagore's poems, were released here Thursday to commemorate his 152nd birth anniversary. The film series have been directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation. These films have been produced with...
  • Shah Rukh Khan, R Balki team up for a short film on women's issues March 5, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan has decided to do his bits for the society by teaming up with filmmaker R Balki for a short film on women's issues which will hit the airwaves on March 8. ...
  • Watch: Animation film on Neruda's poem 'The Me Bird' March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, who was also known as Pablo Neruda, has been immortalised by a Brazilian design and graphics studio 18bis through a short animation film. The short film based on the famous poem 'The Me Bird' is a new interpretation...
  • Documentary film festival 'Signs' begins on Feb 10 February 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram The international documentary and short film festival 'Signs,' being conducted by the Federation of Film Societies of India, would begin here from February 10. The sixday festival would promote the culture of making digital videos, a release from FFSI here said. The state Cooperative Bank auditorium would be the venue of...
  • YouTube, Ministry of External Affairs launch shortfilm contest November 11, 2012

    Mumbai: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched the second edition of its "India is...a Visual Journey" shortfilm contest aimed at bringing out unique perspectives on the country by both amateur and experienced filmmakers. This is the second edition of the contest and this year, it has been launched...
  • Bangalore: Filmmaker leaves a mark in 16 mins August 14, 2012

    Bangalore: To tell seven stories in 16 minutes is a formidable task particularly when they are not ordinary stories, but those of seven individuals, both young and old, who have Down Syndrome. But Bangalorebased filmmaker Pavitra Chalam has managed to pack all these tales quite eloquently into a...
  • YouTube selects 10 shorts films for Venice Fest August 1, 2012

    New York: YouTube's inaugural film festival has selected 10 short films that it will send to the Venice Film Festival. The Google video site announced Wednesday the finalists of its Your Film Festival. The contest was overseen by director Ridley Scott, whose production company helped winnow the 15,000 submissions down to...
  • Ajay Devgn to make short film on female foeticide July 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Whenever Bollywood stars indulge in philanthropy, they raise doubts of a personal motive. But actorproducer Ajay Devgn is emphatic that his short film on the burning issue of female foeticide has no commercial purpose. Ajay has teamed with his actress wife Kajol for the social messagebased short, which is yet...
  • Nearly 100 films to compete in IDSFFK 2012 May 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram :Around 100 short films and documentaries would vie for honours under different categories in the competition section of the Fifth International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala(IDSFFK2012), to be held here from June 8 to 12. The films, chosen from among 620 entries, will be screened in six categories...
  • 'Aisa Hota Hai' to be screened at FIFF March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Independent filmmaker Aashish Dubey's short film Aisa Hota Hai has been selected to be screened at the 26th Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland. Dubey's film, an 11minutes crimecomedy follows the story of five guys who meet under mysterious circumstances. "I was shocked when I first heard that the...
  • Oscars: Onstage speech for Short Film (Animated) February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Oscars for the Best Short Film (Animated) went to William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore'. Here's the onstage speech by Joyce and Oldenberg. William Joyce: Like look, we're just these two, like swamp rats from Louisiana and this is...
  • 'Amen' in trouble with CBFC over gay sex scenes February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Amen', a short film which got selection at several film festivals including Kaashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, is under fire from the Censor Board of Film Certification for allegedly explicit contents. The Censor Board has rejected to pass the film with the controversial gay sex scene. The film...
  • 'Tablets, mobile phones are future of short films' November 26, 2011

    Panaji: Tablets and mobile phones are the future platforms of documentaries and short films, president of the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA) Mike Pandey said Saturday. The wildlife film maker, who was speaking to reporters at the 42nd International Film Festival of India here, said that the IDPA in association...
  • Friday Release 'Project 11': 1 film, 11 directors November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Here is a short film on gamers and a video game that could decide their life. But it is made at a fraction of the cost of RA.One. In the age of megapromotions of expensive cinema, eleven directors across eleven international locations have collaborated to make a short...
  • Swami Vivekananda's life in 3D animation August 5, 2011

    Kolkata: A 3D animation film depicting the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda will be released worldwide in 2013 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the social reformer and founder of the Ramakrishna Mission. "For one who knows him, it is a treat to know some unknown facts and for...
  • 'Eclipse of Taregna': No takers for short films August 8, 2011

    When Rakesh Chaudhary met a bigshot Bollywood producer to narrate his short film idea of The Eclipse of Taregna, the producer asked him "What's a short film!". After meeting many such producers, Chaudhary ended up selffinancing his film with the help of a cinematographer friend and the film went...