‘Kalkokkho’, ‘Bitter Sweet’, ‘Sardar Udham’, ‘A Woman at Night’ competing at Diorama
The Diorama International Film Festival shall screen 130 feature, short, and documentary films at its third edition. The festival taking place in a hybrid manner shall have on-ground screenings at New Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium with a limited capacity between 18th-19th December 2021.
The Indian Competition presents a clutch of 13 Feature Films including Ananth Mahadevan’s Bitter Sweet, Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Sardar Udham’, Supriyo Sen’s Tangra Blues, Martin Prakkat’s ‘Nayattu’ , Sarmishtha Maity and Rajdeep Paul’s Kalkokko, Don Palathara’s Single Shot movie ‘Joyful Mysteries’ and many others.
Diorama’s International feature Film section offers a wide range of voices in Cinema through its 13 films from as many countries. The International Shorts Programme comprises of 67 Short Films from 51 countries. The package includes Shreyas Talpade’s ‘Speed Dial’ and Karan Aanand’s ‘Color Black’ while the Documentary section brings together 17 diverse documentary films from 14 countries including Barnali Ray Shukla’s ‘All is well’ and O P Srivastava’s ‘What’s your story’.
Talking about the programme, Festival Director, Manoj Srivastava says, “Even in a covid affected international scenario we have tried to present diverse voices from 67 countries through various film sections at the Festival.”
Two special sections at Diorama bring together the films made by international filmmakers during the lockdowns in their countries. One such prominent Indian film on lockdown is Sunny (Malayalam) that the festival presents this year. The other interesting section is ‘Dance in Cinema’, a collection of short films made by various international filmmakers using dance as a medium of expression, especially during the lockdowns.
The Festival begins in online mode on 18th December 2021 and presents 12 films in on-ground screenings at New Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium on 18-19th December 2021.