Mumbai: The Prabodhan International Short Film Festival (PISFF) is organised by ‘Prabodhan Goregaon’ to celebrate its 50th anniversary year! Prabodhan Goregaon is a socio-cultural organisation established in 1972.
The main aim of this Festival is to provide a platform for Marathi filmmakers and talents from from across the globe. PISFF also intend to enrich the diaspora of Marathi short films by giving guidance on the production of short films as well as its marketing and participation in various international film festivals.
The PISFF will be held on 14th January, 2022 in P. L. Deshpande Kala Academy, Dadar Mumbai.
PISFF received more than 70 entries of Marathi short films. The selection committee rigorously viewed each film and shortlisted Official Selection of 15 Marathi short films.
1. अंकुर / ANKUR (THE HOPE) / Dir.: Mohan Anandrao Dhuldhar / 27:37
2. अर्जुन / ARJUN / Dir.: Shivraj Waichal / 14:45
3. बटर चिकन / BUTTER CHICKEN / Dir.: Mayuresh Vengurlekar / 18:14
4. फक्त १४४ / FAKT 144 (ONLY 144) / Dir.: Ashouk Yadhav / 12:55
5. खिसा / KHISA (POCKET) / Dir.: Raj More / 15:56
6. लगाम / LAGAAM (THE REIN) / Dir.: Madan Kale / 20:00
7. लाल / LAL (RED) / Dir.: Sumeet Patil / 26:33
8. वन्स ही डिड अ टीनएज पेंटिंग / ONCE HE DID A TEENAGE PAINTING / Dir.: Omkar Damle / 20:02
9. प्रयोग / PRAYOG (EXPERIMENT) / Dir.: Pushpak Jalgaonkar / 24:31
10. राजा / RAJA (KING) / Dir.: Santosh Bandekar / 17:14
11. सप्पर / SAPPER / Dir.: Amol Salve / 16:21
12. साईड मिरर / SIDE MIRROR / Dir.: Viraj Zunjarrao / 26:50
13. ताजमहाल / TAAJMAHAL / Dir.: Pravin Khade / 10:54
14. द कॉईन / THE COIN / Dir.: Rupesh Vede / 11:36
15. विकट / VIKAT / Dir.: Devdatta Manjrekar / 06:30
Festival Ceremony & Awards Function:
The PISFF will host screenings of official selection of films followed by a ceremony and awards presentation of on evening of 14th January, 2022 (Friday) at Mini Theatre, P. L. Deshpande Kala Academy (Dadar, Mumbai). Amid the Covid-19 situation, the screenings and ceremony will be organised adhering to all the guidelines and restrictions of Maharashtra State Government and other local authorities.
During this ceremony Festival will also facilitate actor Jitendra Joshi and director Nikhil Mahajan for winning award at the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the world competition section for their Marathi film Godavari.
Acclaimed actor Sandeep Kulkarni will be the chief guest of this ceremony on 14th Jan.
Prabodhan International Short Film Festival
Subhash Desai – Chairman
Ashok Rane – Festival Director
Mangesh P. Mardhekar – Programme Director
Nitin Shinde · Satish Wagh · Pushkaraj Kole
Govind Gawade · Sunil Velankar · Ramesh Iswalkar
Sharad Salvi · Kailas Shinde