After winning Special Mention Jury award at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival in France, Angh, a short film from Nagaland, has now been selected for screening at Palm Springs International Short Fest.
Palm Springs International Short Fest is an Oscar qualifying film festival.
The short film has been selected in the ‘International Competition’ category.
The Palm Springs International Short Fest will be held from June 22-28, 2021 at Palm Springs, California.
Angh will have its first screening at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, California.
Palm Springs International Short Fest is one of the biggest and most important film festival in the United States.
The film festival has helped many successful filmmakers in Hollywood to reach new heights.
Angh is a film that takes place in 1963, in the extremely rural parts of Nagaland.
It follows a village chief, a former head-hunter and his son, who remain the last people in region to be converted into Christianity.
The short film from Nagaland is written and directed by 26-year-old Theja Rio and produced by Nancy Nisa Beso.
The short film was shot with Super 16 mm Kodak by Italian DOP Vincenzo Condorelli.
Just ahead of its 27th festival, the annual Palm Springs International Short Fest announced its 2021 line-up that will showcase nearly 300 films.
The festival will have 32 world premieres, 13 international premieres, 46 North American premieres and 22 U.S. premieres.
All in-theater screenings will take place at the Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
“We are extremely grateful and humbled that our film from the foothills of the North East of India, has travelled so far. We obviously never imagined anything remotely close to this and have no words to describe the joy and pride we have in our hearts,” Theja Rio, said the writer-director of the film.
Anita (India/USA), a short film, directed by Sushma Khadepaun, is the only other Indian film to be screened at the festival this year.
In the month of May, Angh had its US premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles(IFFLA).