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Palm Springs Short Festival: News

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7 Star Dinosor Entertainment review: A penetrating and wistful look at the ordeal of migrants during lockdown

The short film, written and directed by Vaishali Naik, examines the existence of two downtrodden brothers who make a living performing as dinosaurs.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

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Vaishali Naik’s debut short 7 Star Dinosor Entertainment to be screened at Palm Springs

The short film is an official selection at the US festival which is being held from 21–27 June.

over 2 years ago — Sonal Pandya

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I like to be ambiguous as an artist, says Brazilian filmmaker Gustavo Milan

In an exclusive interview, the lawyer-turned-filmmaker talks about his award-winning short film Seiva Bruta.

over 2 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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What are the structures of power in the society that we live in, asks Vincent Toi in his film Aniksha

In an exclusive interview, the Mauritius-born filmmaker talks about his interest in capturing the post-colonial experience.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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There are certain things only animation can do, says Weijia Ma about her film Step Into The River

It won the award for the Best Animated Short at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2021.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

Break In review: Fun, refreshing film that results in an unexpected rendezvous

The lighthearted short revolves around a young lesbian who accidentally ends up sending erotic fiction about her secret crush to the source of her inspiration.

over 3 years ago — Krish Kalra

Review French

Navozande, The Musician review: A poignant, exquisitely crafted love story

Reza Riahi’s animated short affirms the idea that a picture speaks a thousand words.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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My aim was to do something that would put Pakistan on the map, says 1978 producer Abid Aziz Merchant

The short film follows a rock musician whose occupation and way of life is threatened under a repressive regime.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before review: A charming, unconventional film on social anxiety

The short film revolves around a man who has coffee for the first time and wants to talk to someone about it.

over 3 years ago — Krish Kalra

Review English

Just Hold On review: A joyous, life-affirming story about fighting against all odds

The documentary short tells the story of a formidable seven-year-old who holds on to life, and other things too.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

All Riders review: The ongoing battle for handicapped accessibility in New York City 

The 15-minute documentary highlights the plight of people with disabilities who use the city’s subway system.

over 3 years ago — Krish Kalra

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Winners of Palm Springs International ShortFest announced

They will be eligible to submit their shorts to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the Oscars.

over 3 years ago — Our Correspondent

Review Urdu

1978 review: The struggle to stay true to oneself amidst an oppressive regime

The short film takes a page out of Pakistani history to examine ways in which repressive governments force people to adapt or die.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review French

The Criminals review: Questions who the real criminals are in an oppressive state

Serhat Karaaslan’s film is an ominous reminder of the power of the state.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review French

Massacre review: An intriguing tale of teenage frustration

The drama tells the story of two young girls forced to leave their island home.

over 3 years ago — Krish Kalra

Review Other

The Last Marriage review: Marital discord in the midst of a zombie apocalypse

The short film is a hilarious take on how everyday niggling grievances will survive practically anything.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review English

Cinestaan Curates: The Long Goodbye is an emotional, visceral response to intolerance

Aneil Karia’s short film is a hard-hitting and anguished denouncement of xenophobia and hate politics.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Other

The Affected review: Shining a light on the muddled times we live in

Rikke Gregersen’s finely crafted short film is funny, absurd and thought-provoking.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

Review Other

The School Bus review: Finding power in being self-reliant

Ramazan Kılıç’s short film follows the struggle of a young school teacher to get transportation for her students.

over 3 years ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon