New Delhi: Even as feature films from India continue to make waves overseas, short films from the country are also getting major recognition internationally.
Six short films from the Satyajit Ray Foundation's annual short film competition 2012 including some by Indians overseas are to be screened at the 18th annual Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol from 18 to 23 September.
The films are: Ayesh by Farzana Tipurita, UK; Raju by Max Zarhle, Germany; Khaleel Khan ke Faakhtey (Dirty Doves) by Rizwan Siddiqui, India; Maya by Naina Panemanglor, UK; Shor (Noise) by Neeraj Ghaywan, India; and Unravel by Meghna Gupta, UK.
Meanwhile, India will be the guest of honour with a special focus at the 35th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival to be held from 1 to 9 February next year.
Jacques Curtil from the festival team is presently touring Kolkata, Chennai and Pune to view films and establish further contacts for the preparation of the Indian retrospective programs at the festival.
The winning short films from Clermont-Ferrand are being screened in the three cities in September.
The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival - one of the most important short film festivals in the world - is the second largest film festival in France.