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Clermont Ferrand says “Namaste India” with 41 shorts

Still from Umesh Kulkarni’s Girni

The 35th edition of the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival will commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema with ‘Namaste India’, a sub – section that will screen 41 Indian shorts.

The sub-section that falls under Panorama section aims to offer “a broader historical and cultural overview of this giant country’s (India) film production.” For this festival has made a varied selection, keeping in mind the cultural and geographical diversity in the country. An inclusive list that includes works from film students to independent film makers on a variety of themes like the city, the country, native and religious communities, prostitution, theatre, tradition, borders, poverty, etc.

Out of these, five shorts will be part of a Retrospective of Umesh Kulkarni, who is also on the International Jury of the festival. His shorts: Darshan, Girni, Three of Us, Gaarud and Vilay will be screened at the festival.

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