was recently diagnosed with cancer. One of his films is garnering rave reviews in the festival circuit. Alter and Shernaz Patel feature in Bhargav Saikia’s fantasy short, The Black Cat, based on Ruskin Bond’s story of the same name. It premiered at FilmQuest in Utah, US, last week. There is also a screening at the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in Guwahati today.