Women-ori­ented films fo­cus of WIFF 4th edition

DNA (Delhi) - - COMMUNITY -

A num­ber of short films, mostly based on the theme of women em­pow­er­ment, from sev­eral coun­tries, in­clud­ing In­dia will be show­cased as part of a three-day in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val.

A to­tal of 30 movies will be screened dur­ing the fourth Whatashort In­de­pen­dent In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (WIIFF), which started on Fri­day at the In­sti­tuto Cer­vantes.

Be­sides, In­dia, the en­tries have come from Spain, Mex­ico, Tai­wan, Tu­nisia, Brazil, the UK, Iran, Ger­many, Sin­ga­pore and Turkey, ac­cord­ing to or­gan­is­ers. “This year the film fes­ti­val will fo­cus on women-ori­ented con­tent to pro­mote gen­der equal­ity and women em­pow­er­ment,” said a mem­ber of The So­cial House, a cre­ative plat­form which has col­lab­o­rated with Whatashort team for the fes­ti­val.

Some of the In­dian films that will be screened at the event are “Veil Done”, “Women of Varanasi” and “Palayan”.

Ira­nian film “Foot Writ­ing”, di­rected by Saa­datali Saei­d­poor, will also be screened at the fes­ti­val.

Brazil is the only na­tion from which two movies — “Caged” and “Blood, Earth, Milk, Wa­ter & Blood” — have been se­lected, and will be screen­ing on the sec­ond day of the fest.

Ravi Solanky, di­rec­tor of WIIFF, said he had founded Whatashort fes­ti­val in 2015 with a vi­sion to rev­o­lu­tionise the short film in­dus­try in In­dia.

“This fes­ti­val will bring amaz­ing short films from dif­fer­ent parts of the world un­der one um­brella and build a com­mu­nity for short film­mak­ers. The fes­ti­val also pro­vides a chance to film­mak­ers to in­ter­act di­rectly with their au­di­ence and share the idea, story or jour­ney be­hind their film,” he said.

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