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Friday, September 21 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shorts Session A - Raju, The New Brit, Fatakra, Doggoned, Adrak

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Director: Max Zahle

Synopsis: A German couple adopts in Kolkata an Indian orphan. Their child suddenly disappears and they realize that they are part of the problem. Raju was nominated for an Academy Award in Short Film (Live Action).

The New Brit

Director: David Krissman

Synopsis: A Pakistani Brit refuses to settle for anything less than his dream of one day becoming a broadcast journalist. Getting there will require him to stand up to his father, take risks, and face London's racial undertones.


Director: Soham Mehta

Synopsis: Naveen left India to chase his dreams in America. Three years and a recession later, his wife and son finally join him. FATAKRA ("Firecracker") tells the story of the sparks that fly on their first day together as dreams collide with reality


Director: Arshad Khan

Synopsis: Living in the beautiful city of Montreal, Maria seems to have it all: a degree, an exciting job opportunity and good looks. However, when she receives a letter in the mail telling her that she can no longer work legally in the country, her dreams of settling down are shattered. Maria takes a mediocre cash job as a dog sitter for a pair of eccentric men. When the dog dies unexpectedly, Maria is forced to set out on the road to dispose of the animal’s remains. Doggoned is a visually captivating comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young international student trying to navigate a national landscape that she can never truly be a part of.


Director: Sahirr Sethhi

Synopsis: An Instant Photographer at Gateway of India (Mumbai) is drawn by the sudden urge to photograph a stranger. She doesn’t speak his language. They are worlds apart.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Columbia College Chicago 1104 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago