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CHANDRA

CHANDRA

Datos Técnicos / Technical Data

Año Produccion / Year of Production:  2015

Duración / Running Time:  15′

Formato / Format:  HD

Pantalla / Screen Ratio:  1:2’35

Color / Color:  COLOR - COLOUR

Género / Gender:  FICCIÓN - FICTION

Lugar de Rodaje / Shooting Place:  KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Versión Original / Original Version:  NEPALÍ - NEPAL

Subtítulos / Subtitles:  INGLÉS - ENGLISH

Ficha Técnica / Specification Sheet

Productora / Production Company:  DHAULAGIRI FILMS LTD.

Producción / Production:  ASMITA SHRISH

Director / Director:  ASMITA SHRISH, FATEME AHMADI

Guión / Screenplay:  FATEME AHMADI

Fotografía / Cinematography:  NARENDRA MAINALI

Dirección Artística / Art Director:  MENUKA RAI

Música / Music:  FILIP SIJANEC

Sonido / Sound:  PAYAM HOSSEINIAN, UTTAM NEUPANE

Montaje / Editing:  ABOLFALZ TALOONI

Animación / Animation:  ABOLFALZ TALOONI

Intérpretes / Cast

ARUN RAI, Chandra

BIR BAHADUR RAI, Grandfather

Sinopsis / Synopsis

Chandra camina por el lugar sacudido por el terremoto en Katmandú con su abuelo. Van a visitar a su madre y hermano recién nacido en eñ hispotal. ¿Qué les espera al final?

Chandra walks through earthquake-hit Kathmandu with his grandfather, to visit his mother and new-born sibling in hospital. What awaits them at the end?

Biofilmografia / Biofilmography

Asmita Shrish (Katmandú, Nepal, 1986) es una directora nepalí de películas de ficción y documentales. Su cortometraje documental Auntie Ganga, seleccionado en 15 festivales internacionales, fue seleccionado por el Bristish Council para ser proyectado con motivo del National Old Age Day y ganó Human Rights Watch Film festival en Londrés. También ha producido el cortometraje documental kaloo School (2013), estrenado en el International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam en 2013 y uno de los ganadores del One World Human Rights Film Festival, Praga, y el Human Rights Film Festival Bir Duiyo Kazakhstan, entre otros. En su faceta de direcrora de ficción destaca Chandra, nominada hasta el momento en festivales como Locarno Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, London Shorts Film Festival, Dhaka International Film festival, FLICKERS Rhode Island Film Festival y Fribourg International Film Festivals, entre otros. Asmita es licenciada en Ingeniería Informática por la Kathmandu University y ha cursado postgrados en Artes Visuales y Animación por la Universidad de Gloucestershire.

Fateme Ahmadi (Shiraz, Irán, 1984) es graduada en Literatura Persa y Dirección Ciematográfica en la Tehran University y la Art University of Tehran, respectivamente. En 2009 completó un máster en Lingüística en el Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies de Teherán. Obtuvo también una beca para cursar el máster de Cinematografía en la London Film School. Mientras cursaba estos estudios dirigió más de diez cortometrajes, incluyendo algunos para la BBC World Service. Su película “One Thousand and One Teardrops” ha sido nominada a Mejor Cortometraje en el Orlando Film Festival 2014 y Mejor Cortometraje UK en el Film Festival 2015. Fateme esguionista y codirectora de “Chandra”. Actualmente, está investigando para el largometraje documental titulado “Iran &Us: A love Story”, dirigido por Taghi Amirani.

Asmita Shrish (Kathmandu, Nepal, 1986) is a Nepali filmmaker working in fiction and documentary. Her short Documentary Auntie Ganga a portrait of an elderly Gurkha couple living in Britain has played in 15 festivals around the world including in Britain and Nepal. It was selected by the British Council to play on National Old Age Day, and won an award from Human Rights Watch Film festival in London. The film has circuited in various film festivals and galleries including Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. She also produced the short documentary Kaloo School (2013) exploring the challenges of education in the mountains of Afghanistan. The film was premiered at the International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam in 2013 and was winner of the One World Human Rights Film Festival, Prague, the Human Rights Film Festival Bir Duiyo Kazakhstan and many other festivals around the globe. As a fiction filmmaker she co-directed Chandra, the moving story of the journey of a boy and his grandfather through a devastated Kathmandu. The film was funded by Chinese giants Youku Originals and Heyi Pictures for 20th Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Masters and Newcomers Project, and has already been nominated for a number of festivals including Locarno Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, London Shorts Film Festival, Dhaka International Film festival, FLICKERS Rhode Island Film Festival and Fribourg International Film Festivals. Asmita completed her Computer engineering degree from Kathmandu University at age 19 and pursue her creative career by doing MA in Visual arts and Animation from the University of Gloucestershire, took a certificate in documentary from the National Film and Television School, and was one of 8 directing fellows in Asian Film Academy 2014 nurtured by auteur Béla Tarr.

Fateme Ahmadi (Shiraz, Iran, 1984) was awarded first prize in the Literature Olympiads, a nationwide humanities competition, granting her permission to complete two undergraduate courses simultaneously. Fateme completed degrees in Persian Literature and Filmmaking at Tehran University and The Art University of Tehran, respectively. In 2009, she completed the MA General Linguistics course at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies in Tehran before becoming the first individual awarded a scholarship from Magic of Persia to attend the two-year MA Filmmaking program at The London Film School. During the course, Fateme wrote, edited, and directed more than ten short films including a few documentaries for BBC World Service. Her graduation film “One Thousand and One Teardrops” has been shortlisted in more than 46 festivals all around the world with two nominations for the Best Animated Short at the Orlando Film Festival 2014 and Best UK Short Film at the East End Film Festival 2015. It also has won awards for the Best Documentary of the Beeston Film Festival 2015, Special Jury Mention at the East End Film Festival 2015 and the Best Short Film at the London Feminist Film Festival 2016. Fateme is the writer and the co-director of “Chandra” produced by Youku (Chinese Biggest Video Sharing Website) and Asian Film Academy (AFA), premiered in the 20th edition of International Busan Film Festival and screened in many more prestigious film festivals including: Fribourg, Palm Springs Short Fest, Sao Paolo, East End, Flickers’ Rhode Island and Festival Del Film Locarno. Currently, Fateme works as the researcher on a feature documentary titled “Iran & Us: A love Story” directed by Taghi Amirani.

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Premios / Awards

FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (United States)
MENCIÓN ESPECIAL DEL JURADO
GRAND JURY HONORABLE MENTION

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FRIBOURG (Switzerland)
NOMINACIÓN MEJOR CORTOMETRAJE DE FICCIÓN
NOMINEE FOR THE BEST SHORT FICTION

REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Iceland)
NOMINADA AL GOLDEN EGG
NOMINEE FOR THE GOLDEN EGG

SHORT OF THE YEAR (Spain)
MENCIÓN ESPECIAL
SPECIAL MENTION

 

Selecciones / Selections

FILM FEST PETALUMA (United States)

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FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Austria)

CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Romania)

PICKURFLICK INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (India)

EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)

SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Korea, Republic of (South Korea))

MOLODIST - KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Ukraine)

KATHMANDU INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Nepal)

SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Brazil)

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Singapore)

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

EKA DESHMA - FESTIVAL DE' CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Nepal)

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (United States)

CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland)