Guwahati News Desk: Naoka an Assamese short film has entered in the list of top 10 short film at the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival.
Naoka (to be illusions!! dying and lies!!)
Life exists on many levels. Some are real, some are just an illusion, it depends on your perspective.
The film is a two-character film with three chapters which portrayed three masters from different field of Europe.
The first chapter is related to Franz Kafka (Literature), second chapter is related to Beethoven (Music) and the third chapter is related to Salvador Dali (Painting).
The protagonist (boy) imbibes the personalities & traits of these three masters and have an impression of living himself as them.
The other character (Girl) acts as a bridge between the boy’s illusion space and audience’s reality sense. A short film showcasing a balance between the world of illusions and reality, with words used that pierce deep into the audience’s minds.
The cast and crew of the film:
Direction & Editing: Arindam Barooah.
Story, Screenplay & Dialogues: Indranil Gayan.
Cinematography: Rishika Baruah & Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta.
Colourist: Rishika Baruah.
Sound Design: Abhijit Chetia.
Poster Design: Kunal Borah.
Still Photographer: Abhinob Phukan.
Credits Score: Dimple Saikia.
Assistant Director: Anisha Dutta.
Cast: Bidisha Kashyap, Partha Pran Dutta.
The film Naoka got recognised in several film festivals.
• Award of Excellence in Creativity at 7th Art Independent International Film Festival, Trivandrum, Kerala.
• Award Winner at Rameshwaram International Film Festival, Tamil Nadu, India.
• Best Indian Short Film at Colombo Independent Film Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
• Lead Actor Honorable Mention in a Short Film & Art Direction Honorable Mention in a Short Film at South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Chile.
• Critic’s Choice Award (Best Indian Short Film) at TEKKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Singapore.
• Honourable Mention Award (Best Indian Short Film) at Aiyan Film Awards, Chennai, India.
• Award Winner at International Smyrna Movie Festival, Izmir, Turkey.
• Special Mention Award (Best Indian Short Film) at International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar, Port Blair, India
• Special Mention Award at Madras. Independent Film Festival, Chennai, India.
• Official Selection at Golden Jury International Film Festival (GJIFF), Mumbai, India.
• Official Selection at Rieti & Sabina Film Festival, Rome, Italy.
• Official Selection at International Film Festival of Sriganganagar-India, Rajasthan.
• Official Selection at Indian International Short Film Festival Awards, Kolkata, India.
• Official Selection at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2022, Mumbai, India.