Kannada short film ‘Madhyantara’ selected for Goa International Film Festival

The International Indian Film Festival (IFFI), Goa, will be held from November 20 to 28

The International Indian Film Festival (IFFI), Goa, will be held from November 20 to 28

Madhyantara, a Kannada short film written and directed by Basti Dinesh Shenoy, has been selected to screen at this year’s Indian Panorama at the International Indian Film Festival (IFFI), Goa, which will be held from November 20-28.

The selection for the Indian Panorama is made by eminent film personalities from all over India, comprising a total of 12 jury members for feature films and six jury members for non-films.

Madhyantara is one of 20 films selected in the non-feature category, which includes short films and documentaries.

Madhyantara talks about the process of making a movie

In the 1970s, two boys from a small village in Karnataka embark on an extraordinary journey from simple cinephiles to filmmakers themselves.

Basti Dinesh Shenoy, director of the Kannada short film Madhyantara.

Basti Dinesh Shenoy, director of the Kannada short film Madhyantara.

Madhyantara relates to the process of making a film. The details of the film are those Mr. Shenoy observed over a period of time during his more than two-decade association with the cinema.

Mr. Shenoy has worked as a cinematographer, producer and director. Sunil Borkar handled the camera. Senior art director Shashidhar Adapa did the production design. Suresh Urs edited the film. Ganesh Shetty headed the production department. Sidhant Mathur composed the background music. The main cast includes Veer, Ajay Neenasam, Ramesh Pandit and Rajkumar Shrinivasan.

“The USP of this short film is that it was shot in celluloid with a 16mm camera. This is a partially crowd-funded project,” said Mr. Shenoy, from the Mangaluru region. He now lives in Delhi.

He previously worked with filmmakers Wes Anderson, Adrien Brody, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Aamir Khan and Ashutosh Gowariker.

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