We are here to celebrate Film Makers and Creators around the world, who take the risk and do experiments in Film Making.
Blackboard International Film Festival is an initiative to support and celebrate the Film Makers around the world. We watch films, we write and talk about them. Every month we are inviting Film Makers to submit their Short, Feature, and Experimental works and we will organize a physical screening in our small city Elambachi-Payyanur, located in the northern part of Kerala, India.
We accept entries every month. You can submit your Short, Feature, Experimental, Documentary, and Animation Films to us. Every month we will select a set of films in each category and we will mention it as an Official Selection. From
the Official Selection list, we will select the Best Film of the month in each category.
"Janani's Juliet" Directed by Pankaj Rishi Kumar
Kausalya lost her husband (Shankar), when they were attacked by her own family. They had married against their families wishes. Deeply disturbed by a spate of honor killings in India, Indianostrum, a Pondicherry based theatre group sets out to introspect the implications of caste, class and gender. They adapt Shakespeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet’. What emerges in the process is a critical reflection and commentary of the contemporary Indian society where love struggles to survive. Pankaj Rishi Kumar subtly keeps introducing the layers of complexity into the film by weaving-in the making of the play, “Chandala”. The dialogue between the theatre director and the actors to adapt the play into the Indian context works as a Greek chorus and keeps the viewer engaged. “You are Juliet’s messengers to me,” the director tells the women cast. As they dig deeper into their own psyche, we also question – why it was all about Romeo even in Shakespeare’s time. Why do we not know more about Juliet?
Hunter's Moon Directed by Ranjan Palit
Hunters moon is a pandemic fairytale, an illusion between reality and fantasy. A pendulum between what could be and what is.
A Fake Novel about the Life of Arthur Rimbaud Directed by Florence Pazzottu
The title is that of a long poem by Jack Spicer. Florence Pazzottu invites it in to a South Alpine village, scattering it to the wind : written on black cardboard or loose sheets, interrupted by Australian admirer’s rock music, recited in turn by the inhabitants of the village who, in perfect harmony with the Californian’s poetry, add their grain of salt, fine or coarse. If, for Spicer, the poet is a radio, a receptacle and transmitter of voices and things that come to him from the Outside, then Florence Pazzottu’s gesture is one of very high fidelity: casting the poem into the world, she returns it to the Outside and transforms cinema into the most lively and flexible operator of translation.
"INA" Directed by RAJEEV VIJAY
"The Mechanics" Directed by Christoph Janetzko
"The Last Date" Directed by Ashwin Alok
"The Things Where They no Longer Were" Directed by Fabio Vallarelli
"Radiomoon" Directed by Danilo Melideo
"Are you okay?" Directed by Waqar Ahmed
"I’m Here" Directed by Jennifer Hathaway
"Viewpoint" Directed by Mohsen Mohammadi
"Color Correction" Directed by Teresita Brown
"SAMANTA" Directed by Rishy Nirmalan
"911 and the Oculus" Directed by Stash
"Unlocking Hunger in Lockdown" Directed by Anton Califano
"In their eyes" Directed by Arnaud Blin
"Border Identities" Directed by Anton Califano
"A Game" Directed by Darshan K
"Chance Encounter" Directed by Ryan Bryant
"BARRIERS" Directed by Miguel-Angel Rivero Rojas
"Kiss the Sky" Directed by Michael Lee Buie
"The Three And The End" Directed by Michael Jay Tucker