1] THE WISHING TREE
2] THE GREAT INDIAN ROAD MOVIE
Bablu, an eight year old boy, resides in a small village. He is taught under the shade of a tree from one book which is shared amongst all the students. When he gets the chance to look after it, he loses it when a new friend of his takes it to the city. He leaves his village to find the book with his teacher’s wise words to help him on his journey, “Veer tum badhe chalo, dheer tum badhe chalo”. This story embarks upon the venturesome journey of a boy from a small village who goes to the city to find his missing book. Without any knowledge of the outside world, he is forced to encounter the good and bad alone.
Swadhaa R Singh
BAVLI (THE SILLY GIRL) a Children feature film is based on BETI BACHAO‐ BETI PADAO (Save Girl Child ) inspired by an incredible true story. A small girl child Laxmi (Bavli) gets deprived with her childhood. She works as a child labourer in a house. But circumstances change and she meets with a poor boy Ganesh, of nearly her age, a slum dweller, who understands the girl’s plight. He helps her to rescue and opens the door for happiness for her. He gives shelter to Laxmi as a member of his own family and encourages her to acquire education with him. The film has a lot of fun for children. It is a beautiful emotional film having a hilarious thread throughout.
Trapped by circumstance, a child yearns to return to her mother… but can’t. Experimental. Drama. This no-dialogue short film is based on a true story. Background score by 20 year old Nalin Vinayak, thus is the mainstay of the film, which has been done by just a 2 member multi-talented crew at ultra low budgets.
6] The Priceless Art
The film is about a little boy named Shiva who hails from a needy family and the struggles he undergoes in life to satisfy his younger sister’s medical needs for which he sells his own artworks on the streets while also tacking external interventions.
Mohamed Asif Hameed
A paper boy wants to invite Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam to his school annual day event. Kalam Sir accepts the invitation too. What happens next is the rest of the short film.
Anka“ is a timeless children’s fairy tale, set in the bucolic countryside of central Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. It is a story about the quest for love and acceptance, revealed through the adventures of Anka, an orphan girl who bravely sets off in pursuit of a home, facing life’s hardships, and finding her place through the help of a magical world and its mysterious forest creatures. Running away from her evil custodian, Anka finds what she is looking for in the most improbable of places – a brick making factory, and in the most improbable of men – the “Brazilian”, a rebellious and free-spirited factory worker whose damaged adulthood, torn by temptation and a traumatic past stands in harsh contrast to the pure, hopeful childhood of Anka. Their fates will interwine, as they embark on an emotional, adventure-packed journey that will bring them to the realization that, as a family, they can offer each other the companionship and care fate has deprived them both of.
Made collaboratively with children from public housing estates in the Illawarra region of Australia, Protection uses a unique blend of film and animation to tell stories about childhood. It is inspired by the lives and experiences of the film’s adventurous and often hilarious young cast. There’s a re-telling of Goldilocks – featuring a display home and a big, bad real estate agent. There’s witches, parties and billy cart derbies, and a lovely wedding to an imaginary prince. And there are also stories of friendship, breakups, grief and and facing up to your fears and mistakes. These are stories told by kids from their perspective making Protection a celebration of childhood and a tribute to the resilience of children.
Phillip Crawford, Gemma Parsons
10] Map to the stars
After the loss of her mother, a little girl arrives at an orphanage. Outside, the greatest discovery awaits her. She is adopted by parents who encourage her to become an astronaught.
Pedro Jaen R.
The last of a secret element was stolen from the old city. A pair of hot-shot pilots are sent to retrieve it but they are forced into becoming the unwilling heroes once the secret of the element is revealed to them.
Mo Davoudian, Farzad Varahramyan
A short animation film about a boy in an Indian village who encounters a surreal experience of life under water.