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You are cordially invited to Silvereye 2020

Silvereye International Film Festival 2020 is finally here and we couldn’t be happier. This will be a 3 day festival, featuring 12 curated short & feature  films from eminent and upcoming directors. 6 of the curated films will be in Indian languages and the remaining 6 curated films will be in English or any other foreign languages. The festival will have interactive sessions everyday after screening. The festival will also showcase curated Indian and foreign language theatre performances, interviews, live talk shows & more. This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill, the festival will be a virtual live event, live-streamed over 3 days globally.  Please take a look at our invitation for details, and make sure you save the date. We look forward to seeing you there

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SILVEREYE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS & GUESTS

 
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SILVEREYE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS & GUESTS

 
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MIRA NAIR

INDIAN-AMERICAN FILM MAKER

Mira Nair is an Indian-American filmmaker based in New York City. Her production company, Mirabai Films, specializes in films for international audiences on Indian society, whether in the economic, social or cultural spheres.

SELECTED FILMS - SIFF 2020

ANCHOR WOMAN

GREECE

DIRECTOR - IOANNIS MONASTIROPAULOS

An ambitious reporter follows a dark path towards success. Unknown to her, this path leads to her a life changing confrontation with her grandma. This film explores the mass media system and how it affects our life through the eyes of two women who served and nurtured the system.

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MAMA

SPAIN

DIRECTOR - EDUARDO VIEITEZ



Life can change in a blink of an eye, a thin line separates heaven from hell. You may never know when you have to leave your safe zone until you get the hit and everything used to be there, is gone in next minute. Now, it is your time to keep breathing until you feel alive again. This is the story of a Syrian refugee girl, who crossed that thin line and everything in her life changed suddenly.

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I NEVER LEFT YOU ALONE

SPAIN

DIRECTOR - MIREIA NOGUERA

Claudia, a teenager who has always felt a strange aversion towards her mother, accompanies her to clean up their old family home, where they used to spend the summers. Once there, Claudia is haunted by ghosts of her past, seeing no other option but to face the truth from which she has been running all her life.

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KAYANTAR

INDIA

DIRECTOR - RAJDEEP KAUL & SARMISTHA MAITY

Aasia belongs to a clan of Bahurupis – indigenous street cosplay performers - who dress up as Hindu deities despite being Muslims by birth. Despite poverty and hardship the small family lives freely in the fringes of the village society in the lap of nature influenced by the religious syncretism of the Baul-Fakir mystics, tolerated by both Hindus and Muslims. But a sudden surge of religious fundamentalism is raising a storm in the society that will transform their lives forever.

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A CLOUD ON FIRE

GERMANY

DIRECTOR - JULIE GASTON

Anxiety is keenly felt within today’s hyperreal world. Increasingly, humans are disconnected. A Cloud On Fire is an experimental reflection on the subjective sensation of anxiety, its different dimensions, and absurd proportions.

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ASRA

BRAZIL

DIRECTOR - CAIO CORTONESI

A religious and traditionalist man, defeated by an incurable degenerative disease, decides to end with his own suffering. He entrusts his son Omar, with whom he has a difficult relationship, with the task of finding someone to end his pain.

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PORTRAIT
KYRZISTAN
DIRECTOR - AZAT MAMUNOV

A young man sees a beautiful stranger in his dream and falls in love with her. He asks an artist friend to recreate a portrait of the girl from his dream and begins his quest for her.

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VAAVTAL

INDIA

DIRECTOR - SURAJ UDBHAB MADHALE

Started working as the driver of a big industrialist, who likes to flaunt his luxurious BMW car. He sends the driver in that car to deliver something to a client. On the way back the driver makes a detour to visit his grandma in the village, where a playful child makes a scratch on the body of the car. The story beautifully portrays the dilemma, class division and the inner shades of human psychology as well through a few simple occurrences in a day.

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LISTEN
MAYANMAR
DIRECTOR - MINMIN HEIN

A docu-fiction portrait of revolutionary artist Chaw Ei Then. Exiled from her homeland of Myanmar, she uses visually striking and emotionally unsettling performance art and artwork as a means of dissent, both to express her political views and to give voice to her victimized experience and inner struggles.

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ON THE THE LOOKOUT

BELGIUM

DIRECTOR - ANAIS DEBUS

August 1914. Germany invades Belgium and terrorizes the population. Despite being pregnant, Louise is taking care of the farm, her young boy and the crops. While the front rumbles a few kilometers away from her home, a man turns up at the farm in the middle of the night...

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SEE YOU

BANGLADESH

DIRECTOR - CHAITALI SAMADDAR & SAYFUL AKBAR KHAN

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PLAY

POLAND

DIRECTOR - PIOTR SULKOWSKI

Synopsis - The film’s protagonist ,suffering from a childhood trauma,meets his past self in order to banish the overwhelming feeling of guilt that haunts him.When he was 10 years old he was too scared to protect his mother and as a result he witnessed something that changed his life forever. The man lives in between past and present.The memories of the day the tragedy happens keep going back to him.Sometimes they are so distorted that it’s impossible to tell what is real and what is the product of imagination.

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FLYING TRUNK

INDIA

DIRECTOR - SIDDHANT CHAUHAN

Life can change in a blink of an eye, a thin line separates heaven from hell. You may never know when you have to leave your safe zone until you get the hit and everything used to be there, is gone in next minute.
Now, it is your time to keep breathing until you feel alive again. It is the story of a Syrian refugee girl, who crossed that thin line and everything in her life changed suddenly.

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IFIGNEIA

GREECE

DIRECTOR - GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

An ambitious reporter follows a dark path towards success. Unknown to her, this path leads to her a life changing confrontation with her grandma. is lm explores the mass media system and how it affects our life through the eyes of two women who served and nurtured the system.

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WHERE YOU CAN'T REACH

SPAIN

DIRECTOR - MARC NADAL

Claudia, a teenager who has always felt a strange aversion towards her mother, accompanies her to clean up their old family home, where they used to spend the summers. Once there, Claudia is haunted by ghosts of her past, seeing no other option but to face the truth from which she has been running all her life.

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GAIA

BRAZIL

DIRECTOR - KADU ZARGALIO

Gaia is enjoying some time at her family's country house, when she becomes to be haunted by Ariel. In a violent night, Dr. Euclides, her father and hypnotherapist, reveals some disturbing facts.

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ADHIRA

INDIA

DIRECTOR - SYED ILMAZ

Anxiety is keenly felt within today’s hyperreal world. Increasingly, humans are disconnected. A Cloud On Fire is an experimental reaction on the subjective sensation of anxiety, its different dimensions, and absurd proportions.

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KRANTODORSHI

INDIA

DIRECTOR - RITU DASDATTA



Relationships put us through interesting journeys in life.

But do we really understand each others’ perspective till our

positions are flipped?

Watch the heart warming mother daughter story drenched

in love and affection.

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LAPTOP - SPECIAL LOCKDOWN FILM

INDIA

DIRECTOR - P. B. CHAKI

Baisakhi and Indra, are a married couple living outside India. Taking a short vacation Indra visits Kolkata leaving Baisakhi behind all alone. Indra gets stuck in Kolkata due to the sudden lockdown of the whole country. On the other hand Baisakhi looses her job and feels extremely lonely and empty in a foreign country during a pandemic. All these while we see the characters interacting through cell phones. However Indra and Baisakhi struggle to talk directly to each other although they are talking to each others common friends and parents. Indra's boss orders him to work from home but since they are not allowed to carry service laptop out of the country he has left it behind and this puts him in a fix. This laptop then becomes the string that closes the distance between Baisakhi and Indra helping them to have a conversation again.

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BAIJU BULLI - A SPECIAL SCREENING

INDIA

DIRECTOR - ANIRUDDHA ROY CHOUDHURY

Set against the background of a village suffering from severe drought, the only source of water is the well at the village sarpanch’s house, but it is out of reach of the villagers.

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SONATA - A SPECIAL SCREENING

INDIA

DIRECTOR - APARNA SEN

Sonata is the psychological exploration of three unmarried women facing a mid-life crisis. The film is about three single working women, living in Mumbai, a journalist, a teacher of Sanskrit and one employed in a big post in a multinational. Not only do they have an aura of sophistication but each of them is also successful at work. They share a life of solidarity and freedom. The women aligned themselves with the Woman's movement but 30 years later abandon it and retreat for into their private world of reality and fantasy, opting for the conventional lifestyle of marriage and children.

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DEAR MINGOO

SOUTH KOREA

DIRECTOR - LEE SE YOUNG

Min-goo who was divorced due to business failure goes on a short trip
with his son Ji-ho to get the autograph of soccer player Lee Dong-gook who Ji-ho loves, as his ex-wife Yeon-ju soon leaves for the U.S. to remarry with Ji-ho.

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Trophies

WINNER

  • 1st - MAMA(SPAIN) - A FILM BY EDUARDO VIEITEZ

  • 2nd - QUI VIVE(BELGIUM) - A FILM BY ANAIS DEBUS

  • 3rd - KAYANTAR(INDIA) - A FILM BY RAJDEEP KAUL & SHARMISHTHA MAITI

 
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VIEWER'S CHOICE

  • WHERE WE CAN'T REACH (SPAIN) - A FILM BY MARC NADAL

  • VAAVTAL (INDIA) - A FILM BY SURAJ UDBHAB MADHALE

 

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