Indian short films at Palm Springs International Shortfest
Hymns of Faith (Shri Hanuman Chalisa) by Charuvi Agrawal and Ika by Raam Reddy will be screened at the upcoming Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013 to be held from Jun 18-24. The 19th edition of the festival will showcase 330 films from 49 countries.
The festival website describes Hymns of Faith as an “Extraordinarily beautiful and rich animation” that provides “a metaphorical visual meaning to the verses of an ancient spiritual composition that has been sung and chanted across the globe for centuries: The Hanuman Chalisa.”
This film is playing as part of “Amazing Animation” which presents 8 dazzling animation films from all over the world.
Ika by Raam Reddy will be screened in “Kid Stuff” section that presents a package of shorts for children from ages 6 – 12. Ika is a tale of a slum boy in Bangalore wants to make a film but does not have a camera. He builds a camera using a cardboard box, a magnifying glass and sticks, an old blank VHS tape on the side of it. He then sets out with his friend, searching for an idea for his film.