($8 for members)
April 22-25th, 2022
Shorts Program A - Beyond The End of the World
India, Bangladesh, Canada, US, France I 92 mins I Coming
of Age, Horror, Romance, Comedy I Multiple Languages
NOTE: This is an alternate, online version of the IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD, AND I FEEL FINE program showing in theaters April 14th.
From sisters surviving a post-apocalyptic Bangladesh to a middle schooler altering reality with her magic eyelashes, these bold, visionary shorts follow characters to the ends of their regular world and beyond, into the new ones their shaping.
Moshari (dir. Nuhash Humayan)
In future Bangladesh, sisters face a vampiric threat.
Wade (dir. Kalp Sanghvi, Upamanyu Bhattacharyya)
In a flooded Kolkata, climate refugees face off against wild tigers.
Mono No Aware ( dir. Koushik Sarkar)
On a field trip, a girl reflects on life's changes.
Noor & Layla( dir. Fawzia Mirza)
Noor and Layla are breaking up. It’s the end of the road for these two Muslim women…or is it?
Navozande, Le Musicien ( dir. Reza Riahi)
In 13th century Persia, a young musician and his love are separated by the Mongol invasion.
Local Middle Schooler ( dir. Sanjna Bharadwaj)
A middle schooler's magic eyelashes are coveted by her friends and the US government.
About the Artist(s)
Nuhash Humayun is a Bangladesh-based writer/director with an undying love for blending genres with South-Asian identity. Nuhash is a 2022 Sundance Institute Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and an Asian Film Academy alumni. He's received support from Film Independent, Cannes Marche du Film, Locarno Open Doors & NFDC Film Bazaar.
Kalp Sangvia & Upamanyu Bhattacharyya are animators and illustrators from Kolkata. Both are graduates of the National Institute of Design, India.
They are founders of Ghost Animation Collective, Kolkata, and are each currently developing feature projects. They co-directed the highly acclaimed short, WADE, which has been selected by 100+ world festivals.
Fawzia Mirza is an actor, comedian, and writer, named a “Top 10 Creative” by Indiewire magazine and a 2016 White House ‘Champion of Change’ in Asian American Art & Storytelling. Mirza’s first feature SIGNATURE MOVE, which she co-wrote, co-produced and stars in was selected as part of the Tribeca Film Institute All Access Program.
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1988, Reza Riahi studied Fine Arts in Iran & France. Reza is the writer/director of several award-winning animated shorts and was the artistic director on Nora Twomey's, The Breadwinner, nominated for major awards including The Oscars®, Golden Globes and Annies. His latest short, The Musician has played 70+ festivals, winning Best Film at Tribeca & Nashville. Reza is also an illustrator and fine artist.
Koushik Sarkar is a filmmaker and photographer who grew up in Krishnanagar and studied at the National Institute of Design.
In 2007, he started APOPSTROPHE, one of India's premier commercial companies, producing ads for Dell, Samsung, Amazon, & more. His latest venture, KALI Collective, focuses on narrative projects. His recent film, MONO NO AWARE, was an official selection of Dharamshala and Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival.
Sanjna Bharadwaj prides herself on being able to eat cereal with milk in a moving car. She enjoys finding humor in most things as well as telling stories about growing up in the Silicon Valley.
Currently, you can find her hunched over her desk storyboarding for Pixar Animation Studios. She recently graduated from CalArts with a BFA in Character Animation.