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Virtual Exclusive 


April 22-25th, 2022    

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India I 15 mins I Coming of Age, Drama I 2021 I Tamil w/ English subtitles


A coming-of-age, drama about an adolescent girl growing up between the values of occidental and traditional cultures, whose aspirations of becoming a competitive swimmer take an unexpected turn when she gets her first period.

This film plays with the A MATTER OF SURVIVAL shorts program online. 

About the Artist

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Born and raised in Chennai, a colorful conglomerate of urban villages, Apoorva Satish was fascinated by the power of Tamil film in state politics, igniting a passion for creating films that are socially and politically aware.


To hone her creative skills as a filmmaker, Apoorva travelled extensively to work on fiction and non-fiction projects. In 2016, she was selected to attend the International Filmmaking Academy in Bologna under the tutorship of Academy Award-winning director Danis Tanovic and Academy Award nominee, Claudia Llosa.


Apoorva received her MFA rom the Film & TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. Her graduation film KANYA premiered at Busan International Film Festival (2020) followed by a successful festival run across the world. Kanya was shortlisted for the 2021 student academy awards placing her in the top 7% of the total number of entrants from across the world.


Apoorva's passion lies in telling personal stories around socially relevant contemporary ideas and themes. She is currently based in Prague, developing her debut feature film while exploring other short and long-format film projects in India as well as the Czech Republic.

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