Sat. April 15th @ 10:30AM
Online April 28 - May 1
MURMURS OF THE JUNGLE
India I 20 mins I Documentary I 2022
Marathi w/ English subtitles
Official Selection of the Chicago International Film Festival & International Film Festival - Rotterdam
Winner of 'Best Short' Award at NFDC Film Bazaar
A grandmother tells a story to her grandson about the origins of their remote indigenous village in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
As the mysterious morning unfolds, spirits wander in the forest and dark secrets buried in time slowly emerge. The trees whisper tales of the Gods and ancestors. And while civilization and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth continues, the forest stands eternal. A bridge between the old and the new.
Screens in-Person as part of SHORTS PROGRAM I
About the Artist
Sohil Vaidya is a writer and director based in Pune and Los Angeles. He won the Grand Prix for 'Best Short Film' at Melbourne International Film Festival for his film MURMURS OF THE JUNGLE and a Directors Guild of America Award for his thesis film DIFFICULT PEOPLE.
Sohil's films have been screened at 90+ world-renowned festivals including Rotterdam,Melbourne, Chicago Int'l, Raindance, IFFI( Indian Panorama), Palm Springs, Rhode Island International, Edmonton International, LA Asian Pacific, Dharamshala (DIFF), Kerala (IDSFFK), and New York Indian Film Festival and have been acquired by multiple online platforms.
Sohil is a BAFTA Fellow for their newcomer's program in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) Film School with MFA in Film/TV Directing.
Writer/Director: Sohil Vaidya
Cinematography: Digvijay Thorat
Asst. Camera: Anand Mansuk
Asst. Director: Ketki Deshpande
Cast: Sunil Bhoir
Voice-over: Sumant Shinde
Sound Design & Mix: Bigyna Dahal
Sound Recordist: Pradyumna Chaware