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(FREE for members)

Thurs April 14th, 2022 @ 7:00PM

Venue: Austin Film Society


NOTE: The majority of these shorts will alsoplay in our online festival April 22-25. 

Texas Premiere

Shorts Program 1 - It's The End of the World, And I Feel Fine

India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, USA  I 120  mins I Coming

of Age, Thriller, Comedy, Drama I Multiple Languages

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



         A village girl befriends a solo female backpacker. 

         In future Bangladesh, sisters face a vampiric threat. 

        A  girl comes out to her biased psychiatrist. 

  • Dal Bhat  ( dir. Nemil Shah) *only in theaters

        A boy learns a secret about his identity. 

  • Baahar (Outside) ( dir. Prakshi Malik)

         A school admission causes family conflict. 

         A middle schooler's magic eyelashes are coveted            by her friends and the US government. 

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About the Artist(s)

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Pramati Anand pursued her Masters in Film & Video from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. She has worked as a creative content strategist and writes a travel and photography blog called ‘Safarnama'. Her film, Jhat Aayi Basant (An Early Spring) was an official selection at the International Film Festival, Goa and is currently doing the festival rounds.

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Nemil Shah is an exciting, rising filmmaker from India. His short film, Dal Bhat, about a boy learning something unexpected about his identitywas awarded the Ritwik Ghatak 'Golden Award' in the Short Fiction category at the South Asian Short Film Festival and also screened at the ReelOut Queer Film Festival 2022. 

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​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.

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Prakshi Malik is a filmmaker and dancer creating cinema about women of color from a global perspective. She grew up in Delhi, India and is currently based in the Twin Cities, MN. She was recently awarded the 2020 Short Film Grant by Austin Film Society for her short film, Baahar.  Prakshi holds an MFA in Film Production from UT- Austin. .

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Areeba Naveed is an independent filmmaker currently working as a freelancer. She recently completed her degree at the National College of Arts, Pakistan, where she graduated as Valedictorian with a Distinction. Her short film, A Coup, played at Diorama India and the Seoul Int'l PRIDE 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.


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