Assamese short film on breaking gender based stereotypes making it large internationally

Guwahati, September 17: Arindam Barooah, who hails from Duliajan and presently resides in Mumbai, a short Filmmaker’s recent short film ‘Endharor Bheta Bhangi…(Breaking the Cocoon)’ is slated for online release.

The short film has already been recognised in 15 Film Festivals in and outside India.

The short film is based on Women Empowerment where the story is about a girl whose grandmother breaks age old gender based stereotypes and sets an example for others.

Synopsis of the film: Girls are prepared for marriage from an early age. Their actions are always
weighed between shoulds and should nots. Education and Sports are not deemed as important for them as handling the household chores. See what happens when little girl, Gungun decides to play with some village boys and also how beautifully Gungun’s grandmother break this age old stereotype and sets an example for others.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Award Winner (Bronze Award) at Virgin Spring Cinefest 2018, Kolkata, India
  •  Second Runner-Up at International Children’s Film Festival of Jaipur, India
  • Special Festival Mention at 6th Indian Cine Film Festival-18, Mumbai, India
  • Young Actress Honourable Mention in a Short Film and Best Poster at South Film and Arts Academy Festival – 18, Chile
  • Finalist at Cult Critic Movie Awards 2018, Kolkata, India
  • Finalist at Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
  • Official Selection at 8th  Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2018, Delhi, India
  • Official Selection at 7th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-18, Kolkata, India
  • Official Selection at Aab International Film Festival 2018, Punjab
  • Official Selection at Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018, Berlin, Germany
  • Official Selection at Lake View International Film Festival, Punjab, India
  • Official Selection at Pukaar Short Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • Official Selection at 7th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-18, Bangalore, India
  • Official Selection at LOKNETE PRATAPSINH MOHITE- PATIL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018, Akluj, Maharashtra
  • Official Selection at South Film & Arts Academy Festival – 18, Chile
  • Official Selection at Bengals International, Bengaluru, India

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