Making North East India proud again, a short film from this part of India has now been selected to be screened at Palm Springs International Short Fest.
Angh, a short film from Nagaland, directed by Theja Rio and produced by Nancy Nisa Beso along with Anita, directed by Sushmita Khadepaun is the only second Indian short film that has been chosen for screening at the prestigious fest.
“We are extremely grateful and humbled that our film from the foothills of the North East of India, has travelled so far. We obviously never imagined anything remotely close to this and have no words to describe the joy and pride we have in our hearts,” Theja Rio, said the writer-director of the film.
Angh, set on the backdrop of 1963’s extremely rural area of Nagaland where a former headhunter and his son remain the last in the region who were the last in the village to convert to Christianity. This short film also talks about their struggles to hold on to their own tradition, religion.
Shot on a Kodak Super 16mm which is rarely used nowadays makes this film unique in a way.
The Palm Springs International Short Fest will be held from June 22-28, 2021 at Palm Springs, California.
The festival will have 32 world premieres, 13 international premieres, 46 North American premieres, and 22 U.S. premieres.