Assamese film ‘Jyoti and Joymoti’ got selected in the final list of 20 films by competing against 3924 films from 110 countries for screening at the 16th Bogota Short Film Festival to be held in Bogota, Colombia from December 4 to 11.
The film will be screened in the International Competition Fiction Category at the festival and is also the only Indian film in this category. It is the only Indian film in this category.
Independent filmmaker from Guwahati, independent film maker Mehdi Jahan’s first Assamese short fiction film, Jyoti and Joymoti is creating a buzz in the national and international film festival circuit.
The film recently won the 12th John Abraham National Award for Best Film-Short Feature at the prestigious SiGNS 2018 film festival held in Trichur, Kerala where some of the best short films and documentaries from India are showcased as they compete for the top honours.
The 27 minutes 40 seconds film shows how a fatally shot rebel stumbles across an old woman in a mysterious forest and how she brings him back to life by telling a tale she has told several such rebels.
The film will be screened in the International Competition Fiction Category at the festival and is also the only Indian film in this category.