More accolades seems to be coming to Himachal as another short film by director Siddharth Chauhan has been selected for an international film festival. Pashi, a Himachali short film has made it to Rhode Island International Film Festival this year. This is an Oscar qualifying film festival and if Pashi bags an award in this festival, the film can be nominated for Oscar in Short Film category.
This 30 minutes short drama is based on a boy’s life who learn the technique of capturing the birds from his grandmother and starts practising that. The spoken language in the film is Himachali dialect of upper Shimla district.
About the Director
Siddharth Chauhan is a well known short filmmaker from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh who has bagged many awards for his previous short films. His another short film Papa won the Satyajit Ray award in Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition at London Indian Film Festival this year. The short film programme is a celebration of new filmmaking talent that explores themes of South Asian experience. Earlier in the year and in 2016, PAPA has been screened in various other film festival and has also won the Best Short Film award in International Documentary & Short Film festival of Kerala 2016.
This year, PASHI was also screened in Kerala on 16 June 2017.