Little Terrorist

2004, Homepage Stream, Shorts


LITTLE TERRORIST – drama, shot on location in India, 35mm,15 min., 2004

Director: Ashvin Kumar
Producer: Ashvin Kumar, Dileep Singh Rathore
Production: Alipur Films, On The Road Productions
Cast: Salim Ali Zaidi, Sushil Sharma, Megnaa Mehtta

Little Terrorist tells the moving story of a Pakistani Muslim boy who accidentally crosses the Pakistani-Indian border which is riddled with landmines. He ends up in a strange country that regards him as a terrorist. The old orthodox Hindu Bhola takes him in and hides him from the Indian soldiers. However, traditions and prejudices about Muslims remain an obstacle in the relationship between Bhola and the boy. Ultimately, humanity triumphs over prejudice when Bhola risks his own life to help Jamal cross the border again. This symbolic story of hope is a tale of human solidarity conquering all artificial boundaries.Palm Springs Int. Short Film Festival, USA, US Premiere, September 2004

Awards
77th. Academy Awards 2005, Oscar Nominated for “Best Short Film”
Nominated European Academy Awards 2005
Winner – 1st prize 28. World Film Festival Montreal
Winner – best film Filmfestival Flanders
Winner – grand prize Tehran Film Festival
Winner – best Film Manhatten Short Film Festival

www.alipur.com/little-terrorist

Full List of Festivals

  1. Flanders Film Festival, Belgium, October 2004, Winner Best film
  2. Cork Film Festival, Ireland, October 2004
  3. Chicago Int. Children’s Film Festival, USA, October 2004
  4. London International Film Festival, UK, October 2004
  5. Hawaii International Film Festival, USA, October 2004
  6. Asiana Int. Short Film Festival, Korea, October 2004
  7. International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, November 2004
  8. India International Film Festival, India, November 2004
  9. Tehran Film Festival, Iran, November 2004, Winner Grand Prize
  10. River to River Film Festival, Italy, December 2004
  11. India International Film Festival, Chicago
  12. Bangkok Film Festival, Bangkok, January 2005
  13. Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands, January 2005
  14. Academy Awards, nominated in Live Action Short category, USA, February 2005
  15. European Academy Awards, nominated (presented by Wim Wenders)
  16. Satyajit Ray Foundation, Winner Satyajit Ray Award
  17. Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, February 2005
  18. Miami International Film Festival, February 2005
  19. Kinofilm Film Festival, Manchester, February 2005
  20. Cinequest Film Festival, USA, March 2005
  21. Tampere Film Festival, Finland, March 2005
  22. Vail Film Festival, Colorado, US, March 2005
  23. New York Int. Childrens Film Festival, USA, March 2005
  24. Aspen Short Film Festival, USA, April 2005, Honorable Mention
  25. Human Rights Night Film Festival, April 2005
  26. Reelworld Film Festival, Canada, April 2005, Winner Bell Expressvu Award
  27. Washington DC International Film Festival, USA, April 2005
  28. Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA, April 2005
  29. Newport Beach Film Festival, USA, April 2005
  30. Tribeca Film Festival, USA, May 2005
  31. San Francisco Int. Film Festival, USA, April 2005
  32. International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany, May 2005
  33. Almeria en Corto, Spain, May 2005 WINNER
  34. International Indian Film Academy Festival, Amsterdam, Holland, June 2005
  35. Bayside Film Festival, Australia, June 2005
  36. Canadian Film Centers Worldwide Short Film Festival, Canada, June 2005
  37. Sydney Film Festival, Australia, June 2005
  38. La Cittadella del Corto, Italy, July 2005
  39. Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, July 2005
  40. Bollywood and Beyond, Germany, July 2005
  41. Tabor Film Festival, July 2005
  42. Asian American International Film Festival, USA, July 2005
  43. Expresion en Corto 2005, Mexico, July 2005
  44. Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, July 2005
  45. Indigo Film Festival, Singapore, July 2005
  46. 6th FILMI South Asian Film Festival, Toronto, August 2005
  47. Lucania Film Festival, Italy, August 2005 WINNER
  48. Indepenent South Asian film festival, Seattle, August 2005
  49. Anonimul Film Festival, Romania, August 2005
  50. Sarajevo Film Festival, August 2005
  51. Salento International Film Festival, Italy, September 2005 WINNER
  52. Temecula Valley Int. Film Festival (India Showcase), US, September 2005
  53. Best of Shorts Film Festival, France, September 2005
  54. Bite the Mango Film Festival, UK, September 2005
  55. Festival de Cinema Politic, Barcelona, September 2005
  56. Shots but Great Film Festival, Italy, October 2005
  57. Mill Valley Film Festival, US, October 2005
  58. Cinema Tout Ecran, Switzerland, October 2005
  59. Interfilm Berlin, Germany, November 2005
  60. Sevilla Festival De Cine, Spain, November 2005
  61. Med Film Festival, Rome, November, 2005
  62. Cardiff Screen Festival, Wales, November 2005
  63. Brief Encounters in Bristol Int. Short Film Festival, UK, November 2005
  64. Kerala Film Festival, Inida, December 2006
  65. Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Repulic, December 2005
  66. Paris Internation Short Film Festival, France January 2006
  67. Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 2006
  68. Seattle International Film Festival, January 2006
  69. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), February 2006
  70. Mumbai Int. Film Festival, India, February 2006 WINNER
  71. Sousse International Film Festival, Tunisie, March 2006 WINNER
  72. International Film Festival on Human Rights, March 2006, Switzerland
  73. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 2006
  74. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma, March 2006
  75. Tiburon Film Festival, March 2006
  76. Munich International Film Festival, March, 2006, Germany
  77. BUFF Film Festival, Sweden, March 2006 WINNER
  78. Tampere Film Festival, Finland, March 2006
  79. Wisconsin International Film Festival, March 2006
  80. Denver Film Society, April 2006
  81. Belgrade Doc. and Short Film Festival, Serbia and Montenegro, April 2006
  82. Filmfest Dresden, Germany, April 2006
  83. Mediawave Int. Film Festival, Sweden, April 2006
  84. Festival Del Cinema Europeo, Lecce, Italien, April 2006
  85. North West Film Center, Portland, Oregon, May 2006
  86. Cinema/Chicago, May 2006
  87. Transilvania Int. Film Festival, Cluj, Romania, June 2006
  88. Arcipelago- Int. Fest. of Short Films and New Images, Rome, Italy, June 2006
  89. Jerusalem Int.Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel,  July 2006
  90. Filmfest Muenchen, Germany, July 2006
  91. National Film Museun, Indian Art Exhibition, Italy, July 2006
  92. Dokufest Film Festival, Kosova, August 2006, WINNER
  93. Festival on Human Rights – VIVISECTfest, Serbia, Sept 06
  94. Umea Int. Film Festival, Umea, Sweden, September 2006
  95. Helsinki Int. Film Festival, Helsinki,Finland, September 2006
  96. Int. Short Film Festival of Drama, Drama, Greece, September 2006
  97. Nordisk Panorama Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, September 2006
  98. Panorama of European Cinema, Athens, Greece, September 2006
  99. Panorama of European Cinema, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 2006
  100. Night of British Shorts, Kyiv IFF Molodist, UK, October 2006
  101. British Film Week in Brussels, October 2006
  102. Kalpanirjhar Int. Film Festival, Kolkata, India, October 2006
  103. Istanbul International Children Film Festival, Turkey, Nov 06
  104. Int. Filmfest Braunschweig, Germany, November 2006
  105. Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany, November 2006
  106. Alternative Film Festival, Romania, November 2006, WINNER
  107. Siena Film Festival, Italy, November 2006
  108. National Museum of Singapore, December 2006
  109. Internacional de Cine Las Garzas Festival, 2006, WINNER
  110. Himalya Film Festival, Denmark, February 2007
  111. Salaam DK – Multicultural Film Festival, Denmark, February 2007
  112. DeReel Independent Film Festival, Australia, May 2007
  113. New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Festival, USA, June 2007
  114. Giffoni Film Festival, July 2007