If there’s one adjective that fits short films – it’s unique. The short films platform allows film makers to make unique, different from the grain films about concepts that are close to their heart. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that short films are the playing ground of experimental cinema. This week, we have an Oscar Winner and two short films that are nothing if not experimental.
‘Sing‘ is a beautiful story that strives to give a whole new outlook to the female characters. Female characters are mainly written in as love interests, or a jealous relative and sibling. Sing is one of the few films that celebrate the friendship and emotional bonding that women – girls can have. The short film is the Oscar Winner in the Short Film category. A definite must-watch.
Then there’s the film that’s surprised us just because of the basic idea behind it. The short film ‘Vicky’ decides to take by the horns the idea that animals do not feel emotions. The short film is about a canine who understands what it means to be trapped after experiencing that. He decides to then release some pet birds that are in his master’s house. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
The third, but definitely not the least, in this list is “The Foreigner“, a short film by Ram Gopal Varma. The film gives a blatant opinion about the man gaze. It also tells a poignant tale of the racism that foreigners face in India.