13th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2020

A Flowering Tree

(English)

India | 8 min 28 sec min | Other | 2018 | Short Film (Animation)

Based on a Kannada folktale translated by AK Ramanujan, 'A Flowering Tree' is about Vanaja, a young woman who can magically turn into a flowering tree by will. When her talent results in an unlikely marriage to the prince, Vanaja encounters his sister Kaikeyi, who is envious of her gift. This film uses cut out puppets manipulated by hand to evoke the rich Indian tradition of oral storytelling.

এ কে রামানুজন অনুবাদিত 'একটি ফুলের গাছ' ভানাজা নামের এক যুবতীকে নিয়ে, যে যাদুর মাধ্যমে ইচ্ছামত ফুলের গাছে পরিণত হতে পারে। এই প্রতিভার ফলে যখন রাজপুত্রের সাথে তার বিবাহ হয়, তখন ভানাজা তার বোন কৈকেয়ীর মুখোমুখি হয়, যে তার ক্ষমতায় ঈর্ষান্বিত। মৌখিক গল্প বলার সমৃদ্ধ ভারতীয় ঐতিহ্যকে উৎসাহিত করতে এই ফিল্মটিতে পাপেট ব্যবহার করা হয়।


Screening Schedule

  • 26 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

    Shegunbagicha

  • 29 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

Credits and Casts

Director
Meera Krishnamurthy
Story
AK Ramanujan
Script/Screenplay
Meera Krishnamurthy, Ankurina Sharma
Editor
Meera Krishnamurthy
Producer
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Cinematographer
Meera Krishnamurthy
Leading Casts
Meera Krishnamurthy Rishab Srikanth

Exhibition & Award History

Award
Best Animation Film, Geographical Story Telling Animated Shorts, Jury Award Winner at PSIAF Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo, 2019, USA

Exhibition History
1. intimalente/intimatelens film festival, Caserta, Italy (20 December)
2. PSIAF Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo (13 December)
3. Ankur Film Festival, Nashik, India (6 December)
4. 10th Jana International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Beirut, Lebanon (Dec 4-10)
5. IFFM Short Film Competition 2019, Melbourne, Australia
6. 05th SIFFCY - Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth, New Delhi, India (9-15 Dec)
7. River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Florence, Italy (8 Dec)
8. Ankur Film Festival, Nashik, India (6 December)
9. 2019 Cecil County Independent Film Festival, Maryland, USA (yet to screen, 7 December)
10. Geo Film Festival, Cittadella, Padova, (yet to screen, 21 Nov)
11. 2019 Strasburg International Film Festival, Virginia, USA (Nov 15-17)
12. ANNY: Animation Nights New York, New York, USA (28 October)
13. Pop Up Film Festival MT, Montana, USA (27 Oct)
14. New York Greek Film Festival, USA (yet to screen, 17-23 Oct)
15. Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão, Rio de Janerio, Brazil (21 October)
16. Queen City Film Festival, Cumberland, Maryland, USA (5 Oct)
17. streetside cinema/, North Carolina, USA (yet to screen, 19 Sep)
18. ORCHIDS Children Film Festival, Bangalore (6 Sep)
19. Warsaw Animation Film Festival, Poland (30 Aug-1 Sep)
20. FilmAid Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya (yet to screen, 21 Aug- 6 Sep)
21. SSFC, Karachi, Pakistan (27 July)
22. Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India (19 July)
23. Jagran Film Festival, New Delhi, India (18 July- 29 Sept)
24. Chula Vista Film Festival, California, USA (26 June)
25. Animafest Zagreb 2019, Films for Children Competition, Croatia (5 June)
26. International Ecological Film Festival TO SAVE AND PRESERVE, Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra, Russia| 2019 (2 June)
27. Cayenne Short Film Festival, New York, USA (5 April)
28. FirstCut 2019, Pune, India (9 March)
29. LTUE Film Festival, Utah, USA (14 Feb)
30. The Lift-Off Sessions (6 Jan 2019)
31. Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology Graduation Show, Bangalore, India (July 2018)