14th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2021

Folktale

(English)

India | 23 min | Drama, Fantasy | 2018 | Short Film (Live Action) | English

'Folktale' is the story of Veer, a ten-year-old young village lad. He believes all stories narrated by his beloved dada, a village old man. A young nine-year-old Russian Girl Masha, along with her family, settles in the village. Masha because of her fair complexion, appears to be a fairy to Veer. Their village is going through famine and no sign of rain makes it tougher day by day. Veer opinionated that if someone can scale a nearby mountain, the god would be pleased and could make rain. Veer and Masha set off an extraordinary journey of scaling a tough mountain and later, the real magic happens.

বাংলা

'ফোকটেল' বীর নামের দশ বছর বয়সী একটি ছোট্ট ছেলের গল্প, যে কি না তার গ্রামের প্রবীণ দাদার বলা সব গল্পই বিশ্বাস করে। নয় বছরের রুশ মেয়ে মাশা তার পরিবারসহ ওই গ্রামেই এসে ওঠে। মাশার সৌন্দর্যে মুগ্ধ হয়ে বীর তাকে পরী মনে করে। গ্রামে অনাবৃষ্টি আর দুর্ভিক্ষ তাদের জীবনকে প্রতিদিন কঠিন থেকে কঠিনতর করে ওঠে। বীর জানায়, কেউ যদি কাছের একটি পাহাড় বেয়ে চূড়ায় উঠতে পারে, তবে ঈশ্বর খুশি হবেন এবং এই অনাবৃষ্টির সমাপ্তি ঘটবে। বীর আর মাশা পাহাড় বেয়ে ওঠার দুঃসাহসিক অভিযানে নামে, এবং তারপরই ঘটে জাদু!

Mr. Ajitesh Sharma

Ajitesh Sharma is a triple post-graduate in Media, Business, and Technology has been a scientist and senior corporate professional in past. He is also prolific in filmmaking, especially fashion, and has fetched more than two-hundred official selections and awards at various international events. He has served many international film festivals as a curator, committee member, and jury.

Filmography: The Chernobyl Saga - Irish Butter Case of India [Documentary, 2020], Folktale [Short Film, 2018], The Eternal Search [Short Film, 2016], The Call of the Tarots [Short Film, 2015], SWEN [Feature, 2012], Visible Bra Straps [Featurette, 2010]

Screening Schedule

  • 1 Feb
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

Credits and Casts

Director
Ajitesh Sharma
Story
Ajitesh Sharma
Script/Screenplay
Ajitesh Sharma and Sushant Sudhakaran
Editor
Abhishek Masih & Krishna Shrivastava
Producer
Shilpa Sharma
Cinematographer
Ashish Daniel Reuben
Leading Casts
Atikssh Sharma, Katerina Pozdniakova, Karim Hajee

Exhibition & Award History

 Official Nomination for Best Actor under 18 Years | Utah Film Festival & Awards 2019 | USA
 Official Selection | San Diego International Kids' Film Festival 2018 | USA
 Official Selection | Kids First Film Festival 2018 | USA
 Official Nomination | Schlingel International Film Festival for Children & Young Audience 2018 | Germany
 Official Selection | Echo BRICS Film Festival Moscow 2018 | Russia
 Official Selection | Chinh India Kids Film Festival 2018 | India
 Official Selection | Los Angeles International Children Film Festival 2018 | USA
 Jury Special Mention | Asia South East-Short Film Festival 2018 | Cambodia
 Official Finalist | Near Nazareth Film Festival | 2018 | Israel
 Official Finalist | Model N Movie International Short Film Festival | 2018 | India
 Official Selection | Green Bay Film Festival 2019 | USA
 Official Semi-Finalist | "Eurasia Fest" International Film Festival | 2019 | Russia
 Indian Panorama | CMS International Children’s Film Festival | 2019 | India
 Bronze Remi Winner - Children & Family Shorts | WorldFest - Houston International Film & Video Festival | 2019 | USA
 Best International Film Winner | Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival | 2019 | USA
 Official Selection – Best Film made for Kids | Realtime International Film Festival | 2019 | Lagos
 Official Finalist – Family Film | Mexico International Film Festival | 2019 | Mexico
 Official Selection | Orchids Children Film Festival | 2019 | India
 Official Selection | Universal Kids Film Festival | 2019 | Turkey
 Winner – Best Long Short Film | The Short Film Awards | 2019 | USA
 Official Semi-Finalist | Visualis Film Festival | 2019 | Russia
 Official Finalist | International Short Film Festival, Pune | 2019 | India
 Official Selection | Lift India Filmotsav, World Cine Fest, Lonavala | 2019 | India
 Award of Excellence – Children Film | Accolade Competition, California | 2019 | USA
 Official Selection | Global Indian Film Festival, Mumbai | 2019 | India
 Official Selection | Filmingo International Short Film Festival, Mumbai | 2019 | India
 Best Music Award | Vindhya International Film Festival, Madhya Pradesh | 2019 | India
 Official Selection | International Film & Video Festival – Catharsis | 2019 | Russia
 Award of Excellence – Short Film | NextGn International Short Film Festival | 2019 | India
 Official Finalist | Košice International Film Festival | 2019 | Slovakia
 Official Selection | Montevideo Fantstico | 2019 | Uruguay
 Runner-up – Best Children Film | Ayodhya Film Festival | 2019 | India
 Global Leadership Prize in Filmmaking | Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival | 2019 | India
 Official Selection | Chambal International Film Festival | 2019 | India
 Winner – Outstanding Animation in Storytelling | The Taste Awards – California | 2020 | USA
 Official Finalist | Asian Cinematography Awards, manila | 2020 | Philippines
 Official Selection | Under the Stars International Film Festival | 2020 | Italy
 Official Selection | Golden State Film Festival – California | 2020 | USA
 Special Mention | Melkbos Short Film Festival – Cape Town | 2020 | South Africa
 Special Jury Mention – Children Film | Café Irani Chaii International Film Festival | 2020 | India
 Semi-Finalist | The Lebanese Movie Awards – Beirut | 2020 | Lebanon
 Semi-Finalist | Festival Internacional de Cine de Yécora | 2020 | Mexico
 Official Selection | Festpro Film Festival, Moscow and St. Petersburg | 2020 | Russia
 Official Selection | Athens Marathon International Film Festival | 2020 | Greece
 Semi-Finalist | Best Child Actor | Children Cinema Awards – Amsterdam | 2020 | Netherlands
 Semi-Finalist | Lucerna Youth and Children Film Festival | 2020 | Russia
 Official Selection | Aryan International Children’s Film Festival of Jaipur | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | Mos Film Fest - Moscow | 2020 | Russia
 Winner Best Indian Fantasy Film | Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival – Surat | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | Asian Film Festival Los Angeles Hollywood | 2020 | USA
 Official Selection | Out of the Can International Film Festival | 2020 | UK
 Official Selection | Rangkarmi International Short Film Festival | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival | 2020 | Turkey
 Official Selection | Anatolia International Film Festival | 2020 | Turkey
 Official Selection | Canadian Diversity Film Festival - Toronto | 2020 | Canada
 Official Nomination Best Fantasy Short & Best Director | Genre Celebration Festival – Tokyo | 2020 | Japan
 Official Selection | International Film Festival of Shimla | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | Shortfundly Annual Film Festival | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | Golden Wheat Awards – Istanbul | 2020 | Turkey
 Best Family Film | Tagore International Film Festival – Kolkata | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | Cinestate International Film Festival of India – Noida | 2020 | India
 Award Winner | Port Blair International Film Festival | 2020 | India
 Award Winner | White Unicorn International Film Festival - Kolkata | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh | 2020
 Official Selection | Indo Global International Film Festival | 2020 | India
 Official Selection | New Generation Film Festival | 2020 | Serbia