Joby Varghese was born on 4 June 1977 to a middle-class family in Chalakudy,Kerala, India. His father is K. T Varghese and mother, M O Mary. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Christ College Irinjalakuda. During his studies attended many film festivals and watched many world classics. Kurosawa's Rashomon, DeSica's Bicycle Thieves and Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal were among them, and they influenced him immensely. He is a self taught filmmaker. Joby Varghese debuted as director with Back to beat (2012) a short film completed in a single shot of 7mins, which competed in competition section of Signs Short Film Festival Kerala.
Official Selection Competition
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VIP FEST- The Best of 2021, Spain
Barcelona
2022
Best Micro Short Film, Best Director
Unsee
Oasis Inter Continental Film Festival, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Finalist/Official Selection Competition
Unsee
International Film Festival "Cinema and You", Ukraine
Mariupol
2021
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Iconic Images Film Festival, Lithuania
Gostavto, Vilnius
2021
Best Micro Short Film, Best Director
Unsee
indo-American International Festival of World Cinema, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Nrityam International Film Festival, India
Hinjilicut, Ganjam
2021
Official Selection Competition
VUJA DE
Author Film Festival, Spain
Barcelona, Catalunya
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Tamilnadu International Film Festival, India
Madurai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Druk International Film Festival,Bhutan
Doteng, Paro
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Poompuhar International Film Festival,India
Thirumullaivasal,Tamilnadu
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Aasha international Film Festival,India
Nashik,Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection Competition
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MP Film Award,United States
USA
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Cine Fair Film Festival,India
India
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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RAY International Film Festival,India
Tirupattur,Tamilnadu
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Himachal Short Film Festival,India
Kullu,Himachal Pradesh
2021
Best Experimental Short Film, Best Director-Indian Short Film
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Dubai Indie Film Festival,UAE
Dubai
2021
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Short Film
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New York Istanbul Short Film Festival,United States
New York City, New York
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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5 Hours Film Challenge,India
Kanyakumari,Tamilnadu
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Independent Short Film Festival of India
India
2021
Best Experimental Short Film, Best Director
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Golden Camera International Film Festival,India
India
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Havelock International Film Festival,India
Port Blair,Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Tekka International Film Festival,Singapore
Singapore
2021
Best Experimental Film
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Gangtok International Film Festival,India
Gangtok,Sikkim
2021
Nominee Best Experimental Short Film
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Nicomedia International Bi-Monthly Film Awards,Turker
Izmit
2021
Semi Finalist/Official Selection Competition
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Swedan Film Awards, Swedan
Swedan
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Golden Sparrow International Film Festival, India
Sirkali,Tamilnadu
2021
Best Fantasy
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Auber International Film Festival, France
Paris
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Nuuk International Film Festival, Greenland
Nuuk
2021
Official Selection Competition
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iDEAL International Film Festival,India
Sillod,Maharashtra
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Indo Singapore International Film Festival, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Imaginary Mind Film Contest, United States
USA
2021
Outstanding Achievement in Experimental Film
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Tagore International Film Festival, India
Bolpur, West Bengal
2021
Best Experimental Short Film, Best Actress - Athira Patel
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International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2021
Best Actress-Athira Patel
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Lime Light Film Contest, USA
USA
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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2 11 17 International Film Festival, India
Karunanithipuram, Tamil Nadu
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Mumbai Indie Film Festival, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Finalist/Official Selection Competition
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Eurasian International Monthly Film Festival, Russian Federation
Moscow
2021
Best Short Film -Art/Experiment
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Blu-Hill Film Festival, USA
USA
2021
Official Selection Competition
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The Film Contest, USA
USA
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Golden Lens International Film Festival, India
Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Film
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Virgin Spring Cinefest, India
Kolkata, West Bengal
2021
Horourable Jury Award for Short Film
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SHORTFILM FESTIVAL INDIA, India
India
2021
Best Experimental Short Film, Best Actress - Athira Patel, Best Producer - JIjoy P R & Joby Varghese
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The Golden Palm International Film Festival, India
Kallal, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Rameshwaram International Film Festival, India
Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
2021
Quarter Final/Official Selection Competition
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Parambi Productions International Short Film Festival, India
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Hallucinea Film Festival, France
Paris
2021
Best Experimental Short Film-Second Runner Up
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Roshani International Film Festival, India
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Aranmanai International Film Festival, India
Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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International Film Festival of Parai, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Short Film in Best Inventive Films Category, Best Screenplay -Joby Varghese, Best Sound Design - Renganaath Ravee
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Indian International Film Awards, India
2021
Best Short Film- 4th Runner Up
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Indie Short Film Festival, India
Kerala
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Stockholm City Film Festival, Swedan
Stockholm
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Silver Screen Short Film Awards, India
Alibag, Maharashtra
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Chaplin International Film Festival, India
Kumbakonam
2021
Best Experimental Short Film, Honorable Mention Award for Best Concept
VUJA DE
Mokkho International Film Festival, India
Pondicherry
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Uruvatti International Film Festival, India
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Bharathi International Film Festival, India
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Vetriyur International Film Festival, India
Vetriyur, Tamil Nadu
2021
Nomination :Best Writer
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7 Colours International Film Festival, India
Pune, Maharashtra
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Hodu International Film Festival, India
Pondicherry
2021
Best Experimental Short Film, Best Director
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Oasis Inter Continental Film Festival, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Finlist/Official Selection Competition
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Short Shot Fest, Russian Federation
Moscow
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Paradise Film Festival, Hungary
Budapest
2021
Special Golden Winner for Best Experimental Short Film
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Best Istanbul Film Awards, Turkey
Istanbul
2021
Best Actress Athira Patel. Nominations: Best Experimental Short Film, Best Cast
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Experimental Film Festival Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Iconic Images Film Festival, Lithuania
Vilnius
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Golden Lion Film Festival, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Port Blair International Film Festival, India
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Sentinal International Film Awards, India
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2021
Special Jury Award for Best Experimental Short Film
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Chozha International Film Festival, India
Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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International Motion Picture Festival of India, India
Pondicherry
2021
Best picture,Best Director
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Indo American International Festival of World Cinema, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Golden Peacock International Film Festival, India
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2021
Best Director - Joby Varghese, Special Jury Award for Best Experimental Short Film
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Aiyan Film Awards, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Special Mention for Vuja De
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Madras Independent Film Festival, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Chettinad Indie Festival, India
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Malaikandan Independent Film Festival, India
Malaikandan, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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SASEE Film Awards, India
Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Indian Short Film, Best Director
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Valparai International Film Festival,India
Valparai, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Gona Film Awards, India
Karaikkudi, Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
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Indo French International Film Festival, India
Pondicherry
2021
Best Indian Narrative Short Film
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Indian Star International Short Film Festival, India
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection Competition
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Pimpri Chinchwad International Short Film Festival, India
Pune, Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection Competition
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SINCINE Film Awards, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2021
Special Jury Award for 'Vuja de'
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Reels International Short Film Festival, India
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
2021
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
South Asian Short Festival Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2020
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
No Words International Short Film Festival, Greece
Ptolemaida, Kozanis
2020
Award Winner
Unsee
KINNO MOSCOW, Russian Federation
Moscow
2020
Nominee/Finalist/Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Sprouting Seed International Short Film Festival, India
Nandurbur, Maharashtra
2020
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Festival Prix de Court France
Schoelcher, Martinique
2020
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
National Documentary & Short Film Festival, India
Thrissur, Kerala
2020
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Indapur National Short Film Festival, India
Indapur, Maharashtra
2020
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival. BARCIFF, Spain
Barcelona, Catalunya
2020
Official Selection Competieion. Nomination- Best Editor Sujoy Joseph
VUJA DE
Sprouting Seed International Short Film Festival, india
Nandurbar, Maharashtra
2020
Best Fantasy Short Film, Golden Medal for Good Work
VUJA DE
Model N Movie International Short Film Festival,India
Kolkata, Bengal
2020
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Ichalkaranji International Short Film Festival, India
Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra
2019
Award Winner
Unsee
Short Film Factory, Romania
Bucharest
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV & AWARDS, World Cine Fest, India
Lonavla, Maharashtra
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
ASF PUNE, India
Pune, Maharashtra
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
FestCiMM-The Mid-World Festival, Brazil
Centro Diadema, Sao Paulo
2019
Finalist/Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Portugal
Lisbon
2019
Finalist/Official Selection Competition
Unsee
rolling stones, Russian Federation
Moscow
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
SiGNS National Festival for Documentaries and Short Fiction, India
Thrissur, Kerala
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Short+Sweet Film Festival, Philippines
Makati
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
PUFF-MT, USA
East Polson, Montana
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Chile
Rancagua
2019
Official Selection Competition
Unsee
Madrid Indie Film Festival MADRIFF, Spain
Comunidad de Madrid
2019
Official Selection Competition
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Panchajanyam International Film Festival, India
Chittur,Palakad,Kerala
2019
Best Short Film
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Sree Sankaracharya University 0f Sanskrit Short Film Festival, India
Kalady, Kerala
2019
Official Selection Competition
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Ichalkaranji International Short Film Festival, India
Ichalkaranji,Maharastra
2019
Best Jury Award for 'Vuja de'
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Indapur National Short Film Festival, India
Indapur, Maharastra
2019
Official Selection Competition
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13th Filmsaaz, India
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
2019
Official Selection Competition
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Siliguri Short and Documentary Film Festival, India
Siliguri, Bengal
2019
Official Selection Competition
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South Asian Short Film Festival, India
Kolkata, Bengal
2019
Official Selection Competition
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Nagaon International Short and Documentary Film Festival, India
Nagaon, Assam
2019
Official Selection Competition
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MoziMotion, Netherlands
Online
2019
Semi Finalist /Official Selection Competition
VUJA DE
LOS ANGELES CineFest, USA
Los Angeles
2019
Best Fantastic Short Film , Best Young Actress - Athira Patel
VUJA DE
South Film and Arts Academy Festival,Chile
Rancagua
2019
Official Selection Competition
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Le Prince International Film Festival, Venezuela
Caracus
2019
Semi Finalist
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Short Movie Club Film Festival "Nefiltravanae Kino", Belarus
Minsk
2018
Official Selection Competition
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Starlights Film Awards, India
Hyderabad, Telangana
2018
Official Selection Competition
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Chennai International Short Film Festival, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2018
Finalist / Official Selection Competition
VUJA DE
Bengals International, India
Kolkata, Bengal
2018
Best Screenplay, Special Jury Award for 'Vuja de'
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ASF PUNE, India
Pune, Maharastra
2018
Official Selection Competition
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STEPS International Film Festival, Syria
Lattakia
2018
Official Selection Competition
VUJA DE
Fishing Island, Serbia
Novi Sad
2018
Official Selection Competition
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Mostra Del Cinema Di Taranto, Italy
Taranto
2018
Official Selection Competition
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Indie Best Films Festivals, USA
Santa Monica, California
2018
Official Selection Competition
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573 International Short Film Festival, USA
Farmington, Missouri
2018
Semi Finalist / Official Selection Competition
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Best of India Short Film Festival, USA
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection Competition
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All Seas Film Festival, USA
2018
Semi Finalist / Official Selection Competition
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Motion For Pictures, USA
Cary,North Carolina
2018
Official Selection Competition
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Bahia Independent Cinema FestivL, Brazil
Bahia
2018
Official Selection Competition
VUJA DE
SiGNS National Festival for Documenaries and Short Fiction, India
Ernakulam, Kerala
2017
Official Selection Competition
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FILMINGO InternationalShort Film Festival, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2017
Official Selection Competition
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New Delhi Film Festival NDFF (International), India
New Delhi
2017
Semi Finalist / Official Selection Competition
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Near Nazareth Film Festival, Israel
Afula
2017
Official Selection Competition
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Roma Cinema DOC, Italy
Rome
2017
Official Selection Competition
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SHORT to the Point, Romania
Bucharest
2017
Best Experimental Short Film. Award Nominations : Best Sound Designer- Renganaath Ravee. Best Actress- Athira Patel
VUJA DE
12 Months Film Festival, Romania
Cluj-Napoca
2017
Official Selection Competition
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CUZCO Underground Cinema Festival, Peru
Cusco
2017
Official Selection Competition
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Sierra International Film Weekend, Bolivia
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
2017
Official Selection Competition
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Salto Independent Film Festival,Uruguay
salto
2017
Official Selection Competition
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Veracruz Short Film Festival, Mexico
Veracruz
2017
Official Selection Competition
Back To Beat
SiGNS National Festival for Documentaries and Short Fiction
Palakkad,Kerala
2012
Official Selection Competition
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Anatolia International Film Festival,Turkey
Istanbul
Official Selection Competition
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New York Neorealism Film Awards,Italy
Rome
Outstanding Achievement Award in Experimental Films
VUJA DE
World Film Carnival-Singapore
Singapore
Best Picture, Finalist - Best Fiction, Best Actress Athira Patel,Best Picture
VUJA DE
The Best Film Festival, Spain
Barcelona, Catalunya
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