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DIALOG (2019)

Dialog draws inspiration from the famous words of Plato: "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul". It tells a poignant tale of our struggles, as we learn to win it every day in this beautiful dream called Mumbai. Dialog is pure musi... read more

Completed On: 28 Aug, 2019

Duration: 2 min 0 sec

Genres: Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music V...

Country: India

Director: Souvik Chakraborty

Submitted By: Souvik Chakraborty

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Dialog draws inspiration from the famous words of Plato: "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul". It tells a poignant tale of our struggles, as we learn to win it every day in this beautiful dream called Mumbai. Dialog is pure music at its best, the heckles, rants, and spats of the street vendors form its lyrics. The instruments and beats are composed out of close recording samples of the various tools that these workers use.
Their perseverance beats the uncertainties that their lives entail. Their relentless zeal never lets the city sleep. In the end, these voices are drowned in the multitudes of hopes with which a wave of newer folk arrives in the city.
The fluidity of the music percolates through the visuals of the musical film. Like the existential ebbs and tides of our crisis, the visuals never settle and keeps on surprising you until it haunts like a 'lore!
Dialog has been awarded at various film festivals around the world.
Best Music Video- Relación and the Jury's Special Mention for Post Production for Cine de Austral International Film Festival, Argentina
Special Jury award at the Anandalok Shotcuts Film Festival
Short of the Year, Summer edition
BEST INDIAN ART AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM " in " ANIMATION FILM ", Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival, India
Best Editing Award, Lifft India World Cine Fest
Best Visual Effects, Lifft India World Cine Fest
Best Editing Award, Hollywood Venus Awards, US
Short of the Year, Film of the month Nominee, First Friday Films
Special Screening Deptford Cinemas, London
Selection for Streaming, The BeBop Channel Content Festival
Selection for Streaming, Formulaboxx Content Festival
Finalist at the WE film Festival
Finalist in the Best Music Video category in the My Rode Reel festival
Finalist, Ankur 2020 - International Youth Documentary & Short Film Festival
Finalist in the FlickFair festival
Finalist in the Karnataka Youth International Water Film Festival
Official Selection, Moinho Cine Fest
Official Selection, River to River Florence India Film festival, Florence
Official Selection, III Muestra de Video Arte Faenza
Official Selection, Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity and Inclusion
Official Selection, KINÉ MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES
Official Selection, First-time Film-maker Sessions
Official Selection, Job Film Days
Official Selection, Vagdevi Lit Fest
Official Selection, intimalenteintimatelens film festival
Official Selection, 15th International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka
Official Selection, Screen & Story Film Festival
Official Selection, Cortoons Festival Gandia
Official Selection, Maremetraggio, Italy
Official Selection, Wexford Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection, Animare Cartoon Film Festival
Official Selection, The Filmy Monks
Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cine Austral
Official Selection, Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles Hollywood
Official Selection, the international festival of tv broadcasters and independent producers ”SIMFEST”
Official Selection, Selection VII edition INTERMEDIACIONES

  • Directors
    Souvik Chakraborty
  • Producers
    Souvik Chakraborty
  • Writers
    Souvik Chakraborty
  • Shots
    Rishabh Maliwar
  • Shots
    Uday Joshi
  • Edit & Grade
    Nitin Burli
  • Sound Record
    Aditya Pawar
  • Sound design & Music
    Ankit Uppal
  • Film Type
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Other, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres
    music,videoo,shortfilm,animated,videoart,experimental,documentary,award,winning,musical,microfilm,super shorts
  • Runtime
    2 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    28 Aug, 2019
  • Production Budget
    USD
  • Country of Origin
    India
  • Country of Filming
    India
  • Film Language
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format
    Shot on Sony A7s
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

Anandalok Shotcuts Film Festival
India
Online
Online
Special Jury Award

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival
India
BEST INDIAN ART AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM " in " ANIMATION FILM ",

Short of the Year, Summer edition
Spain
Short of the Year, 50 Festival Submissions

Lifft India World Cine Fest
India
Best Editing Award

Lifft India World Cine Fest
India
Best Visual Effects

Cine de Austral International Film Festival
Argentina
Best Music Video- Relación and the Jury's Special Mention for Post Production

First Friday Films
United States
Film of the month Nominee, First Friday Films

My Rode Reel festival
Online
Finalist in the Best Music Video category

FlickFair festival
Finalist

Short of the Year, Summer
Online
Official Selection

Moinho Cine Fest
Official Selection

River to River Florence India Film festival
Official Selection

Hollywood Venus Awards
Turkey
Istanbul
Best Editing Award

First-time Film-maker Sessions
Official Selection

Deptford Cinemas
Official Selection

Maremetraggio
Official Selection

Cortoons Festival Gandia
Official Selection

III Muestra de Video Arte Faenza
Official Selection

Karnataka Youth International Water Film Festival
Finalist

The BeBop Channel Content Festival
Official Selection

Filmeraa international film festival
Official Selection

Director's Biography

Souvik is an award-winning scriptwriter, film-maker. Please see the resume and the profile shared below. He had been trained in Film, Television, and Video Production from Xavier Institute of Communications after being a first-class graduate in English Honours. He had been working in the creative domain for the past 6 years. In the past, he had worked as a producer for shows on MTV, Colors, Star Plus, Hotstar, and Zee TV et al. Kindly refer to the resume attached to the WFCN profile for more details.

Souvik is a registered writer with the SWA and is currently working as a freelance writer, director. He is pitching and working on both short and long formatted scripts besides working on some quality corporate projects on the side.

Here are a few videos that he directed recently

https://www.facebook.com/missmaliniblog/videos/an-awesome-time-at-oppoxsunburn2019-in-goa/1179023832291098/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzYDkc5p5oc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbicaJEW1UE&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88XzPn2-ukc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4uW2JP8Z1Q

Director's Statement

Dialog presents an intriguing communication through the soul of the streets and the tireless workforce of the city of Mumbai. The musical short film infuses organic sounds of the street into poignant melodies to tell a story in the form of lore. The film talks about the vehemence with which the workers thrive in the city despite the heavy-duty onslaught of the uncertainties that their businesses and their lives entail.
Dialog draws inspiration from the famous words of Plato: "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"
No instruments were used in the making of this track.

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  • Short film review

    Asian Movie Pulse

  • Dialog is an engaging experience disguised as music

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  • Dialogue shows us the fascinating form of communication that lives in the soul of the streets and in the tireless workforce of the city of Mumbai.

    www.maremetraggio.com

  • Dialog to screen at the 19th edition programme

    www.rivertoriver.it

  • A film that has the potential to resonate with the vast majority of the Earth’s population.

    UK Film Review

  • Interview by senior Hollywood entertainer, Mr. Phillip E. Walker.

    First Friday Films

  • Interview with Lifft Filmotsav on the occasion of Dialog\s award nomination

    Lifft India Official Website