Saturday 15 May 2021

Raj More 67th National Film Awarded ‘Khisa’ to be screened at 21st New York Indian Film Festival

Raj More

Khisa is among 58 feature films, documentaries and short films in 15 languages from across India that have been selected for NYIFF 2021.

Marathi short film Khisa (Pocket),Its debut directed by Raj Pritam More, has been selected to be screened at the 21st New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film festival will be held virtually from June 4 to 15 2021.

Raj Pritam More has won the 67th National Film Award for Best Directorial Debut for his short film Khisa. which is considered among the most prestigious awards of  India.

More told  that he was delighted about winning the coveted award. "Every filmmaker wishes to win a National Award," he said. This is his second National award, he already win 54th National Academy Award by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi and Best Asia Art Award from Asia. Korea..He from JJ School of Art Mumbai.

The filmmaker, a respected contemporary visual artist, said the award has given him a lot of confidence. "This was my first film and I had invested the past two years in it. It had won many awards at various international festivals but after it got selected for the International Film Festival of India this year, I realized that there was a chance that we could win the National Award. I can't contain my happiness. I would also like to thank my team, especially my writer, DOP and the editor for having full faith in my vision.

“The whole story revolves around the shirt. The child is proud of his pocket. It sets him apart from others his age, whose pockets are not only smaller but also ordinary and similar to each other. The little boy does not understand the politics of symbolism that adults engage in, and his pocket soon becomes a point of contention amongst elders in the village. This story of a loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy, is ironically, symbolic of the times we live in,” said More.

The filmmaker added that he was planning to work on a different film and had called Kailash Waghmare for casting. “He told me that in his village there had been an incident of a child who had attempted to stand out from the crowd by wearing a shirt with an unusually large pocket. I realised that this was the story I wanted to tell and Waghmare wrote it,” said the director. Waghmare plays the father of the child in the film.

Produced by Santosh Maithani and Raj Pritam More.Khisa is among 58 feature films, documentaries and short films in 15 languages from across India that have been selected for NYIFF, one of the most prestigious Indian film festivals globally.

India's Marathi short film''Khisa''(Pocket) is now making its way to International film festivals.

Khisa is a winner of 67th National Film Awards for Best Debut Director/Raj Pritam More/Khisa(Pocket)Short Film.

''Khisa''short film Official Selected in Indian Panorama for (IFIFI) 51st International film festival of India,Goa 2020. 

 From early this short ''Khisa'' won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020.Best Film and Best Screenplay, 2 award international awards.

In India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival,New Delhi .India -20 .


Short film also qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA,which will be held in Istanbul,Turkey in March 2021.


It's also Official Selection at  New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2021. 

Also got a nomination for Best international Short Film and Best Director at Dublin International short and music festival 2020.khisa also shown at world's premier online screening at (DISFMF) Dublin International short and music festival 20.

Now khisa  get  2 prestigious awards at  Mumbai International cult Film Festival.


''Khisa'' a short film its also selected at  Dharamshala International Film Festival  and set to world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival .

KHISA winner of 2 awards at 13th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2021 in International competition worldwood International Paronima-For Shorts in Short Fiction Category.1) BEST SHORT FICTION FILM 2) BEST SCRIPT

Khisa Short film win 3 Awards .......

1) Best Short Film 2) Best Director 3) Best Script at Ujjiani Short Film Festival 2021. it's Central India's biggest film festival.

Khisa win 2nd Best Short Film Award at 13th International Guwahati Film Festival presented by Guwahati Cine club 2021.

Khisa Win Best Short Film at 5th Indian World Film Festival ,Hyderdad 2021.

Short Film ''Khisa'' is Finalists for Filmfare Short Film Awards 2021.

And it's also Official selection at Montreal Independent Film Festival Canada 2020.

Its Official selection at 26th (KIFF) Kolkata International Film Festival 20.

Its Official Selection at Dioroma International film festival  2020.

It's also Official Selection at  Indie Shorts Awards Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020.


The film has been shot entirely in Akola ( Vidarbha) Maharastra

Khisa present by PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laaltippa Films.

Produced by Santosh Maithani and Raj Pritam More

Written-Kailash Waghmare ,editor -Santosh Maithani,Director of Photography- Simarjit Singh Suman,Music-Parijat Chakraborty,Sound recordist-Kushal Sarda.

Cast-Kailash Waghmare,Meenakshi Rathod,Shruti Madhydeep ,Dr Sheshpal Ganvir and Vedant Shrisagar (child actor)