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SOMETHING that happened on the night of June 13 at Hoyts Melbourne Central theatre in Australia, is sure to have made a group of young boys in Chinchpokli, a modest neighbourhood of Mumbai, break into a dance.
Director Manjari Makijany’s first film, a silent short, won the award for Best Indian Short Film at this year’s Indian Film Festival Melbourne. The eight-minute film was up against 200 entries. The annual event spread across 12 days, recognises talent from across India, New Zealand and Australia. Starring amateur child actors, The Last Marble was shot on a reed-thin budget in two-and-a-half days across the streets of Churchgate and Kandivli in Mumbai. “I wanted to start my career with a simple, short, star-less film,” says the 25-year-old, over the phone from her Melbourne hotel room, squeezing out time between media meets and the after-party. Read Full Article