The Academy Awards 2021; ‘Bittu’ Shortlisted For Short Film Category, ‘Jalikattu’ Lost The Race

On February 10, 2021, The Academy of Motion Art & Sciences announced the shortlist of nine different categories for the upcoming Academy Awards, popularly known as ‘Oscars’. Malayalam film ‘Jalikattu’ directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery' was the official entry from India submitted for the International feature film category but unfortunately, the satirical thriller didn’t make it to the shortlist and was left out of the race. But on the brighter side ‘Bittu’ directed by Karishma Dev Dube was shortlisted for the Live-Action short film category by the Academy. ‘Bittu’ is inspired by a true story that tells a tale about a beautiful bond of friendship shared by two school friends. The film is aided by Indian Women rising a cinema collective created by Tahira Kashyap, Guneet Monga, and Ekta ...

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