Living Idle is a symbolic short film that reflects actions have consequences.

This is the story of an artist – a creative sculptor of idols,
that puts life and colour into clusters of mud and clay.
Ironically, he fails to add colour to his own creation- his world, his family, his child.

The narrative revolves around how a creation of the sculptor-
an idol of Goddess Durga punishes him (by rendering him indisposed and idle),
when he crosses all limits of abuse and shows him a life of yearning.
The film concludes with a deep dawn of realisation – of how a single action-
takes away from him his ability to be a prolific sculptor-
that of clay and stone and that of his child’s future.

The film is embedded with contrasting symbolism, as aptly reflected in its title,
most strongly that of the strength of a woman, of a mother, which is –
representative in Goddess Durga’s rendition of ‘Good over Evil’.

Credits

  • Mrs.Satyaramana & Mr.Ramana Producer
  • Ramana Director Story,Screenplay and Direction
  • Anil Charnjeett Key Cast Lead Actor
  • Geetanjali Mishra Key Cast Lead Actress
  • Aaliya Shaikh Supporting Cast Child Artist(Baby)
  • Alfiya Shaikh Supporting Cast Child Artist
  • Ayaskant Baral Cinematography
  • Varaprasad J V Editing
  • Varaprasad J V Original Music Score
  • Ramana Writer
  • Ramana Screenplay
  • Gautam Siddhartha Dialogues (Hindi)
  • Ramana Art Direction
  • Ramana Production Design
  • Mitesh Sawant Makeup Prakash ( assistant makeup artist ), Babli ( Hair stylist )
  • Satyaramana Costume Design Ajay Nayak
  • Vikrant studios Post-Production Ranganath Gowda ( head of postproduction )
  • Vikrant studios VFX ( Visual Effects )
  • Vikrant studios Sound Design & Soundtrack Varaprasad J V ( Sound Design ) Suresh M Sharma ( Soundmix engineer )
  • Ramana Poster Design
  • artbyramana Production

Specifications

  • Project Type: Short
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Completion Date: January 19, 2017
  • Production Budget: 35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Country of Filming: India
  • Language: Hindi
  • Shooting Format: Red epic
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker

Screenings / Awards

  • WINNER 97 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS Mumbai
    India
    Most Awards Winning First Indian Short Film. Official selections :92,Semi Finalists : 17,Finalist : 11,Globally Film screening : 250,
  • (LAIFFA) Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. 7083 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
    United States
    August 26, 2017
    Fairbanks and Mary Pickford Theatre
    Best Foreign Film Short (Annual Winner-Aug2017) and (Monthly Winner-Feb2017)
  • (HIMPFF) Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival. Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 27, 2018
    Historic Raleigh Studios Hollywood
    Best Foreign Film Short (Annual Winner-Jan2018) and (Monthly Winner-Feb2017)
  • International Independent Film Awards Encino, CA 91316
    United States
    March 23, 2017
    Diamond Award & Platinum Award ( Best Production Design & Best Narrative Short )
  • (DMOFF) Direct Monthly Online Film Festival Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
    April 1, 2017
    Best Film (Feb17)
  • Best Shorts Competition La Jolla, CA 92037
    United States
    July 4, 2017
    Award of Merit
  • Accolade Global Film Competition Awards La Jolla, CA 92039,
    United States
    March 7, 2017
    WINNER.Awards of Merit Special Mention
  • ( FICOCC ) FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Av. Municipal, CC Regina, Oficina 5 Puerto la Cruz, Anzoategui 6023
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    May 1, 2017
    Winner in 6 categories. Best Art Direction . Best Costume design . Special Mention Drama . Special Mention Supporting Actress . Special Mention Original music score . Special Mention Production design
  • Moscowcity International FILM Festival Moscow
    Russian Federation
    February 13, 2017
    illusion of cinema,Moscow
    Best One Shot Film (Feb17)
  • RedCornerFestival RCFF 401 New Turnpike Road Cochecton, NY,
    Sweden
    March 1, 2017
    Winner.(Best Acting) (Feb17)
  • The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards London,
    United Kingdom
    February 1, 2017
    Best Short Film (made for more than $10,000)
  • Southern Shorts Awards Roswell, Georgia.
    United States
    April 15, 2017
    Aurora Cineplex
    WINNER ( Award of Merit ) in 7 categories. Best Picture . Best Director . Best Production Design . Best Cinematographer . Best Music . Best Edting . Best Sound Design and Musictrack
  • (WIIFF) Whatashort Independent International Film Festival Delhi
    India
    July 8, 2017
    Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
    Best Short film (Fiction)
  • (TBIFF)The Buddha International Film Festival Pune
    India
    June 11, 2017
    Best Short Film
  • (GIFF)Gujarat International Film Festival of India Surat,Gujarat
    India
    June 24, 2017
    Best Writer And Director
  • Aab International Film Festival Moga, Punjab 142001
    India
    February 15, 2017
    BEST FILM (Feb17)
  • Lake View International Film Festival Ludhiana,Punjab
    India
    August 5, 2017
    Punjab Bhawan,Ludhiana, Punjab
    BEST INDIAN SHORT FILM (Annual Winner-Sep2017) and (Monthly Winner-Mar2017)
  • 4th Noida International Film Festival Noida (Delhi NCR)
    India
    February 12, 2017
    Hide Away Suites,Elixir Business Park,Sector-127,Noida
    Special Festival mention
  • Indian World Film Festival-17 ( IWFF ) Hyderabad
    India
    March 19, 2017
    Aditya Park Sarovar Portico
    Honorable Jury Mention
  • Pune Short Film Festival Pune
    India
    June 10, 2017
    Honorable Jury Mention
  • CW-Cinema of the World Mumbai
    India
    August 7, 2017
    Mithibai College
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • 4th PINK CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
    India
    September 1, 2017
    Mahima Heritage,
    (BEST MUSIC) (BEST ACTING)
  • Indian Peacock International Film Festival Kolkata
    India
    October 5, 2017
    Best Filmmaker . Best Cinematography . Best BG Score
  • (CSIFF) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival Pune
    India
    December 23, 2017
    NFAI, Kothrud, Pune,
    Best Film
  • Asia South East-Short Film Festival The Hive Saigon
    Viet Nam
    December 9, 2017
    Honorable mention
  • Screen Short Fest 17 Kalyani, West Bengal 741235
    India
    January 14, 2018
    BEST FILM
  • Global Film Festival Awards Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 30, 2018
    Best Original Content. Best Actress (Honorable Mention)
  • Festigious Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 6, 2018
    Original Story (Honorable Mention)
  • JODHPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342026
    India
    December 28, 2017
    Jodpur
    BEST CONCEPT
  • Los Angeles Film Awards Los Angeles
    United States
    January 2, 2018
    Best First Time Director
  • Aakruti-My Creation International Film Festival. Mumbai
    India
    February 25, 2018
    BEST FILM and BEST ACTOR
  • SAKSHI(Nenu Sakthi)WomensDay Film Festival Hyderabad
    India
    March 7, 2018
    Visveswara Bhavan
    Best Film
  • Chambal International Film Festival Kota,Rajasthan
    Indonesia
    March 10, 2018
    Best actor
  • Grecanica International Film Festival Melito di Porto Salvo, Reggio Calabria
    Italy
    May 16, 2018
    Best Music Film
  • Telly Awards (The 39th Annual Telly Awards) Ashland,ky41101
    United States
    August 28, 2018
    Silver Award Winner (peoples telly)
  • Wales International Film Festival Swansea
    Wallis and Futuna
    October 4, 2018
    Dylan Thomas Centre 1 Somerset Place
    BEST BOLLYWOOD.SHORT FILM
  • Golden Earth Film Award
    United Kingdom
    November 7, 2018
    Best First Time Director
  • KALA SAMRUDDHI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mumbai
    India
    October 1, 2018
    GOLD AWARD . BEST FILM (MUMBAI)
  • 2nd ASF (Annabhau sathe International Short Films Festival) Pune
    India
    October 28, 2018
    Nationl Film Archive
    BEST EDING
  • Atharva Film Festival Mumbai
    India
    March 9, 2017
    Atharva Institute Of Film And Television
    Honorable mention
  • Bengals International Bangalore
    India
    October 28, 2018
    WINNER.Best Film
  • Model N Movie International Short Film Festival Howrah,Kolkata
    India
    January 12, 2019
    Vivekananda Seminar Hall
    Gold medal for “Noble Work” . Best Film . and Best Actress
  • Red Wood Film Festival San Francisco
    United States
    January 21, 2019
    Best Drama
  • RiFF. Rajasthan International Film Festival JAIPUR, Rajasthan
    India
    January 19, 2019
    INOX Insignia
    BEST FILM
  • Shunya International Film Festival mumbai
    India
    January 31, 2019
    BEST FILM ( RunnerUp) and Best Actress
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival Kolkata, West Benga
    India
    April 7, 2019
    Best Actor and Best Actress
  • Equality International Film Festival 2018 Sacramento, CA 95815
    United States
    April 13, 2019
    Winner. Best Foreign Film
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival Palm Springs, CA 92262
    United States
    April 10, 2019
    Best Short-Foreign(Silver) . Best Supporting Actress(Silver) . Best Actor(Bronge) . Best Poster(Silver).
  • Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA) MANILA
    Philippines
    May 6, 2019
    UPFI Film Center,1101 Diliman,Quezon city.
    Golden Eagles AWARDS . Best First Time Director . Best Cinematography . Best Sound . Best Costume Design .Best Actor . Best Supporting Actress
  • Asia Screen Awards Bali
    Hong Kong
    November 29, 2019
    WINNER . AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE . ( Edition 2, Emerging Asian Short Film)
  • New Jersey Indian & International Film Festival’s (NJIIFF) South Plainfield, New Jersey
    United States
    October 20, 2019
    Glitz events.Best Male Actor
  • Best Global Shorts Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    May 14, 2019
    Best Fictional Short
  • Global Indian Film Festival Mumbai, Maharashtra
    India
    November 14, 2019
    BEST DIRECTOR , BEST ACTOR , BEST ACTRESS
  • kalaraj International film festival (TSFA-2019) Hyderabad
    India
    September 5, 2019
    Ravindra Bharathi
    BEST FILM
  • NEZ International Film Festival KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL
    India
    November 29, 2019
    BEST ACTOR , BEST ACTRESS
  • MOONWHITE FILMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST (MWFIFF) Mumbai, Maharshtra 400064
    India
    November 15, 2019
    BEST DIRECTOR , BEST ACTOR , BEST ACTRESS
  • Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF) Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal
    India
    December 18, 2019
    Critics Choice Award
  • Ayodhya Film Festival Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
    India
    December 16, 2019
    BEST DIRECTOR
  • LAKECITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Mumbai, Maharashtra
    India
    December 20, 2019
    Best Director(Debut) and Best Actress(Jury Award)
  • Everest International Film Siliguri, West Bengal 734005 India
    India
    December 25, 2019
    Best Actress

Distribution Information

  • Artbyramana
    Country: India
    Rights: All Rights