Festivals: call for entries

Kyrgyz Serial: The contest of scripts (2024_kg)

Call for entries: The VI Film Forum Of Women Film Directors Of Kyrgyzstan


Deadline: 01.03.2024


XI Forum of the young cinema Umut-2024


Dates & place: 28.03-01.04.24, 2024, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Organizer: Cinema Department with support: Interstate humanitarian cooperation fund
Participants: Ex-Soviet countries
Tuesday, 07 November 2023 00:00

First Bishkek IFF: Info about "Whispers of Fire & Water" (India) from International competition


Place & dates: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 17-21.11.2023 

Screening: 18 November 2023, at 12h.10min., Ala-Too cinema


“Whispers of fire & water” by Lubdhak Chatterjee, India, 2023, 83’


World premiere: Locarno IFF - 2023


This film is nominated for the Alternative Award, the award ceremony will take place on December 2, 2023 in Kazakhstan.



Shiva, an audio installation artist visits the largest coalmines of Eastern India - plagued by depleting natural resources and a burning fire in its belly. However, he succumbs to the highly complex socio-political system and moves to a tribal village in the forest. There, he questions his urban gaze and fundamental notion of self. Water, as an element, forms the labyrinth of his quest for truth.


Whispers Of Fire & Water


World premiere: Locarno IFF, 2023


Director's Biography:

Lubdhak Chatterjee is an independent filmmaker based out of Kolkata, India. A blogger with the Times of India, he started off his career as an engineer which he soon gave up to pursue his love for films. He had won the Doordarshan fellowship in India for his documentary film Vaikhari, commissioned by Public Service Broadcasting Trust, India and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. His experimental short film Aahuti was an official selection at International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) 2020. Lubdhak also works professionally as a cinematographer and editor.



Lubdhak Chatterjee