Pune-based Filmmaker’s Two Unique Short Films Receive Nominations at Turi Film Festival

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Sparsh Banerjee, a talented young filmmaker from Pune, has garnered recognition for his exceptional work as two of his short films, ‘That’s Life’ and ‘ROT,’ have been officially selected for this year’s Turi Film Festival. 

Currently studying film-making at the esteemed Whistling Woods Institute in Mumbai, Banerjee takes pride in directing both films.

Sparsh is a resident of Roseland Residency society in Pimple Saudagar, Pune. 

In an interview with Pune Pulse, Banerjee shared insights into his creations. “That’s Life,” a deeply personal five-minute short film, explores the internal struggles of its protagonist, contemplating suicide. Banerjee not only directed but also acted in this thought-provoking piece. He expressed his hopes that viewers will connect with the film’s profound message, emphasizing that even if the character takes his own life, his impact on the world remains eternal.

Banerjee’s second film, “ROT,” tackles the issue of littering through a public service advertisement. Inspired by his own experiences as a former litterer, he presents the story of a mother and daughter who endure the consequences of rampant littering. Both characters work as cleaners, offering a unique perspective on the detrimental effects of this habit. Banerjee aims to evoke empathy in viewers, urging them to take a stand against littering.

Delighted by her son’s accomplishments, Babita Banerjee, an educator and Sparsh’s mother, expressed immense pride in his nomination at the prestigious Turi Film Festival. She mentioned that they have always supported Sparsh’s passion for filmmaking, which began in the 6th grade. His journey has since led to numerous accolades, including awards from the Cult Critic Movie Award, One Earth Award, and Tagore International Film Festival.

Sparsh Banerjee’s unique storytelling ability and impactful narratives continue to captivate audiences, leaving an indelible mark in the world of short films.

Links of the nominated short films :

That’s Life : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwb3lsBgoCo

ROT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0wLZgkMBNg

Shreyas Vange