“Jamnapaar” at DIFF Virtual Viewing Room

Event overview

We are extremely happy to share that Abhinava Bhattacharyya’s CDC Diploma film Jamnapaar is now screening at the DIFF Virtual Viewing Room. The film will be available to audiences around the world for free from 17–26 June 2022.

Film synopsis: The film lurks on the river's edge seeking to explore how the inhabitants of the Yamuna relate to its degraded presence, the fragile nostalgia of its unknowable past and the horror of its unthinkable future. It is above all, an attempt to uncover new ways of imagining and relating to the natural world in the midst of the sixth mass extinction on Earth, our final planetary dream. The film is shot in Delhi, the site of the Yamuna's most extreme degradation.

Fourteen CDC student films have been selected by DIFF Virtual Viewing Room as part of its curation. For more information: https://online.diff.co.in/page/studentdocscdc/

Previous Awards and Screenings:

• Screened at EcoReels on Doculive by Kriti Film Club 2022
• Streaming on MUBI INDIA 2022
• Selected for 11th Social Justice Film Festival 2022
• Screened as part of Labocine’s issue “South Asia Foreground” 2021
• Selected for Vision Mix, Hong Kong 2021
• Selected for IDSFFK Docuscape 2020
• Awarded the Toto Funds the Arts Best Short Film 2019
• Selected for the Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019
• Selected for IAS International Film Festival, Sharjah 2019
• Selected for Documenta Madrid International Film Festival 2019
• Selected for the Leiden International Short Film Experience festival, Netherlands 2019
• Selected for Clapstick International Students Film Festival organised by Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata 2018
• Awarded 2nd Prize in the Short Documentary Section at International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2018
• Awarded Best International Short Documentary Non-Fiction, Best Cinematography at DFK New Wave 2018
• Awarded Best Documentary and Best Editing at National Documentary & Short Film Festival 2018
• Selected for Urban Lens Film Festival 2018
• Selected for Filmsaaz, Aligarh Muslim University, 2018
• Nominated for Short Film Awards by the Film Critics Guild, Mumbai 2018
• Selected for the 12th edition of Voices from the Waters Film Festival 2017
• Awarded Golden Owl for Best Documentary, Silver Owl for Excellence in Sound Design at Tata Institute for Social Sciences 2017