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Acting Workshop

Registration for the Children's Acting Workshop is now open! Bring your kids to see the fantastic team from "First Take Acting School" as they give you the inside scoop on acting, along with top acting coach Jonathan Lim.

You are not going to want to miss this incredible event. Your kids will thank you for this!

    "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded" - Jess Lair

    For the first time in Bay Area, an event to allow Children & Young Adults to experience a wide range of cultural perspectives through film, theater & activities.

  • Presenting the very first and unique ‘Children & Youth Festival’ on December 7th at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose. Come and be part of an event that promotes and inspires curiosity and conversation amongst children through film and theatre.
  • It’s a day long festival for all ages with specially curated films for the children and youth along with a magical dance drama (Tribute to Oscar winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray) put together by our very own & talented Bay Area kids.
  • A complete family-friendly event! The entire event is programmed with an eye toward introducing young audiences to the joys of international art & culture. Parents and adults will enjoy films and activities that have interesting universal themes and messages.  An wonderful opportunity for the Indian kids living in Bay Area to know their motherland through films of different languages, religions and communities.
  • Give your young one a memorable Holiday Gift..

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Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa

Relive the magic of Ray's timeless classic " Goopi Gayen  Bagha Bayen" with a stage play adaption in English with original scores in Hindi. Be intrigued by the plot, tap to the music and dance recreating Ray's magic on stage - presented by talented Bay Area teenagers. Directed by Anindya Chakraborty with original music compositions by Sid Chattopadhyay, and choreography by Pragya Dasgupta and Shuvra Ray, presented by BASAFF during Cine Next film festival to be held on Dec 7th 2019 in Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose.

Directed by Anindya Chakraborty, presented by BASAFF

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Appuvinte satyanveshanam

This is the story of Appu, a nine-year-old boy, who is in a moral predicament. Appu has failed in his examination and teacher has asked him to get his father’s signature on the answer sheet. As Appu was worried about the solid beating he will get from his father, his friend Jithu advises him to secretly copy his father’s signature.

Appu lives with his father, mother and Grandfather in a sleepy Kerala village. Appu’s Grandfather was a devout ‘Gandhian’ who never wavered from the virtuous path. And Grandfather has inspired in Appu a bright sense of goodness.

In contrast his father Mohandas, was a man of low morals and his mother, Anitha, indulges in lies as part of life. And now, Appu has to choose between the right and the wrong.

To commit forgery or not?

Directors:

 Sohan Lal India (as SohanLal), Sohan Lal
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Date: 7th December 
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 11:10 PM

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During US invasion of Iraq some illegal migrants are waiting to get back home to India. As one such family prepares to celebrate the 6th birthday of their youngest member Chintu, their kind-hearted Iraqi landlord lends them a helping hand.
 
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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 7:30 PM

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Nooreh (2018) 22min | Short, Drama | 22 June 2019 (USA) An eight year old Kashmiri girl 'Nooreh' residing in a small village on the India-Pakistan border believes that she has discovered a solution to end the relentless cross firing.

Director, Writer : Ashish Pandey
 
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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 6:30 PM

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On a concert stage you always can join great sounds and incredible musicians. But sometimes the sounds next to the stage are turning into the focus of attention. The cellist tries to start with his performance, but there're a number of surprises.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 07:00 PM

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A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).

iRony has been selected to 7 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 07:00 PM

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This animation was inspired by a real story of one boy, who was the last survivor from a ferry disaster, he watched many of his friends falling into the dark with his real eyes. In this film, there is a girl who has a trauma from the memory of her past just like the boy went through. She is on board to follow her friend through where she lost her, the deep sea.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 07:00 PM

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India's first 3d Animation.
Every dog owner is familiar to that irresistible and imploring gaze of their dog that yearns for reciprocation. The bond between humans and dogs is very quickly established due to natural body chemistry wherein both the species release the same hormone called oxytocin upon that look of mutual recognition. 
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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 06:00 PM

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Two children wants to play together, but a wall grow up and create a frontier…

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 06:00 PM

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A spaceship lands on a barren planet. An astronaut emerges from the ship to claim this land for themselves, but did they get more than what they bargained for?

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 06:00 PM

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“There isn’t enough room for the both of us.” Two painters battle out what space they have to paint in their own style. 

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 06:00 PM

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When a kid starts spending time in the real world, it's up to his smartphone to bring his attention back to where it belongs. 

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 06:00 PM

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A shy boy wizard-in-training is forced into a play date with a witch girl who is unpredictable with her magic.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Time: 06:00 PM

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The story of an old man who has to make a hard choice - save the wolf who is in a trap or have a revenge for his daughter's death.
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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 03:30 PM

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What can happen with a greedy fox?

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 03:30 PM

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‘Out of the Frame’, is a short cutout animation film created by a team of eleven young animators. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training. The designs, characters, backgrounds and Props were designed by the young students. Students animated this film frame by frame under a camera. Each child created one sequence of the film. 
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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 03:30 PM

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No to Deforestation’, is a short hand-drawn Animation film based on Deforestation.
A team of young Grade VII film-makers of ECOLE MONDIALE WORLD SCHOOL developed the story, created all BGs, Characters and Props and finally animated the film.

This is a story of how growing trees is important for the environment and cutting down trees impacts the eco system and the lives of birds and animals living on these trees. Deforestation is a harmful exercise and should be avoided as far as possible.

Collaboratively created by Grade VII Students of Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 03:30 PM

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This film is about an old Teddy Bear who once felt lonely and unwanted with a surprise ending of his story.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 03:30 PM

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‘All Children are Equal’, is a short Hand-drawn animation film created by a team of eleven young animators. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training. The story, background, characters and Props were designed by the young students. The students animated this film by drawing frame-by-frame on an animation light table applying Disney’s Classical Principles of Animation.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 03:30 PM

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This short film tells the story of how I overcame my fear of a stray cat who had scratched me by mistake & became
friends with it. To me it stands for what we all need to do – forget our fears, rid ourselves of hatred – and give Peace 
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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 12:45 PM

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This film is about Lakshmipat Singhania Academy’s foreign exchange student Dane Lieberman who fell in love with Durga Puja culture in Bengal when he was here last year. Out of sheer love for the country he was in, he decided to get associated with one Pandal at the ground level. 

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 12:45 PM

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A pair of 12 year olds discover one summer that a Zorastrian housing colony in their city was once the frequent haunt of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, who visited family there as a boy growing up in India. The two decide to find out more. Armed with pictures of Mercury, the two set out on the road in a treelined colony of Mumbai. Accompany them to find out where they land up.

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Date: 7th December
Venue: Cine Lounge, Fremont
Time: 12:45 PM

Cine Next Film Festival

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7th December, 2019

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11:00 am to 04:00 Pm

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7th December, 2019

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04:30 Pm to 09:30 Pm