short films from India

A comprehensive list of every short film (40 minutes or less) made in India as of 2021. All recommendations for additions are welcome.

- when possible, youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, etc. links are provided (contributions are more than welcome)
- when possible, the letterboxd profile of the creator is mentioned (if you see your work here but your profile is not listed, please let me know in the comments)
- 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍🌈 : exploration of LGBTQ+ topics

Read notes
  • Bound on Earth
  • Magical Forest
  • Hampi
  • The Rooftop
  • Camera Threat
  • Sea of Lost Time
  • Ormajeevikal (Memory Beings)
  • Dawn
  • Video Game
  • Ebong Ami
  • Counterfeit Kunkoo
  • The Saleswoman
  • Afternoon with Julia
  • The Art of Aping
  • Scenes from a Sketchbook
  • Wittgenstein Plays Chess with Marcel Duchamp, or How Not to Do Philosophy
  • Quarantime
  • meeting in the aisle
  • Them People
  • Hunger
  • Mizaru
  • Amen
  • Pikoo's Day
  • Joy Ride
  • A Walk
  • Albelo Jaipur
  • Heirs of Half the Sky and Earth
  • Skywards
  • Durey Thaka Kachher Manush
  • Toffee
  • Yours Truly
  • Famous in Ahmedabad
  • Bomgay
  • Mirror
  • This Summer in Waiting
  • The Lullaby
  • Love in a Nutshell
  • WANING MOONS
  • Anecdoche
  • The Museum of Imagination
  • Kali Ma
  • White Shirt
  • Checkmate
  • Cakewalk
  • Krantodorshi
  • Nari Vettai
  • New Normal
  • Irupuram: Two Sides
  • Rogan Josh
  • FU377
  • The Fish Curry
  • Circus
  • INT. CAFÉ – NIGHT
  • The Flying Trunk
  • Refractions
  • Buried in Light
  • 21 Chitrakoot
  • Masterchef
  • Uncut
  • Sheer Qorma
  • Midnight Orange
  • Frog
  • Ujantali
  • Gita Govinda
  • Drawn from Dreams
  • Tungrus
  • And I Make Short Films
  • Silent Resistance
  • The Deliverance
  • It Always Comes Back
  • Sisak
  • Stars Man Has Made
  • With Love, Naihati
  • Fiction
  • Durbaar
  • Gladiators on Wheels
  • Café Regular, Cairo
  • Maharajin
  • Children Of The Soil
  • Wandering Cloud
  • End Note
  • Chitrakathi
  • Broken Frame
  • Altar of Fire
  • Events in a Cloud Chamber
  • The Binoculars
  • Mouth of Hell
  • Seed Mother
  • Palace of Colours
  • God Is Dead
  • Mud mud ke na dekh
  • NOOREH
  • On the silent heights of memory - Part 2
  • Essence of Pandanus
  • Two Point Three (2.3)
  • Pupa
  • Forms and Designs
  • Bodies of Desire
  • Me Within
  • Portrait of a Goan Collector