VISAFF 2022 November 9 - November 13, 2022

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Shadow Bird

Shadow Bird

A tale about 8 yr old NADI, her dream-etched SHADOW BIRD, and the mysterious village TIME-KEEPER.

Sonsi (Shadow Bird) Poster


Every morning, eight-year-old NADI wanders somewhere between the conscious and the unconscious, to meet her dream-etched SHADOW BIRD. A second character unfailingly follows – the mysterious TIME-KEEPER who has a clock fitted inside his heart. But one morning, neither the Shadow Bird nor the Time-keeper arrives, and Nadi ventures alone into the deep, mysterious woods in search of them.

26 mins

Savita Singh

About Savita Singh

A 2007 Cinematography graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Savita Singh has worked with varying visual styles and formats.
Her graduation film, Kramasha -To be continued (2007) received a National Award for Best Cinematography (2009) in the Non-feature category.

Singh was selected as a scholar for the Budapest Cinematography Master Class and was also declared the Indian Winner (2007) for the Kodak Film School Competition. Her work has garnered applause from the likes of Jonathan Rosanbaum, a revered film critic. Her film ‘Kramasha’ was voted one of the best films in the Senses of Cinema poll (2007).
Awarded with the Golden Conch for Best Film at the MIFF, 2008 and the Critic’s Award at the Oberhausen Film Festival, Singh’s first work in hindsight, probably led her to so quickly rise in the fragmented Indian industry. 
Singh has shot feature films of diverse genres such as ‘Phoonk’ (Dir: Ram Gopal Verma/2008/ Horror),  ‘404: Error Not Found (Dir: Prawaal Raman/2011/ Psychological Drama), ‘Dhoosar’ (Dir: Amol Palekar/ 2009/Drama), Hawaizaada (2011, Period Drama), Ventilator ( Dir: Rajesh Mapuskar/ 2016/ Comedy-Drama) and The Seventh Walk (Sattvi Sair, Dir: Amit Dutta 2013/ Experimental).
Along the way, Savita Singh also delved into shorts, documentaries and advertisements.

She is one of the founding members of Indian Women Cinematographers Collective (IWCC), a forum for the women cinematographers based in India.

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